Ed Sheeran Sets Gillette Stadium Attendance Record

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Ed Sheeran during his record-setting Gillette Stadium performance, July 1. (Picture courtesy of Gillette Stadium)

Ed Sheeran has set a new single-show attendance record at Gillette Stadium, the home of the New England Patriots and New England Revolution.

With 71,723 in attendance at his July 1 performance, Sheeran broke the previous venue record set by U2 in 2009.

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The multiple GRAMMY Award-winning superstar returned to Gillette Stadium, the first NFL stadium he ever headlined, for the sixth and seventh times overall on Friday, June 30, and Saturday, July 1. Saturday’s show also cemented Gillette Stadium as the United States venue that Sheeran has performed at the most over his illustrious career, according to a press release.

He last visited in 2018, for two shows on Sept. 14-15, selling all available 110,238 tickets, or 55,119 per night, for a gross of $9,832,549, according to the Pollstar Boxoffice.

Sheeran ranks fifth on Pollstar’s mid-year touring chart, with reported gross revenues of $105,309,873 if you do the “Mathematics,” as his current stadium tour is titled. Since May, Sheeran has also been performing intimate theater shows in between the big gigs, in celebration of his most recent album “-” (pronounced subtract), which marks Sheeran’s sixth studio album and the fifth and final installment in his mathematic album series.

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