Author: Pollstar Staff

Sheeran’s a Record Breaker

Ed Sheeran passed the record set by U2’s “360” tour. (Getty Images) At $775.6 million, the ‘Divide’ tour concludes as highest grossing ever With the conclusion of Ed Sheeran’s “Divide” tour Aug. 26, the artist has officially set the record for highest-grossing tour, logging $775.6 million on 8.9 million tickets at 255 performances over two-and-a-half years. The previous record was held by U2. “What Ed Sheeran and his team have accomplished in surpassing U2’s records represents the height of achievement in the world of live performance,” said Ray Waddell, president of media and conferences at Oak View Group,  parent company of VenuesNow and Pollstar. “While U2’s ‘360’ tour and Ed Sheeran’s ‘Divide’ tour were different in many ways, what these two tours have in common are great songs performed well, smart, dedicated teams behind them, tireless work ethic, and, most importantly, passionate fans who connect deeply with what the artist […]

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