Ed Sheeran has officially made touring history with a new record number of stadium shows throughout New Zealand and Australia on one single tour.

The British star originally announced seven stadium dates, which quickly increased to fourteen last week; equalling AC/DC's 2010 record. 

Now, due to phenomenal demand, four additional shows (Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Dunedin) result in a massive eighteen-date stadium run across Australasia in March 2018.

Fans are thrilled at news of extra shows, after the additional dates sold out on the first day of general public sale.

More than 710,000 tickets were sold by the end of the general public on sale day, with the new shows set to see Ed Sheeran surpass 900,000 ticket sales across all 18 dates.

Not stopping his record-breaking antics there, Ed has also set new records for the most stadium shows on one tour at Forsyth Barr in Dunedin, with three shows and also at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, where he’ll headline four nights.

Ed Sheeran said, "I've always loved coming to Australia and New Zealand. So many amazing musicians have toured there and I am humbled to have broken these records."

Michael Gudinski, head of Frontier Touring, said “This is now not only the biggest tour Frontier has promoted, but it’s the biggest tour in Australian and New Zealand touring history!”

Ed Sheeran will tour Australia in support of his chart-topping third studio album, ÷ (pronounced Divide).

The album and its singles have already 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.

In keeping with his legendary status, 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 him.

Ticketmaster is thrilled to help welcome Ed Sheeran to Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium and the all-new Perth Stadium during his ÷ tour.

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