Ed Sheeran’s ‘The Mathematics Tour’ Broke An Attendance Record Previously Held By U2 At MetLife Stadium

Ed Sheeran is working himself to the bone. In support of his latest album — (Subtract), the “Bad Habits” singer has embarked on two simultaneous tours, The Mathematics Tour and The Subtract Tour. Based on the latest attendance roundups, it seems to have been worth it.

Based on reports from NJ.com, Sheeran’s recent The Mathematics Tour stop at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey broke an attendance record previously held by rockers U2. The outlet shared that the final attendee count for the show on Saturday, June 10, came in at just above 89,000 fans. U2’s 360° World Tour previously held the record at the venue, bringing in 88,491 fans on July 20, 2011. Overall, the venue’s standard seated capacity is 82,500. Both tours allowed standing-only tickets.

When discussing why he decided to coordinate two separate tours, Sheeran wrote on Instagram, “I’m playing some smaller theatre shows in the US this summer, so I can play Subtract the entire way through with full band in an intimate setting.”

For The Mathematics Tour, Sheeran is playing his bigger hits, including “Shape Of You,” “Bad Habits,” and “Thinking Out Loud,” with support from rotating openers Khalid, Russ, Dylan, Rosa Linn, Cat Burns, and Maisie Peters as the openers. Check out the setlist for The Mathmatics Tour here.

View the remaining tour dates below.

06/17 — Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
06/18 — Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
06/24 — Landover, MD @ FedExField
06/30 — Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium
07/01 — Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium
07/08 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Acrisure Stadium
07/15 — Detroit, MI @ Ford Field
07/22 — Nashville, TN @ Nissan Stadium
07/29 — Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
08/05 — Kansas City, MO @ GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium
08/12 — Minneapolis, MN @ U.S. Bank Stadium
08/19 — Denver, CO @ Empower Field at Mile High
08/26 — Seattle, WA @ Lumen Field
09/02 — Vancouver, BC @ BC Place
09/09 — Las Vegas, NV @ Allegiant Stadium
09/16 — Santa Clara, CA @ Levi’s Stadium
09/23 — Inglewood, CA @ SoFi Stadium

— (Subtract) is out now via Asylum and Atlantic. Find more information here.

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