Ed Sheeran smashes ticket sales record in Ireland

Ed Sheeran smashes ticket sales record in Ireland


Ed Sheeran has made history with his Irish 2018 stadium tour. All 315,000 tickets for the tour were sold in one day, marking the biggest ever number of tickets sold by an artist in Ireland in one day. Ed Sheeran's seven Irish stadium dates are now sold out.

Sheeran starts his tour on Friday 4 May 2018 in Cork. He follows his double header in Cork with one show in Belfast, two in Galway and two in Dublin. The tour finishes May 18, 2018.

Commenting on Sheeran’s achievement, Ticketmaster issued a statement saying: “Ticketmaster experienced its busiest day ever today. Ed Sheeran has been a phenomenal success, already breaking all our previous records. It is great to see so many fans getting tickets to concerts across the country; once again demonstrating our commitment to providing a first-class ticketing service while coping with unprecedented levels of traffic.”

Alongside his success in Ireland, Sheeran has added 4 more dates to his 2018 UK tour. He will play additional shows in Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle and Cardiff. Additionally, Ed made history for breaking the Scottish and Welsh record for the most stadium shows to take place in each country on the same tour run. Sheeran will be playing to over 1 million people on the UK dates alone.

The full schedule of Sheeran’s tour, including the new dates, is as follows:

Wednesday May 9               Belfast                                  Boucher Playing Fields                                    SOLD OUT

Thursday May 24                 Manchester                         Etihad Stadium                                                  SOLD OUT

Friday May 25                       Manchester                          Etihad Stadium                                                SOLD OUT

Saturday May 26                  Manchester                          Etihad Stadium                                                 SOLD OUT

Sunday May 27                     Manchester                          Etihad Stadium                                             *NEW DATE*

Friday June 1                        Glasgow                                Hampden Park                                               SOLD OUT

Saturday June 2                   Glasgow                                 Hampden Park                                               SOLD OUT

Sunday June 3                      Glasgow                                 Hampden Park                                           *NEW DATE*

Friday June 8                        Newcastle                             St James’ Park                                               SOLD OUT

Saturday June 9                   Newcastle                             St James’ Park                                                SOLD OUT

Sunday June 10                    Newcastle                             St James’ Park                                            *NEW DATE*

Thursday June 14                 London                                  Wembley Stadium connected by EE              SOLD OUT

Friday June 15                      London                                  Wembley Stadium connected by EE              SOLD OUT

Saturday June 16                 London                                  Wembley Stadium connected by EE              SOLD OUT

Sunday June 17                    London                                  Wembley Stadium connected by EE              SOLD OUT

Thursday June 21                 Cardiff                                    Principality Stadium                                    *NEW DATE*

Friday June 22                      Cardiff                                   Principality Stadium                                        SOLD OUT

Saturday June 23                 Cardiff                                    Principality Stadium                                        SOLD OUT

Sunday June 24                    Cardiff                                    Principality Stadium                                       SOLD OUT

The tickets for the four new tour dates can be purchased as general sale on Tuesday July 11 at 9pm on Sheeran’s website. 

By Will Nicolaides

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