adele is coming to a stadium near you
Say ‘Hello’ from the other side (of the stage) when Adele’s ‘25’ world tour arrives in the US next year.
On the eve of her record-smashing album 25's release in November, Adele performed a 90-minute, televised concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall. This show wasn't simply the hottest ticket around, its entry was sweepstakes only. Adele is such a rare Pokemon, scalpers couldn't even get their hands on her seats. But if you, too, felt personally victimized by the impossibility of hearing "Hello" belted live, it's time to dry your eyes and sharpen those refresh-button skills, because the soulful singer has just announced her first North American tour in five years.
During Adele's last tour in 2011, vocal cord issues forced her to cancel or postpone many stateside stops. Because she is a benevolent goddess, Adele's 25 tour includes multiple nights at virtually every stadium location along her coast-to-coast journey. She'll give those hundreds of thousands (seriously) of Radio City hopefuls ample chance to see her come September during her six night residency at Madison Square Garden.
Adele will kick off the 25 world tour in Belfast on February 29 before traveling throughout Europe until June. She'll kick off the North American leg in Saint Paul, Minnesota on July 5 before wrapping in Mexico City on November 15 -- which will be almost exactly a year since 25's release. General sale for Adele's US dates begins on December 17. Predictably, all of her European dates sold out within minutes, so if you're in serious need of the most bitchin' Christmas present ever, start doing Ticketmaster drills now. That Radio City special airs tonight on NBC if you need some extra motivation.
Text Emily Manning
Photography Alasdair McLellan
Fashion Director Alastair McKimm
[i-D The Here and Now Issue, No. 340, Winter 2015]