Adele's Comeback Concerts Could Spell Trouble for Beyonce & 'Frozen'
It's as if she heard that Frozen is trying to replace 21 as Billboard 200 's longest-running number one album and decided to set fire to the reign. Sorry, the Adele-related puns just kind of write themselves. The Frozen soundtrack was the only album not suffering from abysmal sales last week and Adele was one of the people we thought might be able to fix that problem. The last burst of joyous news we got from her career-wise was the announcement that Adele is working on new material for a third album. Now there's more good news: Adele is allegedly planning a comeback concert to launch her third studio album. If you need a moment to scream into your pillow, go ahead.
The news is unconfirmed, which gives us all the time in the world to freak out. Her third album is reportedly coming out in October 2014 and will be preceded by a small series of shows. Nothing like the full-length tours she hasn't done since 2011, which can only be a good thing considering the vocal chord surgery Adele had that might have ended her career right there. After all, there's a reason that we haven't heard much from her aside from her James Bond single "Skyfall". We'd rather her take a decade long break to rest her vocal chords before returning to the studio than push herself too hard and never hear her put our heartbreak into words again.
"Everything will be on her terms," said the source. "She has vowed that she never wants to break down during a tour or put her voice through so much stress that she suffers problems. Her doctors warned her that stress could also mean more surgery and she is adamant that she never wants to go through that again."
First there was the announcement that Beyoncé and Jay Z might be going on tour together this summer and now Adele will be doing a small series of shows that will quite likely be quickly sold out and break the maximum occupancy standards of the venue? The only real question now is how Beyoncé will react to having Adele effortlessly break the records currently held by her surprise self-titled album. As flawless as Queen Bey is, crushing competition is kind of what Adele does.
As for Frozen, Adele's concert and third studio album could mark the end of an era. It's just as well. How many more covers of "Let It Go" could really go viral before you threw your computer out a window?