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The biggest concert tour in Australian and New Zealand concert history is finally here! On the eve of the tour’s kick-off tomorrow night at Perth’s Optus Stadium, Frontier Touring are thrilled to reveal that Ed Sheeran’s AU/NZ tour has surpassed a mammoth 1,000,000 ticket sales!

This achievement sees Ed 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.

Michael Gudinski, head of Frontier Touring, said of the incredible achievement; “Frontier has toured some of the biggest names in music, including Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Paul McCartney, and The Rolling Stones, but I’ve never seen a tour like Ed’s. To sell one million tickets is simply phenomenal.

“Frontier has toured Ed from the beginning – from small theatres through to multiple stadiums and his outstanding work ethic, talent, passion and dedication to his fans has produced this incredible result – he is truly gifted. Since I’ve gotten to know Ed I’ve discovered his fondness for breaking records and I can absolutely say he’s smashed this one out of the park and I’m very proud Frontier Touring has been a big part of it.”

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 most 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 equal of the city’s population!
  • Venue record for highest attendance for a single show
    Optus Stadium, Suncorp Stadium, Mt Smart Stadium, Forsyth Barr Stadium

Notably Ed has achieved this success whilst performing completely unaccompanied, joined on stage by just a guitar and effect pedal – true testament to both his unparalleled talent and ability to connect with each person in the audience regardless of the venue’s size.

‘Sheeran’s epic stage performances mirror his music and his life. He is a man alone, in control and vivified by the connections his songs make with his people.’ – GQ

‘There’s seemingly no stopping this musical phenomenon’ – ★★★★ The Standard

There are only a handful of opportunities left to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime tour with tickets close to selling out in all cities, don’t miss out!

÷ (Divide) ALBUM STATS

AUSTRALIA

  • Album ÷ (Divide) has to date spent 22 weeks at #1 on the ARIA Album Chart
  • Album ÷ (Divide) is certified 7 x Platinum
  • Album ÷ (Divide) was the Biggest Selling Album of 2017 in Australia
  • Single Shape Of You is certified 10 x Platinum
  • Single Shape Of You was the Biggest Selling Single of 2017 in Australia
  • Single Castle On The Hill is certified 6 x Platinum
  • Single Galway Girl is certified 4 x Platinum
  • Single Perfect is certified 7 x Platinum

NEW ZEALAND

  • Album ÷ (Divide) has to date spent 25 weeks at #1 on the Official NZ Music Chart
  • Album ÷ (Divide) is certified 6 x Platinum
  • Album ÷ (Divide) was the Biggest Selling Album of 2017 in New Zealand
  • Single Shape Of You is certified 5 x Platinum
  • Single Shape Of You was the Biggest Selling Single of 2017 in New Zealand
  • Single Shape Of You spent 13 weeks at #1 on NZ Charts
  • Single Castle On The Hill is certified 3 x Platinum
  • Single Galway Girl is certified 2 x Platinum
  • Single Perfect is certified 3 x Platinum

 Exclusive Australian merch to be available for a limited time only during Ed Sheeran’s Australian tour in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. More info here.

ED SHEERAN
MARCH & APRIL 2018
Presented by Frontier Touring, NOVA & Smooth FM

ALL SHOWS ALL AGES

Fri 02 Mar Optus Stadium | Perth, WA
Sat 03 Mar Optus Stadium | Perth, WA
with special guests Missy Higgins and Fergus James
ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100

Wed 07 Mar Adelaide Oval | Adelaide, SA
with special guests Missy Higgins and Fergus James
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849

Fri 09 Mar Etihad Stadium | Melbourne, VIC
Sat 10 Mar Etihad Stadium | Melbourne, VIC
Sun 11 Mar Etihad Stadium | Melbourne, VIC
Mon 12 Mar Etihad Stadium | Melbourne, VIC
with special guests Missy Higgins and Bliss n Eso
ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100

Thu 15 Mar ANZ Stadium | Sydney, NSW
Fri 16 Mar ANZ Stadium | Sydney, NSW
Sat 17 Mar ANZ Stadium | Sydney, NSW
with special guests Missy Higgins and Ryan McMullan
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849

Tue 20 Mar Suncorp Stadium | Brisbane, QLD
Wed 21 Mar Suncorp Stadium | Brisbane, QLD
with special guests Missy Higgins and Fergus James
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849

Sat 24 Mar Mt Smart Stadium | Auckland, NZ
Sun 25 Mar Mt Smart Stadium | Auckland, NZ
Mon 26 Mar Mt Smart Stadium | Auckland, NZ
with special guests Drax Project and LOST BiRD
ticketmaster.co.nz | Ph: 0800 111 999

Thu 29 Mar Forsyth Barr Stadium | Dunedin, NZ
Sat 31 Mar Forsyth Barr Stadium | Dunedin, NZ
Sun 1 Apr Forsyth Barr Stadium | Dunedin, NZ
with special guests Six60 and Mitch James
ticketmaster.co.nz | Ph: 0800 111 999

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