UPDATE: Adele has cancelled the rest of her North American tour.
Adele is ill. Not just in the fresh/wicked/dope sense of the word: she’s come down with laryngitis and her famous pipes are barely able to croak out a voicemail to her mum, let alone hits like “Chasing Pavements” or “Someone Like You.”
The curvaceous chanteuse, whose albums include the imaginatively titled 19 and 21, gained massive fame in her native UK for her smoky, powerful voice and retro-modern sound. While she’s often written up as a less trainwreck-y Amy Winehouse or a “realer” Duffy, Adele’s rapidly growing fanbase has found something in her music that neither singer can match. That, along with the hype, has led to a string of sold-out concert dates on Adele’s North American 2011 tour and, when Adele cancelled all her shows until June 4th’s at the Warfield in San Francisco, a bunch of disappointed fans.
Official word so far is that shows will be rescheduled and tickets honored at the new ones. Cancelled shows so far are May 31st in Vancouver at the Orpheum (moved from the Commodore due to demand), June 1 in Seattle at the Paramount, and June 3 in Portland at the Crystal Ballroom.
For more info, visit Adele’s official site at Adele.tv or visit the Adele tickets page at ShowTimeTickets.com.