She's "set fire to the rain" and set the music charts ablaze, but this singer doesn't think traveling the world and performing in front of sold out crowds is all it's cracked up to be. On Wednesday, June 28, megastar Adele suggested that she might stop touring for good. The 25 singer is currently wrapping up her 15-month tour that included 123 shows across North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
A fan of the Grammy Award-winner posted a handwritten note on Instagram found in the programs of Adele's Wembley Stadium concert in London. It read, "I wanted my final shows to be in London because I don't know if I'll ever tour again and so I want my last time to be at home."
The singer went on to say, "Touring is a peculiar thing, it doesn't suit me particularly well." The mother of one referred to herself as more of a "homebody" than the spotlight-stealing diva audiences know and love. However, this isn't the first time Adele has implied that touring is simply not her thing. Over the years, she's given several interviews explaining how awkward and nerve-wrecking performing live is. The 29-year-old has also shared the real reason why she pushes herself out of her comfort zone.
She Only Toured For The Fans
Obviously, Adele loves making music. However, her note says, "I only ever did this tour for you and I hopefully have an impact on you the way that some of my favorite artists have had on me live." If she's not comfortable being on stage, then she shouldn't force herself to do it. It's still great that she's made so many fans happy with the shows she did so far.
She Doesn't Think She's Good At Touring
According to the New Zealand Herald, during a concert in March, Adele told more than 40-thousand audience members, "Touring isn't something I'm good at ... applause makes me feel a bit vulnerable. I don't know if I will ever tour again. The only reason I've toured is you. I'm not sure if touring is my bag."
She Suffers From Stage Fright
It's incredibly hard to believe that Adele gets nervous about performing — especially since she slays every stage she steps foot on. Yet, in response to a question about whether she still gets stage fright, she told Vanity Fair in 2016, "I get nervous, as opposed to the projectile vomiting and trying to avoid the stage. I’d still like to make records, but I’d be fine if I never heard [the applause] again."
She Doesn't Care About Making More Money Touring
Adele also told Vanity Fair that making more money on the road has never been a priority. "I'm on tour simply to see everyone who’s been so supportive. 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. I don’t come from money; it’s not that important a part of my life."
She Prefers To Be In The Studio
Adele told NPR in 2015 that she's more in the zone recording music than performing. "I live to be in the studio. And I do try it lots of different ways when I'm in the studio. In terms of like making it your own live, I get so nervous with live performances that I'm too frightened to try anything new."
Learning that Adele gets butterflies even at the top of her career makes her seem even more down-to-earth. She's given the public three legendary albums and has proven her devotion to her fans around the globe. It's about time Adele takes some time to herself and enjoy her home life. We'll always have the music.