Ed Sheeran adds three new shows to 2023 Australian and New Zealand tour

He last took a trip down under in 2018

Ed Sheeran has added three new dates to the Australian and New Zealand leg of his ‘+ – = ÷ x Tour’ (supposedly pronounced ‘The Mathematics Tour’) – find tickets here.

The singer-songwriter will embark on the run of dates in February 2023 in support of his most recent studio album, ‘=’, which came out last October. It’ll mark his first trip Down Under since the record-breaking ‘÷’ tour in 2018.

Announced last week, Sheeran will kick off the stadium stint in Wellington, NZ on Thursday February 2, before making stop-offs in Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.


Today (March 22), it was revealed that Sheeran would be adding second dates in Brisbane (on Saturday February 18), Sydney (Saturday 25) and Melbourne (Friday March 3), after a presale for the first shows proved extremely popular.

General tickets for the full run go on sale tomorrow (March 23). Purchase yours from here – on-sale times are staggered by timezones, so make sure to see the website for further info.

You can check out the official announcement video and tour poster below.

Ed Sheeran Australia and New Zealand tour poster
Ed Sheeran’s 2023 Australia and New Zealand tour dates. CREDIT: Press

Meanwhile, Sheeran is set to perform a string of small warm-up shows ahead of his 2022 UK and Ireland stadium tour.


Yesterday (March 14) he was confirmed as one of the headliners for Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2022. He’ll perform at the Coventry event in May alongside the likes of Calvin HarrisAitch and AJ Tracey.

In other news, Sheeran has been in court over the ongoing copyright case regarding his 2017 single ‘Shape Of You’. He and his co-writers, Johnny McDaid and Steve Mac, have been accused of lifting “particular lines and phrases” for the track from a song called ‘Oh Why’ by Sami Switch (aka Sami Chokri).

Choki told London’s High Court yesterday that he felt “belittled” by Sheeran’s lawyers. “I feel like I’ve been robbed by someone I respect, or respected,” he said.