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Sunday, May 25, 2008


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Adele has just started her mini tour of North America to promote her album '19' that has already been a success in the U.K. (it has been available in Canada since early February, will be released in the U.S. on CD June 10th). The roughly 400 capacity Red Room appeared sold-out and Adele came on around 9:30 with no opening band. First two songs were just her and her guitar and right away you know she is the real deal, amazing vocalist with a great sense of humour. Adele recently turned 20 and commented that she was happy she could drink legally in Canada and that she planned to get drunk after the gig!

On the third song she was joined by her guitarist Ben Thomas and her keyboard player Steve Holness joined them for the fourth song 'Melt My Heart To Stone (entire setlist below, show was just under an hour in length). The set was also sprinkled with some cover tunes, including her favourite song of all time, 'Fool That I Am' by Etta James. Highlights for me were 'Cold Shoulder', 'Chasing Pavements' and 'Hometown Glory' that was dedicated to Vancouver as she was staying overnight in the city. She joked around quite a bit, showing the audience one of her $8 pair of shoes, and went on about the sexuality of a lead singer of famous British band she fancied, the audience corrected her telling her he was actually married to a woman. She mentioned she will be back in September with her full band, hopefully by then radio over here will have picked up on her great talent and she will have no problem selling out bigger venues (only merchandise for sale was the cd ($10) and vinyl copies of the album, and they sold out of their stock).


Daydreamer - solo guitar
Best For Last - solo guitar
Right As Rain - guitarist Ben joins her
Melt My Heart To Stone - keyboardist Steve also joins them
First Love
Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan cover)
That's it, I Quit, I'm Movin' On (Sam Cooke cover)
Cold Shoulder
Hometown Glory

Crazy For You - solo guitar
Fool That I Am (Etta James cover)- guitarist back on stage
Chasing Pavements - keyboardist back on stage also


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