Concert and festival promoter FKP Scorpio says its 13 dates on the latest leg of Ed Sheeran’s ÷ (Divide) European tour sold 750,000 tickets.
Among the shows was an 80,000-capacity open-air concert at Germany’s Trabrennbahn Bahrenfeld in Hamburg, with others including Berlin’s Olympiastadion (cap. 75,000), two nights each at Gelsenkirchen’s Veltins-Arena (50,000) and Munich’s Olympiastadion (70,000).
“We have been accompanying Ed Sheeran for many years,” says MD of Folkert Koopmans. “In 2011 we booked him for the Rolling Stone Weekender. It was his very first gig in Germany, in front of 200 people. Seven years later, his tour is the largest that we, as his promoter, have organised in recent months – even bigger than the Rolling Stones.”
Other Sheeran dates promoted by FKP included two nights at Sweden’s Ullevi Stadium (65,000) in Gothenburg, the Friends Arena (65,000) in Stockholm, and two concerts each at Switzerland’s Letzigrund Stadium (30,000) in Zurich and Poland’s PGE Narodowy (50,000) in Warsaw.