NEW ZEALAND – More than 20 years into his career, Eminem is still breaking records on a regular basis.
Slim Shady’s March 2 concert at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand set a new attendance record for the venue, according to the New Zealand Herald. It was also Westpac Stadium’s fastest concert sell-out.
46,474 fans attended Eminem’s show, topping the previous high mark set by pop star Robbie Williams in 2001. The Williams concert was attended by 42,500 people.
“Eminem is one of the greatest showmen in the world, with a fiercely loyal fan base that continues to grow with each tour,” promoter Paul Dainty said in a press statement. “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.”
Shady Records artist Boogie, Eminem’s Bad Meets Evil partner Royce Da 5’9 and Australian Hip Hip group The Hilltop Hoods also performed at the show. The event was the final stop of Slim Shady’s 2019 Rapture Tour, which began in February.