Adele Tells New Zealand Audience She May Never Tour Again


Adele has warned an audience of New Zealand fans that her record-breaking world tour could be her last.

“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,” she told the crowd in between songs at her Auckland concert on Sunday night, according to the New Zealand Herald.

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“The only reason I’ve toured is you. I’m not sure if touring is my bag.”

Adele called her tour “my greatest accomplishment in my career” and burst into tears as she told the crowd the reason she did it was because of their support.

“With my stage fright, I just don’t want to let people down,” she added.

“I get so nervous with live performances that I’m too frightened to try anything new. It’s actually getting worse… it should’ve gotten better by now.”

She also said she’d wanted to try it to see why other artists spent months on the road, adding: “It’s changed my life. I understand why I do it.”

The British singer sold 600,000 tickets to her eight Australian stadium concerts in March, breaking attendance records at several of the capital city venues.

Her tour for album 25 wraps up with four sold-out shows at London’s Wembley Stadium in June/July, billed on her website as “The Finale”.

But we’ll always have the memories. The fabulous local drag doppelgangers. The gay proposals. The gate-crashing Aussie insects.

And at her New Zealand concerts last weekend, Adele talked about her Beyonce-style wind machine, rocked a pink poncho in pouring rain, and hilariously battled a beetle that she declared her “number one fan.”