Ed Sheeran includes Auckland & Dunedin for world tour

Photos by David Watson

Photos by David Watson

Two Grammy Awards, six billion YouTube views, 70 million online followers, hundreds of thousands of tickets sold across four Australian and New Zealand tours, and a firm foothold on the top of our album and single charts: Ed Sheeran needs no introduction.

Sheeran will perform seven stadium shows across Australia and New Zealand next March as part of his ÷ World Tour. The tour has already weaved its way through Europe and the United Kingdom, with extensive dates in Latin and North America scheduled before Sheeran returns to our shores:
 
‘The x World Tour (2015) saw Sheeran breaking attendance records across Australia and New Zealand and garnering critical acclaim along the way. On the ÷ World Tour, Sheeran will play even bigger stadiums in Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne, return to Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland, and wrap up the tour with his first ever Dunedin show.
 
Touring in celebration of his record-breaking and chart-topping third studio album ÷ (pronounced ‘divide’, out now through Warner Music), Sheeran will perform completely unaccompanied, joined on stage by just a guitar and effect pedals. The pull of this one-man band is an incredible experience to witness; layers of harmonies, rhythms and guitar parts cast out to a crowd of thousands who sing every lyric straight back to Sheeran. 
  
Our first taste of ÷ came in the form of the singles ‘Shape Of You’ and ‘Castle On The Hill’ that broke Spotify’s one-day streaming record with a combined 13 million streams in just 24 hours, and debuted at #1 and #2 on the Official New Zealand Music Chart – the first time this has been achieved in the history of the New Zealand charts.
 
The album ÷ and its singles have broken global streaming records and chart records in New Zealand: all sixteen tracks from the deluxe version of ÷ have charted in the Official NZ Top 40, ÷ sits atop the Official NZ Albums Chart for its ninth week while ‘Shape Of You’ recently notched up eight weeks at #1 on the Official New Zealand Singles Chart.
 
There’s no denying the strong and long-running connection between Sheeran and Australia and New Zealand; his debut shows in 2012 sold out in just minutes, sophomore album x was New Zealand's biggest-selling album in 2014 and in the following year Sheeran became the first artist to embark on national arena and stadium tours completely solo.
 
From theatres to stadiums, Sheeran has sold out every single show on his four tours of our shores and the ÷ World Tour is sure to follow suit. Tickets go on sale from Tuesday 23 May – act quick to secure yours!

ED SHEERAN - ÷ WORLD TOUR

Sat 03 Mar | Perth Stadium, Perth, WA (All Ages)
On sale: Tue 23 May (3pm local time)
ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100
 
Wed 07 Mar | Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, SA (All Ages)
On sale: Tue 23 May (3.30pm local time)
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849
 
Sat 10 Mar | Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, VIC (All Ages)
On sale: Tue 23 May (1pm local time)
ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100
 
Fri 16 Mar | ANZ Stadium, Sydney, NSW (All Ages)
On sale: Tue 23 May (3pm local time)
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849
 
Tue 20 Mar | Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, QLD (All Ages)
On sale: Tue 23 May (2pm local time)
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849
 
Sat 24 Mar | Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, NZ (All Ages)
On sale: Tue 23 May (1pm local time)
ticketmaster.co.nz | Ph: 0800 111 999
 
Thu 29 Mar | Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, NZ (All Ages)
On sale: Tue 23 May (2pm local time)
ticketmaster.co.nz | Ph: 0800 111 999

FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE via frontiertouring.com/edsheeran

Begins Tuesday 16 May to  Wednesday 17 May
(or until pre-sale allocation exhausted)

General public on sale from Tuesday 23 May

ED SHEERAN PERFORMING AT MT SMART STADIUM AUCKLAND - SATURDAY DECEMBER 12TH, 2015 - PHOTOS BY DAVID WATSON