Ed Sheeran Is "The Complete Pop Star", Says Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody
14 May 2012, 12:27 | Updated: 14 May 2012, 12:31
The 'Lego House' star has received high praise from the frontman of the 'Chasing Cars' band.
Ed Sheeran has been described as "the complete pop star" and a "phenom" by Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody following the band's joint US tour dates.
The 'Drunk' singer will perform his final show in support of the rock band this evening (14th May) in Phoenix and Gary called the end a "sad farewell" and highlighted Ed as a "brother" to the group.
"After Phoenix we bid Ed Sheeran a fond but sad farewell," he wrote in a personal blog post. "He has lit up the tour and our lives and is a brother of ours forever. He already rules the UK charts. He will rule the world by the end of the year. I guarantee it."
He went on to add: "A phenom he may be but not without good reason. he gets pop star level adulation and hero worship but what stands him apart from other 'pop stars' is that there is no one pulling his strings in the shadows.
"No Svengali writing his songs and telling him what to wear. Everything he has done he has done on his own terms and all his songs are his own. He's the complete pop star. He will make smart, touching, soulful, powerful music for years to come and grow with every step and his fans will grow with him."
Ed has been forced to cancel the final dates of his supporting shows with the band due to "personal reasons" and has also revealed that a collaboration with the band could be on the cards for his second studio album.
Meanwhile, the BRIT Award winning artist will be heading to Wembley Stadium this June for the Capital FM Summertime Ball performing on the same night as the likes of Usher, Coldplay and Jessie J.