The long-overdue tour kicks-off Feb. 28 at Perth’s Domain Stadium then moves on to Brisbane’s Gabba (a venue typically associated with cricket and Aussie rules football), Sydney’s ANZ Stadium, the Adelaide Oval and wraps-up March 18 at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium.
The 28-year-old performer shared the news in a handwritten note posted to Twitter. “G’Day it’s me... I was wondering if after 10 years in the game you’d finally like to meet me in Brisbane, Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide,” she wrote. “Yep! I am coming Down Under.”
Live Nation will produce all the shows, which will be staged in a 360º in-the-round production with reserved seating on both the playing arenas and grandstands.
As it stands, the itinerary has a lot of wiggle room should Adele and LN decide to expand the trek. The general onsale begins Nov. 10 for all dates.
If record sales are anything to go by, Adele’s Australian concert tickets should sell like hotcakes. The Londoner’s three albums have had exceptional sales form Down Under. Adele’s third and most recent album 25 is eight-times platinum certified, and remains inside the top 30 after 51 weeks on the ARIA Albums Chart (including a months-long stint at No. 1). The LP exploded out the gate last November with triple-platinum sales (210,000 unit) for the best opening week by any album in more than a decade.
Adele’s stadium trek will give a shot in the arm for Australia’s touring market which, promoters say, is in its slowest cycle for the last 5-7 years. LN is also behind Coldplay’s Australasian stadium run next month, which is shaping as one of the biggest tours of this year.
Adele's 2017 Australia tour dates:
Feb. 28 -- Domain Stadium, Perth
March 4 -- The Gabba, Brisbane
March 10 -- ANZ Stadium, Sydney
March 13 -- Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
March 18 -- Etihad Stadium, Melbourne