The Adele Finale Stadium Tour kicked off in Perth at the end of last month to a crowd of 65,000! Since then the tour has drawn audiences of 70,000 in Adelaide, 120,000 over two nights in Brisbane, and broke the box office record in Sydney at the ANZ Stadium with a total of 190,000 spectators in just two shows!
Having supplied Adele’s Arena Tour with two bespoke effects in 2016, Quantum was asked to supply three special effect moments that would take advantage of the round stage and entertain an entire stadium.
The first of these is a vibrant halo of coloured powder confetti for track ‘Sweetest Devotion.’ Using 80 stadium shots positioned around the perimeter of the orbit stage a total of 160kg of yellow, green, purple and red confetti is released into the air in 4 rounds of 20. The effect is a total departure from the monochrome visuals of the previous arena show and provides a fresh experience for the audience that compliments the jubilant mood of the performance.
‘Set Fire to the Rain’
Taking place of the indoor rain system used on the arena tour are 80 co2 jets. Lining the edge of the orbit stage the jets are released for the performance of ‘Set Fire to the Rain.’ Fired in a combination of short and long duration hits, the jets either circle the stage in a tidal wave or shoot up all at once to emphasise the emotive highs of the track. Catch them in action in the video below.
‘Rolling in the Deep’
For the finale we are back with the much-loved confetti personalised with printed hand written notes and lyrics from Adele herself. For the Stadium tour we have doubled the amount of Q: Stormblasters (our custom confetti machines that provide a whole minute of consistent confetti coverage!). With 12 stationed on top of the main stage and twelve positioned on trusses within the audience, 240kg of confetti is released each show for the penultimate track ‘Rolling in the Deep.’
The tour will be hitting Melbourne on 18th March before travelling across to Auckland, New Zealand for its last show down-under. In June Adele will be bringing the tour to Wembley Stadium, London, by which time roughly 700,000 people will have been covered with 5,200kg of confetti – thats about 7 grams of confetti per audience member!