After two years of touring Ed Sheeran has decided to take a break from music. He revealed this news to his fans on the final day of his divide tour in his hometown in Ipswich, England. He wrapped up the tour with the song ‘you need me. I don’t need you’.With the completion of the tour, he had completed around 250 performances on the road and performed to roughly 9 million people. He said the whole experience of ending the tour in his hometown was extremely bittersweet for him and that he will see his fans again soon after around 18 months.
Pop taking hits
Its been a tough time for UK pop fans as fellow artist Adele also took a break from music in 2017 due to vocal chord damage and has not returned to the scene yet. Ed Sheeran will be dealing with troubles of his own as he has legal issues that he needs to battle. He even compared the break from music to a break up of a romantic relationship.
Ed Sheeran is facing allegations for ripping off Marvin Gaye’s ‘let’s get it on’ soundtrack on his 2014 hit ‘thinking out loud.’ He is being sued for 100 million dollars by structured asset sales which own partial copyrights to the soundtrack. He is also facing legal trouble against his hit song ‘shape of you.’ Sam Chokri claims the chorus was taken from a song that he had sent to Sheeran and his team to work with them. The case is scheduled for 2020 in the high court of England.
trouble in paradise
Sheeran has also stirred up trouble in his neighborhood after he got permits to build a massive pond for wildlife conservation in his estate in England and built a self-serving swimming pool instead. The neighbors are pissed that the right given to Sheeran to built a pool for environmental care and being misused for his lavish lifestyle. His villa additionally sports a built-in bar, a recording studio, and a four-room treehouse. He shares these luxuries with his wife, cherry Seaborn.
Taking a break and dealing with personal issues is necessary at this point for Sheeran. This will provide him some well deserved personal time to spend with his newlywed wife as well. Well, let’s hope the UK artist return to the industry as soon his worries are resolved.