Before her recent tour kickoff, Adele faced severe pre-show nerves. The excitement surrounding her comeback with “25” was palpable. After a 5-year hiatus, she returned to the stage on February 29, 2016.
Pre-tour Anxieties for Adele
SSE Arena Performance
Performing for 11,000 fans at the SSE Arena in Belfast was intimidating. “This is my first time in an arena,” she confessed. Adele humorously admitted to severe nervousness throughout the day. Despite initial hiccups, like waking up with a deep voice and fearing her boyfriend’s late arrival, she pulled through.
Adele took an Imodium to ensure a smooth performance. And the remedy worked wonders. Her opening was nothing short of magnificent.
The response was overwhelmingly positive. Britain’s Daily Mail lauded her as an “exceptional singer.” The Sun praised her as the “most celebrated artist of her generation.”
Dressed in a sparkling Burberry gown, Adele ensured her voice remained top-notch. She sipped tea and engaged with fans between songs. She’s scheduled for another Belfast performance, followed by Dublin. Adele concludes her European tour in Antwerp, Belgium. The North American leg kicks off in Saint Paul, Minnesota.