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SIX60 plans New Zealand stadium concert in 2021

Tickets for SIX60’s tour in New Zealand will go on sale next week, with a stadium performance to potentially be the largest attended show anywhere in the world in the last 12 months.

The band are bringing ‘SIX60 Saturdays 2021’ to six venues across the country in January and February, with the 34,500-capacity Sky Stadium in Wellington to be the only stadium date in the tour.

Sky Stadium chief executive, Shane Harmon, said this would be the first concert in the Stadium’s 21-year history in which a New Zealand band has headlined a show.

He said: “This concert will be massive. It could potentially be the largest attended show anywhere in the world in the last 12 months.

“In a very tough year for the events industry we are very grateful to SIX60 and Eccles Entertainment for coming to Wellington. We are expecting a huge crowd and urge fans to secure their tickets early”.

Warrick Dent, general manager events and experiences, said: “The record-breaking Eminem concert in 2019 followed by the largest crowd of the Queen + Adam Lambert NZ tour earlier this year points to a big weekend in Wellington.

“This is the only stadium show of the tour and we anticipate a very special night with thousands of out-of-region fans descending on the capital for the weekend”.

Ticket pre-sales will start on October 15 and general public tickets are on sale from October 19.

New Zealand currently has zero community cases of Covid-19 and no restrictions on mass gatherings, therefore allowing the gig to go ahead without any social distancing requirements or mask protocols.

Earlier this week it was announced that New Zealand singer and songwriter Benee is set to perform the world’s first livestreamed concert in front of a sold-out arena audience since concerts have returned.

The final show of the tour, which covered eight shows ranging from theatre to arena level in four cities across New Zealand, will be held at Auckland’s 12,000-capacity Spark Arena.

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