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Sheeran sets new world record with Divide tour

World News
September 13, 2019

Ed Sheenan’s Divide tour has become rock’s top grossing and most attended tour, besting U2’s The 360 Tour in 2009-2011, according to US music industry publication Billboard.

The artiste’s 2017-2019 trek grossed $776.2 million over 255 shows and attracted 8.9 million concert-goers.

U2 ‘s tour grossed $736.4m over 110 shows in the round and was seen by 7.3 million fans.

Broken down into regions, Sheeran did 112 shows in Europe grossing $419.7m and selling 4,844,884 tickets, 88 shows in North America grossing $178m with 1,993,746 tickets sold, 18 in Australia grossing $82.6m and selling 1,006,387 tickets, 19 in Asia grossing $55.6m and selling 453,948 tickets, 14 in South America grossing $27.4m and selling 357,325 tickets and four in Africa grossing $12.1m and selling 225,892 tickets.

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