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Adele honours the French at one-off gig

British singer Adele paid tribute to the residents of Paris during a star-studded concert in New York City less than a week after the terror attacks in the French capital.

The Someone Like You star drew an A-List crowd to her one-off gig at the Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan on Tuesday night (17Nov15), with guests including Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Steven Spielberg and Presidential hopeful Donald Trump.


The show, Adele's first US concert since 2011, was held to celebrate the upcoming release of her third album 25, and she performed a number of new tracks including Hello and Water Under the Bridge.


During her rendition of Hometown Glory, Adele told the audience she was thinking of the people of Paris following the devastating gun and bomb attacks there on 13 November (15).


The backdrop was switched to show the Paris city skyline, including the famous Eiffel Tower, and the walls besides the stage were doused in shades of red, white and blue - a nod to the French flag.


Lyrics of the song include, "Shows that we ain't gonna stand s**t/ Shows that we are united/Shows that we ain't gonna take it."


The one-hour show was taped to be broadcast as a U.S. TV special titled Adele Live in New York City on 10 December (15).


Acting couple Peter Facinelli and Jaimie Alexander also attended the concert, and other rumoured guests included Daniel Day-Lewis, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.


Adele recently declared she has not yet decided whether to head out on tour following the release of 25, saying, "I'm definitely going to do as many shows as I've done before, it's not that many... I would love to go on tour and I would love to think I have it in me to do one of those global tours...


"When I've sat down and thought, 'What can I do to bring something new to the table?' It was just like, 'Tour'. Because I haven't done it properly. (But) if my throat goes, then I'll never be able to do a tour again. I'll be able to get my throat fixed again and do studio work, but do I want to do something and then fail at it and be too scared to ever try it again?"


Adele underwent an operation on her vocal cords in 2011.