Ed Sheeran rang in the new year by making a U.K television appearance on the 25th edition of “Jools Annual Hootenanny.” Fans who missed the two-time Grammy winner's Dec. 31 performance on the annual BBC holiday special can check out a stream of the mega-popular British singer-songwriter serenading fans with his latest single “Perfect.”
Billboard reports on Jan 2 that the “Shape of You” hitmaker joined host Jools Holland along with guests Jessie Ware, Beth Ditto and a host of other artists. Sheeran last appeared on “Jools Annual Hootenanny” back in 2015, during which he pulled out a surprise cover of Stevie Wonder's 1980 single “Master Blaster.”
This time around, along with performing the latest single from his chart-topping album ÷, the “Shape of You” hitmaker also dazzled Holland's audience with a cover of Eric Clapton's 1971 Derek & the Dominos' classic single “Layla." Sheeran was backed during his appearance by Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.
Fans can check out the 4:19 minute video clip of Sheeran's performing “Perfect” above. Click here to check out his cover of “Layla.”
Sheeran will be making his first-ever appearance on an upcoming episode of Fox's long-running animated series “The Simpsons.” Fans can check out a promo clip here.
Sheeran wrapped up his 2017 road schedule on Nov. 23 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates at Autism Rocks. Touring in continue support of his third studio album ÷, which dropped back on March 3, 2017 via Atlantic, he'll continue his world trek in 2018, starting March 2 in Perth, Australia, at Perth Stadium. Stops include New Zealand, Philippines, Japan and Europe, before returning to North America for a stadium romp, which launches Aug. 18 in Pasadena, Calif., at Rose Bowl Stadium and will wrap up Nov. 10 in Atlanta at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.