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Adele in Belfast: Hello singer kicks off world tour at SSE Arena

Published 29/02/2016

Adele performs on stage at the SSE Arena Belfast on February 29, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Adele performs on stage at the SSE Arena Belfast on February 29, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Adele performs on stage at the SSE Arena Belfast on February 29, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Adele performs on stage at the SSE Arena Belfast on February 29, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
An Adele fan takes a selfie outside the SSE Arena on February 29, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Adele fan Adam Bazuin from the Netherlands pictured at the front of the queue outside the SSE Arena on February 29, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - FEBRUARY 29: Adele merchandise promoting her opening Belfast show can be seen in a stall stationed outside the SSE Arena on February 29, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Adele's highly anticipated world tour begins this evening with some news outlets reporting tickets changing hands for thousands of pounds. Adele made history recently by becoming the most succesful solo artist in a single year at the Brit Awards by winning four trophies. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - FEBRUARY 29: Adele fans make their way into the SSE Arena on February 29, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Adele's highly anticipated world tour begins this evening with some news outlets reporting tickets changing hands for thousands of pounds. Adele made history recently by becoming the most succesful solo artist in a single year at the Brit Awards by winning four trophies. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - FEBRUARY 29: Adele fans make their way into the SSE Arena on February 29, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Adele's highly anticipated world tour begins this evening with some news outlets reporting tickets changing hands for thousands of pounds. Adele made history recently by becoming the most succesful solo artist in a single year at the Brit Awards by winning four trophies. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Fans, guests, and SSE Airtricity prize winners enjoy the pre-gig hospitality
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - FEBRUARY 29: Adele merchandise promoting her opening Belfast show can be seen in a stall stationed outside the SSE Arena on February 29, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Adele's highly anticipated world tour begins this evening with some news outlets reporting tickets changing hands for thousands of pounds. Adele made history recently by becoming the most succesful solo artist in a single year at the Brit Awards by winning four trophies. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Fans, guests, and SSE Airtricity prize winners enjoy the pre-gig hospitality
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - FEBRUARY 29: Adele fans at the front of the queue display their tickets as they wait outside the SSE Arena on February 29, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Adele's highly anticipated world tour begins this evening with some news outlets reporting tickets changing hands for thousands of pounds. Adele made history recently by becoming the most succesful solo artist in a single year at the Brit Awards by winning four trophies. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - FEBRUARY 29: Adele fans make their way into the SSE Arena on February 29, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Adele's highly anticipated world tour begins this evening with some news outlets reporting tickets changing hands for thousands of pounds. Adele made history recently by becoming the most succesful solo artist in a single year at the Brit Awards by winning four trophies. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Fans, guests, and SSE Airtricity prize winners enjoy the pre-gig hospitality
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - FEBRUARY 29: A programme seller holds up an Adele tour programme at a merchandise stall outside the SSE Arena on February 29, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Adele's highly anticipated world tour begins this evening with some news outlets reporting tickets changing hands for thousands of pounds. Adele made history recently by becoming the most succesful solo artist in a single year at the Brit Awards by winning four trophies. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - FEBRUARY 29: Adele fans make their way into the SSE Arena on February 29, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Adele's highly anticipated world tour begins this evening with some news outlets reporting tickets changing hands for thousands of pounds. Adele made history recently by becoming the most succesful solo artist in a single year at the Brit Awards by winning four trophies. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - FEBRUARY 29: Adele fans sing despite the rain as they wait to gain access to the SSE Arena on February 29, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Adele's highly anticipated world tour begins this evening with some news outlets reporting tickets changing hands for thousands of pounds. Adele made history recently by becoming the most succesful solo artist in a single year at the Brit Awards by winning four trophies. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Adele fans at the SSE Arena Belfast for the Brit Awards winner first night of her new tour. Megan and Caroline Wright. Picture Colm O'Reilly /Presseye
29-02-2016 Adele fans at the SSE Arena Belfast for the Brit Awards winner first night of her new tour. Picture Colm O'Reilly /Presseye
29-02-2016 Adele fans at the SSE Arena Belfast for the Brit Awards winner first night of her new tour. Picture Colm O'Reilly /Presseye
29-02-2016 Adele fans at the SSE Arena Belfast for the Brit Awards winner first night of her new tour. Picture Colm O'Reilly /Presseye
Fans, guests, and SSE Airtricity prize winners enjoy the pre-gig hospitality
29-02-2016 Adele fans at the SSE Arena Belfast for the Brit Awards winner first night of her new tour. Picture Colm O'Reilly /Presseye
29-02-2016 Adele fans at the SSE Arena Belfast for the Brit Awards winner first night of her new tour. Kirsty Clinton, Mollie Clinton and Brian Clinton. Picture Colm O'Reilly /Presseye
29-02-2016 Adele fans at the SSE Arena Belfast for the Brit Awards winner first night of her new tour. Seamus McAteer and Christine Rennick Picture Colm O'Reilly /Presseye
29-02-2016 Adele fans at the SSE Arena Belfast for the Brit Awards winner first night of her new tour. Andrew Callaghan and Lynne Callaghan celebrating their 12th Wedding Anniversary at Adele. Picture Colm O'Reilly /Presseye
29-02-2016 Adele fans at the SSE Arena Belfast for the Brit Awards winner first night of her new tour. Mary Cononley and Gérard MacAllister Picture Colm O'Reilly /Presseye
29-02-2016 Adele fans at the SSE Arena Belfast for the Brit Awards winner first night of her new tour. Carly and Roisin Cheney. Picture Colm O'Reilly /Presseye
29-02-2016 Adele fans at the SSE Arena Belfast for the Brit Awards winner first night of her new tour. Andrew Callaghan and Lynne Callaghan celebrating their 12th Wedding Anniversary at Adele. Picture Colm O'Reilly /Presseye
29-02-2016 Adele fans at the SSE Arena Belfast for the Brit Awards winner first night of her new tour. Sophie Price, Andrew McClure, Alex Anderson Picture Colm O'Reilly /Presseye
29-02-2016 Adele fans at the SSE Arena Belfast for the Brit Awards winner first night of her new tour. Adele fan Adam Bazuin from The Netherlands pictured waiting to get into the SSE arena in Belfast for this evenings opening night of her World Tour and Adam also has a ticket from tuesday nights show. Picture Colm O'Reilly /Presseye
29-02-2016 Adele fans at the SSE Arena Belfast for the Brit Awards winner first night of her new tour. Niamh Murphy. Meabdh O'Grady and Brianna O'Grady. Picture Colm O'Reilly /Presseye
Fans, guests, and SSE Airtricity prize winners enjoy the pre-gig hospitality
Fans of Adele(L-R) Nicola McKinney, Aisling Hill, Louise Hoy and Andrea Reilly from Lurgan patiently waiting to get into the SSE arena in Belfast for Monday's opening night of her world tour. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
Fans of Adele Joanne and Ted Addis from Belfast patiently waiting to get into the SSE arena in Belfast for this evenings opening night of her World Tour. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
Fans, guests, and SSE Airtricity prize winners enjoy the pre-gig hospitality
Fans of Adele(L-R) Magan Truesdale,Jordain Gillen and Zara Truesdale from Belfast patiently waiting to get into the SSE arena in Belfast for Monday's opening night of her world tour. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 29/02/2016 Fans of Adele(L-R) Conal Love and Aoife Browne from Belfast patiently waiting to get into the SSE arena in Belfast for this evenings opening night of her World Tour. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 29/02/2016 Adele fan Adam Bazuin from The Netherlands pictured waiting to get into the SSE arena in Belfast for this evenings opening night of her World Tour and Adam also has a ticket from tuesday nights show. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 29/02/2016 Fans of Adele(L-R) Niamh Murphy,Brianna O'Grady and Meadbh O'Grady from Belfast patiently waiting to get into the SSE arena in Belfast for this evenings opening night of her World Tour. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 29/02/2016 Adele fan Adam Bazuin from The Netherlands pictured waiting to get into the SSE arena in Belfast for this evenings opening night of her World Tour and Adam also has a ticket from tuesday nights show. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 29/02/2016 Fans of Adele(L-R) Niamh Murphy,Brianna O'Grady and Meadbh O'Grady from Belfast patiently waiting to get into the SSE arena in Belfast for this evenings opening night of her World Tour. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
Fans, guests, and SSE Airtricity prize winners enjoy the pre-gig hospitality
Fans, guests, and SSE Airtricity prize winners enjoy the pre-gig hospitality
Fans, guests, and SSE Airtricity prize winners enjoy the pre-gig hospitality
Fans, guests, and SSE Airtricity prize winners enjoy the pre-gig hospitality
Fans, guests, and SSE Airtricity prize winners enjoy the pre-gig hospitality
Fans, guests, and SSE Airtricity prize winners enjoy the pre-gig hospitality
Adele performs on stage during the 2016 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 24, 2016. See PA Story SHOWBIZ Brits. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Adele performs on stage during the 2016 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 24, 2016. See PA Story SHOWBIZ Brits. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Adele collects the British Single award on stage during the 2016 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 24, 2016. See PA Story SHOWBIZ Brits. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Adele wins the British Female Solo Artist award on stage during the 2016 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 24, 2016. See PA Story SHOWBIZ Brits. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Adele walks on stage to collect the award for MasterCard British Album of the Year during the 2016 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 24, 2016. See PA Story SHOWBIZ Brits. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Adele arriving for the 2016 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 24, 2016. See PA story SHOWBIZ Brits. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Adele is live in Belfast tonight as she kicks off her UK and European arena tour at the SSE Arena.

The Hello singer takes to the stage armed with a catalogue of hits and songs from her new record-breaking album 25 on Monday and Tuesday.

It marks Adele's first tour since 2011, which ended prematurely because of the discovery of a hemorrhage on her vocal cord requiring surgery.

On Monday morning, promoters Aiken announced a further sale of tickets for the concert which were sold out moments after the box office opened.

Adele's highly-anticipated and long-awaited tour will begin in Belfast tonight at 8pm - with no support act.

The doors open at 6.30pm and before 5pm it was reported that fans were already starting to queue in a bid to get the best spot in the sold-out show.

Adele has enjoyed a hugely successful comeback to the music world where she has broken numerous records.

She made history as she become the most successful solo artist in a single year at the Brit Awards after she  took home  four major trophies.

The Hello singer picked up the most coveted award of the night - British album of the year - for 25, as well as winning British female solo artist, best British single and scooping the global success award.

The album has now spent nine non-consecutive weeks at number one.

It was the first time four awards have gone to the same winner since Blur's 1995 success.

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