Adele has mocked singers who don’t really sing live at their concerts.
After winning four trophies at the BRIT Awards on Wednesday, Adele admitted she was nervous about her tour that starts next week, and said it won’t be perfect – because she’ll be singing properly.
In her video press conference which can be seen above, Adele confessed she was nervous and added about the shows: “I want to be healthy and good for everyone, but there’ll be a few bumps along the way. That’s because I sing live!”
The 27-year-old burst out laughing, adding: “I love everyone else as well.”
Despite the mega-selling success of her 2011 album 21, the new tour is her first in arenas. Adele said: “I’ve never done big rooms, and I wanted to make them intimate because I’ve never done arenas before. It’ll be fun and the production is great, but I’m nervous and I’m starting to think I’m crazy for doing so many shows.”
Adele won Best Album for her recent album 25 at the BRITs, as well as Best British Female, Best Single for Hello and the Global Success award, which was presented by astronaut Tim Peake by a video link from the International Space Station.
Adele, who closed the show by performing her new single When We Were Young, said: “I feel a bit worn out, emotionally. I was hoping to win one prize, but to get that many was amazing and lovely.
“I’ve watched the BRITs since I was last here, and I had a yearning to be back here. I missed the bustle of it all.”
When Adele won the Global Success award, she said being presented her prize by Peake would make her cool in her son Angelo’s eyes. But she also said “Fucking”, which ITV bosses failed to bleep out despite a two-minute delay on their broadcast from the event itself at London’s O2 Arena.
Loaded’s deputy editor John Earls has covered entertainment and sport across a range of national newspapers, plus several football and music magazines, since 1990. Follow him on Twitter at @EarlsJohn