Adele is poised to release her Live at the Royal Albert Hall concert CD/DVD this November 29th, which serves as partial reparations for postponing two tours in 2011 after suffering a vocal hemorrhage. While the CD/DVD package might sate the appetites of American fans who have not yet been able to catch Adele on her stunted US tour schedule, diehards will be happy (if a little impatient) to learn that Adele has an American arena tour booked in early 2012 (the details are still being sorted). She explains on her blog:
if i continue to pick up everything before i have properly conquered these problems and nipped them in the bud. i will be totally and utterly fucked. singing is literally my life, its my hobbie, my love, my freedom and now my job. I have absolutely no choice but to recuperate properly and fully, or i risk damaging my voice forever. i have great confidence in believing you know how much this upsets me, how seriously i take it and how truly devastated and annoyed i am by this. […] i apologise from the bottom of my heart, sincerely i do. i know its not only disappointing because of the show, but its plane tickets, hotel bookings, birthdays, anniversaries and time wasted. but please have faith in me that this is the only thing i can do to make sure i can always sing and always make music for you to the best of my ability. truly yours and yours only forever, adele xx
You can read Adele’s full explanation on her website. It’s long, and kind of a bummer to read, though that’s offset by her clearly authentic passion for music and desire to return to the performing world as soon as utterly possible. That makes you alright in my book, Adele.