Adele smashes NZ box office records with her recent tour
Adele has bid farewell to New Zealand in epic fashion after performing in front of a record-breaking more than 130,000 fans in Auckland.
Figures released on Monday show The 'Hello' hitmaker played to more than 700,000 across her Australian and New Zealand shows,
In Auckland, Adele sold nearly 40,000 more tickets than any other artist in the city, with temporary extra grandstands erected at Mt Smart Stadium to cope with demand.
"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," says promoter Michael Coppel.
"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."
Adele set the record for the fastest-selling tour in New Zealand, the highest number of tickets sold in a single day and the most shows at Mt Smart for an artist performing on a consecutive tour.
She cried as she bid farewell to her Kiwi fans at the end of her March 26 concert, her last scheduled for the Southern Hemisphere.
"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," Adele told fans.
"[This tour is] my greatest accomplishment in my career... When I think back to when I was 16, playing to nobody, and now - I appreciate this so much."
Adele will conclude her world tour with four sold out shows at London's Wembley Stadium in June and July.