Adele to retire from touring?


Will Adele perform again? Image by Christopher Macsurak

As she brings 15 months on the road to a close, Adele suggests her current tour may be her last

If you’re fortunate enough to have caught one of Adele’s 100+ performances over the last year and a bit, then you might be counting your lucky stars, after the Hello singer revealed that her current tour might be her last.

Adele finishes her world tour to a close with four performances at Wembley Stadium, in her home city of London. At first of these last night (28 June), Adele included a handwritten note in the concert programme, in which she detailed why this tour could be her last.

Writing: “Touring is a peculiar thing, it doesn’t suit me particularly well. I’m a real homebody and I get so much joy in the small things. Plus I’m dramatic and have a terrible history of touring. Until now that is!”

Continuing: “I’ve done 119 shows and these last 4 will take me up to 123, it has been hard but an absolute thrill and pleasure to have done.”

Adding: “I only ever did this tour for you and to hopefully have an impact on you the way that some of my favourite artist have had on me live. And I wanted my final shows to be in London because I don’t know if I’ll ever tour again and so I want my last time to be at home. Thank you for coming, for all of your ridiculous love and kindness. I will remember all of this for the rest of my life. Love you. Goodnight for now”

Adele released her debut album, 19, in January 2008. That was followed by the astonishingly successful, 21, three years later, with her most recent album, 25, released in November 2015. She has sold over 10 million albums in the UK and more than 23 million albums in the US.

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