• CHART TOPPER ED SHEERAN BRINGING ÷ WORLD TOUR TO ANZ STADIUM

10 May 2017

  • Global superstar Ed Sheeran to play his ÷ World Tour at ANZ Stadium on Friday 16 March 2018;
  • Tickets go on sale 23 May via Ticketek;
  • Return travel on Sydney Trains and Major Event Buses included in all tickets;
  • Sheeran will perform completely unaccompanied, joined on stage by just a guitar and effect pedals.

Crystelle Cordero

TWO Grammy Awards, six billion YouTube views, 70 million online followers, and a firm foothold on the top of the album and single charts. Ed Sheeran needs no introduction . . . and now Australia’s favourite adopted son is heading back Down Under to play at ANZ Stadium on Friday 16 March 2018 as part of his ÷ World Tour.

Touring in celebration of his record-breaking and chart-topping third studio album ÷, 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. 

The ÷ tour has already weaved its way through Europe and the United Kingdom to rave reviews, with dates in Latin and North America scheduled before Sheeran returns to our shores:

“There’s seemingly no stopping this musical phenomenon” – ★★★★ The Standard

“A triumphant evening, showcasing a consummate performer in his pop prime.” - ★★★★ The Telegraph

“The current king of the charts could do no wrong on Saturday night as he left the Manchester crowd with no voices, but on a definite high” – ★★★★  Manchester Evening News

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 – and with a bumper crowd expected for his concert at ANZ Stadium, all tickets will include return travel on Sydney Trains and Major Event Buses.

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 or check out our Premium Hospitality options which are available now! Enquire here.