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In a bigger room, Adele commands with her gravitas

Once daunted by arenas, the North Londoner recently joked on stage: "I could get used to this"

When she sings, Adele is larger than life. At Monday's concert, Adele didn't bother with a costume change, although her one gown was properly sparkly. She is clearly aware that her voice, songs and presence are the real show.


ADELE is not daunted by arenas anymore. On Monday night she started a world tour here at the SSE Arena Belfast, announcing early on, "This is my first time in an arena, ever, playing to my own fans."

Moments later, she added that anxiety before the concert had caused her to...

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