19 Year-Old UK Soul Sensation Adele Coming to America

The critically acclaimed UK soul singer Adele will return to this side of the Atlantic for a series of North American concerts in May-June in support of the stateside release of 19, her #1 UK chart-topping debut album. One of the year's most eagerly-anticipated album releases, 19 will be available in digital and traditional CD formats on Tuesday, June 10.

Adele's upcoming concert itinerary marks the artist's most extensive North American tour to-date, constituting her first round of stateside performances since a highly-successful sold-out five show/four city (New York, Los Angles, Montreal, Toronto) run in March. Her historic North American tour will include a performance at the Highline Ballroom in Manhattan on June 10 and a set during the 2008 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee on June 13. Currently on an SRO tour of Europe, Adele will follow her North American concert dates with another run of European shows including a performance at the fabled Montreux Jazz Festival.

While in the states, Adele will appear on NBC's "Today Show" on Tuesday, June 10, the day her album drops in stores. The artist is also slated to appear on CBS' "The Saturday Early Show" on June 14 and the "Late Show with David Letterman" on Monday, June 16.

Born in London on May 5, 1988, Adele (nee Adele Adkins) has been the toast of the UK music press and record buying public since the October 2007 release of her first single, "Hometown Glory, " an autobiographic heart-rendering ode to London.

In December 2007, Adele became the first recipient of the Brit Awards' newly inaugurated Critics Choice prize, presented to the year's most significant artist who, at that time, had yet to release an album. She was also honored as the winner of BBC Music's Sound of 2008 poll - a consortium of UK music critics, editors and broadcasters - as the most promising new musical artist likely to emerge in the upcoming year.

XL Recordings (the influential independent label whose UK roster includes The White Stripes, M.I.A., Radiohead, Vampire Weekend, Devendra Banhart and more) released the UK edition of her debut album, 19, on January 28, 2008, the week following the introduction of the album's lead-in single, "Chasing Pavements" (which became the UK's #1 Airplay Single). 19 entered the UK Album Chart at #1 while "Chasing Pavements" held onto its #2 spot on the UK singles chart and "Hometown Glory" entered the UK singles chart at #32, meaning that new artist Adele had the UK's #1 album and two Top 40 singles all in the same week.

19 has been certified Platinum in the UK and has charted Top 10 or better on the Irish Album Chart (#3), the Dutch Album Chart (#4), Billboard's European Top Albums Chart (#6) and the United World Chart (#8).

Adele signed in the states with Columbia Records in a joint venture with XL Recordings, her worldwide label.

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