Adele Has Announced Some Incredibly Exciting News

**Fist pump**

**Fist pump**

We have the best news ever to take you into the weekend: Adele has announced that she will be embarking on a tour of the UK and Europe in early 2016. Yippee!

Starting in Belfast, the UK and Irish leg of the tour will include dates in Dublin, Manchester, London, Glasgow and Birmingham. We are so there.

UK tickets on General Sale will be available from Adele's website from 9.00am GMT on Friday 4th December.

Setting every single reminder on our phone right now...

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Last week, the news we've all been waiting for finally happened: 25 arrived.

After years of wondering when the British songstress would release a new album, Adele's latest offering is finally here, and we've already downloaded it, of course.

We don't want to spoil too much for you, but we'll just say that Sweetest Devotion, Water Under The Bridge and When We Were Young are our favourite songs on the amazing album (so far), but it could all change.

Here is Adele singing her latest single live - it's a treat.

Adele made her comeback in October by releasing dramatic single, Hello, emotional black and white video and all.

Here it is, in all its glory...

The ballad is Adele at her best: pure, original and heart-rending.

The video was directed by award-winning director Xavier Dolan, who said: 'It was a privilege to direct the music video for Adele's beautiful, heartbreaking song.'

'When I first heard it, all the images were already running by so clearly in my head - and her trust and generosity allowed me to create freely.'

Shot in Canada in mid-October, the director said that being on set with the star was 'wonderful'. 'The thought of directing her in the "acting" aspect of the term was exciting," he added. 'I discovered that she's a very talented actress - no matter what she'll tell you. It was a great experience. Adele allowed me to dive into this full throttle, so I could abandon myself artistically and emotionally, like she always does. It made me extremely proud.'

The star also marked the exciting occasion by finally joining Instagram - posting a beautiful headshot with the simple caption '25 out November 20th' as well as a further picture and video promoting her new single.

Adele took to Twitter to announce the launch of 25, revealing it would be a 'make-up record' rather than a 'break-up record'. She wrote:

Four years after the release of her album, 21, and two years since Skyfall, Adele is truly back in business.

Will you be buying 25? Let us know @marieclaireuk

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