Adele Pays Tribute to Amy Winehouse, Hometown in Resumed North American Tour
The 23-year-old was recently cleared to sing again after a bout of laryngitis, and appeared at a sold-out show at Vancouver's Orpheum Theater on Tuesday. There she opened her performance by dedicating 'Hometown Glory' to her birthplace, Tottenham, England, which has fallen victim to the recent UK riots. "I have to sing this one for my hometown," Adele said to the audience. "London is under attack by a bunch of idiots."
The songbird also honored Winehouse with a sentimental cover of Bob Dylan’s 'Make You Feel My Love,' a tune that's featured on the singer's debut album, '19.' Adele added, "She was a big part of my life in so many ways."
After the police shooting of a local man last week, riots have spread throughout London, causing one of the largest outbreak of social unrest in years. Earlier this week, a riot-induced fire destroyed an Enfield warehouse that stored goods by many of the UK's independent record labels, including Adele's XL Recordings.