Eminem smashes 18-year-old record while in Aotearoa!

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Monday, 4 March 2019, 3:27PM
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Eminem has smashed an 18-year-old record while on tour in Aotearoa. 

The 'rap god', who performed at Wellington's Westpac Stadium on Saturday night, performed to a record-breaking 46,474 people.

That beats the previous attendance record of 42,500 set by Robbie Williams in 2001.

The concert went on without too much drama, with police reporting that sixteen people were arrested, mainly accused of disorder and drinking offences. 

READ MORE: The security guard that stole the show at Eminem's concert

Across Australasia, Eminem's 2019 Rapture tour has sold a total north of 300,000 tickets to his five stadium shows, including Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and the one New Zealand show in Wellington.

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Eminem's concert at the Cake Tin broke records, not only for the number of people attending but also for being the fastest ever sell-out concert at Westpac Stadium AS WELL AS the highest percentage of ticket purchasers from outside the Wellington region, with 56 per cent of the crowd travelling for the event.

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Those 25,000 visitors also set a new record for a single-day event for Wellington.

Police said despite the CBD being reportedly busier than usual, there were no major issues and overall it "was a good night in Wellington".

In case you missed it, Eminem wasn't the only performer grabbing all the attention on Saturday night, a surprise star at the concert was a security guard who was snapped dancing and definitely stole the show.

Westpac Stadium Attendance Records
• Eminem Rapture 2019 – 46,474 
• Robbie Williams 2001 - 42,500
• The Rolling Stones 2006 - 40,000 
• All Blacks Vs British & Irish Lions 2005 - 39,000