Adele breaks records in NZ & Australia

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Adele’s Live 2017 has made Australasian concert history, playing to more than 700,000 fans across Australia and New Zealand and smashing peak attendance records at every tour venue the British superstar has performed at.

Performing in New Zealand for the very first time Adele has captured the nation’s heart with her incredible voice, dazzling performances and hilarious, often self-deprecating banter.

Adele’s Australasian tour began in the Perth heat, breaking the venue attendance record with a sold-out crowd of 65,000 fans at Domain Stadium. The West Australian Football Commission has confirmed that Adele’s concert was the fastest sell out and the highest-selling concert ever at the stadium.

Heading next to Brisbane to perform the first concert at The Gabba since 1978, Adele played two sold-out shows in front of 120,000 fans. The concerts set a new attendance record for Brisbane.

Adele landed in Sydney and on March 10 at ANZ Stadium, Homebush, she played the biggest single concert that Australia has ever seen and then immediately exceeded that record the following night.

Performingtoalmost 200,000fans across two incredible shows, ANZ Stadium hosted its largest audience since the closing ceremony of the 2000 Olympic Games.

At Adelaide Oval a record-breaking audience in excess of 70,000 came through the turnstiles. It was the largest attendanceever for a concert in South Australia – and for any event held at Adelaide Oval, surpassing the 1965 SANFL Grand Final.

The Australian leg of the tour concluded in Melbourne on March 19 with two sold-out, record-breaking shows at Etihad Stadium, performed to a combined audience of more than 150,000 people and shattering the venue peak attendance figures two nights in a row.

Adele performed her three final Southern Hemisphere shows at Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium on March 23, 25 and 26, with total ticket sales in excess of 130,000, a new record for any New Zealand concert tour and nearly 40,000 tickets more than any other artist has sold in the city of sails. Described by one New Zealand reviewer as,an experience like no other’.

Adele will conclude her world tour with four sold-out shows at London’s Wembley Stadium in June/July.

Michael Coppel, Chairman of Live Nation Australasia, said “It has been both a privilege and truly a career highlight for all at Live Nation to have been able to present Adele’s record-breaking Australian and New Zealand tour.

“The audiences have been ecstatic at their opportunity to see a true superstar at her peak, and, as the tour promoters, we have been gratified to be able to fully satisfy the expectations of Adele’s management, agent, production and security teams in the presentation of such a high profile and challenging series of major concert events.”


Domain Stadium, Perth- February 28

The Gabba, Brisbane - March 4, March 5

ANZ Stadium, Sydney - March 10, March 11

Adelaide Oval, Adelaide - March 13

Etihad Stadium, Melbourne - March 18, March 19

Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland - March 23, March 25, March 26