X chart topper unites with the rapper in Vegas
Andy Morris

09:40 22nd September 2014

Ed Sheeran was joined on stage by Macklemore in Las Vegas to peform 'Same Love'. Watch the video below.

As reported by Billboard, halfway through Sheeran's set at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, the pair performed Macklemore's 'Same Love' with the British singer/songwriter performing the vocal hook.

 
Speaking afterwards to Billboard Sheeran praised Macklemore's bold approach to hip-hop. "I think it's making homosexuality more acceptable within hip-hop to have one of the biggest rappers out there speaking about it quite openly.... I love the way he did it at the Grammys. It's good to have songs out there -- songs that make people think. Songs that aren't just about having a good beat and you can dance to."

As Rolling Stone reports, during his set Sheeran also incorporated elements of Blackstreet's 'No Diggity' (which is a good thing) and Chris Brown's 'Loyal' (which isn't).

Sheeran plays the iTunes festival on 29 September and will play the NIA Indoor Arena in Birmingham on 18 October. Tickets can be purchased from here

Ed Sheeran's autumn tour includes two at London's O2 Arena, as well as stops in Birmingham, Dublin, Manchester and Glasgow. The tour will commence at Dublin's O2 Arena on October 6, and finish up at Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena on October 30.

See the full list of tour dates below.

OCTOBER:
Sat 4th: DUBLIN 02 Arena
Sun 5th: DUBLIN 02 Arena
Mon 6th: DUBLIN 02 Arena
Wed 8th: BELFAST Odyssey Arena
Thurs 9th: BELFAST Odyssey Arena
Sat 11th: LEEDS First Direct Arena
Sun 12th: LONDON The O2
Mon 13th: LONDON The O2
Tues 14th: LONDON The O2
Weds 15th: LONDON The O2
Sat 18th: BIRMINGHAM NIA Indoor Arena
Sun 19th: BIRMINGHAM LG Arena
Mon 20th: BIRMINGHAM LG Arena
Weds 22nd: NOTTINGHAM Capital FM Arena
Thurs 23rd: NOTTINGHAM Capital FM Arena
Sat 25th: NEWCASTLE Metro Radio Arena
Mon 27th: MANCHESTER Phones 4U Arena
Tues 28th: MANCHESTER Phones 4U Arena
Thurs 30th: GLASGOW SSE Hydro Arena
Fri 31st: GLASGOW SSE Hydro Arena

Photos: Ed Sheeran live at iTunes Festival

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