Ed Sheeran Breaks Ticket Sales Record In Dubai

AEG Presents senior vice president of international touring Simon Jones (left), and Ed Sheeran (right) holding a sold-our plaque received from Thomas Ovesen (All Things Live Middle East), for Sheeran’s record-setting Jan. 19-20 concerts at The Sevens Stadium. (Picture by Mark Surridge)

Ed Sheeran‘s two sold-out shows at The Sevens Stadium in Dubai, Jan. 19-20, became the best-selling concerts in UAE history, according to promoter Thomas Ovesen, CEO of All Things Live Middle East, who co-promoted the show alongside AEG Presents.

The capacity was 30,000 per show, with both nights selling out, he told Pollstar. On his last visit to Dubai in 2017, performing at The Autism Rocks Arena, Sheeran sold 23,272 tickets for a $2,783,800 gross, according to the Pollstar Boxoffice.

Previous concerts promoted by Ovesen at Sevens Stadium include One Direction in 2015 (29,300 tickets, $4,263,314 grossed), and Justin Bieber in 2013 (28,544 tickets, 7,773,419 grossed, across two shows).

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Ed Sheeran performing at The Sevens Stadium in Dubai, UAE. (Picture by Jeffrey Pabroquez)

Breaking sales records has become a matter of habit for Ed Sheeran. A selection of previous news stories below:

Ed Sheeran Sets Baltic Sales Record

Ed Sheeran Sets Gillette Stadium Attendance Record

Ed Sheeran Tour Breaks Ticket Sales Record In Denmark

FKP Scorpio Reflects On Ed Sheeran Records

‘Sheeran Fever At Its Peak’: Ed Sheeran Breaks Attendance Record In Iceland

Ed Sheeran is represented by Jon Ollier and Emma Davis at One Fiinix Live for the world, excluding North America, where Marty Diamond and Ash Lewis at Wasserman Music are the point of contact.

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