Adele’s ‘Live in New York City’ Special Sets Social Media on Fire: ‘This Is Talent’

The NBC airing “should’ve been 5 hours long. One hour was NOT enough,” one Twitter user writes

Last Updated: December 14, 2015 @ 11:06 PM

Adele proved to be the queen of Manhattan on Monday when her “Live in New York City” special took social media by storm.

Shot at Manhattan’s Radio City Music Hall last month, the musical extravaganza aired on NBC to massive applause and became the top trend on Twitter all night.

The one-night-only concert marked the British singer’s welcome return to the stage after four years and earned her rave reviews from fans.

“WOW.#AdeleLiveInNYC This is TALENT,” one impressed viewer wrote.

“No fancy light display, no dancers, no skimpy outfits … just talent!” tweeted another.

The only complaint seemed to be that the one-hour show wasn’t long enough.

Adele kicked off the night with the blockbuster hit “Hello” from her new “25” album, and went on to warm up the crowd with “Someone Like You,” “All I Ask” and “When We Were Young” — with a few F-bombs and unexpected jokes along the way.

While the concert ended after “Rolling in the Deep,” the show continued as behind-the-scenes cameras followed Adele backstage and into an elevator, where she sobbed into someone’s arms as the doors closed behind her.

Earlier on Monday, Adele announced dates for her 2016 North American tour, which launches in St. Paul, Minnesota, on July 5 and ends Nov. 15 in Mexico City. The 56-stop tour will be the first time she’s gone on the road since 2011.

“Adele Live in New York City” was executive produced by Lorne Michaels, Adele and Jonathan Dickins and directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller.

“25” sold 3.38 million copies in its first week of sales in the U.S., marking the largest single-week sales figure for an album since Nielsen started tracking point-of-sale purchases back in 1991.

See the tweets and the trailer below.

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