Tour Bits: Adele, Glee, John Legend

British songstress Adele is getting ready to return to the States for a new spring tour. Becoming an established melancholic soul artist with her debut, 19, she now has American fans waiting in anticipation for her sophomore album, 21. Already released abroad in the UK with healthy sales, the new CD comes out in the U.S. February 22. Adele’s tour is set to entrance her growing fanbase with past hits “Daydreamer” and “Chasing Pavements” along with new lead single from 21, “Rolling in the Deep.” Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday.

Here is the complete North American itinerary:

May 12 – Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
May 13 – Philadelphia, PA (Electric Factory)
May 15 – Boston, MA (House of Blues)
May 16 – Montreal, QC (Olympia Theater)
May 18 – Toronto, ON (Kool Haus)
May 19 – New York, NY (Beacon Theatre)
May 23 – Royal Oak, MI (Royal Oak Music Theatre)
May 24 – Chicago, IL (Riviera Theatre)
May 26 – Minneapolis, MN (First Avenue)
May 28 – Denver, CO (Odgen Theatre)
May 29 – Salt Lake City, UT (The Depot)
May 31 – Vancouver, BC (Commodore Ballroom)
June 1 – Seattle, WA (Showbox at the Market)
June 3 – Portland, OR (Crystal Ballroom)
June 4 – San Francisco, CA (Warfield Theater)
June 8 – San Diego, CA (Humphreys Concerts by the Bay)
June 9 – Los Angeles, CA (The Wiltern)
June 12 – Austin, TX (Stubbs Waller Creek)
June 15 – Dallas, TX (House of Blues)
June 17 – Atlanta, GA (Tabernacle)
June 18 – Asheville, NC (The Orange Peel)
June 20 – Nashville, TN (Ryman Auditorium

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The Gleeks are coming! As a huge thanks for the tremendous turnout from last year’s short tour and the continued success of the Fox TV show, the cast of “Glee” will embark on a second, albeit expanded, summer tour. The tour will also travel to the UK following its North American run.

Here is the schedule for Glee Live! In Concert:

May 21Las Vegas (Mandalay Bay Event Center)
May 22Sacramento (Arco Arena)
May 24San Jose (HP Pavilion)
May 27Anaheim (Honda Center)
May 28Los Angeles (Staples Center)
May 29San Diego (Valley View Casino Center)
June 1Minneapolis (Target Center)
June 2Indianapolis (Conseco Fieldhouse)
June 3Chicago (Allstate Arena)
June 6Boston (TD Garden)
June 8Philadelphia (Wells Fargo Center)
June 11Toronto (Air Canada Centre)
June 13Detroit (Palace of Auburn Hills)
June 14Cleveland (Quicken Loans Arena)
June 16East Rutherford, N.J. (Izod Center)
June 18Uniondale, N.Y. (Nassau Coliseum)

In the UK:

June 22 – Manchester, GB (MEN Arena)
June 25-26, 28-29 – London, GB (O2 Arena)
July 2-3 – Dublin, IR (O2 Arena)

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John Legend will become the opening enhancement of Sade’s already buzzed-about summer tour. With Legend now confirmed on Sade’s tour stage, the double-bill automatically becomes one of the hot summer concerts to see. Already booked for 17 North American dates, the list will eventually grow to 50 stops.

June 16 — Baltimore, 1st Mariner Arena                                
June 19 — Philadelphia, Wells Fargo Center        
June 21 — Uniondale, N.Y., Nassau Coliseum          
June 24 — East Rutherford, N.J., Izod Center                   
June 28 — Toronto, Air Canada Centre
June 30 — Montreal, Bell Centre                   
July 6 — Boston, TD Garden        
July 15 — Ft. Lauderdale, BankAtlantic Center
July 17 — Orlando, Amway Center  
Aug. 5 — Chicago, United Center
Aug. 6 — Chicago, United Center   
Aug. 13 — Vancouver, Canada, Rogers Arena
Aug. 19 — Los Angeles, Staples Center
Aug. 20 — Los Angeles, Staples Center
Aug. 25 — San Jose, HP Pavilion
Aug. 27 — Oakland, Oracle Arena
Aug. 30 — Anaheim, Honda Center

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