Adele kicked off the first of four nights at London's Wembley Stadium on Wednesday by asking fans to give their thoughts and money to those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.
The singer has been a regular visitor to the west London site since a fire broke out on June 14, killing at least 80 people. She announced to the crowd at Wembley that she is using her stadium residency to raise money for the victims. She also dedicated her song "Hometown Glory" to those affected by the blaze.
“I’ve been down on the ground near Grenfell Tower all week before this and I’m going straight back after these shows. I’m not going to go into too much detail because a lot of the stories I’ve been told I’m not going to tell on a stage like this," Adele said from the stage. "But I can’t tell you how out of control and how chaotic it still is down there, it’s been two weeks since this happened. I promise you that any money that we raise together over these next for days, I’m not leaving them, I’m involved now [cheers], I’d like you, if you can, to donate 5 pounds to the text message [number] on the screen. And if you don’t want to do it, can you promise me that you will talk about this story and keep it alive? Because it’s disappearing and it’s atrocious that it is. And it’s atrocious that we can’t get answers."
"It’s our job as human beings to be compassionate, and if you don’t have a social conscience you can grow one. I didn’t have one that long ago. Demand answers, because it’s fucking important. You’ll be hearing a lot more from me about this in the days and weeks and probably years to come.”
Adele previously visited some of the London fire fighters who helped save lives on the night of the fire.
Photo via Adele's Instagram.