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Adele extends tour as fans crash ticket sites

British pop star Adele is adding eight more shows to her highly-anticipated European tour after fans crashed ticket websites on Friday morning (04Dec15) in a stampede for seats.

The singer recently hinted she would not be touring to support her hugely successful new album 25, but later surprised devotees by confirming plans for a trek across Britain and Europe next year (16).


Fan club members were left fuming earlier this week (beg30Nov15) after a technical bungle exposed their personal details to other web users when they were trying to buy early tickets.


General tickets went on sale on Friday, and the high demand caused several outlets to crash, prompting Adele to extend her tour by eight dates.


She has added more gigs in cities across the U.K. and extended her residency at London's O2 Arena from four nights to eight.


The U.K. and Ireland tour kicks off in Belfast on 29 February (16), and wraps on 2 April (16) in Birmingham before heading to Europe, stopping in countries including Sweden, Norway, Germany, Portugal and Spain.


The European leg concludes in Antwerp, Belgium on 15 June (16).