Eminem Breaks Three Attendance Records In New Zealand

Jeremy Deputat
– Eminem
sets a record at Melbourne Cricket Ground Feb. 24.

Eminem broke three records at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand, March 1. His 46,474 draw beat 42,500 by Robbie Williams in 2001. The Rolling Stones had 40,000 in 2006 and a 2005 match between the NZ All Blacks Vs British & Irish Lions hit 39,000.

Westpac Stadium CEO Shane Harmon said the show, Eminem’s first here in five years, also marked the largest ever crowd for a single-day event in the venue. A third milestone was that 25,000 came from outside the Wellington region. 
Previously, 20,000 British fans came in 2017 for a match between rugby teams British Lions and the All Blacks. There were 70 extra flights laid on for the day. Hotels, cafes and restaurants were booked out. Wellington mayor Justin Lester remarked, “There’s not a room left in the city, or in the regions for that matter,” adding fans from 370km away were  “coming to stay with me, downstairs in our own house.”
The 2019 Rapture Australasian tour shifted over 300,000 tickets to five stadium shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Wellington. 
As reported in Pollstar, he set a new attendance for a music event with 80,708 at Melbourne Cricket Ground Feb. 24. Eminem’s debut in Perth, at Optus Stadium February 27, hit the 60,500 mark, second only to Ed Sheeran’s 62,622 in March 2018. 
Paul Dainty, president and CEO of TEG Dainty said: “Eminem is one of the greatest showmen in the world with a fiercely loyal fan base that continues to grow with each tour. He is no stranger to selling out stadium shows but he is continuing to break attendance records across both New Zealand and Australia, which is just phenomenal.”