Illness forces Adele to cancel gigs
Singer-songwriter Adele has been forced to cancel the first two dates of her biggest ever UK tour due to illness.
The 23-year-old star has pulled out of her scheduled gigs at Plymouth Pavilions on Sunday evening and at Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) on Monday.
The Grammy-nominated star's hits include Rolling in the Deep and UK number one Someone Like You.
Her number one album 21 is up for the 2011 Mercury Music Prize, with the winner due to be announced on Wednesday.
A statement on Adele's website reads: "It is with regret that due to a severe cold and chest infection, Adele has had to postpone the first two shows of her UK tour in Plymouth on Sunday September 4th and Bournemouth on Monday September 5th 2011.
"The shows will be rescheduled at the earliest opportunity and all original tickets will remain valid. Refunds will be available from the point of purchase.
"We apologise for any inconvenience caused and look forward to seeing you all at the rescheduled shows."