British soul singer Adele preps summer U.S. tour
The last time U.K. songstress Adele graced a stateside stage was a 2009 set at the Hollywood Bowl, which despite some flubbed lyrics and band restarts, The Times praised her effortless voice.
The 22-year-old will have the chance to make up for that last showing when her summer headlining tour, which she announced Monday, rolls through L.A. on June 9 at The Wiltern.
In support of her critically acclaimed sophomore album “21,” out stateside Feb. 22, the tour will kick off in Washington, D.C. on May 12 and run through June 20 in Nashville.
Released overseas, “21” hit No. 1 in a handful of countries, including the U.K., Ireland, Germany, Holland, New Zealand, Switzerland, Austria and Belgium.
“21” logged 208,000 copies in its first week in the U.K. -- making it the biggest-selling January release in five years, since the Arctic Monkey's “Whatever People Say I Am That's What I'm Not” in 2006.
The album’s first single, “Rolling in the Deep,” is enjoying a nice wave of buzz with critics and currently sits in the top spot on VH1’s “Top 20 Countdown.”
Tickets go on sale to the public Feb. 11 with a presale beginning Wednesday on her official site.
Check out the dates after the jump:
May 13 — Philadelphia, Electric Factory
May 15 — Boston, House of Blues
May 16 — Montreal, Olympia Theater
May 18 — Toronto, Kool Haus
May 19 — New York, Beacon Theatre
May 23 — Royal Oak, Mich., Royal Oak Music Theatre
May 24 — Chicago, Riviera Theater
May 26 — Minneapolis, First Avenue
May 28 — Denver, Ogden Theatre
May 29 — Salt Lake City, The Depot
May 31 — Vancouver, Canada, Commodore Ballroom
Jun. 1 — Seattle, Showbox at the Market
Jun. 3 — Portland, Ore., Crystal Ballroom
Jun. 4 — San Francisco, The Warfield Theatre
Jun. 8 — San Diego, Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
Jun. 9 — Los Angeles, The Wiltern
Jun. 12 — Austin, Texas, Stubbs Waller Creek
Jun. 15 — Dallas, House of Blues
Jun. 17 — Atlanta, Tabernacle
Jun. 18 — Asheville, N.C., The Orange Peel
Jun. 20 — Nashville, Ryman Auditorium
-- Gerrick D. Kennedy
Photo: Adele. Credit: Courtesy of Columbia records.