Ed Sheeran shocks fans with surprise appearance in a CHURCH while alcohol is banned

SUPERSTAR Ed Sheeran made a surprise appearance at a church in London on Wednesday evening.

The Shape of You singer was the special guest at his pal Passenger’s performance at the Union Chapel in the capital following their recent collaboration.

Last night Passenger and Ed Sheeran performed a secret gig at London's Union Chapel


Last night Passenger and Ed Sheeran performed a secret gig at London’s Union Chapel
Ed and Passenger met


Ed and Passenger met

Ed, 32, joined him on stage to perform hit single “Let Her Go”, which was originally released in 2012.

They re-recorded the track for an anniversary edition of Passenger’s hit album “All The Little Lights,” which was celebrated at Wednesday’s concert.

Speaking to Ed on stage after the performance, Passenger, 39, whose real name is Michael Rosenberg, said: “Well, that was a shitty moment, wasn’t it? What a performance.”

At the start of the concert, where he was accompanied by fellow guests Gabrielle Aplin and Nina Nesbitt, he said: “This is one of the most extraordinary performances I have ever played.

“It was a very emotional thing to do this album again.

“I was a busker for many years, playing in pubs to a maximum of 14 people, including bar staff.

“I never thought I could do this for a living, and this album changed that.”

Although Ed had previously spoken about his love of alcohol, due to the church’s religious purpose, attendees were not allowed to consume alcohol.

Ed had a busy year, releasing his hit albums Subtract and Autumn Variations.

He completed the US leg of his Mathematics Tour two weeks ago and will play special shows in London later this month to celebrate the release of his latest record.

However, he will resume his tour in the new year and it is currently scheduled to last until next September. By then he will have played 114 shows.

He has promised more new music is on the way, announcing the release of a pop record in 2024 as well as a collaborative project with J Balvin.

The 38-year-old Colombian musician said: “It came about in an organic, natural way.

“We met, had coffee and met at the same gym, at the hotel.

“This will be another album to talk about because it’s like the merging of two worlds.”

John Verrall

John Verrall is a Nytimas U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. John Verrall joined Nytimas in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: johnverrall@nytimas.com.

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