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Singer Ed Sheeran (right) with Strega owner Nick Varano.
Singer Ed Sheeran (right) with Strega owner Nick Varano.

Ed Sheeran told us back in July, when he was in Bourne playing an intimate set at MIX 104.1’s beach house for a lucky contest winner and her friends, that he’s a big fan of Strega. So it’s no surprise that the English singer and his bandmates — who played back-to-back concerts at TD Garden on Friday and Saturday — stopped by Strega North End over the weekend for a post-concert feast. The group dined on pasta and meatballs, and Sheeran supposedly got into an arm wrestling match with owner Nick Varano (Ed won).

Sheeran has been touring North America this year with sold-out performances at arenas across the country, but he’s got his sights on something even bigger: He announced on his website and social media Saturday that he’ll be doing a US stadium tour in 2018, including a performance at Gillette Stadium on Sept. 15.

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