Ed Sheeran has officially smashed the Australasian record for the largest number of stadium shows on one single tour, taking his current total of fourteen dates, to a phenomenal eighteen date stadium run across Australia and New Zealand.

The original seven announced stadium dates quickly increased to fourteen this week, equalling AC/DC’s 2010 record.  Now, with the addition of four more stadium shows in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Dunedin, Ed Sheeran has lifted the bar higher than ever before.

The announcement comes off the back of Ed selling more than 710,000 tickets by the conclusion of the first day of general public on-sale.  With these newly announced shows, he will surpass Dire Straits’ long standing record of an estimated 900,000 ticket sales from their 1986 ‘Brothers In Arms’ Tour.

Tickets for the new shows go on sale 1 June.

2 Mar – Perth Stadium
9 Mar – Etihad Stadium (Melbourne)
15 Mar – ANZ Stadium (Sydney)
1 Apr – Forsyth Barr Stadium (Dunedin, NZ)