‘I’m so happy to be back!’ Adele is overcome with emotion as she takes to the stage at BST Hyde Park Festival in glamorous black gown… as her Las Vegas residency delays continue
- Adele was overcome with emotion as she took to the stage at the BST Hyde Park Festival in London on Friday
- The singer, 34, wore an elegant black halter neck gown with her waist cinched in by a metallic gold belt
- Adele shouted ‘I’m so happy to be back’ as she looked out across the mammoth crowd while performing
- Many fans have voiced their disappointment about the lack of information about her delayed Vegas shows
- Adele postponed her 12-week residency the day before its launch citing the COVID-19 pandemic as a factor
Adele was overcome with emotion as she took to the stage at the BST Hyde Park Festival in London in front of a 65,000 strong crowd on Friday, as she returned for her first concert in five years.
The singer, 34, who wore an elegant black halter neck off-the-shoulder gown, held back tears as she addressed the audience and told them she was ‘f**king s****ing herself’ after performing her first song.
Standing in the early evening sun, the sequinned detail on her dress glistened as she performed, with Adele shouting ‘I’m so happy to be back’ as she looked out across the mammoth crowd.
Born to perform: Adele, 34, was overcome with emotion as she took to the stage at the BST Hyde Park Festival in London on Friday
Adele performed her first track, Hello, to a star-studded audience, which included Tom Cruise, and encouraged them to sing along with her.
The crowd was just as star-studded as her private gig, An Audience With Adele, in March earlier this year, as she drew in the likes of James Corden, Cameron Diaz, Niall Horan and Milly Bobby Brown.
A ‘nervous’ Adele soon eased into thes set, as three songs in she declared: ‘My god, I’m back at home.’
The star reportedly only performed five tracks from her latest record 30 including I Drink Wine, and instead chose to treat the crowd to some of her classics such as Rolling In The Deep and Someone Like You.
Adele has previously been plagued with vocal issues, but she kept them at bay during the performance by sipping on a hot drink to sooth her throat.
Glamour puss: The singer wore an elegant black halter neck off-the-shoulder gown, with her waist cinched in by a metallic gold belt
It marked the first public show Adele has played since she headlined two Wembley concerts in 2017. She postponed her Las Vegas residency in January.
Earlier in the day, Adele was said to have performed a three-song sound check ahead of the massive show.
Before taking to the stage, Adele was supported by all an female line-up, including Gabrielle, Self Esteem and country singer Kasey Musgraves.
Once she had played the show, Adele was expected to join her family and friends at a backstage bar she has renamed ‘The Queen Vic’, as part of her rider for the two-night gig.
During the performance, the vocalist opted for a make-up palette of gold and bronze hues and wore her hair in a neatly style up do.
Glitterati: Standing in the early evening sun, the sequinned detail on the skirt of the star’s dress glistened as she performed
Hoards of fans gathered to see Adele after she teased some behind-the-scenes snaps from her rehearsals this week.
She donned a casual ensemble in the Instagram images shared on Thursday as she belted out a track during the practice session.
The Easy On Me hitmaker looked on fine form as she sat cross-legged on a chair and passionately sang into a microphone ahead of the performances on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 July.
Adele opted for a comfortable look for the studio rehearsals, donning a black hoodie, with jogging bottoms and trainers.
The mother-of-one went make-up free while allowing her caramel locks to loosely cascade over her shoulders.
In her element: Adele shouted ‘I’m so happy to be back’ as she looked out across the mammoth crowd
Singing her heart out: The vocalist opted for a make-up palette of gold and bronze hues and wore her hair in a neatly style up do
Greeting her public: Adele told fans she was delighted to be back performing for them once again
Tease: Adele has been teasing fans about her performance, saying how excited she was in the days leading up to the gig
Ensuring she stayed hydrated during the sing-through, Adele had a large bottle of water and a hot beverage on hand.
Wanting to drum up excitement for her rare live performances, Adele asked in her caption: ‘Who’s ready for tomorrow!?’
And though many of her fans were thrilled at the prospect of seeing her perform her biggest hits live in person, there were still plenty of others who are disappointed in the lack of information about her Vegas shows.
Making music: Adele’s glamorous outfit featured a beaded pattern on the skirt of her black dress
Star power: Adele could be seen on the screens next to the stage as she performed for her devotees
Preparation: Adele excitedly continued to press on with plans for her upcoming London concerts at the BST Hyde Park Festival as she shared a glimpse of her rehearsals this week
Last week, Adele took to Instagram once again to speak about her Hyde Park show as she said it was going to ‘blow’ her fans’ ‘socks off’.
She shared a photograph of herself alongside Mahalia, Gabrielle, Kacey Musgraves and Tiana Major9, who will also be performing at Hyde Park on the same day.
Alongside the post, she penned: ‘The line up for my Hyde Park shows next week is going to blow your socks off!!
‘An all female bill, from new artists that I’m obsessed with to the heavenly @spaceykacey to one of my favorite artists of all time @gabrielleuk who I’ve loved since I was 4!!
Anger: Last week Adele left fans fuming after sharing her excitement about her upcoming concert in London but remaining silent on her delayed Las Vegas residency
‘It’s going to be incredible, there’s a whole host of us performing all day, I can’t wait to share the main stage with you ladies.’
But her disgruntled fans were quick to take to the comments section to quiz the Hello hitmaker about her Las Vegas residency, which has been hit by a string of delays.
Weekends with Adele was set to begin at Las Vegas’ Caesar’s Palace on January 21.
But the day before kick off, Adele announced that she’d be postponing the 12-week residency, citing the COVID-19 pandemic as a mitigating factor.
The last-minute cancellation left many fans out of pocket after spending thousands on tickets and plane fares to see her onstage.
Show: The singer took to Instagram to speak about her Hyde Park show as she said it was going to ‘blow’ her fans’ ‘socks off’
Excitement: Alongside the post, she penned: ‘The line up for my Hyde Park shows next week is going to blow your socks off!!’
One person penned in the comments: ‘Are you kidding me? And you still are quiet about Vegas? I’m disappointed in you.’
Another fumed: ‘ARE YOU COMING TO LAS VEGAS OR NOT?’
A third wrote: ‘Damn, Adele so I guess its f those that purchased tickets for Las Vegas.’
While a fourth added: ‘What happened to Vegas ? Lmao’
And a fifth said: ‘What about the residency dates????’
Her highly-anticipated residency has been hit by more delays as it has been reported that Caesars Palace – where she’s set to perform – have laid off staff over the summer.
According to The Sun, theatre workers at the hotel, casino and entertainment complex in Nevada had been told to ‘go home’ until September.
What’s going on? According to The Sun, theatre workers at the hotel, casino and entertainment complex in Nevada had been told to ‘go home’ until September
The alleged move throw’s Adele’s long-awaited gigs – which she claimed ‘has to happen’ this year – into doubt, with Rod Stewart set to start his performances at the venue in late September.
The publication states that union officials representing staff at The Colosseum – the main entertainment venue for Caesars Palace – confirmed that members had been asked to ‘go home until September’.
And with Rod taking to The Colosseum in September and amid 34-year-old Adele’s recent hints that she want’s to have a baby in 2023, it’s looking likely that fans may have a longer wait to see the Chasing Pavements hitmaker perform.
MailOnline have contacted representatives for Adele and Caesar’s Palace for comment.
It had previously been suggested that space was being made for her to belt out her greatest hits at The Colosseum, with Keith Urban finishing his own residency on June 18th, before Rod Stewart sets up shop on September 23rd.
New location? It was recently reported that the concerts, which were originally set to take place in January 2022, could be moved to Zappos Theater in Planet Hollywood with Adele and her team said to be in ‘serious talks’ over finalising the venue
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