Adele has announced her first tour since 2011, with a string of European dates in support of her record-breaking new album, "25."
The British singer announced Thursday that she will play venues in Britain and Europe starting Feb. 29 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Adele has previously said she finds touring lonely. But in a video on Facebook, the 27-year-old said she was "relieved to finally tell you I am of course coming on tour and I can't wait to see all of you there."
The album sold a record 2.4 million copies in its first four days in the U.S., Nielsen Music said. In Britain, it sold 737,000 copies in its first week. The first single, "Hello," is a hit on both sides of the Atlantic.
One reason for the astronomical sales may be that Adele declined to make her album available through music-streaming services including Apple Music and Spotify, forcing listeners to buy it digitally and at stores.
Malcolm X family launches online store
The family organization of Malcolm X has launched an online store, with items ranging from T-shirts and hoodies to the eventual availability of the late activist's speeches and other writings. The announcement for www.shopmalcolmx.com was made by X Legacy, along with the estate's representatives, the North Star Group.
Celebrity legal battles flare
Paul Walker: The actor's father sued Porsche for negligence and wrongful death over the 2013 accident that killed the "Fast & Furious" star. Walker's father, who is the executor of his son's estate, filed the lawsuit claiming that the Porsche Carrera GT that his son was riding in lacked safety features that could have saved the actor's life. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.
Casey Kasem: Three of legendary radio personality's children have sued his widow, claiming her actions led to his death in 2014. The wrongful death lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court against Jean Kasem accuses her of elder abuse and infliction of emotional distress by restricting their access to their ailing father, who suffered from dementia. Prosecutors declined to charge Jean Kasem in May, citing insufficient evidence.
Sumner Redstone: A legal battle over medical care for the 92-year-old media mogul has produced dueling portraits of the billionaire's health. Redstone's former companion Manuela Herzer claims in a probate filing seeking to regain control of his care that Redstone can no longer make informed decisions and requires round-the-clock medical care. Redstone's lawyers say a doctor found him to be in good spirits and able to make decisions. A judge will be asked on Monday to issue orders regarding Redstone's care.