Here’s how much Ed Sheeran’s ‘Divide’ tour made – and it was more than anyone in 30 years

Quite the achievement...

Ed Sheeran‘s ‘Divide’ tour has ended 2018 as the highest-grossing tour of the last 30 years.

According to new research from Pollstar, the guitar-wielding stadium filler made a staggering $432 million (£341.7 million) after selling an eye-watering 4,860,482 tickets across 53 cities and 94 shows.

His achievements were well in front of Taylor Swift, who took second place for the highest grossing tour of 2018. Swift took a comparatively paltry $345 million (£272.9 million) and sold 2,888,892 tickets.

Check out the whole top ten below – including the likes of The Rolling Stones and U2.

1) Ed Sheeran. Gross = $432 million (£341.7 million). Tickets sold = 4,860,482
2) Taylor Swift. Gross = $345 million (£272.9 million). Tickets sold = 2,888,892
3) Jay-Z & Beyonce. Gross = $254 million (£200.9 million). Tickets sold = 2,169,050
4) Pink. Gross = $169.2 million (£133.6 million). Tickets sold= 1,285,411
5) Bruno Mars. Gross = $167.6 million. (£132 million) Tickets sold = 1,290,438
6) Eagles. Gross= $166.0 million. (£131 million) Tickets sold = 1,290,438
7) Justin Timberlake. Gross = $151 million (£119 million) Tickets sold = 1,193,365
8) Roger Waters. Gross = $131.3 million. (£103 million) Tickets sold = 1,448,771
9) U2. Gross= $126.2 million. (£996 million) Tickets sold = 927,034
10) The Rolling Stones. Gross= $116.6 million (£917 million)  Tickets sold = 750,914

Although the ‘Divide’ tour will conclude next year, Sheeran remains as busy as ever. Last week, 50 Cent revealed he is working on a new collaboration with Sheeran and Eminem.

In a new post on Twitter, he wrote: “I recorded a song last night with Eminem and Ed Sheeran, I had fun doing it we got some heat.”

During his Twickenham Stadium show earlier this year, Eminem also  invited both 50 Cent and Sheeran on stage, taking a selfie of the occasion that went viral.

Ed Sheeran tour dates and tickets

Sheeran’s upcoming tour dates are below, with tickets on sale here.

Friday August 16 2019 – LEEDS Roundhay Park
Saturday August 17 2019 – LEEDS Roundhay Park
Friday August 23 2019 – IPSWICH Chantry Park
Saturday August 24 2019 – IPSWICH Chantry Park