The Voice

By Connie Capone

Her haunting, unmistakable voice shook the Electric Factory in 2011, and after five years she returns to the City of Brotherly Love to perform back-to-back concerts at the Wells Fargo Center September 9–10. Adele, who has joined Cher, Madonna, and Britney in needing no other introduction beyond her singular moniker, is touring to promote her latest album, 25, an international smash that has topped the Billboard charts and garnered the Brit Awards’ Album of the Year as well as Single of the Year for “Hello.”

“Adele’s voice is arguably the best our generation has to offer,” says Mike Adam, afternoon drive host on 96.5 AMP Radio. “She has a raspy, soulful sound that delivers flawlessly on records and during live performances.” Adam says that Adele shakes up the normative record-label-created images that are fed to consumers. “She completely destroys everything you think a pop star should look or act like. People can actually relate to Adele and see her as a real person.”

Philadelphia is the first East Coast stop during her tour, with every performance in North America, from Toronto to Mexico City, sold out. “Where the demand is high, the artists will go,” says Adam. “And Philly loves us some Adele.”