If you missed seeing Adele at one of the 118 concerts she’s played since releasing her 2015’s album 25, you may soon be experiencing a terrible case of regret.
While performing this week in Auckland, New Zealand, the Grammy-winning singer tearfully announced that this may be her last tour. Addressing the crowd of 40,000 fans, Adele said “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.”
The British pop star reportedly broke into tears, telling the crowd that her 15-month tour, which wraps in July, is the “greatest accomplishment in my career.”
Adele’s massive ticket sales for the tour have led the singer to add additional dates in large cities, including Toronto. Earlier this month on March 11, Adele performed her second of two sold-out shows at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium, with a crowd of 100,000 making it the biggest concert in Australian history.
The singer has spoken openly about her stage fright, having rarely toured in the past, despite the huge success of her second album 21. Fans who have been lucky enough to see Adele live on stage this time around have noted a much more relaxed performer, with the singer routinely bringing fans on stage, revealing personal stories and inspirations for songs, and cracking jokes throughout the show.
So, if you missed seeing Adele on tour this year, you may have forever missed candid moments like this, where she forgot the lyrics to her song.
And this, when she admitted how she really feels about opening the show with “Hello.”
Also this, when she was invited to a couple’s wedding.
Plus this, when her mic cut out.
If Adele’s sobering tour announcement is giving you a serious case of FOMO, we suggest trying to score tickets to one of her final concerts of the tour. Adele has four sold-out shows scheduled at Wembley Stadium between June 28 – July 2. We have a feeling her final tour announcement just made a lot of scalpers very, very happy.