Adele pays tribute to Prince as she kicks off US tour in Minnesota

Singer says she didn't feel worthy of covering a Prince song

Adele kicked off her US tour last night (Tuesday, July 5) by paying tribute to Prince in the late musician’s home state of Minnesota.

The British singer played the Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota, with her set including hits from her entire back-catalogue, ‘Hello’, ‘Rumour Has It’ and ‘Skyfall’ among them.

Billboard reports that as Adele departed the stage before her encore, the big screen displayed the video for Prince’s 1994 hit ‘The Most Beautiful Girl In The World’ in full. She also claimed that she didn’t feel worthy of covering a song by the late star, saying, “I did maybe consider covering a song, but fuck it, it’s Prince!”


See photos of Adele’s tribute to Prince below.

Adele played the following songs:

‘Hometown Glory’
‘One and Only’
‘Rumour Has It’
‘Water Under The Bridge’
‘I Miss You’
‘Million Years Ago’
‘Don’t You Remember’
‘Send My Love (To Your New Lover)’
‘Make You Feel My Love’
‘Sweetest Devotion’
‘Chasing Pavements’
‘Someone Like You’
‘Set Fire to the Rain’


‘All I Ask’
‘When We Were Young’
‘Rolling in the Deep’

Meanwhile, Adele’s third studio album ’25’ is back at number one on the Official Chart following her headlining performance at Glastonbury last month (June 25).