Adele opened the U.S. leg of her 25 tour in St. Paul, Minnesota on Tuesday, and when she learned one of the fans in attendance had flown all the way from Australia to see her, she got down off the stage to hug the woman. “I’m planning an Australian tour now,” she promised. “Why don’t we get your info and when the Sydney show happens you can come, on us.”
The 28-year-old quickly backtracked. “Well, if the tour happens,” she explained. “I always announce things when I’m not supposed to!”
What’s the main obstacle that’s holding the star back? “My son will be starting school then,” she said, adding that she’ll want to be back home in London for that. “Can you imagine me dropping my kid off at school? Crying?”
She continued: “I’ll probably retire from music,” she said, drawing gasps and boos from the crowd. “I’m telling a joke!” she chastised. “And the punchline is: Can you imagine me quitting music to become a music teacher at his school?”
Adele’s North American tour runs from now until November, and along the way she’ll make stops in all major cities. The trek includes six nights at New York’s Madison Square Garden, six nights at Los Angeles’ Staples Center, and four nights at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre.
There’s no official word — other than Adele’s impromptu admission — on an expansion to Australia, but for more on her U.S. tour opener, see EW’s recap.