Ed Sheeran Announces Long Break from Performing After the “Divide” Tour

Performing at one sold-out venue after another is exhilarating and exhausting at the same time, and our favorite artists sometimes have to take long breaks to recharge their batteries.

That’s exactly what Ed Sheeran intends to do after his record-breaking Divide World Tour. The British singer concluded his tour with a final performance at Ipswich’s Chantry Park on August 26th, after a total of 260 shows and over two years on the road, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that he wants to take a long break from performing.

“As you may or may not know, I’ve been on the Divide tour for over two years now and this is the last day of the whole thing. There is something very bittersweet about it. I love that you guys are here and we are ending it in Ipswich. This is my last gig for probably 18 months,” said Sheeran during his final concert.

The Shape of You singer described this series of shows as “the biggest tour ever”, and he definitely wasn’t exaggerating. The Divide World Tour grossed around $775.6 million with 8.9 million tickets sold around the world, making it the highest-grossing concert tour of all time.