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The Real Thing Tour is the third and first stadium concert tour by American singer Sherlyn O'Sullivan, in support of her fourth studio album, The Real Thing (2015). The tour was announced by the singer during party's album release on October 23, 2015, with dates for first Oceania, Asia, Europe and North America stadiums revealed. The tour was presented by Live Nation, beginning on April 29, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand and concluded on October 28, that same year in Calgary, Canada. The tour broke attendance records in many cities, incluiding in Tokyo, where the first five dates at Saitama Stadium was sold out in less than half an hour. A day later, the tour entered the Guinness Book of World Records for selling 2.5 million tickets in a single day, which prompted supporters to add more dates.

After O'Sullivan's premiere performance, the tour received generally positive reviews from critics. Some described it as most entertaining show and praised her stage presence. Billboard entertainment magazine called it one of the best tours of the last ten years, while Entertainment Weekly published an entire article about the tour, where she praised the O'Sullivan's vocal evolution and her performance on stage. The tour was a commercial success, with a total gross of $295.8 million, and an audience of 3.3 million. Eventually became the highest grossing tour in the world in 2016, 6th highest-grossing concert tour of 2010s, and the 13th highest-grossing concert tour of all time.

The seven concerts in Tokyo, Japan at Saitama Stadium with intersperses of backstage footage was filmed, and aired on Epix in the United States on August 21 at p:00 pm ET, tittled Sherlyn O'Sullivan: 7 Nigts in Tokyo. Later, a live album also was released, under the title The Real Thing – Live Tour on November 25 that same year.

Tour datesEdit

Date City Country Venue Attendance Gross revenue
Oceania
April 29, 2016 Auckland New Zealand Mount Smart Stadium 42,425 / 42,425 $4,821,456
May 2, 2016 Perth Australia Perth Stadium 53,442 / 53,442 $5,790,982
May 4, 2016 Melbourne Docklands Stadium 87,820 / 87,820 $8,011,298
May 5, 2016
May 8, 2016 Sydney Allianz Stadium 149,009 / 149,009 $14,205,430
May 9, 2016
May 12, 2016 Brisbane Suncorp Stadium 39,940 / 39,940 $3,911,298
Asia
May 15, 2016 Singapore National Stadium 51,034 / 51,034 $4,422,195
May 18, 2016 Saitama Japan Saitama Stadium 350,699 / 350,699 $34,217,739
May 19, 2016
May 20, 2016
May 22, 2016
May 23, 2016
May 24, 2016
May 28, 2016 Manila Philippine Philippine Arena 127,432 / 127,432 $10,165,321
May 29, 2016
May 30, 2016
June 4, 2016 Yokohama Japan International Stadium Yokohama 260,564 / 260,564 $19,021,533
June 5, 2016
June 6, 2017
Europe
July 16, 2017 Lisbon Portugal Estádio José Alvalade 30,126 / 30,126 $2,742,675
July 18, 2017 Madrid Spain Santiago Bernabéu Stadium 57,732 / 57,732 $5,020,543
July 21, 2017 Milan Italy San Siro 50,421 / 50,421 $5,012,421
July 23, 2017 Paris France Stade de France 75,011 / 75,011 $6,812,421
July 26, 2017 Munich Germany Allianz Arena 65,847 / 65,847 $6,027,758
July 27, 2017 Frankfurt Commerzbank-Arena 40,654 / 40,654 $3,806,356
July 29, 2017 Hamburg Germany Millerntor-Stadion 28,281 / 28,281 $2,716,917
August 1, 2017 Copenhagen Denmark Parken Stadium 39,012 / 39,012 $3,526,436
August 4, 2017 Stockholm Sweden Friends Arena 43,697 / 43,697 $4,021,567
August 7, 2017 Kraków Poland Polish Army Stadium 30,048 / 30,048 $2,012,453
August 10, 2017 Rotterdam Netherlands De Kuip 61,938 / 61,938 $5,419,252
August 12, 2017 Oslo Norway Ullevaal Stadion 25,421 / 25,421 $2,226,436
August 14, 2017 Vienna Austria Ernst-Happel-Stadion 29,016 / 29,016 $2,212,605
August 17, 2017 Sunderland England Bramall Lane 50,342 / 50,342 $4,811,678
August 19, 2017 London Wembley Stadium 227,209 / 227,209 $18,863,717
August 20, 2017
August 22, 2017 Manchester Old Trafford 64,938 / 64,938 $5,724,567
August 24, 2017 London Wembley Arena [j] [j]
August 27, 2017 Nice France Allianz Riviera 29,824 / 29,824 $2,312,631
August 30, 2017 Düsseldorf Germany Esprit Arena 35,125 / 35,125 $2,861,543
September 2, 2017 Bern Switzerland Letzigrund 47,416 / 47,416 $3,841,365
North America
September 11, 2017 Foxborough United States Gillette Stadium 114,812 / 114,812 $8,021,398
September 12, 2017
September 14, 2017 Denver Field at Mile High 50,247 / 50,247 $4,526,264
September 16, 2017 Seattle Safeco Field 44,827 / 44,827 $3,898,620
September 18, 2017 Detroit Ford Field 57,170 / 57,170 $4,308,154
September 20, 2017 New York City Yankee Stadium 89,219 / 89,219 $8,041,994
September 21, 2017
September 23, 2017 Atlanta Georgia Dome 50,487 / 50,487 $4,518,455
September 25, 2017 Miami American Airlines Arena 34,366 / 34,366 $3,050,175
September 26, 2017
September 28, 2017 Memphis Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium 49,623 / 49,623 $4,022,564
September 30, 2017 Tacoma Tacoma Dome 20,234 / 20,234 $1,541,234
October 1, 2017 Los Angeles Dodger Stadium 55,622 / 45,622 $4,421,243
October 3, 2017 Phoenix University of Phoenix Stadium 78,435 / 78,435 $6,012,535
October 4, 2017
October 6, 2017 Washington, D.C. Nationals Park 40,675 / 40,675 $3,513,367
October 6, 2017 Philadelphia Lincoln Financial Field 52,503 / 52,503 $4,189,392
October 12, 2017 Monterrey Mexico Estadio BBVA Bancomer 41,642 / 41,642 $3,016,345
October 14, 2017 Mexico City Foro Sol 200,876 / 200,876 $17,022,409
October 15, 2017
October 16, 2017
October 17, 2017
October 20, 2017 Vancouver Canada BC Place 90,667 / 90,667 $8,231,754
October 21, 2017
October 23, 2017 Montreal Olympic Stadium 47,006 / 47,006 $4,118,057
October 25, 2017 Toronto Rogers Centre 101,221 / 101,221 $9,032,832
October 26, 2017
October 28, 2017 Calgary McMahon Stadium 35,434 / 35,434 $2,912,794
TOTAL 3,353,379 / 3,426,645 $295,098,814

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