Adele Announces Massive European Tour

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Adele Announces Massive European Tour.

As Adele’s 25 shatters sales records on both sides of the Atlantic, the singer announced Thursday that she’ll embark on a 34-date European tour starting in February. “I have been bluffing this whole time and I’m so relieved to finally tell you that I am of course coming on tour, and I can’t wait to see all of your there,” Adele said of the European trek.Fans will be able to get their hands on tickets for the 36-date tour, which will see her kick off in Belfast on 29th February, before stopping in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Barcelona and ending up in Belgium. The 25 tour kicks off February 29th at Belfast, Ireland’s SSE Arena and circles the European continent for 34 shows, concluding with June 12th and 13th with a pair of gigs at Antwerp, Belgium’s Sportpaleis; Adele will also perform two shows at Paris’ AccorHotels Arena on June 9th and 10th. The advance tickets will be exclusive to only the members of the star’s website Adele.com in the UK & Europe, before they go on general sale on December 4th.

Check out live.adele.com for full on-sale information. 2015 may not bring everything that Back to the Future II promised it would: flying cars, self-lacing shoes, we don’t see ’em happening over the next 12 months. (Then again, don’t bet against Nike.) But this year will definitely pack plenty of punch when it comes to cultural happenings. The singer, who released her latest album 25 on Friday, recently set a new record for the most number of LPs sold in a UK chart week, beating record-holders Oasis. Earlier this month, Adele told Rolling Stone that she was hoping to decide by Christmas whether or not to tour. “When I’ve sat down and thought, ‘What can I do to bring something new to the table?’ It was just like, ‘Tour.’ Because I haven’t done it properly,” she said.

Mad Max will roar back out of the apocalypse while Mad Men rides off into the sunset, rock’s Antichrist Superstar and hip-hop’s Yeezus will rise again. Adele has managed to shift 737,000 copies since Friday, which means she has overtaken Oasis’ Be Here Now record of 696,000 in 1997 by a considerable amount. Talking on BBC Radio 1 with Nick Grimshaw, she said: “There is something quite lonely about going on stage in front of loads of people and then everyone going home. Years from now — hell, months from now — when The Walking Dead’s sixth season is up on Netflix and the streaming crowd is binging it, the whole “death of Glenn” bait-and-switch may be no big deal.

And they won’t have dealt with the incessant Internet chatter, fan theories (“Damn, Glenn got ate!” “Nope, he ducked under a dumpster!”), and cryptic postmortem interviews that popped up in between. One of the great strengths of this series has always been that anyone can die at any time, but did anybody watching this episode expect that gun to off? Granted, that would’ve been a seriously gutsy move on the writers’ part — kill Glenn, wait a few weeks, bring him back, and then immediately blow him away. For the third week in a row, The Walking Dead didn’t really advance the plot in any significant way, at least until the end. (More on that in a moment.) Instead, this was another low-boil hour of training and arguments, threaded between superfluous scenes of Rick soaking up the awe of the Alexandrians. And in the one real moment of action, Deanna Monroe’s son, Spencer, tried to rope his way over the massing zombie hordes, in a headstrong attempt to restart the process of leading the undead away from town.

What makes this all so frustrating is that anyone familiar with the source material knows the comics start getting really interesting around this point, by bringing in new characters and new challenges, based around the idea of what it actually takes to rebuild human society. The man with the ass-kicking stick skills made some strong points about the vagaries of cause-and-effect, pointing out that because Rick saved his life eons ago, he then saved Aaron and Daryl, in a rescue operation…which ended up tipping off the Wolves. If there’s one theme that has been holding strong this year, it’s the classic one about “best laid plans.” This week’s chapter also ended on a strong note, with a scene of Ron walking behind Carl with a secretly loaded gun, followed soon after by a shot of a tower collapsing.

Still, after this week’s unfortunate resurrection, it’s going to take a lot of clever plotting to rebuild trust among a fanbase that may have been faked out a few too many times.

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