NBC will feature a singer who is currently about as hot as a music star can get, in a concert event to be televised as a special from New York City.
USA Today reports that the network will air “Adele Live in New York City,” a one-night-only event. The performance, set for Nov. 17, will be the British singer’s first U.S. concert since 2011, and her largest show yet in New York. The event is scheduled for three days before the release of Adele’s new album, “25.”
The NBC broadcast will air Monday, Dec. 14, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. A couple of key players from “Saturday Night Live” are involved, with “Lorne Michaels” executive producing the concert broadcast and veteran “SNL” director Beth McCarthy-Miller to direct.
NBC and Adele appear to be heavily committed to each other. Broadway World notes: “In celebration of the release of ’25,’ Adele will take over NBC with performances on ‘Saturday Night Live’ (Nov. 21), ‘The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon’ (Nov. 23) and ‘Today’ (Nov. 25). Adele made her U.S. television debut on NBC’s ‘Today’ in summer 2008.”
NBC also connected with Adele in 2011, when it aired “Adele Live in London.” That show featured performances by Adele from 2010 at the Royal Albert Hall.
Adele’s new song “Hello,” released just over a week ago, surged to the top of the charts in countries worldwide and has been setting records for downloads. A Vevo version of the song’s video on YouTube already has more than 147 million views.
Here’s the “Hello” video …