Pop sensation Adele, hot on the heels of her most recent hit single "Someone Like You" has cancelled the entirety of her US tour. She is said to be suffering from a vocal cord hemorrhage, brought on by insufficient rest and her deep, resonant vocal technique. The affected dates have already been rescheduled once before by the young soul singer. All 10 dates sold out within minutes.
A post on her blog reads, in part: "The fact is I have never been able to fully recover from any of the problems that I've had and then continue to rest even once I'm recovered, because of my touring commitments. I've been offered the chance to not tour at all to save anything like this from happening again, but i simply hate letting you down."
In slightly chirpier Adele news, it's been reported that she will join such music industry luminaries as Carly Simon, Paul McCartney and Wings, Alicia Keys and Madonna in what has become an extraordinary honor: scoring Bond. The young singer is slated to write the theme song for the next James Bond film, due for release next year. Filming under the temporary (though clever) title "Bond 23", the newest installment will again feature English actor Daniel Craig as the suave, stylish spy.
An anonymous source, speaking to British newspaper The Sun said: "Adele is the obvious choice to record the next Bond theme. The last few songs for the spy movies have hardly set the charts alight. After her success this year filmmakers know the song is almost guaranteed to be a huge hit." Paul Epworth, recent producer for Florence and The Machine, is said to be producing the track.
Adele rose to stardom at age 19 with the worldwide hit "Chasing Pavements." since that time, the British star has toured around the world, won two Grammy Awards and released two critically-acclaimed albums. An appearance on Saturday Night Live in October 2008, garnered the series an audience of 17 million, a feat it hadn't achieved in 14 years, effectively introducing her to an American audience and propelling sales of her first album "19" to around 4 million copies worldwide. Her most recent album "21" was released in early 2011, spawning the hit singles "Rolling in the Deep" and "Someone Like You", selling an estimated 11 million copies so far.