Adele, the best-selling artist this year to date, had to cancel the final nine dates of her U.S. tour due to laryngitis, Live Nation announced today.
This includes the British singer’s sold-out Tabernacle date originally scheduled for June 17. The Atlanta concert sold out its entire 2,500 seat inventory almost immediately in February.
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“I’m really frustrated,” Adele wrote in a press release. “I was hoping with a weeks rest I’d be better to sing again straight away. However there is absolutely nothing I can do but take the doctors advice and rest some more. I’m so sorry. See you soon, love Adele”
Live Nation said ticketholders should hang on to their tickets for now. Management is working on rescheduling the dates.
Her single “Rolling in the Deep” has been a breakthrough phenomenon on multiple radio formats, this week hitting No. 1 on the top 40 charts after topping the adult alternative charts. It’s currently being played in Atlanta on rock station Dave FM, top 40 Star 94, soft pop station B98.5, top 40 Q100 and R&B/hip-hop/pop hybrid Wild 105.7. The single has sold more than 3 million copies in download form. Dave is also playing her follow-up single “Rumour Has It.”
Her album “21″ has been No. 1 for nine weeks on the U.S. charts and has sold more than 1.8 million copies to date.