Ed Sheeran Surprises Fans With Impromptu Gig At Hobbiton In New Zealand

Ed Sheeran
FILE - Ed Sheeran performs at Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021, in New York. Sheeran turns 32 on Feb. 17. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Chattanooga, Tennessee—(Pulse)

While on tour in New Zealand, Ed Sheeran stopped in Hobbiton, the outdoor movie set in Lord of the Rings films and its Hobbit prequels. While at the Green Dragon Inn, he picked up a guitar for an impromptu performance of his 2013 single “I See Fire,” the soundtrack to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Several people caught it on their phones and posted it online.

Sheeran also stooped by local schools and did surprise performances.

His tour keeps him in New Zealand through the weekend and then he heads to Australia for shows next week.