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Adele Teases a Return to Touring… After She Finishes Her Next Album

Adele is just months away from completing her Weekends With Adele residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The run of shows that kicked off in Nov. 2022 and were extended through a June 15 gig this summer is about to end, though the singer gave hope over the weekend that they might not have to travel to see her the next time she releases an album.

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According to video posted by fans, during Saturday night’s show Adele teased a return to the road after previously stating that her touring days might be over. “I just don’t think I’m gonna write an album for quite some time,” Adele said about beginning work on the follow-up to her 2021 30 album.

“But next time I do, I’ll come to wherever it is you live,” she added after saying that she “really, really, really” has enjoyed the residency run. It’s not surprising that she’s had fun during her three-year string of shows in Vegas, which the singer has extended several times. It’s been the sight of a number of unexpected surprises, including Adele running into her OB-GYN in the audience, paying tribute to late Friends star Matthew Perry, calling boyfriend Rich Paul her “husband” from the stage and stopping the show to help a couple with their baby gender reveal.

Rather than embark on another massive world tour to promote 30, Adele — who has been open about her struggles with stage fright in the past — opted to stay put in Las Vegas instead after wrapping up the outing for her 25 release in 2017. “Touring isn’t something I’m good at… Applause makes me feel a bit vulnerable. I don’t know if I will ever tour again. The only reason I’ve toured is you. I’m not sure if touring is my bag,” Adele said at the end of the 25 tour at a New Zealand show.

But after postponing her anticipated residency unexpectedly in Jan. 2022 on the eve of opening because she feared there was “no soul” in the production at the time, in an October Instagram post the singer said the stay-put run has changed her life. “I desperately needed to fall back in love with performing live again, and I have. I needed to reconnect with my songs and remember what they mean to me, and I have!,” she wrote alongside a super-cut of video from the shows. “Being on stage over the last year so up close and personal with an audience again after all these years has been a truly extraordinary restorative experience that I’ll never forget. All the hilarious, soulful, wild and heartbreaking interactions we’ve had are banked in my mind for life. The looks on your faces, seeing you laugh and cry together singing your hearts out and hoarding bags of confetti. All the simi dolls, friendship bracelets, flowers, facetime calls and flags. It’s crazy how joyful a show full of sad songs can be!!”

She concluded by saying the twice-a-weekend performances have gotten her revved up again about live performance. “I’ve felt so much and learned so much about myself and you. It’s humanized everything I thought was scary,” she wrote. “Mostly though – it’s just made me realize how much I really enjoy being on stage, that I’m bloody good at it and that it is 100% where I belong!”

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