Ed Sheeran is heading out on the road again for the first time since his divide tour ended in 2019. Still, the most interesting fact is that to see the pop megastar, there is an important factor before attempting to get the highly sought-after tickets for next year’s concerts. Sheeran has officially announced a stadium tour for 2022, marking a return to live performing after his Divide tour, which ran from 2017 to 2019 and became the highest-grossing tour of all time. The following list contains the 8 amazing facts regarding the situation mentioned above.
1. Ed Sheeran suspense post
Ed Sheeran teased his viewer for the Mathematics tour with a cryptic Twitter post on Thursday, September 16. He wrote on Twitter, “Announcing something at 8 am tomorrow UK time that is basically the start of the next 3 years of my life, excited to be back at it. Look out for the announcement tomorrow.” This Twitter post has erupted with netizens regarding his comeback on stage.
2. The build-up of the concert
The first leg of the tour has been announced with performances that have been confirmed across the regions of the UK and Europe. The singer-songwriter is currently preparing to release his newest album, named equals to, which is set to come out on Wednesday, October 29 this year.
3. Pre-Concert Achievements
Ed Sheeran is known as the singer who released his first album, named by denoting with the addition symbol, in 2011 which is an album that included tracks that were big hits such as ‘The A-Team, ‘Lego House’ and ‘You Need Me, I Don’t Need you’ and followed that with two other records, known as multiply which was released in 2014 and 2017’s Divide.
Apart from his top solo albums, Ed Sheeran has put out two releases with a series of other artists named no.5 and no.6 as a Collaboration Project, which were released in 2011 and 2019, respectively. These records included grime artists JME, Wiley and Stormzy, Justin Beiber, Eminem, and Camilla Cabello. This was reported as one of the top-grossing collaboration projects, increasing its fame and popularity.
5. The Genre of Music played.
Traditionally, Ed Sheeran is considered a singer-songwriter pop artist with various elements of folk and hip-hop incorporated in the music. This morphing of genres is part of the reasoning behind his worldwide appeal and why fans flock to see him play at stadiums worldwide. The fusion that has been brought forth by Sheeran has also been fundamental regarding the popularity of the music played by Sheeran. These genres have been deemed as a unique calibration of the various types of music together.
6. The Record sales of Sheeran
Ed Sheeran was deemed one of the most successful solo artists that have made pop culture go crazy. In total, across his collaboration projects and solo albums, he has sold 20.4 million copies of his albums worldwide, including 10.7 million copies in the UK alone. Ed Sheeran is a proud owner of being the best-selling album in 2014 for the album ‘x’s which sold 7.9 million units across the globe.
7. The Ticketing News for Ed Sheeran’s concert
The tickets for Ed Sheeran’s recently announced tour covering the UK, regions of Ireland, and mainland Europe have determined its way of distributing tickets for the concert. The tickets go on sale at 9 am on Saturday, September 25. He will be playing at the Stadium of Light on Friday, June 3, and Saturday, June 4. This window between ticket selling and performance is breaking records in the fastest tickets ever sold.
8. The New Format of Ticketing
The tickets for the London shows have been priced at £80 and £50, and £75 and £45 regionally and respectively. All the tickets are subject to a maximum 10% booking fee, in addition to a maximum £2.75 transaction charge per order. There will be a strict limit of six tickets per show date and per transaction. This is to give as many people as possible a fair chance to buy tickets.
The official Ed Sheeran tour site states that for the 2022 tour, it will be operating a new mobile digital ticket sold only via approved outlets. In preparation for the sale of tickets, it is recommended that you get registered in an account with one of the approved outlets, AXS, See Tickets, Gigantic, Tickets Scotland, Ticketmaster, Eventim. The site explains that your mobile or smartphone will be your ticket contained within an app or wallet. Once the tickets have been purchased, you will receive a simple email confirmation as proof of purchase.
This collection of amazing facts regarding Ed Sheeran’s upcoming concerts enable a better expectation regarding the concert and the music.