During her show in Antwerp, Beligum, Adele dedicated her performance of Bob Dylan’s “To Make You Feel My Love” to the victims of the massacre in Orlando, donning a rainbow-coloured cape as a tribute to the slain.
“It’s completely broken my heart,” the singer admits before launching into an emotional rendition of the fan-favourite song.
Meanwhile in New York City, Rufus Wainwright addressed the tragedy during his two-night stint at Carnegie Hall by performing a Judy Garland classic — but not one you might expect.
“It’s been a really tough time for LGBT people — I know because I’m feeling it,” said the openly gay singer, a tremor in his voice. “This I direct at people who aren’t gay, to let them know we’re really f***ed up by this, even if we might not show it… If you’re not gay, check in with your gay friends and give them a hug, because it’s been very difficult.”
Rather than one of Garland’s ballads, reports Entertainment Weekly, Wainwright instead launched into the uptempo “Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart,” adding: “Treat this song as a hug to the world, and making it a better place.”