Reports are beginning to circulate that Adele is to quit touring for around 10 years. The 28 year old has been on tour since February 29 to promote her hit record ’25’. The tour is due to conclude on November 21 in Phoenix.
Adele has suffered from stage fright throughout her career. In an interview in 2015, she claimed that her stage fright was actually becoming progressively worse, stating: “I get so nervous with live performances that I’m too frightened to try anything new,” 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.”
Prior to 2015, Adele had only given a limited amount of performances, but due to the success of ’25’ (which has gone platinum in basically every country with an album chart) there was a huge increase in demand to see Adele live. This has no doubt put a huge amount of pressure on the singer.
However, it seems like Adele’s decision to take a prolonged hiatus from touring actually has nothing to do with either stage fright or tour fatigue. A source close to the singer has revealed that Adele is actually focused on spending time with her son Angelo. The source stated: “Angelo is the number one priority for Adele. He is the most important thing in her life. She has brought him everywhere with her on tour but as he is starting school next year, he won’t be able to join her any more. Adele doesn’t want to miss a moment of Angelo growing up and it’s an easy decision for her to give up touring for him.”
“Right now she is saying she won’t do another massive world tour like the current one for another ten years,” the source added. “But she is going to consider doing a Las Vegas residency — something which has already been put on the table. A regular Vegas show appeals to her because it is in one place and she would be able to maintain a normal life, but it won’t happen for a number of years.”
Adele absolutely deserves some time off after a hectic couple of years. Whether or not she will take a full 10 year touring break remains to be seen.