I've been thinking, and digging, and reading through all your posts on the subject again.
I think I will try to incorporate suggestions to include as many gigs as possible, or all that I - or you - know about. To get it as accurate as possible I will post here, usually in advance, gigs that I - and hopefully some of you - will be working on. For 2006 it's not anymore possible, so I will post something about it now. Later on I will try to edit the 2006 post in the main thread to add some info.Regarding 2006:Bobital, France. Le festival des Terre-Neuves
Some places list a gig that took place on 2006-07-07 in Bobital, France, as part of Le festival des Terre-Neuves. It was a 3 days festival which started on 7th (Friday), ended on 9th (Sunday). Amongst the second days performers were Bonnie Tylor, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard. Adele is on the list of performes on http://www.last.fm
). Some sources say she was singing on Saturday, other that she was singing on Sunday. The most precise source I've found lists her as the one before the last on Sunday, performing between 00.50 and 1.25.
Any French speakers who would like to do some research? Personally I have my doubts that she was there. My suspicion is that it was another Adele, or rather Adéle, a French performer with the same name. I came across some traces of her months ago, and now I even found her myspace page. According to last.fm it was the "our" Adele's gig, but it doesn't mean much considering that they are ascribing to her a concert from 1964 in Bhutan, and they already "know" that she will perform during a festival in January in Brasil (which to me seems highly improbable). Seems that they list all the performes with name "Adele" under Adele Laurie Blue Adkins.
Anyone from France would like to and could check if during the Bobital festival of 2006it was "our" Adele? Mabye somebody was there?
Here is my list of gigs that I will be looking at in the nearest future. Entries with *** in front are those which are listed someplace, but which I'm doubtful about, mainly becasue these are gigs outside of UK which I have no independent confirmation about. Considering that this is a period when Adele was just beginning in UK and trying to establish herself in her home country, I have my doubts.
*** 2007-01-12 – Paris, La Flèche d'Or. Supporting Jack Penate (according to http://www.last.fm
2007-01-31 - The Music Library, Lancaster, UK. Mr Hudson & The Library. Op. Adele. TAKEN!!! [Georgina]
*** 2007-02-08 – Genoa, Burrida. Adele & Karmatest supporting Isobel (according to http://www.last.fm
2007-02-18 – London, The Lock Tavern TAKEN!!! [Georgina]
2007-03-14 till 17 – Austin, Texas TAKEN!!! [Georgina]
2007-04-16 - Night & Day Café, Manchester, UK. Main: Jack Penate. Op. Late of the Pier & Adele
2007-04-18 – London, ICA (The Institute of Contemporary Arts). Opening for Jack Penate. One (crappy) video.
2007-04-19 – London, UK. Camden Crawl 2007 Festival (19-20 April, Adele sung on the first day)
2007-04-21 – Cardiff, Cardiff Barfly. Supporting Jack Penate with Late of the Pier.
2007-04-22 – Oxford, Zodiac. Supporting Jack Penate. The last gig of the tour.
2007-05-17 - Brighton, UK, The Great Escape festival TAKEN!!! [chasingpavements1921]
2007-06-09 – London, The Social. Supporting Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip with Tom Allalone.
2007-06-24 - Pilton, UK, Glastonbury Festival TAKEN!!! [chasingpavements1921]
2007-06-26 - HMV Institute, Digbeth, UK. Main: Jack Penate. Op. Adele & Wild Beasts.
2007-06-27 – London, Scala. Adele and Lethal Bizzle supporting Jack Penate
2007-06-28 - Manchester Academy 3, Manchester, UK (op. Jack Penate & Wild Beasts. Is it true? Wouldn’t she be an opening act for Jack Penate?)
*** 2007-07-15 – Amsterdam, Paradiso. Adele supporting Jack Penate (acc to fast.fm)
2007-09-26 – sings My Yvonne with Jack Penate at Astoria, London.
IF ANYBODY WOULD LIKE TO TAKE CARE OF RESEARCH ABOUT ONE OR MORE OF THESE GIGS, LET ME KNOW. Especially those of you who wanted to help (Sympathyofthedoubt, Ilia, chasingpavements1921, Just_wandering, Alexe), but all are invited.
In the beginning my idea was to present videos that are available, and to write a few words about each of these gigs. But in your comments there are wishes for a full list of Adele's gigs. I hope that you see from the above that it's now always that simple, at least when it come to the very beginnings, but let's see what we can do.
In any case, the idea was to present Adele's life performances going after the available videos. I wanted to chose a period, and each week, or so, present the available videos with whatever I manage to find and write about them. This has shifted now, and with the new goal in mind I might just go about it the other way around: I will try to present each week some concerts (videos or no videos), as many as I manage to prepare.
And once again, HELP!!! And so on... ;)