After cancelling an earlier scheduled U.S. run, British songstress

After cancelling an earlier scheduled U.S. run, British songstress Vampire Weekend and Beck. “The A&R guy emailed me and I was ignoring it… I didn’t realise they [XL] did all these amazing names.”

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Although the disc was released in the U.S. in early June, Adele did not breakthrough until her recent appearance on Saturday Night Live, in an episode that also featured a guest appearance by Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. Following her performance on the show, Adele’s album shot to No. 1 on iTunes and peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard 200.

“It’s all been a bit too much to take in this year, really. It’s been so incredible, it feels like about five years worth of stuff has been crammed into one,” the singer-songwriter explained on her Web site.

Adele cancelled a tour of Germany, Japan, and the U.S. in early September, citing “problems at home.” In a statement on her site, she wrote, “I was really looking forward to touring again and throwing myself back into it all. But my home life needs more attention right now. I apologise from the bottom of my heart for disappointing you all, I’m truly gutted!”

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Adele itinerary:
(Dates subject to change):

January 14Somerville, MASomerville Theater
January 16Philadelphia, PATheater of the Living Arts
January 17Washington, DC9:30 Club
January 19Chicago, ILPark West
January 20St. Paul, MNFitzgerald Theatre
January 22Denver, COBluebird Theater
January 23Salt Lake City, UTMurray Theatre
January 26Seattle, WANeumos Crystal Ball Reading Room
January 27Portland, ORWonder Ballroom
January 29San Francisco, CAThe Fillmore
January 30Los Angeles, CAAvalon

Last Updated on November 3, 2008 by By Allison Reitz