Adele made her triumphant debut in Las Vegas over the weekend, performing the first two shows of her Weekends With Adele residency at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace on Friday and Saturday nights. Billboard was inside for night 1 on Friday (read our full review here), so we thought it was only fair to bring you inside too with photos from the concert.
In the pictures below, Adele stuns in her weekend 1 look: a black-velvet off-the-shoulder gown with a drop-waist sash designed by Daniel Roseberry for Schiaparelli Haute Couture. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, the superstar’s stylist, Jamie Mizrahi, revealed that she’ll wear a different black gown every weekend of the residency, which goes through March. “We’re open to embellishment and accents of color, but everything will be a black gown to the floor — except special shows, like New Year’s Eve,” Mizrahi told WSJ. (Adele just added a pair of New Year’s Eve weekend shows to her lineup on Sunday.)
The photos capture a few of the biggest moments from the concert, including the jaw-dropping production for “Set Fire to the Rain,” which features rain pouring down across the stage as a white grand piano becomes engulfed in flames. You can also see some of the emotional show’s comic relief, like when Adele fires autographed T-shirts into the crowd — complete with a handwritten note and a $50 bill — from her stadium-worthy T-shirt gun. And you can also see Adele sauntering through the crowd, as she asks fans for their favorite moments from their childhood and then performs her nostalgic 25 single “When We Were Young.”
Check out all the photos below, and for more from Weekends With Adele, find her best one-liners and banter from night 1 here.