Kicking off her North American tour at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, the “Rumor Has It” singer and powerhouse delighted fans with her incessant banter, selfie taking, and liberal use of the F-bomb. Dressed in a custom black sequin Burberry gown, designed by the label’s creative director himself, Adele rivaled the glamor of Old Hollywood.
Amidst belting out her mega hits from “Hello,” to “Skyfall” to her “Rolling in the Deep” encore whose lyrics the crowd eagerly shouted back to her, the 28-year-old British singer took the time to recognize one of modern music’s greatest losses.
Following a climactic rendition of “Set Fire to the Rain,” Adele disappeared and Prince’s 1994 hit “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” played on the main screen.
After the modest, yet sincere tribute, Adele stated her reasoning behind doing something simple for the musical genius, “I did maybe consider covering a song, but f*ck it, it’s Prince.” However, while it’s easy to admire her respect for the gone too soon musical visionary, Prince himself was a fan of Adele’s.
Back in 2011, he said of the strong pop-soul vocalist, “When she just comes on and sings with a piano player, no gimmicks, it’s great.”
It seems Prince was a Daydreamer just like the rest of us.