Adele has confirmed she will embark on her first ever Australian tour next year.
The singer’s five just-announced Australian dates – in the cities of Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne – will also be her first ever stadium headline shows.
“In the round, outdoors and upgrading myself to stadiums to make sure I get to see as many of you as possible,” she wrote in a handwritten note shared on Twitter.
— Adele (@Adele) November 14, 2016
Adele will play:
Perth, Domain Stadium (February 28)
Brisbane, The Gabba (March 4)
Sydney, ANZ Stadium (March 10)
Adelaide, Adelaide Oval (March 13)
Melbourne, Etihad Stadium (March 18)
Though Adele’s Australian tour only features five gigs at present, it’s worth noting that there are large gaps between each date, suggesting new shows could be added to accommodate extra demand.
The Australian dates follow the singer’s recent comments about her future as a touring artist.
“I’d still like to make records, but I’d be fine if I never heard [the applause] again,” she told Vanity Fair in an interview last month (October).
“I’m on tour simply to see everyone who’s been so supportive. I don’t care about money. I’m British, and we don’t have that… thing of having to earn more money all the time.”
During the interview, Adele also spoke candidly about her battle with postnatal depression after giving birth to son Angelo in 2012.