It’s official: Ed Sheeran’s tour Down Under is a record breaker.
The English singer-songwriter set a new attendance mark at AAMI Park in Melbourne with 33,602 on Saturday night (Dec. 5), only to break it again the next night with 33,877.
Although it’s predominantly a sporting venue, the multi-purpose AAMI Park has hosted concerts from the likes of the Foo Fighters (in 2011) and Bruce Springsteen, who previously held the record when he drew a crowd of 31,847 for a show back in February 2014. Taylor Swift’s 1989 tour will stop at AAMI Park this weekend.
Sheeran’s box-office achievements are particularly lofty when taken into consideration it’s his second time in the market this year (he sold-out three shows at Melbourne’s 15,000-capacity Rod Laver Arena in March) and he’s performing without a backing band.
Michael Gudinki’s Frontier Touring has presented each of Sheeran’s five tours of Australia. The artist wraps his Australia trek on Wednesday with a concert at Sydney’s Alliance Stadium, then heads east for a single New Zealand date Saturday (Dec. 12) at Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium.