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17 Dec

Adele Announces North America Tour

Having already sold out her upcoming Europe and U.K. tour, soul singer/songwriter- and arguably the biggest star in music today, Adele has announced her 2016 North America tour that includes multiple nights in several major markets.  The North America leg of this run begins on July 5th at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN, and will spend the following 19 weeks rounding the U.S and Canada before closing with a two-night affair at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX, on November 8th and 9th.  Already being considered by many and most to be the biggest tour of 2016, Adele will include extended 6-night residencies at both the Staples Center in Los Angeles from August 5th-13th, and at New York’s historic Madison Square Garden from September 19th-26th on this tour.  A full list of tour dates can be found below. 

Adele- who is backed by Pearl Percussion Artist, Aaron Draper- will be touring in support of her third studio album, 25, which hit the shelves on November 20th, courtesy of Columbia Records.  25 debuted at No. 1 on the charts in over 100 countries throughout the world and has gone 41x Platinum within its first four weeks on the shelves.  In the U.S. alone, 25, became the first and only album to sell more than three million copies in one week, and continue to sell more than one-million copies in both of the two weeks following.  The debut single from the album, “Hello”, became only the 24th single to debut atop the Billboard Top 100 and remains on top 7 weeks following its release.

As previously mentioned, Pearl Percussion Artist, Aaron Draper will be backing Adele for this monumental tour, first appearing alongside the superstar of soul for the live performance video of her second single from 25, “When We Were Young”.  Aaron Draper will be using a more scaled down setup for this run, relying on a handful of Reference Series floor toms and Reference Series bass drums supported by Pearl’s Multi-Bass Drum Legs.  More information on Aaron Draper can be found here.


Adele- "25" North America Tour

07.05. Xcel Energy Center- Saint Paul, MN    
07.06. Xcel Energy Center- Saint Paul, MN      
07.10. United Center- Chicago, IL    
07.11. United Center- Chicago, IL
07.13. United Center- Chicago, IL 
07.16. Pepsi Center- Denver, CO    
07.17. Pepsi Center- Denver, CO
07.20. Rogers Arena- Vancouver, BC
07.21. Rogers Arena- Vancouver, BC
07.25. KeyArena At Seattle Center- Seattle, WA    
07.26. KeyArena At Seattle Center- Seattle, WA
07.30. SAP Center At San Jose- San Jose, CA
07.31. SAP Center At San Jose- San Jose, CA
08.02. Oracle Arena- Oakland, CA
08.05. Staples Center- Los Angeles, CA
08.06. Staples Center- Los Angeles, CA
08.09. Staples Center- Los Angeles, CA
08.10. Staples Center- Los Angeles, CA
08.12. Staples Center- Los Angeles, CA
08.13. Staples Center- Los Angeles, CA
08.16. Talking Stick Resort Arena- Phoenix, AZ      
08.17. Talking Stick Resort Arena- Phoenix, AZ
09.06. The Palace Of Auburn Hills- Auburn Hills, MI      
09.07. The Palace Of Auburn Hills- Auburn Hills, MI
09.09. Wells Fargo Center- Philadelphia, PA
09.10. Wells Fargo Center- Philadelphia, PA
09.14. TD Garden- Boston, MA
09.15. TD Garden- Boston, MA
09.19. Madison Square Garden Arena- New York, NY
09.20. Madison Square Garden Arena- New York, NY
09.22. Madison Square Garden Arena- New York, NY
09.23. Madison Square Garden Arena- New York, NY
09.25. Madison Square Garden Arena- New York, NY
09.26. Madison Square Garden Arena- New York, NY
09.30. Bell Centre- Montreal, QC    
10.01. Bell Centre- Montreal, QC
10.03. Air Canada Centre- Toronto, ON      
10.04. Air Canada Centre- Toronto, ON
10.06. Air Canada Centre- Toronto, ON
10.07. Air Canada Centre- Toronto, ON
10.10. Verizon Center- Washington, DC    
10.11. Verizon Center- Washington, DC
10.15. Bridgestone Arena- Nashville, TN    
10.16. Bridgestone Arena- Nashville, TN
10.25. AmericanAirlines Arena- Miami, FL    
10.26. AmericanAirlines Arena- Miami, FL
10.28. Philips Arena- Atlanta, GA    
10.29. Philips Arena- Atlanta, GA
11.01. American Airlines Center- Dallas, TX    
11.02. American Airlines Center- Dallas, TX
11.04. Frank Erwin Center- Austin, TX
11.05. Frank Erwin Center- Austin, TX
11.08. Toyota Center- Houston, TX
11.09. Toyota Center- Houston, TX