BRISBANE, Australia — Ed Sheeran’s present stadium tour of Australia is now a record-setter, smashing the attendance mark on the iconic Melbourne Cricket Floor.
The English singer and songwriter enters the historical past books by promoting greater than 107,000 tickets for his live performance Friday night time (March 3) on the MCG, in line with Frontier Touring, which is producing the home leg of his + – = ÷ x Tour.
There’s an opportunity he can break it once more. Sheeran may also play the 170-year-old venue on Thursday night time, for which he has bought greater than 100,000 tickets with a ultimate batch now up on the market.
“Ed loves to break a record and he’s smashed this one,” feedback Matt Gudinski, CEO of Mushroom Group, father or mother of Frontier Touring. “It’s phenomenal that more than 200,000 people will see this amazing show at our iconic MCG. Melbourne is set for two incredibly special nights with one of the greatest performers ever.”
The MCG is hallowed turf, a multi-purpose area that has hosted numerous sporting matches and concert events because it was constructed on its present website in 1853.
The G, because it’s affectionately recognized right here, hosted the opening and shutting ceremonies for the 1956 Olympic Video games, it’s the non secular residence of AFL, a Check cricket floor, and its introduced concert events by the most important names in music, from David Bowie to U2, Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, the Rolling Stones, Madonna and lots of others.
Sheeran and Gudinski celebrated the achievement with a toast to the corporate’s founder, the late Michael Gudinski, father of Matt Gudinski. The pair flanked the everlasting statue of MG exterior of Melbourne’s Rod Laver Enviornment, and shared a bottle of Penfolds.
“Toasting a 707 to the big man ahead of playing the biggest ticketed shows ever in Australian history this weekend,” writes Sheeran on his social channels.
“We miss you, you finally got me playing MCG in the round.”
When Sheeran completes his two-night stand on the MCG, his + – = ÷ x Tour of Australia and New Zealand strikes on to Adelaide Oval (March 7) and climaxes March 12 at Perth’s Optus Stadium, the ultimate in a 12-date trans-Tasman trek.
Historical past is commonly made when Sheeran and Frontier Touring crew up.
When Sheeran final toured Australia with Frontier Touring, in 2018, greater than 1 million tickets have been bought, a feat that sunk Dire Straits’ report for a single trek (950,000) that had stood for greater than 30 years. Sheeran’s Divide tour that yr additionally set a brand new report of 18 stadium dates throughout Australia and New Zealand, beating AC/DC’s previous mark (14).