Ed Sheeran Announces He’s Taking a Break From Music

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The news follows his two-year long Divide trip

Ask any artist and they’ll inform you that as thrilling as world trips are, they’re likewise exceptionally strenuous. And for Ed Sheeran, who’s been on his Divide trip for 2 entire years, enough suffices. For now.

Speaking on phase at the last gig of the trip, Sheeran informed the Ipswich, England, crowd, “As you might or might not understand, I have actually been on the Divide trip for over 2 years now and this is the last day of the entire thing. There is something extremely bittersweet about it. I like that you people are here and we are ending it inIpswich This is my last gig for most likely 18 months.”

He continued, acknowledging the massive scale of the trip, stating, “We’ve played all around the world. Glastonbury, Wembley Stadium. All these amazing venues, America, New Zealand, Australia, Asia, South America – it’s been a wild one. I was told before I came on that now at the end of this tour I’ve played to nine million people around the world. It is the biggest tour ever.”

Ending such a substantial endeavor does not come gently with the vocalist comparing it to a separation. “It’s been an emotional day for a lot of people backstage. It kind of feels like, in a weird way, that you’re breaking up with a girlfriend that you’ve been with for years. It sounds odd but it has been a long tour.”

The trip earned a massive CAD$ 1 billion, making the Grammy Award winner the greatest paid artist of 2018 and the trip the greatest earning of perpetuity. Sheeran takes the title from U2, whose 2009-211360 ° trip was formerly top having actually earned CAD$980 million.

It’s been a huge year for Sheeran– in addition to the trip, he likewise wed long time sweetheart Cherry Seaborn and launched a brand-new album, No6 Collaborations Project, inJune The album consists of partnerships with Stormzy, CamilaCabello, Eminem and more.

He ended his time on phase thanking his fans, stating, “I want to say thank you to everyone on this tour. Thank you to everyone who has given me a chance… See you in a few years time. Thank you.”

The news comes simply one day after Taylor Swift shared the very first information about her upcoming Lover trip.