Walk a mile in Ed Sheeran's shoes with new tour of his hometown
Ever wanted to walk a mile in Ed Sheeran’s shoes? Well, now his hometown is offering a walking tour of the streets where his journey all began.
According to the BBC, the route around Ipswich – in his home county of Suffolk, U.K. – will include the venues where he played his first gigs as a teen, including The Swan, the Steamboat Tavern, and the Halberd Inn.
The tour will also include stops at Ipswich Museum, home of the Ed Sheer-ham pig sculpture; the University of Suffolk and Town Hall, where Ed was awarded his honorary doctorate; and Christchurch Park, where he played the Ipswich Music Day free festival.
The tour culminates at Christchurch Mansion, which currently features an exhibit of Ed’s pre-fame life curated by his father.
The Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk walking tour begins Tuesday.
Back in August, Ed ended his Divide tour with four shows at Ipswich’s Chantry Park. Ed grew up in the nearby town of Framlingham.
Coldplay fans receive mysterious letter teasing new double album
As rumors spread regarding potential new Coldplay music, a select few fans have received mysterious letters from the band teasing a possible double album.
The signed letter, which was posted by the fan account ColdplayXtra, reads, "For the last 100 years or thereabouts we have been working on a thing called Everyday Life."
"In the classifieds you might write 'double album for sale, one very careful owner,'" it continues, adding that one "half" is called Sunrise, while the other is called Sunset.
Oh, and apparently, at least one half arrives November 22.
Earlier this month, the U.K.'s Daily Star publication claimed to have knowledge of two upcoming new Coldplay albums: a "more experimental" record due out in November, and a more pop-focused effort due out in 2020.
And then, last week, Coldplay changed their profile pictures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to an image of gold half-crescent moon and a 10-pointed star against a black background. Additionally, they tweeted a black and white video featuring an old-timey photo of the band, along with the date "November 22, 1919."
One fan on Instagram pointed out that that particular date was the date of a solar eclipse 100 years ago, which fits with the solar imagery of the profile pictures, and the "Sunrise/Sunset" theme.
Coldplay's most recent album is 2015's A Head Full of Dreams.
As Alessia Cara kicks off her US tour, she'd like to remind you that she's not Moana
After her summer tour with Shawn Mendes, Alessia Cara kicks off a solo headlining U.S. tour Monday night. Alessia says she's still not sick of performing her breakout 2015 hit "Here" in concert -- but she can't say the same about some of her other early songs.
"I definitely try to change it up, not even for me, but for the people. I don't think anyone wants to hear the same thing over and over," Alessia says of "Here."
"I don't get sick of it, to be honest. I think that's one of the songs I'll always enjoy playing," she adds. "But there are some songs off the first album that I do get a little sick of, that I wish I maybe wrote a bit differently or...took some more time on."
"But I think that's normal for everybody," notes Alessia. "I was 16 when we made that [album], so [the songs are] bound to be in a different place than where I'm at now."
Alessia's touring in support of her sophomore album The Pains of Growing, but there's one song she needs to perform live that isn't on either of her albums: "How Far I'll Go," her end credit theme for the Disney movie Moana.
"It's so funny. I did not think that song was going to do what it has done," she laughs. "Kids everywhere are obsessed with it. That's what so many people solely know me for. I don't think a lot of people know that I'm an artist outside of Disney!"
But there's one drawback: "A lot of people think I'm Moana!" Alessia admits.
"Little kids have come up to me....like, "You were so good in that movie. I love you!" And I have to pretend that I'm her for a short period of time."
Chris Pratt lovingly jabs wife Katherine Schwarzenegger's cooking skills
We assume that Katherine Schwarzenegger is many things to her new hubby Chris Pratt -- but a chef is not one of them.
The Marvel movie star took to Instagram to take a good-natured jab at Katherine's cooking skills -- or lack thereof -- complete with a photo of what appears to be a charcoal briquette on a plate.
"Proud of my darling for trying to cook tonight. Did it go well? No. No it did not. Not at all," Pratt noted.
"To quote Rocky Balboa, 'It's not how many times you get knocked down, it's how many times you get up...'"
Pratt added, "As you can tell from the lump of coal in the center of the plate, this bagel bite never stood a chance. I honestly simply cannot imagine what went wrong here. Pretty simple. Microwave. 2 minutes. Maybe she thought it said 2 hours."
The actor added sweetly, "I want to commend her for her effort. This is a big step babe. Proud of you."
Hollywood Buzz 10/21
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