Bruno Mars smashed the record for highest audience attendance at Auckland’s Spark Arena with four completely sold out shows.

The Bruno Mars 24k Magic World Tour presented by Live Nation drew 48.783 fans across four sold out nights at Spark Arena on February 27, 28 and March 2, 3. The previous attendance record for a concert artist was set by Beyoncé in 2013 who sold 44,596 tickets across four shows during “The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.”

Bruno was congratulated by Roger Field, CEO of Live Nation Australia and New Zealand, for setting a new attendance record at Spark Arena “We thank you for the four incredible shows you played here, and for giving your New Zealand fans, who travelled from all over the country, an unforgettable experience that has now officially gone down in history.”

Following highly acclaimed shows at Spark Arena in 2014, Bruno did not disappoint on his return to New Zealand. Mars dazzled the audience night after night with his impressive vocals and incredible stage presence.

Chairman of Live National Australia, Michael Coppel said “It was a thrill to watch Bruno and his band practice their own particular brand of magic for New Zealand fans for four stunning nights.”

Bruno Mars’ 24k Magic World Tour is one of many impressive major concert tours that have already played at Spark Arena over the past month, including Roger Waters, Robbie Williams and Queen + Adam Lambert. The announcement of other major tours including Sam Smith, P!NK, Celine Dion and Katy Perry for later in the year marks 2018 as a busy year for the venue.