Adele Reschedules Cancels Dates For August, October

Adele Reschedules Cancels Dates For August, October

A nasty bout of laryngitis forced Adele to cancel her summer tour of North America just nine dates after it started. After seeing an otolaryngologist and getting some much needed rest, the British singer has rescheduled 14 canceled dates and added another six shows.

The 20 Adele concerts will be tackled via two 10-date treks—one in August and the other in October.

The first leg gets underway Aug. 9 in Vancouver, B.C. and ends Aug. 24 in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

The second leg commences Oct. 7 at the Borgata Event Center in Atlantic City and concludes Oct. 21 when Adele plays the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas.

For most of the rescheduled dates, venues will accept original Adele tickets. The exceptions are shows in San Diego, Atlanta, and Austin. For those cities Ticketmaster is offering all ticketholders a full refund and then exclusive access to an Adele presale.

Laryngitis, or Dysphonia, is the inflammation of the larynx. It can be caused by several things including infection, acid reflux disease, allergies, and overuse. Adele’s bout of laryngitis got Land of Punt thinking about other singers/musicians who’ve had serious health problems. Below is a list of ten artists who’ve been sidelined with either a serious illness or an injury.

50 Cent
In May of 2000, Curtis Jackson, also known as 50 Cent, was shot nine times while sitting in a car outside of his grandmother’s home in South Jamaica, Queens. Fifty was hit in the hand, hip, legs, chest, and face—a bullet pierced his left cheek. The rapper spent 13 days in the hospital and was fully recovered in five months.

Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan crashed his Triumph Tiger 100 motorcycle on July 29, 1966. His injuries were never disclosed (an ambulance was never called nor was Dylan hospitalized) but he later said that he broke several vertebrae in his neck. Some think the “crash” was faked (or embellished) to give the folk singer a reason to step away from music business. After the crash, Dylan took an eight-year break from touring.

Greg Allman
Greg Allman, co-founder of The Allman Brothers Band, was diagnosed with Hepatitis C in late 2007. He underwent a successful liver transplant in June of 2010. After being diagnosed with “The Hep,” Allman told Billboard that he had to sleep 10 to 11 hours just to play two or three hours of music. Allman has since returned to performing and later this month he’ll front The Allman Brothers Band when they play a benefit concert to raise awareness of Hepatitis C at the Beacon Theatre in New York.

Jeff Tweedy
Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy has suffered from migraines all his life. Unfortunately for him they became so bad that he turned to painkillers for relief. He eventually became dependent on those pills which led to depression and panic attacks. Tweedy entered a rehab facility for his addiction in 2004 delaying the release of Wilco’s fifth studio album, A Ghost is Born. When Tweedy returned to the band he was more focused and consequently Wilco was too.

Kylie Minogue
On May 17, 2005 Australian singer Kylie Minogue was told she had breast cancer. This diagnosis forced her to cancel her Showgirl Tour and her appearance at the Glastonbury Festival. Minogue had surgery in May of 2005 and was back performing by 2006. Her willingness to speak publically speak about her cancer has encouraged young women the world over to undergo regularly checkups.

Michael Jackson
During the filming of a Pepsi commercial in January of 1984 Michael Jackson’s hair caught on fire. He suffered second-degree burns to his scalp. At the time of his accident he was performing a simulated concert at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The King of Pop donated his $1.5 million settlement from Pepsi to what is now known as the “Michael Jackson Burn Center.”

Peter Frampton
In June of 1978, with his career waning, British guitarist Peter Frampton nearly died in a car accident in the Bahamas. Frampton suffered a concussion, several broken bones, and damage to his muscles. Up until his accident, Frampton had been a rather prolific artist. Not only did the accident slow down his creative output but some believe the guitar virtuoso never fully recovered.

Rick Allen
Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen had his arm severed in a bad auto accident on Dec. 31, 1984. He was driving recklessly and his seatbelt was not correctly fastened. Doctors reattached Allen’s arm but due to an infection it had to be removed. Initially, Allen thought he would never drum again but that changed with help from lead singer Joe Elliiot and Status Quo drummer Jeff Rich. Allen made his triumph return to Def Leppard in 1986.

Shania Twain
Like Adele, Shania Twain was stricken with dysphonia. Only Twain’s condition wasn’t a result of overuse or an infection it was the result of a betrayal. Twain’s husband, producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange, had an affair with Twain’s best friend, Marie-Anne Thiebaud. With a lot of hard work and courage she’s regained her voice and will begin a two-year residency in Las Vegas in December of 2012. Her inspirational comeback was documented in the reality show “Why Not? With Shania Twain.”

Steve Perry
In 1996, Journey’s iconic frontman, Steve Perry, injured his hip while hiking in Hawaii. Perry was later diagnosed with degenerative bone condition and then underwent successful hip replacement surgery in 1998. Perry’s reluctance to undergo the aforementioned surgery eventually led to his departure from Journey. The band wanted Perry to hurry up and have his hip replaced so they could go on tour. Perry didn’t like his bandmates pressuring him on his health care decisions. Ergo, Journey has been Perry-free since 1998.

Adele’s 2011 Itinerary
>>Aug. 9 – Adele in Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre
>>Aug. 11 – Adele in Troutdale, OR @ McMenamins Historic Edgefield Manor
>>Aug. 12 – Adele in Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
>>Aug. 14 – Adele in Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
>>Aug. 15 – Adele in Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
>>Aug. 16 – Adele in Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
>>Aug. 18 – Adele in San Diego, CA @ San Diego State Open Air Theatre
>>Aug. 20 – Adele in Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea – The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas*
>>Aug. 21 – Adele in Salt Lake City, UT @ The Gallivan Center
>>Aug. 24 – Adele in Saint Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
>>Oct. 7 – Adele in Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Events Center*
>>Oct. 8 – Adele in Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center*
>>Oct. 10 – Adele in Nashville,TN @ Ryman Auditorium
>>Oct. 11 – Adele in Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
>>Oct. 13 – Adele in Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live*
>>Oct. 14 – Adele in Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena – Waterfront Theatre*
>>Oct. 18 – Adele in Spring, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
>>Oct. 19 – Adele in Austin,TX @ Adele Frank Erwin Center>>Oct. 21 – Adele in Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre* = New Date

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