British soul sensation Adele has been forced to cancel the start of her U.K. tour after falling ill.
The Chasing Pavements hitmaker was due to kick off the trek at Plymouth Pavilions, south England on Sunday evening (04Sep11), followed by a show in Bournemouth on Monday (05Sep11).
But Adele has now scrapped the dates due to a chest infection, and has promised fans the gigs will be rescheduled.
A message on the singer'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."