Speaking to Apple Music, Sheeran recalled working with the rapper at his studio in Detroit and how, on their first meeting, they spoke about their shared love of Marvel before eventually making a track together during their second meeting.
Sheeran said: “It [the studio] was in Detroit and I was playing a gig in Detroit. And yeah, I arrived.”
He continued: “He’s got loads of games consoles there. He loves games. I actually bought him a Nintendo 64 with GoldenEye on it as a gift. Yeah. I just stepped in there.
“Actually, [the] first time we met, we didn’t make music. I hung out there for about four hours, and we just spoke Marvel and Avengers for about four hours.
“And then the next time I went back, we made a tune. The first tune we made, I was in Mexico and his producer flew to Mexico, and I did the hook there and stuff.”
The upcoming show at the 2000-capacity venue is a rare chance to see the stadium-filler in more intimate surroundings, and also marks Sheeran’s first headline gig since the end of his record-breaking ‘Divide Tour’ in August 2019.