[News] ED SHEERAN RETURNING TO AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND STADIUMS IN MARCH 2018

Australia and New Zealand’s biggest ever tour is less than a month away! Ed Sheeran’s 18-date stadium tour kicks off with the first ever show at Perth’s Optus Stadium in just over three weeks’ time.

Adding to the already soaring levels of excitement and anticipation surrounding the shows, Frontier Touring are thrilled to confirm a trio of special guests who will be sharing support duties across Ed’s tour – Missy Higgins (all Australian shows), Drax Project (all Auckland shows), and Six60 (all Dunedin shows).

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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.

Frontier Touring are delighted to welcome one of the biggest names in music back to his adopted home for seven stadium shows across Australia and New Zealand next March as part of his ÷ World Tour.

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 ARIA Singles Chart – the first time this has been achieved in the history of the Australian charts.

The album ÷ and its singles have broken global streaming records and chart records in Australia: all sixteen tracks from the deluxe version of ÷ have charted in the ARIA Top 40, ÷ sits atop the ARIA Albums Chart for its seventh week while ‘Shape Of You’ recently notched up a record-breaking fourteenth week at #1 on the ARIA 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 Australia’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

Fri 02 Mar | Optus Stadium, Perth, WA
Sat 03 Mar | Optus Stadium, Perth, WA
Wed 07 Mar | Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, SA
Fri 09 Mar | Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, VIC
Sat 10 Mar | Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, VIC
Sun 11 Mar | Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, VIC
Mon 12 Mar | Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, VIC
Thu 15 Mar | ANZ Stadium, Sydney, NSW
Fri 16 Mar | ANZ Stadium, Sydney, NSW
Sat 17 Mar | ANZ Stadium, Sydney, NSW
Tue 20 Mar | Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, QLD
Wed 21 Mar | Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, QLD
Sat 24 Mar | Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, NZ
Sun 25 Mar | Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, NZ
Mon 26 Mar | Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, NZ
Thu 29 Mar | Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, NZ
Sat 31 Mar | Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, NZ
Sun 01 Apr | Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, NZ

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