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Ed Sheeran sets all-time highest-grossing tour record at nearly $737 million

Singer-songwriter Ed SheeranMarkus Schreiber/AP file 2018/Associated Press

Ed Sheeran’s Divide Tour is one for the record books.

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.

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.

In a statement, Sheeran calls it ‘‘amazing.’’

The Divide Tour launched on March 16, 2017 and is scheduled to end on Aug. 26. That’s 893 days compared to 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.


Sheeran released his ‘‘No.6 Collaborations Project’’ album in July, featuring collaborations with Justin Bieber, Stormzy, Eminem, 50 Cent, and Bruno Mars.