Ed Sheeran catches fans unaware with impromptu gig

Glasgow got a sweet surprise when Ed Sheeran took to stage without prior announcement. 

British musician Ed Sheeran surprised locals in Glasgow, Scotland with an impromptu gig on November 8, 2014. ‘The A-Team’ singer replaced the house band at the Blue Dog cocktail bar in the city and jumped on stage to perform some of the crowd favorites.

Sheeran was in the vicinity for a performance at the MTV European Music Awards that was held on November 9, 2014, where he sang his new single Thinking Out Loud

Earlier this month, the singer had ‘married’ a terminally ill fan, 19-year-old Katie Papworth, after the she proposed to him backstage at his Scottish concert in Glasgow’s SSE Hydro. Papworth passed away a few days later after fighting brain cancer for eight years.

Sheeran will join One Direction, Elbow and several other acts who are participating in the fourth Band Aid charity single Do They Know It’s Christmas. The song’s lyrics would be altered to reflect the Ebola crisis.

The new version of the 1984 song, which sold 3.7 million copies and raised £8 million for an Ehtiopian famine relief, will be recorded on November 15, 2014. It originally was voiced by George Michael, Bono, Duran Duran and Bananarama. The song will be available for download by November 17, 2014, with all proceeds to be directed to fight Ebola in West Africa.

Bad Aid’s 30 artists will also include U2’s Bono, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Emeli Sande, Underworld, Sinead O’Connor, Paloma Faith, Foals and Bastille. More versions will be later recorded in France, Germany and the US.

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