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Adele sets two-night stand at American Airlines Center

In this image released by NBC, Adele performs on the ‘Today’ show on Nov. 25, 2015, to promote her latest release, ‘25.’
In this image released by NBC, Adele performs on the ‘Today’ show on Nov. 25, 2015, to promote her latest release, ‘25.’ AP

Adele is finally coming back to North Texas.

The British pop superstar hasn’t stepped onto a DFW stage since March 15, 2009, when she performed at the Granada Theater in support of her debut album 19.

(She’d scheduled a return first for June 2011, and Dallas’ House of Blues, which, owing to Adele’s vocal hemorrhage, was postponed for Oct. 2011, and Grand Prairie’s Verizon Theatre. She eventually canceled much of her “Adele Live” tour, including the Verizon Theatre date, and underwent throat surgery.)

But her return dates have been set: Nov. 1-2, 2016 at American Airlines Center, part of a massive, 56-date arena tour announced this morning. Tickets, which will run between $39.50 and $149.50, go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday. (Nov. 1 tickets can be purchased here, and Nov. 2 tickets can be purchased here.)

Adele is touring behind her juggernaut third album, 25, which has sold more than five million copies since its release in late November, only the 11th album in the last decade to do so.

Here’s hoping she’ll provide on stage what I observed in my review of 25: “Fans get what they’ve been craving for the past four years, she says what’s on her mind, and at the end of it all, the pop superstar is, in surprisingly graceful fashion, allowed to re-join life — the rich, rewarding party being thrown that she’s been too distracted to enjoy.”

Preston Jones: 817-390-7713, @prestonjones

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