Adele Cancels U.S. Tour Dates, Issues Statement

Published: Tuesday 4th Oct 2011 by Rashad

Adele‘s reign atop global charts since her critically and commercially acclaimed ’21’ was released has seen the ‘Rolling In the Deep’ songstress roll in impressive accolades.

However, the gain and consequent maintenance of such success is seemingly coming with a price.  For, not too long after resuming her postponed trek due to vocal damage and fatigue, the British beauty has been forced to curtail her tour plans yet again due to the recurring condition.

Find out what dates were affected and read Adele’s full statement regarding the matter after the jump:

Via Billboard:

“singing is literally my life, its my hobbie, my love, my freedom and now my job. I have absolutely no choice but to recuperate properly and fully, or i risk damaging my voice  forever. i have great confidence in believing you know how much this upsets me, how seriously i take it and how truly devastated and annoyed i am by this. wanting to do something so bad and not being able to is the most frustrating thing as im sure you know! 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 im gonna smash the ball out the park once im touring again. i apologise from the bottom of my heart, sincerely i do. i know its not only disappointing because of the show, but its plane tickets, hotel bookings, birthdays, anniversaries and time wasted. but please have faith in me that this is the only thing i can do to make sure i can always sing and always make music for you to the best of my ability. truly yours and yours only forever, adele xx”

Read the full statement and find out the affected dates via her website here.

Kudos to Adele who, much like fellow diva Christina Aguilera, is taking the proper steps to preserve their instruments.  Hopefully fellow belters in the industry follow suit.  The Pattis, Gladys, Tinas, and Arethas of the world didn’t get to their golden ages (and still be able to do what they do) without proper treatment of their tools.

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    Who cares??????????

    OBESEdele is only a a SENSATION 😕

    This big b**** will only be relevant for a another year…TOPS !

  2. THE UNIVERSITY OF GAGA October 4, 2011

    Awwwww……..My fave needs to take notes.

  3. The Naked Truth October 4, 2011


  4. BABY-LUMP October 4, 2011


  5. omzir October 4, 2011

    Lafronce? is that all you do is hate? who hurt you so bad that you’ve become such a ignorant bitter and hateful person… so sad.

    ADELE is not just here, she is the new face of pop music. POP music will go back to what it was in the beginning, songs from the heart… not songs for a paycheck.

  6. klg0845 October 4, 2011

    The only correction I would have is Aretha. She didn’t take proper care of her voice in her 20s and 30s. It wasn’t until she was in her 40s that her voice became more distressed and she FINALLY started taking care of it.

  7. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) October 4, 2011

    OK, I’m not going to sugar-coat it for her, this is lame.She has been cancelling dates for ages and again and again and again.And this is only her 1st HUGE tour.What is she going to do when she has a bigger fanbase who will want to see her live after each album??How weak is her voice to completely shut down and demanding a re-built after just 3 years in the game?And the funny thing is that people praise her for her voice 😐

    I have nothing against her AT ALL and I like her, but this is getting too much.I wish her luck…

  8. Bey Fan… October 4, 2011

    awwwwwww….. I love Adelle. Hope everything will be ok.

    I would be careful though, cancelling tour dates is NEVER good, no matter how great the artist may be.

    Get better Adelle….

  9. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) October 4, 2011


  10. S*** (U MAD?) October 4, 2011

    I think Bey is gonna NOT tour also for the same reason, to rest her voice, Hope she doesnt, dont think she willl…

    but For Adele I just think its cuzz shes LAZY & knows shes not exciting enuff to go on tour.. 😕

  11. IMGUNNACHECKUBOO October 4, 2011

    Gurl, if you don’t put them cigarettes down.

  12. Truth Seeker October 4, 2011

    ASAP I agree 100%. There is a bigger story to be told with her seemingly every other week or so (exaggeration but…) cancelling shows and whatnot. I’m not a big fan of Adele and find her grossly overrated but I do think that she has some talent. I wish her the best but there is more to the story imo.

  13. TheDimplePuppet October 4, 2011

    3 women —> Celine Dion is in her 40’s & Patti Labelle & Diana Ross are in their 60’s and all three women can blow to this very day. Adele is only is only in her mid 20’s what she needs to do is stop f****** smoking. Even Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston had major pipes still in their 30’s. What ever Adele! Someone better tell this chick that one minute your in & the next your NOT!

  14. MISHKA October 4, 2011

    TGJ, How come your favourite singer OF ALL TIME has never lost her voice, not even once? I mean, she’s been on tour since 2007…Plus she smokes cigars…I wonder what is her secret…*brainstorming*

  15. …baa, “I’m not an archetype damn it!” October 4, 2011

    “3 women —> Celine Dion is in her 40’s & Patti Labelle & Diana Ross are in their 60’s and all three women can blow to this very day. Adele is only is only in her mid 20’s what she needs to do is stop f****** smoking. Even Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston had major pipes still in their 30’s. What ever Adele! Someone better tell this chick that one minute your in & the next your NOT!”


    ALL OF THIS RIGHT HERE!! I too believe her chain smoking is more than likely to blame. She beeter start taking better care of herself she’s only 22.

  16. HERE I….FLOPPED October 4, 2011

    She cancels more tour dates than …I’ll reserve the shade out of respect.

    Im glad she loves her voice enough to know when to stop…If only she’d love her voice enough to quit smoking -___-

    Rihanna better take a break because she might mess up her……..oh wait LMAO

  17. lifee October 4, 2011


  18. Robier October 4, 2011

    I’m so happy this gets attention. The public thinks singing Constantly is soo easy but vocal rest, training and re-group is a must

  19. SCARECROW October 4, 2011

    First xtina now her. Who’s next? Did I hear someone say RiRi?

  20. Nae October 4, 2011

    I love Adele dearly, and my main concern is her health and happiness. If she has to take a break to get well and regroup, so be it. Other people should take notes.

  21. Dallas Champ October 4, 2011


  22. Those That Cannot Do, Stan October 4, 2011

    Won’t be any choreography, dance breaks, whipping hair, grinding, shimmying or shaking -it’s all just singing so if her voice isn’t in tip top condition her concert won’t be as enjoyable for her fans.

    She’ll be fine, last I checked she was close to selling 10 million and all that is because of her voice and music. Her fans know it and respect it and want her best.

  23. King B October 4, 2011

    Well damn people, she can’t exactly help it if she keeps getting ill and it affects her voice. That doesn’t make her a “weak” singer. Granted, if the reason that she keeps getting ill is because she really can’t put the cigarettes down, then yes, that is her own doing. But I hope that’s not the case. Smoking surely can’t be more important than your career.

    @ ASAP:

    Yes, people praise her for voice, not for being indestructible.

  24. JER October 4, 2011

    that’s awful. It’s what happens when you have a REAL voice and REALLY sing live, unlike some people who just keep using the same pre-recorded “live” track while poppin their c****** on stage

  25. THEMAN October 4, 2011

    Adele is amazing. She should really leave the cigs alone though. She has a great voice. Such a classic performer. Peoples voices are different. Some artists have had to postpone shows because of their vocals. It is what it is. She’s far from lazy, she’s successful. Lol at the silly stans coming in here mad because their favorite artists aren’t as successful as Adele with this era. One perso in particular is always here.

  26. Lucy October 5, 2011

    I love Adele but she needs to start taking better care of herself. She needs to quit smoking and lose some weight, how disappointing.

  27. Bey’knight October 5, 2011


    Stop making up bs as u go along

    Post receipts where billboard said no1s from a soundtrack dont count

    Whitney’s biggest hit IWALY is from a soundtrack and is part of her 13 no1s

    Check on it was both on DC greatest hits and a bonus track on bday in Uk

    Best selling single in the world is by Elton John and its from lion king soundtrack go tell him soundtrack dont count lol

    Try again, My heart will go on, lady marmalade were all soundtracks and are counted as no1s for the artists. Ask Xtina fans how many no1s she has

    Show me SnM remix, ET remix, LFN remix on any album. I’l wait

    U keep sayin ppl love her more im stil waitin for receipts, ppl luv europop not rihanna

    I knew it wont belong b4 u brought up ancient artists they’re not in Rih’s calibre either so leave em out

    U kno u lying outta ur ass tryna discredit grammys for a nonsinger like rih not only does she nt have em she doesnt deserve them. When it comes to vocals Beyonce > Madonna. Grammys was harder to get b4 cus singers cud actualy sing. Mariah may have better voice but she doesnt always use it better jus like Christina.
    Grammys still remain every artist’s pride n joy cus when d nods are annouced errbody wil be chking if their favs dont make it,then they complain. At least Madonna was artistic n killer performer with great music, rih does none of dat btw 2011: beyonce > Madonna. After 30 yrs in d game hard candy sold 3m (2008) <<< IASF 7m (2008)

  28. Bey’knight October 5, 2011

    Oops wrong post O_O lol

  29. Blue October 5, 2011

    ^^^^can you say pathetic. when does it end?

  30. WINTZ October 5, 2011

    Adele is cool in my book…

  31. nice_gurl October 5, 2011

    That isn’t good…hope she gets better.

  32. RIHANNA IS THE QUEEN OF POP October 5, 2011

    did u know that beyonce is a copycat she is so silly copying audrey hepburn for her new countdown video ,funny how that shows how big a copycat beyonce is.

  33. Casual October 5, 2011

    These ongoing problems might be related to poor singing technique. Sounding good does not equal proper technique, which are mostly issues of tonal placement and breathing properly.

  34. Trey October 5, 2011


  35. Trey October 5, 2011

    Wondering when Rihanna will realise her voice is totally jacked and do the same…

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