Ed Sheeran told New Yorkers that he stocked up on drinks as he walked through the Big Apple during a long bar crawl to celebrate the release of his new album, “Autumn Variations,” out Friday.
The “Eyes Closed” singer laid out his plans to go to random bars over a six-hour period and get the next round for strangers in a video shared to social media on Friday.
“Let’s go,” Sheeran shouted before the video showed him chatting with bar patrons, clinking drinks glasses with others and taking a photo with employees at a Stout location in New York.
“We’re at the first bar, I’m on my first drink. I got everyone in the bar a drink, but we’re not there yet, we’re not there yet,” he said in the clip.
Sheeran then headed to the subway before grabbing another drink, playing beer pong with fans and taking shots with people at another bar.
He later made his way to Off the Wagon in New York’s Greenwich Village, where he was greeted with encouraging chants before passing around more recordings.
“Okay, we’re done for the night, we started on site, they didn’t feel it. The next location? “We didn’t feel it either,” Sheeran said.
“We got on the subway and then we are here. I’m very drunk right now. Very drunk.”
The celebratory video comes after the release of a new album from Sheeran, the record being produced almost entirely by The National’s Aaron Dessner.
The singer’s bar crawl adds to the list of surprise appearances he has made in recent months to promote his music and concerts.
This includes working a shift at the Lego Store at the Mall of America, serving hot dogs at a legendary restaurant in Chicago, and stopping by a youth concert in Boston to perform his music with the children’s group.