Adele Confirms She May Never Go On Tour Again
Her world tour has seen her perform in front of millions, but whilst taking to the stage in Auckland, New Zealand, over the weekend, Adele revealed this may be her last ever tour.
She’s recently brought her signature vocals, down-to-earth humour and British charm over to the other side of the world for several shows across Australia and New Zealand.
But in her show at Auckland’s Mount Smart Stadium on Sunday night, she opened up to the 40,000 fans in the audience and admitted that touring might not be for her.
Touring isn’t something I’m good at. Applause makes me feel a bit vulnerable. I don’t know if I will ever tour again. The only reason I’ve toured is you. I’m not sure if touring is my bag.
The 28-year old reportedly got emotional at the event, claiming her 15-month tour was the ‘greatest accomplishment in [her] career’.
She went on to say how the decision to embark on the world tour changed her life, with her singing everything from her early hits to all the tracks from her latest record 25.
The ‘Hello’ singer sold out the Mount Smart venue for three nights in a row, the only ever artist to do so.
She performed her final show in the city standing under heavy rainfall in the open air stadium after a vicious storm hit the area.
In true Adele style, the platinum-selling singer put on a rain poncho and proceeded with the show.
This is the first time we’ve ever seen Adele travel the world on tour, despite her first rising to fame in 2006 with her debut album 19. Her first ever tour, An Evening With Adele, saw her sing at just a few venues in the UK.
Michael Coppel, who was part of the team promoting her tour in Australia and New Zealand, explained,
Adele’s been quoted as saying she won’t tour again, she’s doing this big tour as a recognition of her huge record sales and the enormous demand to see her live. It’s impossible to tell what happens next. Then the future’s an open book.
Adele is due to bring her current tour to an end with four sold out shows at Wembley Stadium at the end of June, titled ‘The Finale’.