It’s just a great week to be Ed Sheeran.
The 28-year-0ld singer-songwriter, who is currently sitting atop the Billboard 200 with his fourth studio album, ‘No. 6 Collaborations Project,’ recently got news that he’s unseated Rock legends U2 for highest grossing tour of all time.
Since launching in Turin, Italy, on March 16, 2017, Ed Sheeran has taken The Divide Tour around the world and back with 246 shows across Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and North and South America.
…Sheeran has broken the record for the highest-grossing tour of all time. The trek has grossed $737.9 million and sold 8,503,496 tickets according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore. It was Sheeran’s Aug. 2, 2019, concert in Odense, Denmark, that pushed The Divide Tour over the edge, with a one-night gross of $6,862,620.
Congrats are certainly due to British hitmaker who will extend his impressive record as he still has nine dates left to play. After a grueling tour schedule, the ‘Divide Tour’ tour will wrap up on August 26 in Ipswich, England.
P.S. Curious to know where Sheeran stands in relation to the greats he surpassed to achieve this record breaking feat? Look below:
Highest Grossing Tours of All Time (as of time reported)
- Ed Sheeran’s (Divide Tour; $737.9 million; 2017-19)
- U2’s (360° Tour; $736.4 million; 2009-11)
- The Rolling Stones (A Bigger Bang Tour; $558 million; 2005-07)
- Guns N’ Roses (Not in this Lifetime Tour; $529.6 million; ongoing)
- Coldplay (A Head Full of Dreams Tour; $523.3 million; 2016-2017)