Adele Lands Hour-Long BBC Special For ’25’, So Start Scoping Out Your Illegal Streaming Options
UPDATE (1:10 p.m.): Billboard reports the special will also be available to air on international networks in full, or as a shorter performance-only edit under the title Adele Live in London. No US airing has been announced yet.
Adele plans to take over the airwaves on both sides of the Atlantic next month as she releases third album 25 on November 20. The “Hello” singer has already been announced as the musical guest for SNL the day after the LP’s release, and a couple weeks before that, she’ll film an hour-long BBC special hosted by Graham Norton in front of a live audience.
Adele at the BBC will tape November 2 and feature the singer chatting with Norton and performing some 25 songs for the very first time. There’s no air date yet, but it’s being billed as her first television appearance since belting out “Skyfall” at the 2013 Academy Awards — which means the BBC One special must be airing some time before that November 21 Saturday Night Live gig.
“I can’t wait. Graham and I get on great so it’s going to be a laugh,” Adele said about the special, according to the BBC.
No word yet on whether it’ll be shown on BBC America or any other networks stateside, so you might wanna have some livestream options to fall back on.