Adele announced her 2016 tour by borrowing from Harry Potter. While Adele even had a magic wand to wave in making her 2016 tour announcement, she bummed out some fans in the United States by planning the tour for Europe only, reported E! News.
That means her fans in America need to hop on a plane if they want to watch Adele perform live on her 2016 tour. Adele certainly isn’t lacking fans after getting many a “wow” for her return. “Hello” is receiving praise as a highly-regarded single while the 27-year-old’s album, 25, is soaring to the top of the charts.
More than four years have passed since Adele performed in a concert series, so fans were even more jazzed when they learned that the singer has planned for 36 tour dates. The first concert will take place on February 29, 2016 in Northern Ireland.
Adele chose Facebook to make her announcement via a video, with Harry Potter’s wand helping her make the point.
“Hello, it’s me,” said the singer. “I have been bluffing this whole time and I’m so relieved to finally tell you that I am, of course, coming on tour and I can’t wait to see all of you there, so see you all very, very soon! It’s hard work being Harry Potter!”
Many of Adele’s followers in the United States weren’t so thrilled when they realized the singer had no announcements for a 2016 tour in America. They took their sorrow to Twitter.
However, Adele has no sorrows when it comes to her new album, reported Billboard.
When it comes to U.K. charts, Adele’s new album, 25, received the greatest opening sales week ever. In addition, her album has earned the ultimate download position as the most downloaded number one album in history.
Sales of Adele’s album soared to 800,307 copies for the week. Almost 70 percent of those sales were physical, and 25 received double platinum certification from the BPI, the trade association for the British recorded music industry.
As for the disappointment that Adele did not reveal any 2016 tour dates in the United States as of yet, the schedule is open when it comes to dates that coincide with Coachella. The possibility Adele could headline Coachella still exists, pointed out the Los Angeles Times.
As for the concerts that Adele has planned on her 2016 tour, she has scheduled a whirlwind of countries that include Britain, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Belgium, France and Italy.
The current schedule follows, which shows the possibility of a Coachella stop.
The Adele 2016 tour schedule:
Feb. 29: Belfast, United Kingdom, SSE Arena
March 1: Belfast, SSE Arena
March 4: Dublin, Ireland, 3Arena
March: 5 Dublin, 3Arena
March 6: Manchester, United Kingdom, Manchester Arena
March 8: Manchester, Manchester Arena
March 15: London, The O2 Arena
March 16: London, The O2 Arena
March 18: London, The O2 Arena
March 19: London, The O2 Arena
March 25: Glasgow, United Kingdom, SSE Hydro Arena
March 26: Glasgow, SSE Hydro Arena
March 29: Birmingham, United Kingdom, Genting Arena
March 30: Birmingham, Genting Arena
(Room for Coachella?)
April 29: Stockholm, Tele2Arena
May 1: Oslo, Telenor
May 3: Copenhagen, Forum
May 4: Herning, Denmark, Jyske Bank Boxen
May 7: Berlin, Mercedes Benz Arena
May 8: Berlin, Mercedes Benz Arena
May 10: Hamburg, Germany, Barclaycard Arena
May 11: Hamburg, Barclaycard Arena
May 14: Cologne, Germany, Lanxess Arena
May 15 Cologne, Lanxess Arena
May 17: Zurich, Switzerland, Hallenstadion
May 21: Lisbon, Portugal, Meo Arena
May 22: Lisbon, Meo Arena
May 24: Barcelona, Spain, Palau Sant Jordi
May 28: Verona, Italy, Anfiteatro Arena di Verona
May 29: Verona, Anfiteatro Arena di Verona
June 1: Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome
June 3: Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome
June 9: Paris, Accor Hotels Arena
June 10: Paris, Accor Hotels Arena
June 12: Antwerp, Belgium, Sportpaleis
June 13: Antwerp, Sportpaleis
In 2016, the Coachella Music and Arts Festival occurs during two weekends, April 15-17 and April 22-24.
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