Adele announces first UK tour dates in five years

Adele fans rejoice! The hottest singer in the world right now has announced a batch of tour dates in support of recent album 25 – her first tour in five years.

The singer announced the gigs by way of a hilariously candid video, in which the famously straight talking superstar points out the countries she is playing with a toy Harry Potter wand.

Watch it here

The Adele 2016 UK and Ireland dates in full:

29 February: SSE Arena, Belfast
1 March: SEE Arena, Belfast
4 March: 3Arena, Dublin
5 March: 3Arena, Dublin
7 March: Arena, Manchester
8 March: Arena, Manchester
15 March: O2 Arena, London
16 March: O2 Arena, London
18 March: O2 Arena, London
19 March: O2 Arena, London
25 March: SSE Hydro, Glasgow
26 March: SSE Hydro, Glasgow
29 March: Genting Arena, Birmingham
30 March: Genting Arena, Birmingham

How to get tickets:

Tickets go on sale for members of Adele’s website on Tuesday December 1, before going on general sale on Friday December 4.

You’ll need to get a move on if you want to be in with a chance of securing yourself a ticket.

Despite the large, arena type venues booked for the upcoming tour, if recent sales figures of 25 are anything to go by, they’ll be selling like hotcakes.

Adele’s recent third album continues to break records, selling 737,000 copies in the UK in just six days (the most albums sold in a UK chart week, eclipsing Oasis’ record of 696,000 with Be Here Now in 1997).

Famously shy in the live environment, a recent study into official audience figures by Ticketbis revealed last week that less than 1% of Adele fans have had the chance to see her perform. Yep – you’re more likely to date a millionaire than see the ‘Hello’ singer live in concert.

Adele gif

But that percentage is set to grow with the announcement of the new dates, which see the singer take in bigger venues than she is normally used to.

The European tour dates have fanned the rumours of a Glastonbury headline slot further, with a suspicious, Worthy Farm shaped hole in her schedule…