Adele fans: you probably shouldn’t hold your breath about seeing the iconic singer in concert anytime soon.
Adele has spent the last 15 months touring around the world, and when she’s completed her tour she will have performed 123 shows. That’s a significant amount of travel and stage time for someone who considers herself an “introvert” — which may be why Adele is considering shying away from any future tours.
Adele composed a handwritten note to her fans which was recently posted to Instagram. The note explained how grateful Adele was for her fans and her opportunities, but that she may very well be done with touring.
The note reads:
So this is it. After 15 months on the road and 18 months of 25 we are at the end. We have taken this tour across UK + Ireland, throughout Europe, all over America and I finally got to go to Australia and New Zealand too. Touring is a peculiar thing, it doesn’t suit me particularly well. I’m a real homebody and I get so much joy in the small things. Plus I’m dramatic and have a terrible history of touring. Until now that is! I’ve done 119 shows and these last 4 will take me up to 123, it has been hard but an absolute thrill and pleasure to have done. I only ever did this tour for you and to hopefully have an impact on you the way that some of my favourite artists have had on me live. And I wanted my final shows to be in London because I don’t know if I’ll ever tour again and so I want my last time to be at home. Thank you for coming, for all of your ridiculous love and kindness. I will remember all of this for the rest of my life. Love you. Goodnight for now. Adele.
Something tells me that Adele isn’t done touring for good — but it definitely looks like it might be a while before she hits the road again.