Ed Sheeran has broken an Australian concert record, with more than 107,000 tickets sold for his Friday show at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
The MCG concert is being produced by Frontier Touring and is part of the English singer’s ‘The Mathematics Tour’. Sheeran is also set to play the MCG on Thursday and has sold more than 100,000 tickets for this performance.
Following Sheeran’s two nights at the MCG, the Australia and New Zealand leg of ‘The Mathematics Tour’ will head to the Adelaide Oval, and finish at Perth’s Optus Stadium on March 12.
When the singer last toured Australia with Frontier Touring in 2018, over one million tickets were sold, beating out the previous record by band Dire Straits. Sheeran’s ‘Divide’ tour that year also set a new record of 18 stadium dates across Australia and New Zealand, beating the previous record of 14 set by rock legends AC/DC.
As reported by The Age, Mushroom Group chief executive Matt Gudinski, whose father founded the Frontier Touring parent company, said: “It’s been a long time in the planning. My dad and I always dreamed of Ed playing at the MCG, and Ed has always wanted to play there.
“Friday night will be the biggest ticketed concert in Australian history with over 107,000 people at the MCG. It’s spectacular, to have that happening at the home of music in Melbourne.
“To have over 100,000 people attending Ed’s concerts, both Thursday and Friday, is just amazing. It’s really special and he [Gudinski’s father] would have had a big smile on his face, knowing we’ve broken the attendance record and what’s been achieved by Ed on this tour.”