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First stop Belfast... Adele kicks off new tour in city

By Claire Williamson

Adele is going on tour - and her first stop will be Belfast.

Fans of the soulful singer have welcomed her back to the music world with open arms.

And now the superstar's Northern Ireland fans will be among the first to say 'Hello' to her in person as she embarks on a UK and European arena tour next year, her first in five years.

The Someone Like You singer will take to the stage of the SSE Arena armed with a catalogue of hits and songs from her new record-breaking album 25 on Monday, February 29, and Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

It marks Adele's first tour since 2011, which ended prematurely because of the discovery of a haemorrhage on her vocal cord requiring surgery.

If her current record sales are anything to go by, tickets are expected to sell out within minutes, as the Oscar-winning singer's third album sold 737,000 copies in the UK within its first week of release.

It has also sold almost three million copies in the US.

Tour tickets go on general sale on December 4 at 9am from all usual Ticketmaster outlets, the venue box office and

Members of Adele's website will also be able to purchase tickets from December 1.

The UK and Irish leg includes gigs in Dublin, Manchester, London, Glasgow and Birmingham.

Adele's European dates will include Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen, Herning, Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Zurich, Lisbon, Barcelona, Verona, Amsterdam, Paris and Antwerp.

On the singer's website it states that the reselling of tickets "will not be tolerated".

Adele took to Twitter to make the announcement in a fun video which she opened with the lyrics of her most recent song Hello, which is enjoying its fourth week at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.

She also posted another video of the announcement featuring numerous blunders and outtakes.

She laughed: "Hello, it's me. Oh God, I can't even say that any more.

"I have been bluffing this whole time, and I'm so relieved to finally tell you that I am of course coming on tour and I can't wait to see all of you there. So, see you all very, very soon."

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