Adele: No More World Tours?

It was possibly a case of hello, goodbye, for Adele who at the end of her debut Australian and New Zealand shows suggested she would not be doing any more world tours.

At the last of her three shows at Mt. Smart Stadium in Auckland before 40,000 fans, she tearfully told the crowd, “Touring isn’t something I’m good at … applause makes me feel a bit vulnerable. I don’t know if I will ever tour again. The only reason I’ve toured is you. I’m not sure if touring is my bag,” as reported via

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Rain pelted down during the final show, with Adele borrowing a fan’s pink poncho for part of the show, via  Live Nation confirmed that the three shows set ticket sales records in New Zealand, shifting 130,000 in total, as reported by the New Zealand Herald

That was 40,000 more than any other music act. The singer was also the first to sell out Mt Smart Stadium three times. 

It earlier was the fastest selling tour in New Zealand, initially shifting 100,000 tickets. Live Nation also released official figures for the earlier Australian run.

It confirmed that it sold 600,000 tickets over eight dates. That puts Adele in an elite club of four, alongside Dire Straits’ Brothers in Arms 1986 tour, which reached those numbers with 54 shows, Pink’s Funhouse in 2009 with 58 shows, and AC/DC’s Black Ice 2010 tour with 12 shows.

LN Australasia’s breakdown of figures were 65,000 at a single show at Domain Stadium in Perth; 120,000 at two shows at Brisbane’s Gabba; 195,000 at two shows at ANZ Stadium, Sydney; 70,000 at Adelaide Oval; and 75,000 at two shows at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium. The dates were either the biggest concerts in the city or at the venue.