Ed Sheeran carved out a piece of music history for himself.
British hit-maker, Ed Sheeran sets another record by achieving the highest-grossing tour of all time with his “Divide Tour.” Sheeran has played 246 shows across Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, and North and South America. His August 2, 2019 show in Odense, Denmark pushed him over the edge, grossing $6,862,620 in one night. Reports by Billboard Boxscore are that the “Divide Tour” has grossed a whopping $737.9 million and sold 8,503,496 tickets.
Ed’s tour is still in progress, so when it ends, he will set the bar even higher for his anyone trying to break his record. “The ‘Divide Tour’ has nine dates left to play and will finish on August 26 in Chantry Park, Ipswich, England,” Billboard reports. “With a projected gross of $770-775 million.”
The record was previously held by the band U2 whose “360° Tour” grossed $736.4 million during its run in 2009-2011. This is in the same lane as Ed Sheeran, but it’s definitely the less appealing sportscar. Before them is The Rolling Stones’ whose “A Bigger Bang Tour” grossed $558 million, then Guns N’ Roses’ who grossed $529.6 million with their “Not in This Lifetime… Tour”, and Coldplay’s “A Head Full of Dreams Tour” which grossed $523.3 million. So as you can see, the uber-talented Ed Sheeran did not only take the record; he absolutely smashed it.
Ed Sheeran is popularly known for hits like “Thinking Out Loud” and “Shape of You.” The West Yorkshire born singer has also written songs for other successful acts like Justin Bieber, One Direction, Rita Ora and The Weeknd.
The English redhead is no stranger to enormous success. In 2017, Ed Sheeran was named Billboard’s Top Artist and his song ‘Shape of You’ was the top Hot 100 song of the year. Last month, he released his ‘No. 6 Collaborations Project’ which features collabs with Eminem, Travis Scott, Cardi B and more. The project debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.
Since it only took 10 years for someone to break the last highest-grossing tour record so I imagine Ed should be sitting pretty with this one for a while