Adele's 11 Best Tour Moments: Twerking, Stand Up Comedy, Spice Girls Covers & More

Adele performs in 2016
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Adele performs on stage at the at 3Arena Dublin on March 4, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland.  

The first leg of Adele's international tour in support of her record breaking album 25 has been filled with moments that have mixed humor, tenderness, earnestness and even fragility. 

As she prepares to wrap up nearly a year and a half of touring with current dates in Australia before four sold out shows at London's iconic Wembley Stadium, we look back at some of the the tour's best moments to date. 

Adele Does Dirty Stand-Up When Power Goes Out at Australian Show

When the power was accidentally cut during her show in Adelaide, Australia, on March 13, Adele did what comes naturally: she told a dirty joke to pass the time: "What do you call a blonde standing on her head? A brunette with bad breath," she said.

Adele Helps a Same-Sex Couple Get Married at Copenhagen Show

In May, at a tour stop in Copenhagen, Denmark, Adele invited two fans onstage for a marriage proposal. "I'm going to cry!" she said, holding the microphone, before offering to be their surrogate if they ever want kids. 

this is cute but Adele's reaction is even cuter please send helphttps://t.co/xAMFqwK4CL

— ALBA (@AdeleMyOnlyOne) May 4, 2016


Adele Invites Irish Singers From Viral Video to Perform Onstage in Dublin

In May, Adele brought a whole lot of attention to two Irish musicians' viral medley cover video when she invited them onstage by surprise to perform with her. "Oh come on, you can't put it online and me be in Dublin and not think think I'm gonna tell you to come up," she told them. 

Watch Adele Shut Down a Fan for Filming Her Concert

Adele took offense with a ticket-holder who chose to take in a recent show though a camera screen. "Yeah, I want to tell that lady as well, can you stop filming me with a video camera because I'm really here in real life. You can enjoy it in real life, rather than through your camera," she told the audience member, along with the entire crowd. "Can you take your tripod down? This isn't a DVD, this is a real show. I'd really like you to enjoy my show because there's lots of people outside that couldn't come in."

Adele Photobombs Fan at U.K. Concert

One Adele fan got an extra-special memento from the pop singer's concert in Manchester, England: a selfie with a sneaky Adele posing in the background. The record-breaking artist briefly stopped her entire show as the fan posed for a photo, jumping in with a big smile. 


Adele Tries Out Twerking at London Concert

Amidst her string of performances at London's O2 arena, Adele not only announced that she would be headlining the Glastonbury Festival in 2016 but also attempted to twerk for the audience.

"I think I just twerked!" she exclaimed, like it had been an accident. "I can't do it that well. My whole body has to move," she joked. "My bum could break my back it's so enormous."

Adele Assists a Fan's Leap Day Marriage Proposal in Ireland

Adele assisted a woman's Leap Day proposal (per Irish tradition) at her tour-opening show in Belfast, Ireland. Somewhat awkwardly, the proposal wasn't a surprise -- the woman, Hayley, had already proposed to her boyfriend, Neil, and he'd responded "maybe." Adele helped turn that to a yes, saying, "You got to say yes Neil. You need to say yes, bruv," and encouraging the audience to push him along.

Adele Invites Look-Alike Superfan on Stage

Adele brought a look-alike superfan on stage during a concert in Birmingham, England, where they chatted in front of the crowd and posed for a selfie. Bamforth's fiancé, Tom Winkler, was the one who drew Adele's attention to her doppelgänger during the concert, and afterward shared the adorable selfie on Twitter.


Adele Forgets Lyrics to a Song in Concert

Performing at the MEO Arena in Lisbon, Portugal, Adele had a vacant moment while performing and forgot her lyrics. "Shit, wrong words," she said, recovering with a laugh shared with the audience. "Should I sing the right words? Sorry."

Adele forgot the lyrics to her song and this was her reaction. -- pic.twitter.com/n1EyHwXM56

— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) May 25, 2016


Adele Bring Out Her Inner Spice Girl

In Amsterdam, Adele brought some serious girl power nostalgia to the stage with a Spice Girls impression, breaking into a brief "Spice Up Your Life" song and dance moment. To the venue's cheers, she replied, the venue filled with claps and chants of "let's go" as fans cheered. "Oh stop it I'm not a Spice Girl," Adele exclaimed in a fan-shot video before she began dancing. 

Adele having a Spice Girls moment. #AdeleLive2016 pic.twitter.com/iTrWtR7tRc

— AdeleNow (@AdeleNowuk) June 3, 2016


Adele Pays Tribute to Brussels With 'Make You Feel My Love' at London Concert

Adele honored those affected by the March terrorist attacks in Brussels by dedicating a song during her set at London's O2 arena to Belgium's capital city. "This is 'Make You Feel My Love' and this is for Brussels tonight, I want you to all sing it with me alright so they hear us," she said before starting into the ballad. 

Afterwards, to the audience's applause, she said, "I don't think I've ever actually been so moved before 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."