If you missed out on Adele’s recent tour, bad news: you may never get the chance again.
Last night, the acclaimed performer wrapped up her Australian and New Zealand tour with her third sold-out show in Auckland. Speaking to the 40,000 strong crowd, she allegedly said, “Touring isn’t something I’m good at … applause makes me feel a bit vulnerable. I don’t know if I will ever tour again. The only reason I’ve toured is you. I’m not sure if touring is my bag.”
The news follows a comment from Adele’s tour promoter Michael Coppel, who recently told The Daily Telegraph, that she had “zero” touring plans, and “we may never see her again.”
The final night of her mammoth tour – one of the biggest stadium tours in Australia ever – was also the wettest. After clear skies throughout, a massive downpour put a literal dampener on her final night in Auckland. Adele donned a poncho as she sang in the rain, copping mouthfuls of water as she finished the show in tears, thanking her crowd and saying that the tour was “my greatest accomplishment in my career.”
This isn’t the first time Adele has spoken about her stage anxiety. For years she has been vocal and honest about her stage fright and anxiety when it comes to performing live, especially at festivals and in front of big crowds. Back in 2015 she said, “It’s actually getting worse. Or it’s just not getting better, so I feel like it’s getting worse, because it should’ve gotten better by now.”
Photo credit: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images/ Supplied