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Ed Sheeran: One Million Tickets Sold in Aust and NZ

Ed Sheeran 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 New Zealand
Highest ticket sales for a single concert tour in Australia
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!

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