July 5th-November 9th
"I've been dying to do a fucking show," Adele said at a warm-up gig last year. She toured only briefly behind her 2011 album, 21, due to vocal issues. Five years later, she's embarking on her first American arena tour ever in support of 25. These concerts will showcase her powerhouse vocals and living-room intimacy; she often banters with fans, and recently barked at security for kicking some audience members out of the aisles. All 54 North American dates sold out in seconds, and while Adele could easily add more, she's pacing herself. "I'm not doing fucking dance routines like Beyoncé," she says. "But performing every night is still grueling, so I need to be in good form for that."