Published: Sun, August 04, 2019
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Ed Sheeran's Divide Tour is one for the record books

Ed Sheeran's Divide Tour is one for the record books

Sheeran has been on the "Divide Tour" for a whopping 245 reveals, and can carry out the 246th tonight in Hanover, Germany.

Ed Sheeran's Divide Tour has broken the record for the most attended and highest-grossing tour of all time, which was previously set by U2 in 2011.

As of his concert on Friday (August 2) in Odense, Denmark, the 28-year-old "I Don't Care" singer's Divide Tour has grossed $737.9 million, Billboard reports.

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It has also been named the most attended tour of all time: when it finishes, more than 8.5m people across 43 countries will have seen Sheeran perform, breaking U2's record of 7.3m.

The Divide Tour launched on March 16, 2019 and will end in Ipswich with his four homecoming gigs, where he will be supported by fellow Suffolk band The Darkness, Lewis Capaldi, and Passenger - along with local support acts including a band from Sheeran's former sixth form college. According to Pollstar's calculations, the United Kingdom singer-songwriter will surpass the Irish band's record of $735.4 million Dollars for their "360 Tour", earning $736.7 million USD. "I feel very lucky to have experienced all of the wonderful countries and crowds over the past two and a half years".

Here's the current chart of the highest-grossing current tours. But Sheeran has been at it for longer and playing shows more frequently.

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