The world now has a new record for the highest-grossing concert tour of all time, with the AP reporting that Ed Sheeran’s Divide Tour broke the record set by U2 in 2011.
“Pollstar confirms the 28-year-old British singer’s tour will set the all-time highest-grossing tour record with Friday’s show in Hannover, Germany,” the AP reports. “Pollstar forecasts the total gross to this point of $736.7 million will top the previous record of $735.4 million set by U2 in 2011.”
Sheeran’s current tour launched on Mar. 16, 2017, and runs through Aug. 26. That’s 893 days, vs. the 760 days U2 spent on the road.
“Sheeran’s tour topped U2′s attendance record of 7.3 million on May 24 in France with a total attendance of 7,315,970,” the report adds.