British pop sensation Ed Sheeran has announced he’ll be playing extra shows in New Zealand when he tours here next year after a rush on pre-sales for his first three concerts saw many fans miss out.
The "Shape of You" star announced he was adding the extra dates yesterday when tickets for his earlier shows were snapped up in record-breaking time.
The tour will kick off with three shows planned March next year at Auckland’s Mount Smart Stadium, before heading to Dunedin for two more dates at the city’s Forsyth Barr Stadium.
Sheeran has also added extra dates to his Australian tour which will now see him play a 14-show run across both countries, making him a joint-record holder with AC/DC who took out the title in 2010 for the most stadium shows during an Australasian tour.
Watch Ed Sheeran on why he loves New Zealand in the video below.
In a statement released by the singer, he said demand for tickets to the ÷ World Tour had been incredible.
“I’m overwhelmed with the response, to match that record is very humbling. I really can’t wait to get down there.”
Earlier this year chart-topper Adele played three sold-out shows at Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium, and performed to more than 130,000 fans.
Her Hello tour is considered New Zealand’s biggest yet.
If all of Sheeran’s shows sell out – and it’s highly likely they will – then it’s possible he’ll top Adele box office record.
Tickets for all concert dates go on sale Tuesday May 23.
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