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My live shows are live: Ed Sheeran hits back at haters

When tweeple accused the singer of not performing live at Glastonbury, Ed came out to teach them a lesson about live music on stage. Is Justin Bieber listening?

T2 Online Newsdesk 28 June 2017, 2:23 PM
Get well soon, Ed

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Ed Sheeran may be all cute and polite but he won’t mince words when it comes to showing integrity to his calling. The singer, who is due to perform in India later this year, has hit back after he was accused of not performing live at his Glastonbury concert. Looks like singers have to be extra cautious, thanks to a certain Justin Bieber and his lip-synced live gigs.

Sheeran took to Twitter to explain that what the concert-goers heard during his performance was a skilled use of loop station instead of a backing track. The Shape of You hitmaker said he has always performed live and asked people to Google the difference between looping and backing track. 

"Never thought I'd have to explain it, but everything I do in my live show is live, it's a loop station, not a backing track. Please google (sic)," he tweeted. And sounded pretty disappointed with his fans, tbh.


During his headlining set at Glastonbury, Sheeran performed 15 songs. Yep, 15. Unlike Bieber’s 3 live acoustic songs on the Mumbai stage. Sheeran sang Castle On The Hill, Thinking Out Loud and You Need Me, among his other hits. 


However, audiences were confused when they heard a guitar strain even though the singer wasn’t playing it. This led some Twitter users to accuse the singer of using backing tracks during his live performance. One user wrote: "Come on Ed Sheeran, where is the live band? Backing tracks! #live music!"

Another tweeted: "Did Ed Sheeran really 'play' Glastonbury last night? Sure he sang (pretty well) over a backing tape but did he 'play' anything? Guitar? No."

Looks like, Sheeran has set the record straight. Is Justin Bieber readaing this? No, wait, does he even care?

(With inputs from IANS)

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