Adele announces massive North American tour for 2016

The dates will follow the singer's UK and European tour next year

Adele has confirmed that she will embark on a 56-date tour of North America next year.

Currently celebrating her record-breaking success with new album ’25’, Adele will hit the road for her first North American live stint since 2011, starting in July and running through to November.

The tour kicks off in St Paul, Minnesota on July 5 and finishes up in Mexico City on November 15. It will include a six-night residency at New York’s Madison Square Garden during September.

See the dates in full here and below. Tickets go on sale this Thursday (December 17).

Adele will play the following dates:

St Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center (5 July)
St Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center (6 July)
Chicago, IL, United Center (10 July)
Chicago, IL, United Center (11 July)
Chicago, IL, United Center (13 July)
Denver, CO, Pepsi Center (16 July)
Denver, CO, Pepsi Center (17 July)
Vancouver, BC, Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena (20 July)
Vancouver, BC, Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena (21 July)
Seattle, WA, Key Arena (25 July)
Seattle, WA, Key Arena (26 July)
San Jose, CA, SAP Center at San Jose (30 July)
San Jose, CA, SAP Center at San Jose (31 July)
Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena (2 August)
Los Angeles, CA, Staples Center (5 August)
Los Angeles, CA, Staples Center (6 August)
Los Angeles, CA, Staples Center (9 August)
Los Angeles, CA, Staples Center (10 August)
Los Angeles, CA, Staples Center (12 August)
Los Angeles, CA, Staples Center (13 August)
Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort Arena (16 August)
Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort Arena (17 August)
Auburn Hills, The Palace of Auburn Hills (6 September)
Auburn Hills, The Palace of Auburn Hills (7 September)
Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center (9 September)
Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center (10 September)
Boston, MA, TD Garden (14 September)
Boston, MA, TD Garden (15 September)
New York, NY, Madison Square Garden (19 September)
New York, NY, Madison Square Garden (20 September)
New York, NY, Madison Square Garden (22 September)
New York, NY, Madison Square Garden (23 September)
New York, NY, Madison Square Garden (25 September)
New York, NY, Madison Square Garden (26 September)
Montreal, QC, Bell Centre (30 September)
Montreal, QC, Bell Centre (1 October)
Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre (3 October)
Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre (4 October)
Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre (6 October)
Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre (7 October)
Washington, DC, Verizon Center (10 October)
Washington, DC, Verizon Center (11 October)
Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena (15 October)
Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena (16 October)
Miami, FL, American Airlines Arena (25 October)
Miami, FL, American Airlines Arena (26 October)
Atlanta, GA, Philips Arena (28 October)
Atlanta, GA, Philips Arena (29 October)
Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center (1 November)
Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center (2 November)
Austin, TX, Frank Erwin Center (4 November)
Austin, TX, Frank Erwin Center (5 November)
Houston, TX, Toyota Center (8 November)
Houston, TX, Toyota Center (9 November)
Mexico City, D, Palacio de los Deportes (14 November)
Mexico City, DF, Palacio de los Deportes (15 November)

Adele has rarely performed live in the past few years, but these new gigs follow UK and European live dates recently announced for the first half of 2016.

NMEPress

Adele discussed why she rarely performs live elsewhere in an interview with The Times, saying: “Performing to that many people for every night, for that long, I find something very lonely about it. Which sounds weird, because you’re performing for like, 20,000 people every night, but you leave on your own. You don’t go home and, like, share a bed with 20,000 people and have a little pyjama party and watch movies.”

She continued: “Obviously I’m going to have my friends with me and I’m going to have my family with me, but the thought of how lonely that could be frightens me more than the load of doing a worldwide tour.”