Adele was booed onstage in London during the week after announcing she would play a series of arena shows. Playing at the Hammersmith Apollo theatre Adele told the crowd:
Too many people want to see my shows. This is the last time you’ll catch me at a venue like this. These will be my last theatre dates as I’m moving on to arenas. I’ll be at the O2 [Arena] in February.
Earlier this year in an interview with Q mag, Adele said:
I won’t play a festival. You think I’m gonna play a fucking arena? Are you out of your mind?’ I’d rather play 12 years at the Barfly than one night at the O2! The thought of an audience that big frightens the life out of me. I don’t think the music would work either. It’s all too slow.