Adele delivered an emotional tribute to Brussels in her live concert in London on the very same day as the terror attacks in the Belgium capital. Watch her lead the audience in a powerful performance of Bob Dylan’s ‘Make You Feel My Love’ and give strong words of condemnation to the terrorists.
Adele was the first major music artist to respond to the deadly terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium — horrific explosions at the airport and at a subway — which have claimed the lives of at least 30 and wounded upwards of 200, as the death toll continues to rise. She performed in concert in London at The O2 Arena; it was the final night of a six-night sold-out residency in the famed venue.
Adele spoke to the audience of some 20,000, saying, “When I woke up and heard the terrible news about Brussels, I felt bit bad and sad about the fact that I was going to be doing the show. But I’m really glad we are all here, and we are all going to make enough noise so they can hear us from here.”
And, true to form, she was just as unsparing with her words as always. She continued, saying, “I’m hoping you’ve all come to be entertained by me. I’m here to entertain you, so we’re all united, so that makes us much better than them f–kers. You’re on your own, you f–king loners!”
Adele began the dedication by saying, “This is ‘Make You Feel My Love’ and this is for Brussels tonight. I want you to all sing it with me, all right? So they hear us.” She also asked the crowd to hold up their cell phones and lighters to illuminate the arena, and they obliged, and the effect, as you can see in the video below, is quite powerful.
As she sang the Bob Dylan classic, audience members sang along. First she, clearly overcome with emotion, thanked the audience, saying, “I don’t think I’ve ever actually been so moved in my life at one of my shows, that was just so beautiful. Thank you very much for doing that. I think they heard us.”
You can see photos along with the full video of Adele’s powerful tribute to Brussels below.