Late Friday, Columbia Records announced that Adele is canceling the remainder of her North American tour. The singer had postponed four shows due to laryngitis and was hoping to return to performing after a quick recovery. However, according to Columbia's statement, Adele is still battling the illness and has been advised by her doctors to continue to rest her voice.
Adele is, as of yet, the most popular music artist of 2011. Her new album “21” has sold 2 million copies in the only 3 months since its debut, and her single “Rolling in the Deep” has been top of the Billboard and iTunes charts for over a month.
Thus, it is no surprise that her North American tour was completely sold out, with average ticket prices for her May 19th show in New York hitting $314. Fans were willing to pay steep prices in arenas across the country to see the British star in person. Now many of these fans have been devastated by the news of Adele's lingering illness.
Columbia Records has stated that the possibility of rescheduling the canceled tour dates is "being investigated", so stay tuned for news on Adele's potential return to the US. Policies for ticket reimbursement can be found, for the most part, on individual venue's websites. However, fans are encouraged to hold on to their tickets until the Adele management comes to an agreement with the venues on rescheduled dates. If and when they are announced, find tickets for Adele's rescheduled shows here.
Adele Update: Rescheduled Dates
Yesterday Adele announced the rescheduled dates for her canceled spring concerts AND surprised her fans by adding a few new ones to the tour. Unless otherwise labeled, tickets for the original date will be honored at the door. Here are Adele's rescheduled tour details:
Tue 9 – Vancouver, BC – Orpheum Theatre (Original Date May 31)
Thu 11 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield *VENUE CHANGE (Original Date June 3 at Crystal Ballroom)
Fri 12 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre (Original Date June 1)
Sun 14 – Berkeley, CA – The Greek Theatre (Original Date June 4)
Mon 15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre (Original Date June 6) Tickets
Wed 17 – Los Angeles, CA – Palladium (Original Date June 9)
Thu 18 – San Diego, CA – Open Air Theater *VENUE CHANGE (Original Date June 8 at Humphreys)--Ticketholders will be contacted with exchange information.
Sat 20 – Las Vegas, NV – The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: Chelsea Ballroom (NEW DATE--tickets go on sale July 8)
Sun 21 – Salt Lake City, UT – Gallivan Center *VENUE CHANGE (Original Date May 29 at Depot)
Wed 24 – Saint Paul, MN – Theatre at Xcel Energy Center *VENUE CHANGE (Original Date May 26 at First Ave)
Fri 7 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Spa & Resort: Event Center (NEW DATE--tickets go on sale July 20) Tickets
Sat 8 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center (NEW DATE--tickets go on sale July 20) Tickets
Mon 10 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium (Original Date June 20)
Tue 11 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium (Original Date June 18)
Thu 13 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live (NEW DATE--tickets go on sale July 20) Tickets
Fri 14 – Miami, FL – Waterfront Theater at American Airlines Arena (NEW DATE--tickets go on sale July 20)
Sun 16 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre *VENUE CHANGE (Original Date June 17 at Tabernacle)--Ticketholders will be contacted with exchange information.
Tue 18 – Spring, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (NEW DATE--tickets go on sale July 20) Tickets
Wed 19 – Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center *VENUE CHANGE (Originally Stubbs Show) --All non-refunded tickets for the Stubb’s show must be exchanged July 8-15 at the Frank Erwin Center. Ticket-holders will be contacted with instructions.
Fri 21 – Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie *VENUE CHANGE (Original Date June 15 at House of Blues)
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