Since surfacing in 2007, Adele‘s rise has been meteoric in every sense becoming of the best selling artists in the world with over 100 million albums sold.
The English Singer/Songwriter played four sold-out shows at Air Canada Centre as part of her Adele Live 2016 Tour. Without the necessity of dancers, an opening act, an elaborate stage setup, costume changes or pyrotechnics, Adele possesses that rare special quality where for almost two hours straight, your eyes are focused strictly on her and the music only.
The personable entertainer at once had the audience mesmerized by her heartbreaking balladry, but also cackling at her personal anecdotes ranging from breastfeeding to the odd irony of singing about her ex-boyfriends on-stage still while at once being in a very happy relationship.
With her final Toronto show being her 91st, Adele explained that due to delays with her pregnancy, heartbreak and vocal cord surgery, the Tour had been five years in the making. It however was well worth it for the self-admitted “homebody”, whom she says would “rather be at home ordering Chinese food with friends, watching Sex and the City“.
Despite not loving touring, Adele admitted to having a wonderful time this time around, balancing her time with son Angelo and her work. The two were spotted Wednesday in Etobicoke at a costume and party supply store getting ready for Halloween. His birthday also is coming up on the 21st, so perhaps a little planning for that too?
Running through a catalog of hits from three albums 19, 21 and 25, Adele had the audience hanging to her every note and word, effortlessly churning-out classics like Hello, Rumour Has It, Rolling in the Deep, Hometown Glory, Skyfall, Chasing Pavements, Fire to the Rain, When We Were Young and Someone Like You.
At one point she invited an entire family onstage for a Family Selfie (or an “Adelfie” she calls it) as it was one teen fan’s birthday. Not to be outdone by a man who after flashing a sign, was brought onstage to propose to his girlfriend!