British pop star Adele does everything big. She writes and/or collaborates on big songs that have big catchy hooks that win big awards that make big money.
She has big sales and she has no problem being vulnerable about her big problems which have included post-partum depression and stage fright.
On Sunday as she finished her final show for the promo run of her 25 she made a big announcement which could impact her career immensely.
According to the NZ Herald she told a rain-soaked crowd in New Zealand that she may never tour again.
“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,” she told the 40,000-plus crowd.
If this is true and Adele is not just suffering burnout from a grueling world tour, the stage has lost one of its most spontaneous performers.
As witnessed on Grammy telecasts and new bits from previous shows, the “Someone Like You” singer connects with her audiences in a very human way.
When things don’t go her way, she takes it on the chin and keeps it moving only to allow others to see her more as a person than as a star.
Odds are that it’s going to be a while before we get anything new from her. After her batteries are recharged, let’s see if she’ll stay true to her word and leave the open road behind.
Watch: Adele Performs Final New Zealand Show