Megastar Ed was a warm up act for the Chasing Cars hitmakers on their US tours just a few months after the release of his debut album, +.
Appearing on Australian panel show The Project, 41-year-old Gary admitted that many of the tour’s attendees weren’t there for Snow Patrol.
|Lightbody was chastened by the rapturous reaction support act Sheeran received. Pic: Richard Isaac/REX/Shutterstock|
He continued: ‘Ed came on to this Beatles-style screaming. And it was like, hang on a minute, is this not our show? Because they were not screaming for us.’
The roles will be reversed when Snow Patrol — who just released Wildness, their first album in seven years — support the Galway Girl singer on his upcoming US stadium tour.
|Ed Sheeran completed a sold out Irish tour earlier this year. Pic: Getty Images|
Recalling when he heard the news of Avicii’s death he explained: ‘I became very emotional. I didn’t know him at all. But I felt very connected to him. It’s heartbreaking when that happens.
‘I am very grateful that didn’t happen to me but it’s very sad that it did happen to him.’