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!”
(Dates subject to change):
|January 14||Somerville, MA||Somerville Theater|
|January 16||Philadelphia, PA||Theater of the Living Arts|
|January 17||Washington, DC||9:30 Club|
|January 19||Chicago, IL||Park West|
|January 20||St. Paul, MN||Fitzgerald Theatre|
|January 22||Denver, CO||Bluebird Theater|
|January 23||Salt Lake City, UT||Murray Theatre|
|January 26||Seattle, WA||Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room|
|January 27||Portland, OR||Wonder Ballroom|
|January 29||San Francisco, CA||The Fillmore|
|January 30||Los Angeles, CA||Avalon|