After breaking the world record for the “highest-grossing tour of all time” with his Split the tour which ended at the end of August, Ed Sheeran announced that he would be taking an 18-month hiatus. Currently, he is enjoying his vacation in Japan.
Sheeran and Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK have been known to be good friends for some time, and most recently the band supported the singer-songwriter on his Asian stadium tour in Taiwan, Japan. , Malaysia, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and Thailand. , and Indonesia. During ONE OK ROCK’s Yokohama Arena show on Wednesday, November 6, those in attendance were treated to a very special surprise when Sheeran stepped out as a special guest.
Midway through the performance of ONE OK ROCK, leader Taka brought the pop star onto the stage, prompting massive cheers and applause from the audience. At the request of Sheeran himself, he and Taka sang ONE OK ROCK’s favorite classic “Wherever you are”.
Sheeran added his own flavor by strumming the acoustic guitar to the song and surprised the crowd by singing the Japanese lyrics perfectly. And then, Taka shouted “It’s time for Ed’s song!” as they began playing Sheeran’s massive hit “Shape Of You”. After catching fans with a stunning rendition of each other’s songs, they cheered as Sheeran left the stage with a giant smile.