Adele reschedules concert dates canceled because of laryngitis
Adele is back in action and has resumed the North American tour that was abruptly halted earlier this month by a bout of laryngitis. The British soul singer, whose sophomore album “21” topped the U.S. sales chart for 10 weeks, has rescheduled 14 dates she called off because of illness, and added six more to the itinerary.
She’ll make up her missed performance at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Aug. 15 and her date at the Hollywood Palladium on Aug. 17, two of 10 shows she’ll play in August, beginning Aug. 9 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The other 10 will move to October, wrapping up Oct. 21 in Grand Prairie, Texas.
The six new dates will tour stops her to Las Vegas; Atlantic City, N.J.; Durham, N.C.; Orlando, Fla.; Miami and Spring, Texas. Pioneering rockabilly singer Wanda Jackson, who had been slated to open most of Adele's tour, will appear on the bill for her August dates, but not for the October leg, according to a spokesman for Sony Music, Adele's label.
Despite the 1-million-plus first week sales of Lady Gaga’s blockbuster “Born This Way” album earlier this month, "21" remains the best-selling album of 2011 and reclaimed to the No. 1 slot weeks after “Born This Way” spent just two weeks there, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Adele's album was bumped out of the top spot this week by “Hell: The Sequel,” the new rap EP from Eminem and Royce da 5’9”.
-- Randy Lewis
Photo: Adele at the 2009 North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Credit: Paul Bergens / Redferns