As he prepares the victory lap for his massive-selling third album ‘÷‘ (having recently revealed a chart-topping new single with Beyonce), Sheeran told The Times of how he had been inspired by The Boss’ 1982 classic ‘Nebraska’.
“My plan is a lo-fi album that will be my lowest-selling, but most loved,” Sheeran said “I only heard Springsteen recently. I was with Kit [Harington] from Game Of Thrones. We had a night out in New York, got back to his hotel to drink more, and he played ‘Atlantic City’.
“Then, when I heard Nebraska…”
Meanwhile, Sheeran also revealed that while he wouldn’t describe himself as ‘political’, he did speak of his admiration for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
“I love Corbyn. I love everything Corbyn is about. And I feel people thought that, because I didn’t put myself behind him, I wasn’t a Corbyn supporter”, said Sheeran. “If you knew me as a person, and listened to my music, you would be able to make a pretty educated guess that he would be the kind of person I really dig.”
He added: “He cares about other people. He cares about all classes, races and generations, and that’s how I was brought up – we need more people that care about everyone.”
Ed Sheeran tour and tickets
Sheeran’s upcoming UK and Ireland tour dates for 2018 are below. Tickets are on sale here.
Wednesday 9 May – Belfast, Boucher Playing Fields
Saturday 12 May – Galway, Pearse Stadium
Sunday 13 May – Galway, Pearse Stadium
Wednesday 16 May – Dublin, Phoenix Park
Friday 18 May – Dublin, Phoenix Park
Thursday 24 May – Manchester, Etihad Stadium
Friday 1 June – Glasgow, Hampden Park
Friday 8 June – Newcastle, St James’ Park
Friday 15 June – London, Wembley Stadium
Saturday 16 June – London, Wembley Stadium
Friday 22 June – Cardiff, Principality Stadium