British pop star Adele has announced her first European dates in eight years with a residency at a bespoke venue in Munich.
Adele will play four shows at the 80,000-capacity Munich Messe arena in the German city August.
The shows come following the conclusion of her two-year residency at Las Vegas’ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in June.
The singer said on social media that she was intrigued by the Munich offer and the notion of a venue being built around her show.
Adele said: “So a few months ago I got a call about a summer run of shows. I’ve been content as anything with my shows in London’s Hyde Park and my residency in Vegas, so I hadn’t had any other plans. However, I was too curious to not follow up and indulge in this idea – a one off, bespoke pop-up stadium designed around whatever show I want to put on?
“Ohh!? Pretty much slap bang in the middle of Europe? In Munich? That’s a bit random, but still fabulous! Right after the Euros? Come on England! With the Olympics next door? Go on Simone! And some of my favourite artists playing shows too? Why…YES!! I haven’t played in Europe since 2016!
“I couldn’t think of a more wonderful way to spend my summer and end this beautiful phase of my life and career with shows closer to home during such an exciting summer.”
Adele’s last world tour
Adele’s last world tour was Adele Live 2016/2017, which took in Europe, North America and Australasia. Promoting her third studio album, 25, it featured 121 shows from February 2016 until June 2017. According to Pollstar, it generated revenue of $228m.
At the end of the tour, Adele suggested she may never go out on the road again. “I’m a real homebody,” she said in a statement.
Her Weekends with Adele residency in Las Vegas was due to start in February 2022 but was delayed due to production issues and her team contracting COVID-19. It later began in November 2022 and will finish with its 100th date in June 2024.