Adele’s booking agent Lucy Dickins has revealed her thoughts on the star’s touring future.
The singer hinted she might never tour again even before cancelling the last two of her scheduled four Wembley Stadium dates on medical advice after damaging her vocal cords.
In a handwritten note in her tour programme, Adele said: “Touring is a peculiar thing, it doesn't suit me particularly well. I'm a real homebody and I get so much joy in the small things. Plus I'm dramatic and have a terrible history of touring.
“I wanted my final shows to be in London because I don't know if I'll ever tour again and so I want my last time to be at home.”
It has not yet been confirmed whether the two cancelled dates will be rescheduled.
Speaking to Music Week prior to the Wembley concerts, ITB’s Lucy Dickins, Adele’s agent and promoter of the London dates, was open-minded about future tours.
“Who knows?” she said. "People don’t take into account that she’s been on the road for quite some time now. She’s got a four-year-old son, who’s been on the road with her, and it will be nice for her to have a little break and some family time, then she can think about what she wants.
“She’s 29 - she doesn’t have to put a time limit on anything she does. Let her enjoy normal life for a little bit, which is what she loves the most.”
Adele has performed 121 concerts across the world since beginning the tour in February last year, including a headline slot at the 2016 Glastonbury Festival.
“She loved it,” said Dickins, of the Glastonbury appearance. “I knew she’d smash it, she always does. She’s so smart, and such an incredible talent that I never have any worries about her performance, ever.”
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