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Ed Sheeran has confirmed plans to bring his ÷ World Tour to Australia in March 2018, having just announced new stadium shows via Frontier Touring.
Update 26 May >> Ed Sheeran adds fourth Melbourne show to sold out tour
The Grammy Award-winner will bring his ÷ World Tour to fans down under next year, having already toured Europe and the UK, as well as announcing dates in Latin and North America.
Here’s what the UK press have said about the tour:
‘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
‘Sheeran’s epic stage performances mirror his music and his life. He is a man alone, in control and vivified by the connections his songs make with his people.’ – GQ
In 2015, the x World Tour saw Sheeran break attendance records across Australia and New Zealand, garnering much critical acclaim along the way.
Now with the ÷ World Tour confirmed, Sheeran will play even bigger stadiums in Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne, return to Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland, and wrap up the tour with his first ever Dunedin show.
The British star will, of course, be touring in support of his record-breaking and chart-topping third studio album, ÷ (pronounced ‘divide’, and out now through Warner Music).
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.
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 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.
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 – scroll down for the expert tips to help you secure yours first!
How to prepare for Ed Sheeran tickets
FRONTIER MEMBERS PRESALE via frontiertouring.com/edsheeran
Begins: Tue 16 May | Ends: Wed 17 May (or until pre-sale allocation exhausted)
Presale timings staggered per show, visit website for more details
GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE
Ed Sheeran tickets go on general sale on Tuesday 23 May.
Perth Stadium – Sat 3 March 2018 (All Ages)
On sale at 3pm (local time) on Tuesday 23 May
Melbourne, Etihad Stadium – Saturday 10, Sunday 11 and Monday 12 Mar 2018 (All Ages)
On sale at 1pm (local time) on Tuesday 23 May
Frontier Touring Presale: 4 Tickets per Customer
General Public Onsale: 6 Tickets per Customer
Persons who exceed the ticket limit may have any or all of their orders and tickets cancelled without notice.
Everyone must hold a valid ticket for entry (no infants on laps).
To access the General Admission area on the Arena, children must be 10 years of age or over, and 10-16 year olds must be accompanied by an Adult.
There is a print delay on all tickets for this event. The delay will be lifted at 9:00am (Local Time), Tuesday 30th January 2018.
No tickets will be able to be printed until after this date.
Open your Ticketmaster account and log in now
We suggest getting the basics covered before tickets go on sale by logging in and checking your Ticketmaster account ahead of time. Remember to triple check your passwords and billing information now, so you’re not facing any last minute account updates when trying to process your order. Head to Ticketmaster.com.au now and log in to your account to get started.
Don’t refresh your screen
Stick to one window when you’re processing your ticket order and avoid the temptation to use multiple devices. Attempting to access tickets from multiple devices won’t increase your chances of securing tickets and could risk slowing the process down. Similarly, hitting the refresh button means you’ll lose your place in the queue, and as frustrating it can be, patience is key when trying to buy tickets.
Ticketmaster’s sophisticated systems are designed to manage and process ticket purchases as quickly as possible. The queuing system that appears on your screen is doing all the hard work for you and will place you at the front of the line as soon as possible.
Please note, if you see a ‘no tickets available’ message when attempting to purchase tickets, this means there are no tickets available within your search restrictions.
Keep an eye on the clock
There will be a time limit applied to all transactions as they’re progressed through the ticket purchasing stages. Remember to keep an eye on the timer on your screen and move through the processing pages as quickly as possible (this is even easier when you’ve completed the account set-up stage we mentioned above).
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Choose your tickets before they go on sale
Ticketmaster will have tickets for Ed Sheeran’s ÷ World Tour go on general sale on Tuesday 23 May via Ticketmaster.com.au.
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