Adele wowed fans and celebrities alike in a pre-Grammy Awards gig in Los Angeles on Friday, her first inside the Californian city for four years.
The Brit Remedy superstar announced the concert on Wednesday, and tickets were wanted to people inside the California area who had been previously registered together with her website.
The lucky fans were treated in an array of her old and new hits from the 16-song set at venue The Wiltern, with celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Woody Harrelson, Tom Hanks, Emma Stone and rumoured new couple Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom also from the excited audience.
Introduced on stage by her friend and fellow Brit, The Late Late Show host James Corden, Adele opened with your ex recent worldwide smash Hello, her first single on the new album 25.
Adele chatted on the crowd among songs including Set Fire on the Rain and Someone Like You, revealing that she’d visited Disneyland on Tuesday with son Angelo, and joked in regards to the venue being much too hot. “I seem like my make-up’s gonna slide off me (sic) face!” she laughed, in line with Billboard.com.
She then apologised to the $50 (£31.25) valuation on tickets, telling fans she wanted these to be much cheaper.
“Sorry when it was a pain within the a** obtaining the tickets. Did any one of you pay over $50 for some of these tickets?” she asked. “They (the record company) were all saying, ‘Oh let’s do $150 a ticket, by the way! So-n-so said that…’ I said $50.
“I might have (charged) less, but my record label is buying this. As you can see from the set, we’ve deplete all of your money,” she joked, referencing the sparse backdrop.
Before the very last song from the night, All I Ask singer asked her fans to present a rendition of her hit Hello. Desperate to capture the second on video, she ran backstage, still holding her microphone, and pleaded with you to definitely lend her a cell phone.
“I take some kind of recording device. Hang on!” she said. “Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait! Someone give me a mobile phone! Oh occur, there’s like 20 f**king people back here, give me a mobile phone!”
Joining in at the end in the song, Adele told the bunch to thunderous applause, “That was f**king amazing. That would be a whole f**king song! You are amazing!… That was amazing. Thank you.”
She finished her triumphant set along with her 2011 hit Rolling from the Deep, along with an enthusiastic Jennifer Lawrence was seen dancing along on the song with Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Orlando Bloom.
Celebrities were quick to praise the Brit’s surprise gig, with Tom Hanks posting a gushing message on Twitter. “Adele. What a show. What a voice. What a woman. What an artist. What a date! Thank you. Hanx,” he captioned a photo with the singer on stage. His wife Rita Wilson later shared a picture of her and Tom meeting Adele and her boyfriend Simon Konecki on Instagram.com, conntacting Adele, “There work just like words. Only appreciate it.”
“I know you’re gonna rock the WILTERN (sic) tonight girl,” wrote Lady Gaga, while Josh Groban tweeted, “Finally had reached see the transcendent @Adele tonight. That voice live is often a world treasure… !!!!!!”
The singer’s world tour begins in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on 1 March.