Adele wowed fans and celebrities alike in a pre-Grammy Awards gig in Los Angeles on Friday, her first within the Californian city for four years.
The Brit superstar announced the concert on Wednesday, and tickets were accessible to people inside California area who had been previously registered back with her website.
The lucky fans were treated for an array of her old and new hits within 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 within the excited audience.
Introduced on stage by her friend and fellow Brit, The Late Late Show host James Corden, Adele opened back with her recent worldwide hit Hello, her first single from your new album 25.
Hello sheet music star chatted towards the crowd between songs including Set Fire for the Rain and Someone Like You, revealing that she’d been in Disneyland on Tuesday (09Feb16) with son Angelo, and after that joked regarding the venue being much too hot. “I seem like my make-up’s gonna slide off me (sic) face!” she laughed, as outlined by Billboard.com.
She then apologised for that $50 (£31.25) expense of tickets, telling fans she wanted these to be much cheaper.
“Sorry whether it was a pain from the a** receiving the tickets. Did any one of you pay in excess of $50 for any one these tickets?” she asked. “They (the record company) were all saying, ‘Oh let’s do $150 a ticket, ok last one! So-n-so said that…’ I said $50.
“I can have (charged) less, but my record label is spending money on this. As you can see because of the set, we’ve use up all your money,” she joked, referencing the sparse backdrop.
Before the very last song with the night, when we were young singer asked her fans to supply a rendition of her hit Hello. Desperate to capture the instant on video, she ran backstage, still holding her microphone, and pleaded with people to lend her a mobile phone.
“I take some kind of recording device. Hang on!” she said. “Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait! Someone give me a telephone! 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 group to thunderous applause, “That was f**king amazing. That was obviously a whole f**king song! You are amazing!… That was amazing. Thank you.”
She finished her triumphant set with your ex 2011 hit Rolling within the Deep, with an enthusiastic Jennifer Lawrence was seen dancing along towards 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 from 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, chatting with Adele, “There aren’t any words. Only many thanks.”
“I know you’re gonna rock the WILTERN (sic) tonight girl,” wrote Lady Gaga, while Josh Groban tweeted, “Finally have got to see the transcendent @Adele tonight. That voice live is usually a world treasure… !!!!!!”
The singer’s world tour starts in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on 1 March (16).