Ed Sheeran’s three sold-out nights at the historic Wembley Stadium in July were documented for an hour-long special to air on NBC this August. Ed Sheeran – Live at Wembley Stadium will take viewers behind the scenes and show footage from the massive run.
“I can’t say that performing at Wembley Stadium was a ‘dream come true,’ because I honestly thought it was out of reach and didn’t think it was possible,” Sheeran said in a statement. “It really doesn’t get any bigger than Wembley in my mind, and it was an honour to join the select few that have headlined there. It’s definitely a personal milestone, and I’m so glad to share this special moment with all of my fans.”
Along with clips of Sheeran performing his own singles, the special will also feature a duet between the singer and Elton John. John joined Sheeran at one of the gigs to perform the veteran performer’s classic “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” and Sheeran’s own “Afire Love.” John had previously joined Sheeran at the Grammy Awards in 2013 to perform “The A-Team” together.
In between his worldwide tour in support of his sophomore album X, Sheeran opened for the Rolling Stones at the Kansas City stop of the band’s Zip Code tour. The singer-songwriter joined the Stones onstage for a performance of “Beast of Burden.” In September, he’ll join Pearl Jam, Beyonce and Coldplay at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City. Tickets to the show are free for those who carry out an “action” to help fight extreme poverty.
Ed Sheeran — Live at Wembley Stadium will air on NBC on Sunday, August 16th at 8 p.m. EST.