Adele Live 2017 – Adelaide
Adele performs at Adelaide Oval on March 13. Picture: Morne de Klerk/Getty Images

Adele’s record-breaking Australian tour in numbers

If it feels like Australia has been gripped in some sort of Adele fever over the past few weeks, well, it has.

The woman smashes records everywhere she goes. She’s like a walking, talking, record-breaking machine.

And on her first-ever visit to Australia, she proved the hype was absolutely, positively, 100 per cent warranted.

Don’t believe us? Let us break it down for you.

(We should add here that we didn’t ace high school maths, but we’ve had some expert help from Adele’s personal number crunchers. Most of these are accurate. Except maybe the bugs.)


The number of days Adele spent in our sunburnt country. Bonus points for noticing it’s also the name of her second album.


The number of sold-out concerts Adele performed while she was here.


The number of bugs Adele probably swallowed while singing at Australian venues outdoors, under lights, during summer. (*denotes approximate figure)


The number of onstage marriage proposals that happened during the tour and the number of professional Adele impersonators who joined the star onstage for an impromptu rendition of Rumour Has It. The number of times Adele’s son got fireworks shrapnel in his eye, forcing the cancellation of the show’s pyrotechnics in Perth, and the number of security guards shamed by Adele for telling punters to sit down.


The number of fans Adele played to on opening night in Perth.

Adele at the Gabba in Brisbane

Adele performs at The Gabba in Brisbane on March 4. Picture: Glenn Hunt/Getty Images


The last time a concert was held at the Gabba in Brisbane, until… Adele.


The approximate number of minutes it took most punters to navigate city traffic, public transport and the gigantic queue to get into the venue and find their seat.


The year ANZ Stadium hosted the Sydney Olympics, recording the second biggest crowd ever seen at the venue. The biggest? Adele.


The total number of fans Adele played to over two nights in Sydney.


The total number of fans Adele performed for on her Australian tour.


The number of expletives uttered by Adele on her Australian tour.

Adele now heads across the ditch to break some more records in New Zealand.

So what’s left, now that Adele has skipped town? Certainly a lot less confetti and F-bombs.

For those of you finding it hard to let go, some totally original and non-clichéd advice: don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

And if that’s not enough, there are a zillion YouTube videos to help you relive it.

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