Adele Announces North American Tour Dates At Last & Summer 2016 Is Going To Be Amazing

Ever since Adele's triumphant return to the music scene after a four year hiatus, people around the world have been obsessed. And for good reason. Between her hit single "Hello," her hit album 25, and her numerous appearances on talk shows and in concerts that show off exactly how adorable she is as a person, why wouldn't you be a fan of Adele? (The fact that 25 isn't available to stream on Spotify aside, of course.) On Monday, Adele announced her North American tour dates at long last, which comes as a powerful relief to those of us over here in the States who had been looking at her European tour dates with envy and longing because we don't have enough money saved up to buy tickets for both the plane and the concert all willy-nilly. Now, all I want for Christmas are Adele tickets, and I know I'm not alone on that.

Her European tour was announced with an adorable YouTube video that featured a collection of outtakes of Adele completely messing up the announcement — which, of course, only made all of us want to go even more. Meanwhile, the North American tour was announced on her Twitter, with a heart-eyed smiley face and a link to the website listing all of the tour dates and cities across North America, from the United States to Canada to Mexico. Considering exactly how long it's been since Adele was on tour in the U.S., you'll forgive me for jumping up and screaming in the privacy of my own bedroom.

Adele on YouTube

Of course, the people on all the other continents are out of luck at the moment because Adele has still shown no indication that she's about to go on, say, an Australian tour or an Asian tour, or even an African tour. However, the people of North America have been put out of their lack-of-Adele-tour-induced misery, and I'm going to be happy for them instead of lamenting what could have been. Mostly because I live among them, so this is very good for me. And, you know, I'm a terrible person.

Tickets go on sale on December 17. Check out the tour dates below, and hope that you're lucky enough to have Adele coming to your city. Then again, even if you're not, at the very least you have an excuse to grab a bunch of your friends, hop in the car, and road trip your way to an adventure that ends in an Adele concert. And what could be better than that?

July 5: Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MNJuly 6: Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MNJuly 10: United Center, Chicago, ILJuly 11: United Center, Chicago, ILJuly 13: United Center, Chicago, ILJuly 16: Pepsi Center, Denver, COJuly 17: Pepsi Center, Denver, COJuly 20: Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BCJuly 21: Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BCJuly 25: KeyArena, Seattle, WAJuly 26: KeyArena, Seattle, WAJuly 30: SAP Center at San Jose, San Jose, CAJuly 31: SAP Center at San Jose, San Jose, CAAugust 2: Oracle Arena Oakland, CAAugust 5: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CAAugust 6: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CAAugust 9: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CAAugust 10: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CAAugust 12: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CAAugust 13: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CAAugust 16: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, AZAugust 17: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, AZSeptember 6: The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MISeptember 7: The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MISeptember 9: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PASeptember 10: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PASeptember 14: TD Garden, Boston, MASeptember 15: TD Garden, Boston, MASeptember 19: Madison Square Garden, New York, NYSeptember 20: Madison Square Garden, New York, NYSeptember 22: Madison Square Garden, New York, NYSeptember 23: Madison Square Garden, New York, NYSeptember 25: Madison Square Garden, New York, NYSeptember 26: Madison Square Garden, New York, NYSeptember 30: Bell Centre, Montreal, QCOctober 1: Bell Centre, Montreal, QCOctober 3: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ONOctober 4: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ONOctober 6: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ONOctober 7: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ONOctober 10: Verizon Center, Washington, DCOctober 11: Verizon Center, Washington, DCOctober 15: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TNOctober 16: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TNOctober 25: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FLOctober 26: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FLOctober 28: Philips Arena, Atlanta, GAOctober 29: Philips Arena, Atlanta, GANovember 1: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TXNovember 2: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TXNovember 4: Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TXNovember 5: Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TXNovember 8: Toyota Center, Houston, TXNovember 9: Toyota Center, Houston, TXNovember 14: Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City, DFNovember 15: Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City, DF