Ed Sheeran's MetLife Stadium show breaks attendance record with over 89,000 fans cheering for the singer

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Tuesday, 13 June 2023, 11:41AM

Over the weekend, Ed brought his Mathematics tour to MetLife Stadium and attracted more than 89,000 concert-goers.

The crowd broke the attendance record at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford — New Jersey’s largest sports and entertainment venue. The total also marked Ed's largest U.S. concert to date.

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The previous MetLife concert record was held by U2, whose July 20, 2011 show — on the band’s worldwide 360-degree tour — amassed 88,491 fans.

“Played my biggest ever USA show today and broke the ticket record at MetLife,” Ed posted on his Instagram, “I really don’t take this for granted,” he added.

He continued to reflect on his humble beginnings, and how he once played sticky saloons. He also recalled an eye-opening conversation with his father.

“My dad told me if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere, and today was really reminiscing about playing my first show at Mercury Lounge in 2012 to 130 people. It feels like a dream today,

I love you all, see you in Toronto.”

The Mercury Lounge is a live music bar in Manhattan’s Lower East Side which is best known as an Indie venue and launching pad for upcoming musicians. When Ed first performed there he had just released his debut studio album, Plus.

The 16-song tracklist included many fan-favourites, “Wake Me Up,” “Small Bump,” “The City,” “You Need Me, I Don’t Need You,” and more.

His career has changed drastically since his voice first echoed throughout Mercury Lounge and he has gone on to break multiple records.

His Divide Tour in 2017-2019 became one of the highest-grossing tours of all time –with 8.9 million tickets sold, generating over $776 million in revenue. Then in 2017, the four-time Grammy Award winner became the most-streamed artist, with more than 70 million monthly listeners.

We're so proud of you Ed, well deserved! 

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