Adele Returns To Touring Aug. 9

Adele Returns To Touring Aug. 9

Adele knows how to download music.

Not literally, of course—although she probably does know how to download music. She’s 23 after all.

A hundred years ago Land of Punt would have said “Adele knows how to sell records” but since no one buys records anymore that phrase is obsolete.

Nowadays, if people want to listen to music they download it. And that’s exactly what Adele inspires people to do… a lot of people.

The British songstress’ sophomore effort, 21, has become the fastest digital selling album to reach one million sales in the United States.

Her blockbuster dropped January 21 in Europe and the following day in North America.

Overall, 21 has sold more than two-and-half million copies in the U.S. and over nine million copies worldwide. The opus has held the top spot on the U.K. album charts longer than any other female artist in history.

This big news, released today by her record label, coincides with Adele’s confession that she was petrified of permanently losing her pipes.

Adele recently suffered a bad case of laryngitis that forced the cancellation of her summer tour of North America just nine shows after it began.

Speaking today with Dave Berry and Alexa Chung, the London-born crooner admitted: “I was just saying I thought I wouldn’t be able to ever sing again about a month ago, so I’m really relieved. And it went great and my voice ain’t hurting, so I’m really pleased.”

Last week, Adele made her triumphant return to the stage at the iTunes Festival. Adele tickets were sold to an hour-plus long performance at the Camden Roundhouse in London. Her set featured 17 songs.

The highlight of the inspirational evening was her rendition of Bonnie Raitt’s 1991 ballad, “I Can’t Make You Love Me.”

The concert can be seen online, and in its entirety, at the iTunes store.

Now that the singer, as she recently stated, is “99.9% better,” those 14 canceled dates, as well as six more, have been rescheduled in two upcoming ten-show treks.

The first leg kicks off Aug. 9 with an Adele concert in Vancouver, B.C. It ends Aug. 24 when Adele plays St. Paul, Minnesota and Xcel Energy Center.

The other seven cities on her August itinerary include an Adele concert in Troutdale, Oregon Aug. 11; an Adele show in Seattle, Washington Aug. 12; an Adele gig in Berkeley, California Aug. 14; two Adele concerts in Los Angeles, California Aug. 15 and 16; an Adele performance in San Diego, California Aug. 18; an Adele tour stop in Las Vegas, Nevada Aug. 20; and an Adele show in Salt Lake City, Utah Aug. 21.

Her October outing begins the seventh when Adele descends on Atlantic City, New Jersey for a show at the Borgata Events Center. Her final stop is set for Oct. 21 in Grand Prairie, Texas at the Verizon Theatre.

After Atlantic City, Adele will be in Durham, North Carolina for a show at the city’s performing arts center. From there, Adele travels to Nashville, Tennessee; Asheville, North Carolina; and Orlando, Florida.

Adele’s route keeps her in the Sunshine State for an additional night. On Oct. 14, Adele will be in Miami for a performance at the American Airlines Arena, Waterfront Theatre.

Two days later, Adele rolls into Atlanta, Georgia for a gig at the Fabulous Fox Theatre.

She’ll finish her trek in the Lone Star State. On Oct. 18, Adele travels to Spring, Texas for a performance at the venerated Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. The next night Adele will be in Austin and the Frank Erwin Center.

In between her two American jaunts, Adele has a handful of dates planned for the U.K. (Sept 4. through Sept. 25).

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