The mega starwill perform two gigs at Hyde Park in London next year as part of the British Summer Time (BST) series, which will be her first live shows in five years.
The 33-year-old shared the poster on social media, announcing the July 1 and 2, 2022 dates, along with a very simple call to action: “Oiii Oiiiiiiiiiiiii Pre sale at adele.com”
As a result her website crashed as fans clamoured to get themselves on the pre-sale list.
Some fans were left unable to register, taking to Twitter to vent their tech frustrations.
“Adele, go #easyonme please. Can’t type subscribe button anymore. At least I can say I’ve tried. See u Hyde Park Pre-sale,” one person tweeted.
“When We Were Young is actually about when I started refreshing Adele’s website to get the pre-sale link,” another joked.
“Trying to sign up for pre-sale for @Adele at Hyde Park but even signing up ain’t working haha! I think winning the lottery is easier than getting tickets for these concerts,” another person tweeted.
Other fans shared a similar sentiment, saying: “How am I supposed to get Adele tickets when I’ve been trying to sign up to pre-sale since 8.30am.”
“Given how difficult I’ve just found it to sign up for the pre-sale for Adele’s London concert, I’m not holding out much hope for actually getting tickets, but, well, SO EXCITIIIIINNNGGG,” another tweeted.
When clicked, the pre-sale registration tab on the website brought up the message “Currently unavailable, please try again later”. Some fans said they had succeeded in registering.
These shows will be a huge homecoming event for the London-born singer.
Adele’s last scheduled London concerts were in 2017 at Wembley Stadium and were supposed to be the big finale of her world tour at the time but had to be cancelled after she required surgery on her vocal cords.
Other performers already announced for the BST concert series include Elton John, Duran Duran and Pearl Jam.
Adele’s first new single since 2016, Easy On Me, has spent a second week at the top of the UK charts, has jumped to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts in the US and has debuted at No.1 on the ARIA charts in Australia.
Fans are now eagerly counting down till the album’s release on November 19, which will be the follow-up to 2015’s record, titled 25.
“I was certainly nowhere near where I’d hoped to be when I first started it nearly 3 years ago,” she told fans in a lengthy Instagram post announcing the long-awaited release date.
“Quite the opposite actually. I rely on routine and consistency to feel safe, I always have. And yet there I was knowingly – willingly even, throwing myself into a maze of absolute mess and inner turmoil!
“I’ve learned a lot of blistering home truths about myself along the way. I’ve shed many layers but also wrapped myself in new ones. Discovered genuinely useful and wholesome mentalities to lead with, and I feel like I’ve finally found my feeling again. I’d go as far as to say that I’ve never felt more peaceful in my life.
“And so, I’m ready to finally put this album out.”
The 15-time Grammy Award winner has said the new album is dedicated to her son, Angelo, and comes after her divorce from husband Simon Konecki was finalised earlier this year, following their 2019 split.
Adele will also appear in a CBS special hosted by Oprah Winfrey next month, to coincide with her album launch.
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