Adele Turned 21, Played Roseland, Released A New Video

Adele at Roseland (05/05/09)
Adele at Roseland
Photos: Jon Klemm

On May 5, multiple Grammy award winning artist Adele wrapped up her 19 tour before a sold out and wildly enthusiastic crowd at the Roseland Ballroom (her biggest NYC gig to date). Tuesday night was actually Adele’s 21st birthday, and after her set ended Adele’s managers threw her a surprise little “Birthday Party” complete with a big birthday cake, bags of candy for the audience and ballons dropping from the rafters. Here’s what concert goer Beauty and the Feast had to say about the whole thing:

Besides having the most incredible voice, she was just the sweetest woman! She was so down-to-earth, apologizing profusely for being “so nervous” and chronically thanking everyone in the crowd, her band, and label throughout the show. It’s actually hard to believe she’s won two Grammys already and wrapping up her tour. She even thanked SNL: “I want to thank Saturday Night Live, because if it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be here right now. And I guess Sarah Palin too, because if it weren’t for her maybe not as many people would have been watching.” In the middle of the show, she asked the audience if she could take a picture of us from stage to put up on her MySpace!

The cutest part was she got bags of candy she was throwing to the crowd throughout the show, and even passed out more in bags later on (“Don’t be greedy, ok? Just take one and pass it on!”). It’s also hard to believe she just turned 21 “” that night. I can’t believe a voice so powerful was coming out of a 21-year-old! Her mom surprised her with cake and balloons on stage. She’s somewhat of an lovely anomoly all around. [Beauty and the Feast]

More Adele pics (including birthday party shots) and a brand new video for “Hometown Glory” after the jump.

Adele – “Hometown Glory”

Adele at Roseland (05/05/09)
Adele at Roseland

Adele at Roseland

Adele at Roseland

Adele at Roseland

Adele at Roseland

Adele at Roseland

Adele at Roseland

Adele at Roseland

Adele at Roseland

Adele at Roseland

Adele at Roseland

Adele at Roseland

Adele at Roseland

Adele at Roseland

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