Sheeran Sets New Tour Record With $736.7 Mln In Ticket Sales

The 2019 summer concert season is one for the record books thanks to British musician Ed Sheeran.

Trade publication Pollstar, which tracks concert attendance and revenues, has announced that 28-year-old Sheeran’s current tour set the all-time highest-grossing tour record with his show this past Friday (August 2) in Hannover, Germany.

Pollstar said that Sheeran’s total gross to this point is $736.7 million U.S., more than the previous record gross of $735.4 million U.S. set by Irish rock band U2 in 2011. Sheeran’s "Divide Tour" launched in March 2017 and is due to end on August 26 this year. That's 893 days on the road compared to the 760 days U2 spent on the road back in 2010 and 2011.

Sheeran's tour has also topped U2's attendance record of 7.3 million with a total attendance to date of 7.32 million, said Pollstar. This past July, Sheeran released his "No.6 Collaborations Project," an album featuring collaborations with Justin Bieber, Eminem and Bruno Mars.

During their 2011 tour, U2 were the top touring band in the world. Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift and Roger Waters were also big ticket sellers on the concert circuit at that time.