For the second time this year, British songstress Adele has nixed U.S. tour plans due to vocal troubles.
The “Someone Like You” singer has cancelled all 10 dates booked for her October outing. Affected dates stretch from the October 7 opener at the Borgata Event Center in Atlantic City, NJ, through an October 21 event at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, TX. A full listing of Adele’s cancelled concerts is available below.
In a blog post on her official Web site, Adele informed fans that the latest cancellations are the result of a vocal cord hemorrhage. The acclaimed singer has suffered from vocal issues for much of the year, including a bout with laryngitis that forced Adele to postpone the remainder of her U.S. tour in late May and early June.
“The fact is I have never been able to fully recover from any of the problems that I’ve had and then continue to rest even once I’m recovered, because of my touring commitments,” Adele wrote on her site.
“I have absolutely no choice but to recuperate properly and fully, or I risk damaging my voice forever,” she went on to say in the lengthy October 4 post. “My voice is weak and I need to build it back up. I’m gonna be starting up vocal rehab as soon as, and start building my over all stamina in my voice, body and mind. I will be back and I’m gonna smash the ball out the park once I’m touring again.”
Among the cancelled dates are a number of concerts that were rescheduled from the earlier postponed tour leg. The singer’s Web site notes that refunds will be available at the point of purchase, though it also states that “further details” are coming regarding the cancellations.
Prior to these latest cancellations, Adele had already completed an August tour leg that played mainly to West Coast markets and also included dates rescheduled from earlier this year. Tickets sold out on the primary market to both the August and October routings, and strong secondary market ticket sales for the events cemented Adele on TicketNews’ exclusive Top Concert Event rankings from July through September.
Adele – CANCELLED EVENTS:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|October 7||Atlantic City, NJ||Borgata Event Center|
|October 8||Durham, NC||Durham Performing Arts Center|
|October 10||Nashville, TN||Ryman Auditorium|
|October 11||Asheville, NC||Thomas Wolfe Auditorium|
|October 13||Orlando, FL||Hard Rock Live|
|October 14||Miami, FL||AmericanAirlines Arena|
|October 16||Atlanta, GA||Fox Theatre|
|October 18||The Woodlands, TX||The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion|
|October 19||Austin, TX||Frank Erwin Center|
|October 21||Grand Prairie, TX||Verizon Theatre|