Ed Sheeran sells over 1m tickets for Australia/New Zealand tour

Start of Divide tour sets seven new tour box office records

On the eve of the 2018 leg of the Divide tour’s kick-off at Perth’s Optus Stadium, Frontier Touring has revealed Ed Sheeran’s Australia/New Zealand tour has surpassed a mammoth 1,000,000 ticket sales.

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This achievement sees Ed Sheeran well and truly breaking Dire Straits’ record for the most tickets sold (950,000 tickets) on one tour of Australia and New Zealand, a record no other artist has broken in the 32 years since the band’s 1986 tour.

Frontier Touring boss Michael Gudinski unveiled a commemorative ice sculpture for Sheeran at the stadium (pictured above).

Gudinski unveils Ed Sheeran’s commemorative ice sculpture

In addition to cracking one million ticket sales, Ed’s seven-city, eighteen-show stadium tour has also broken the following records:

• Highest ticket sales for a single concert tour in Australia

• Highest ticket sales for a single concert tour in New Zealand

• Biggest stadium tour of Australia and New Zealand

• Venue record for largest number of shows on one tour – Optus Stadium (Perth), Etihad Stadium (Melbourne), Suncorp Stadium (Brisbane), Forsyth Barr Stadium (Dunedin)

• Venue record for highest cumulative attendance on one tour – Optus Stadium, ANZ Stadium (Sydney), Etihad Stadium, Mt Smart Stadium (Auckland), Suncorp Stadium, Forsyth Barr Stadium. Notably, Dunedin cumulative ticket sales are close to equalling the city’s population.

• Venue record for highest attendance for a single show – Optus Stadium, Suncorp Stadium, Mt Smart Stadium, Forsyth Barr Stadium

Source: Frontier Touring

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