The O2 has hosted some of the biggest music stars in the world, and selling out the arena is a feat that is a worthy addition to portfolios. But beyond selling out, some acts have sold out in record breaking times.
These are the 7 acts who have sold out the arena in the quickest times.
The Spice Girls, 2007: 38 seconds
The Spice Girls hadn’t played together since Geri left in 1998. This reunion concert had people in a frenzy, as wanted to see one of the GOAT female bands perform again after to many years.
Little wonder it is on top of the list.
Monty Python Live, 2014: 43 seconds
The phenomenal Michael Palin, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam performed together for the first time in 34 years and packed the place night after night for 10 hilarious shows.
Gary Barlow, 2014: 6 minutes
Ready to showcase his first solo album in 14 years, Take That’s beloved frontman doubled his dates at The O2 when loyal fans snapped up tickets quicker than you can say ‘Back for Good’.
The Rolling Stones, 2012: 7 minutes
Fans flocked to see the legendary rockers play this incredible 50th anniversary show, their first live performance in five years.
Rihanna, 2011: 10 minutes
Remember that picture of Rihanna taking the tube to her gig like a normal person? She was on her way to The O2 Arena for the sold out Loud Tour.
Beyoncé, 2014: 12 minutes
Queen B made The O2 Arena her most visited venue of any single tour when she performed here 12 times on her insanely good The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in 2014.
Wizkid Ayo, 2021: 12 minutes
Following his hugely successful Made in Lagos Album, the record breaking single – Essence climbing and topping charts around the world, Wizkid selling out the O2 Arena was very expected. But did anybody expect him to tie Queen B – with whom he won a Grammy – as one of the fastest to sellout the O2 Arena?
Whatever your expectations, he is the latest act to sell out the Arena in less than 15 minutes and fans cannot wait to watch him perform there.
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