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Eminem breaks MCG gig attendance record

Eminem has broken the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) concert attendance record after 80,708 fans turned out for his gig on Sunday night.

The gig was part of the rapper’s Rapture tour, which has sold more than 300,000 tickets for his five-stadium shows across Australia.

President and chief executive of TEG Dainty, Paul Dainty, said, according to The Music Network: “It is an outstanding achievement for Eminem to break the live concert attendance record at the MCG with a total of 80,708 fans in the audience.

“Eminem is one of the greatest showmen in the world with a fiercely loyal Australian fan base that continues to grow with each tour. He is no stranger to selling out stadium shows but this new record is just phenomenal.”

The multi-show Sound Relief concert set the previous record in 2009, which the MCG marked at 80,518. The Melbourne event featured appearances by Kings Of Leon, Midnight Oil, Split Enz and Paul Kelly, among others.

The sports and entertainment venue’s official capacity is 100,024, with sporting records of 121,969 for the 1970 VFL Grand Final and 100,022 for the 2018 AFL Grand Final.

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