Adele Admits She Doesn't Like Touring, But She Still Does It For A Really Sweet Reason

Brace yourselves, Adele fans, because the acclaimed singer and songwriter is opening up in her recent Vanity Fair interview, and I’m not loving everything that she has to say. I know, I know. It’s blasphemous to even imply that I don’t agree with everything Adele has to say. But apparently, Adele would fine without going on tour again, and I nearly spilled my entire cup of tea. (Made the British way, of course, with cream and a cube of sugar.) I, of course, was devastated by the singer's latest confession. But just in case you are having similar feelings about the prospect of Adele never touring again, let me reassure you that fans shouldn’t worry just yet.

Because, while she may have admitted to not being so excited by the prospect of touring — something, by the way, we fans have known for some time, even since she admitted to serious stage fright — she also said exclusively to Vanity Fair that the only reason Adele goes on tour in the first place is to connect with her fans: “I’d still like to make records, but I’d be fine if I never heard [the applause] again. I’m on tour simply to see everyone who’s been so supportive.” Continuing to explain what doesn’t drive her to hit the road, Adele admits, “I don’t care about money. I’m British, and we don’t have that... thing of having to earn more money all the time.”

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That’s pretty admirable, if you think about it. Unlike some people, Adele isn’t doing this thing that she admittedly hates solely for the money or just to promote her latest album. And she’s not doing it for the rush of adrenaline that hits her before every show either. Instead, she’s doing it to connect with her fans and to be among the people who have been so supportive of her career.

So don’t go sobbing into your liner notes just yet. It sounds like touring is something that Adele will continue to do as she releases new albums. But the singer will be doing it for the right reasons: To give her fans something in return for all of their tireless devotion.