Adele Breaks Stadium Records as She Wraps Australian Tour
Adele completed her first Australian tour on March 19, according to Billboard. The final show was in Melbourne and broke records for the hosting stadium. The Melbourne Etihad Stadium had 77,300 fans pack the stands, a new high for the venue. Adele had set a record Saturday, March 18, but the Sunday night numbers topped that to the tune of 2,000.
The Australia run, which was part of the Adele Live 2017 tour, included eight shows across five cities. Now Adele is moving on to New Zealand to perform in Aukland, where she will perform three shows this week at the Mt Smart Stadium. All three of the shows have tickets sold out on Adele’s official site, although VIP passes are still available.
Earlier this month, the tour involved a momentous event for the singer—she came clean about her secret marriage to Simon Konecki during a show in Brisbane, a topic that had seen much speculation from fans and news publications.
Sunday’s show involved a little excitement, including a diatribe from Adele, directed to a security guard who was apparently telling people to sit down. Adele told the guard that people couldn’t see when they were sitting, and made it clear that she thought the audience should be allowed to dance at a music show.
Adele will continue the 2017 tour after leaving New Zealand, with the next show landing late in June at the Wembley Stadium in London. After that, three more shows in Wembley will finish out the tour, all of them already sold out.
The “Hello” singer’s most recent album, 25, was a Grammy Award-winning record. It was an album to make up to herself for lost time, things she never did and things she did do, according to Adele’s official website. The album also represents the turning point Adele felt she had reached when she turned 25, she said, and is about finding out who she’s become.