They've gone and done it, Six60 become first NZ band to sell out Western Springs

music news 17/09/2018

Six60 have become the first New Zealand band to sell out Western Springs Stadium.

The five-piece group sold 50,000 tickets for their upcoming February concert. Just 10 weeks on from tickets being released in early July, every seat in the central Auckland venue has now been filled.

More than half the tickets were sold in the first 24 hours they were on sale.

The stadium has in the past been filled by huge international acts including Eminem, The Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac.

Six60 will be the first-ever New Zealand band to headline a show at Western Springs Stadium, which was announced in late June.

Six60 frontman Matiu Walters was a bold choice, but now, clearly, it's paid off.

Our New Zealand fans have always felt like the sixth member of the band. They follow us around the world and spread our music everywhere they go,

"When we put on a show at home, it's always with the thought of creating an incredible collective experience.

"Western Springs - the idea of 50,000 Kiwis together creating such a historical moment - just felt like it had to happen. It's gonna be an honour for me to be part of the 50,000 and that we can say we sold out Western Springs."

The band's promoter Brent Eccles said the result was "overwhelming" for the band and New Zealand music in general.

"Six60 are truly a band of the people - a lot of people - and we should all feel so proud of them. It's a shit-hot result!"