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Organisers are celebrating their "most successful tour to date" after Sheeran closed the 2018 European leg of the ÷ tour in Poland last night
By Molly Long on 13 Aug 2018
As Ed Sheeran closed the latest European leg of his ÷ tour at the PGE Narodowy Stadium in Warsaw, Poland, organisers FKP Scorpio celebrated their most successful tour to date. Across shows in Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and Poland, a total of 750,000 tickets were sold, numbers which only go further to cementing Sheeran’s place as the most successful musician in the world today.
Among the list of successful sell-out shows was his July performance at Hamburg’s Trabrennbahn Bahrenfeld stadium which attracted 80,000 people, Sheeran’s biggest crowd in mainland Europe this year. Following in the footsteps of rock legends like the Rolling Stones and Foo Fighters, who have both played the venue in the last year, Sheeran’s one-man show impressed fans, organisers and local officials alike.
“An artist who can capture a giant stadium all on his own, while creating such a relaxed and indeed magical atmosphere, demonstrates true art.”
Speaking of the unprecedented success of the ÷ tour, FKP managing director Folkert Koopmans says: “The huge crowds of fans that Ed Sheeran now attracts speak for themselves.
“An artist who can capture a giant stadium all on his own, while creating such a relaxed and indeed magical atmosphere, demonstrates true art. His tour is the largest that we, as his promoter, have organised in recent months – even bigger than the Rolling Stones.”
2018 has been Sheeran’s most successful to date. Alongside some 750,000 ticket sales in Europe alone and record-smashing runs in Australasia, the ÷ tour’s performance worldwide has earned him the top spot on Pollstar’s mid-year Top 100 Tours chart. With 2,624,148 tickets sold globally – equalling profits of $213.9 million – in the first half of the year, the rest of 2018 is projected to be just as fruitful for the Yorkshire-born singer-songwriter.
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