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Eminem breaks single show MCG record but Madonna and The Stones sold more tickets

by Paul Cashmere on February 25, 2019

in News,Noise Pro

Eminem has broken a Melbourne Cricket Ground record for ticket sales for a single show but Madonna and the Rolling Stones sold more tickets during their 1993 and 1995 tours.

Madonna holds the record for total ticket sales with 96663 over two nights in 1993 and the Rolling Stones are second with 88434 ticket sales over two nights in 1995.

Eminem can claim the single show record for his 80,708 ticket sales but the Madonna and Stones tour did better.

U2 came close to Eminem ticket sales in 1993 with 80,081 tickets sold over two nights.

It is still an impressive result. President and CEO of TEG DAINTY, Paul Dainty said “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 MCG’s highest attendance was for the 2018 Grand Final of the AFL with 100,022 in attendance beating the previous year’s attendance by 1 ticket.

The Melbourne Cricket Ground opened in 1853. The original stand had a 6,000 capacity.

MCG Attendances

80,708 – Eminem, February 25, 2019
80,518 – Sound Relief Concert – March 14, 2009
73,756 – Guns N’ Roses – February 14, 2017
65,000 – World Police and Fire Games – Feb 26, 1995
60,000* – Bon Jovi, 1 December, 2018 (actual figure unpublished)
57,748 – Pope John Paul Ecumenical Service – Nov 27, 1986
55,547 – Mushroom Records 25th Anniversary Concert – Nov 14, 1998
50,974 – Madonna Concert – Nov 27, 1993
50,934 – Rolling Stones Concert – Mar 27, 1995
50,933 – Madonna Concert – Nov 26, 1993
49,816 – Paul McCartney Concert – Mar 9, 1993
48,689 – Michael Jackson Concert – Nov 24, 1996
45,334 – Madonna Concert – Nov 29, 1993
45,000 – World Masters Games Opening Ceremony – Oct 6, 2002
44,730 – The 3 Tenors Concert – Mar 1, 1997
44,339 – U2 Concert – Nov 12, 1993
43,272 – Billy Joel and Elton John Concert – Mar 20, 1998
43,014 – Michael Jackson Concert – Nov 22, 1996
40,578 – Paul McCartney Concert – Mar 10, 1993
37,500 – Rolling Stones Concert – Mar 28, 1995
35,742 – U2 Concert – Nov 13, 1993
32,956 – Billy Joel and Elton John Concert – Mar 21, 1998
31,000 – The Police Reunion Tour Concert – Jan 26, 2008
28,307 – Linda Ronstadt Concert – Feb 24, 1979
21,085 – David Cassidy Concert – Mar 10, 1974
18,706 – David Bowie Concert – Nov 18, 1978

Eminem setlist 24 February 2019, Melbourne, Australia

Greatest (from Kamikaze, 2018)
Won’t Back Down (from Recovery, 2010)
3 a.m. (from Relapse, 2009)
Square Dance (from The Eminem Show, 2002)
Kill You (from The Marshall Mathers LP, 2000)
White America (from The Eminem Show, 2002)
Rap God (from The Marshall Mathers LP 2, 2013)
Sing for the Moment (from The Eminem Show, 2002)
Like Toy Soldiers (from Encore, 2004)
Lucky You (from Kamikaze, 2018)
Forever (from Drake, More Than A Game, 2009)
Just Don’t Give a Fuck (from The Slim Shady LP, 1999)
Fall (from Kamikaze, 2018)
Criminal (from The Marshall Mathers LP, 2000)
The Way I Am (from The Marshall Mathers LP, 2000)
Walk on Water (with Skylar Grey) (from Revival, 2017)
Stan (with Skylar Grey) (from The Marshall Mathers LP, 2000)
Love the Way You Lie (with Skylar Grey) (from Recovery, 2010)
Majesty (from Nicki Minaj’s Queen, 2018)
Berzerk (from The Marshall Mathers LP 2, 2013)
‘Till I Collapse (from The Eminem Show, 2002)
Cinderella Man (from Recovery, 2010)
Caterpillar (Royce da 5’9” only) (from Royce da 5’9”, Book of Ryan, 2018)
Fast Lane (with Royce da 5′9″) (from Bad Meets Evil, Hell: The Sequel, 2011)
Rainy Days (with Boogie) (from Boogie, Everythings for Sale, 2019)
River (from Revival, 2017)
The Monster(with Skylar Grey) (from The Marshall Mathers LP 2, 2013)
My Name Is (from The Slim Shady LP, 1999)
The Real Slim Shady (from The Marshall Mathers LP, 2000)
Without Me (from The Eminem Show, 2002)
Not Afraid (from Recovery, 2010)

Encore:
Lose Yourself (from 8 Mile soundtrack, 2002)

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