Just go ahead and break all the records in Australia; why don't you, Ed?
Ed Sheeran is about to break another attendance record in Australia, this time in Perth.
This Sunday, 12 March, 75,000 punters are expected to attend the Bad Habits singer’s show at Optus Stadium, beating Adele’s 65,000 capacity attendance in 2017.
As Perth Now reports, Sheeran boarded a commercial Qantas flight from Melbourne to Perth yesterday afternoon and thrilled passengers seated around him.
As one passenger named Jake tweeted, “Ed Sheeran currently ahead of me on a Qantas flight melb to Perth. Is he climate conscious or secretly having money problems?”
Sheeran broke the attendance record for a concert at Melbourne’s MCG last week, with his show on Friday, 3 March, selling over 107,000 tickets. A second show held the night before but announced after the first one sold out, managed to sell over 100,000 tickets.
“Ed loves to break a record, and he’s smashed this one,” Matt Gudinski, CEO of Mushroom Group said. “It’s phenomenal that more than 200,000 people will see this amazing show at our iconic MCG. Melbourne is set for two incredibly special nights with one of the greatest performers ever.”
Ed Sheeran also recently hung out with Snoop Dogg and Russell Crowe backstage at Snoop’s Melbourne show. In a series of pictures and a video, Ed Sheeran looks positively gleeful to be beside Snoop; Russell Crowe seems to be having a great time, too. If you’re going to hang out with any artist backstage at Rod Laver Arena, you’d want it to be Snoop. Support act D12 also noted Sheeran's humility in a backstage pic.
Last week, Sheeran announced his new album, Subtract, will be released on Friday, 5 May.
“I had been working on Subtract for a decade, trying to sculpt the perfect acoustic album, writing and recording hundreds of songs with a clear vision of what I thought it should be. Then at the start of 2022, a series of events changed my life, my mental health, and ultimately the way I viewed music and art,” Sheeran revealed in a statement.
You can pre-order the record here.
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