Adele made the first stop on her 2016 US tour last night at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. It was the first of two nights in St. Paul before she continues her 56-date North American tour through giant arenas meant to fit as many adoring fans as possible.
After already playing 57 European shows where she dazzled with her voice and her humor, Adele began her 135-minute set last night with a no-brainer, her 2015 hit “Hello.” The singer, who has gotten more comfortable addressing the audience, played 17 songs and spent the rest of the evening conversing with the crowd and entertaining them with her potty mouth and infectious cackle.
The audience of 15,000 was treated to a relatively milder show with Adele only dropping four f-bombs. According to Rolling Stone one of the curse words was used as she explained why she wasn’t going to sing something from Minnesota’s late hero, saying “Fuck it, it’s Prince. You can’t do that.” Instead of covering the late artist, Adele ran the entirety of his music video for “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” between the last notes of her show and her encore. Adele will head to Chicago next and continue her sold out tour through early November, including six shows at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.