Ed Sheeran's Divide World tour has broken the U2 record.
Sheeran's manager Stuart Camp told Pollstar, who amassed the tour data: "What Ed has accomplished is truly incredible ... to even be in the same ballpark as [U2] or spoken in the same sentence with a touring act like that is very humbling".
That's right folks, as of last night, your boy Ed Sheeran now holds the record for the highest-grossing music tour of all time. He'll end with a total tally of 255 shows when he wraps up the tour with a homeland stint in Ipswitch, UK, from August 23 to 26. And Pollstar projects that tonight's show will put Sheeran over the top for that all-time record.
Pollstar forecasts the total gross to this point of US$736.7 million (NZ$1.12 billion) will top the previous record of US$735.4 million set by U2 in 2011.
By then, the singer-songwriter will have spent 893 days on tour, compared to U2's 760 on their 2009-2011 360° Tour. "Its now the most attended and highest grossing tour of all time. 12 shows left, will never forget it".
He additionally broke the document for probably the most attended tour of all time again in Might, surpassing U2's earlier document with 7,315,970 concertgoers.
The 28-year-old is also enjoying a third week at the top of the United Kingdom album charts with his latest offering, No.6 Collaborations Project, which features some of his famous friends including Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars and Eminem.