Get excited Adele fans, because the rumours were true: the pop superstar is coming to New Zealand for the very first time.

The woman with a once-in-a-generation voice will be here on March 23 to play one show only at Auckland's Mt Smart Stadium, where her set will be a unique 360 degree, in-the-round production.

She posted a handwritten note on Instagram this morning announcing the show that said: "Kia ora New Zealand! I wouldn't miss you for the world. I'll see you in Auckland. Can't wait."

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There will be reserved seating on both the field and the grandstands and the idea is that, even though it's a huge stadium show, it will still feel intimate.


Adele is easily one of the biggest artists in the world, having sold in excess of two million albums in Australasia and picked up multiple trophies at the Grammy, Brit, Oscar and Golden Globe awards.

She's just about to finish a massive world tour about which reviewers have had nothing but good things to say.

The New York Times called it "A pure Adele moment: a pop triumph immediately brought to earth by shared human frailty. Adele's gifts could separate her from more ordinary humans. Instead, she forges bonds."

Superstar Adele is coming to NZ for one show only next March. Photo / Supplied
Superstar Adele is coming to NZ for one show only next March. Photo / Supplied

While the LA Times said it was "a one-on-one conversation amid 18,000 or so other folks", which "combined with her remarkable voice, it's that flair for intimacy on a grand scale that's driven Adele to the top. She's a conveyor of relatable emotion at a moment when pop seems defined by concept and style".

If you want to head along and see the magic for yourself, Adele will be in Auckland on March 23, 2017.

Tickets will be on sale from midday, Thursday November 24 with Live Nation presales on November 22.

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