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17 March 2022

Ed Sheeran Announces Australia, New Zealand Leg Of ‘Mathematics’ Tour

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Ed Sheeran has announced the Australia and New Zealand leg of his ‘Mathematics Tour’.

The singer-songwriter will embark on the run of dates in February 2023 in support of his most recent studio album, =, which came out last October. It’ll mark his first trip Down Under since the record-breaking ‘Divide’ tour in 2018.

The ‘Divide’ tour ended 2018 as the highest-grossing tour of the last 30 years. During that jaunt, the guitar-wielding stadium filler made a staggering $432 million (£341.7 million) after selling an eye-watering 4,860,482 tickets across 53 cities and 94 shows.

His achievements were well in front of Taylor Swift, who took second place for the highest grossing tour of 2018. Swift took a comparatively paltry $345 million (£272.9 million) and sold 2,888,892 tickets.

Sheeran will kick off his new stadium stint on the ‘Mathematics Tour’ in Wellington, NZ on February 2 before making stop-offs in Auckland (February 10), Brisbane (17), Sydney (24), Melbourne (March 2), Adelaide (7) and Perth (12). You can watch an introductory video below.

Tickets go on general sale next Wednesday (March 23), with a pre-sale due to go live on Monday (March 21). Visit the artist’s official website for further information about all his Australia and New Zealand shows on the ‘Mathematics’ tour.

Meanwhile, Sheeran is set to perform a string of small warm-up shows ahead of his 2022 UK and Ireland stadium tour. The singer-songwriter will play two gigs in Brighton, followed by five new London shows.

Speaking about the new dates, Sheeran said: “I’m going to be doing some warm up shows for my tour in the next few weeks.

Earlier this week, Sheeran was also confirmed as one of the headliners for Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2022. He’ll perform at the Coventry event in May alongside the likes of Calvin Harris, Aitch and AJ Tracey.

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