ONE MILLION TICKETS SOLD ON AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND TOUR
+ NUMEROUS TOURING RECORDS BROKEN
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.
‘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!
- 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
- 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
÷ WORLD TOUR
MARCH & APRIL 2018
Presented by Frontier Touring, NOVA & Smooth FM