Monday 18 December 2017

Ed Sheeran 'creates history' as record 300,000 tickets sold - the most ever sold by an artist in Ireland in one day

Ed Sheeran (Yui Mok/PA)
Ed Sheeran (Yui Mok/PA)

Louise Kelly & Caitlin McBride

There are only a limited number of tickets left available for fans trying to attend Ed Sheeran's Irish stadium tour.

All venues and dates listed for the popular singer's Irish Tour 2018 have now sold out - except for a small number of places left at Dublin's Phoenix Park on May 16.

Over 300,000 tickets to the tour have been sold so far today, the biggest ever number of tickets sold by an artist in Ireland in one day. 

Organisers of the tour thanked Ed and his team who have "created history" with the record breaking number of tickets that were sold.

"By choosing to bring his incredible new show around Ireland, Ed has created unbelievable excitement all over the country," a statement from Aiken Promotions said."

"His fans have embraced this with wide open arms, buying tickets in unprecedented numbers and in doing so, have helped to create a little bit of history here in Ireland.

Aiken also thanked Ticketmaster outlets who were able to, "in a correct and safe manner, look after all the queues around the country"

Earlier today, fans trying to buy tickets expressed their frustration with Ticketmaster after they went on sale at 9am this morning.

Organisers asked fans to be patient as many were left unable to purchase tickets due to the volume of demand.

"Tickets for Ed Sheeran’s 2018 Irish Tour went on sale at 9am this morning from Ticketmaster", an earlier statement read.

"Please bear with us as there are lots of people at outlets and lots of people online purchasing tickets and Ticketmaster are getting through everything as quickly as possible. "

Mans fans camped overnight at Ticketmaster outlets around the country, while others have been online for over an hour waiting in a "virtual queue", which Ticketmaster says is "to ensure fair access to tickets during busy times".

Ed will play Dublin, Cork, Galway, and Belfast, kicking off at Pairc Ui Caoimh in Cork on May 4 2018, with a second date at the venue on May 5. He will then play Boucher Road Playing Fields, in Belfast on May 9 before Galway's Pearse Stadium on Saturday May 12 and Sunday May 13.

His Dublin dates will see him play the Phoenix Park on Wednesday May 16 and Friday May 18.

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