Nashville was buzzing with excitement this past weekend as Ed Sheeran stopped by a karaoke bar following his tour stop at Nissan Stadium.
Fresh off his electrifying International Mathematic Tour performance at Nissan Stadium, the “Eyes Closed” singer proved that the party wasn’t over just yet. Sheeran made a beeline to Santa’s Pub, a legendary karaoke bar that holds a special place in his heart from his time living in Nashville over a decade ago.
Ed Sheeran Sings Backstreet Boys
In a video that has since taken the internet by storm, Ed Sheeran showcased his unyielding passion for music as he belted out the Backstreet Boys’ iconic 1999 hit, “I Want It That Way,” while jumping up and down like a true rockstar. Addressing the crowd in a video posted to Instagram, he said, “Let’s get f—ing lit!” The energy was electric as fans joined in, singing along with their favorite pop star in an unforgettable karaoke experience.
Sheeran shared a heartwarming tale of his past adventures at Santa’s Pub. He reminisced about his days in Nashville back in 2013 when he would frequent this gem of a karaoke caravan, known for serving $1 PBR beers and hosting the best sing-along sessions in town.
The surprises didn’t stop there. Santa’s Pub had a surprise of its own for the beloved singer—a custom-made T-shirt featuring none other than Ed Sheeran’s face! The crowd erupted with cheers as he proudly showed off the thoughtful gift.
But it wasn’t just about singing karaoke anthems. Ed Sheeran’s kindness shone through as he distributed T-shirts to patrons and even teamed up with a pair of newlyweds for an enchanting rendition of his 2014 love ballad “Thinking Out Loud.” As the couple twirled on the dance floor, the singer graciously asked the crowd to celebrate the joyous occasion with a round of applause for the happy couple.
While this surprise appearance left Nashville fans on cloud nine, it’s not the first time Ed Sheeran has graced the stage unexpectedly.
While on the road for his recent tour, the singer surprised live audiences on multiple occasions, like when he joined forces with harmonica master Frédéric Yonnet for a mesmerizing set at New York City’s Blue Note jazz club. Sheeran effortlessly wowed the crowd with a medley of hits, including “Shape of You,” Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition,” Nina Simone’s “Be My Husband,” and Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine.”
And just days before the Nashville spectacle, the singer treated Detroit fans to a jaw-dropping collaboration with none other than Eminem. The dynamic duo performed crowd favorites like “Lose Yourself” and “Stan,” sending the audience into a frenzy of cheers and applause.
It’s safe to say that Ed Sheeran’s surprise appearances are becoming legendary, and Nashville was beyond thrilled to be part of this magical moment at Santa’s Pub. With this unforgettable night etched into their memories, fans can only wonder where the next surprise performance will take place. One thing is for sure—the music world will always be on the edge of their seats, eagerly awaiting the next surprise from the talented Ed Sheeran.