Ed Sheeran accomplished a hattrick of attendance information final week when his – = ÷ x Tour (pronounced The Arithmetic Tour) swung into the Melbourne Cricket Floor, the most important stadium in Australia.
The English pop famous person broke the nationwide file for attendance at a ticketed live performance on Thursday (March 2) with upwards of 105,000 tickets offered.
He was simply warming up.
The imposing venue was the host for an additional record-breaking effort final Friday (March 3), when greater than 109,500 Sheerios packed the home — setting a brand new mark for the second consecutive evening.
The mixed attendance throughout these two reveals, at virtually 215,000, will take some beating.
The MCG, or just the G, as locals name it, is a sporting and concert events caldron which has hosted numerous occasions because it was constructed on its present website in 1853.
The opening and shutting ceremonies for the 1956 Olympic Video games the place held on the MCG, it’s the non secular dwelling of AFL, the world’s largest Check cricket floor, and it has supplied the backdrop for concert events by the most important names in music, from David Bowie to U2, Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, the Rolling Stones, Madonna and plenty of others.
With these two huge reveals, Sheeran has a particular footnote within the historical past of the MCG and Australia’s touring market — and never for the primary time.
When the “Shape Of You” singer final toured Australia with Frontier Touring, in 2018, greater than 1 million tickets had been offered, a feat that wiped Dire Straits’ file for a single trek (950,000) that had stood for greater than 30 years. Sheeran’s Divide tour that 12 months additionally set a brand new mark of 18 stadium dates throughout Australia and New Zealand, beating AC/DC’s outdated file (14).
Sheeran has a deep friendship with Australia and the Gudinskis, the household behind Frontier Touring, the touring firm which produced the present current trek, the 2018 Divide run and others.
All 5 of his studio albums have led the ARIA Chart. He has an opportunity to hit the nationwide survey for six when his subsequent album, Subtract, drops Could 5.
Sheeran’s hit “Shape Of You” is the chief on the ARIA Prime 100 Singles chart of the 2010s.
The Brit’s 12-date The Arithmetic Tour of Australasia continues tonight (March 7) on the Adelaide Oval and wraps up Sunday (March 12) at Perth’s Optus Stadium.
Tickets can be found for each reveals.