Adele North American Tour tops Must List
Plus four other things we love in pop culture this week
Adele Live 2016
Chances are you’re one of the 19 million (and counting) people who’ve purchased a copy of Adele’s 25 (and if you haven’t, you’ve undoubtedly heard the LP’s lead single, “Hello,” blasting from everywhere over the eight months).
After twerking onstage, coaxing someone to propose mid-concert, and posing for a selfie with her doppelgänger while performing in Europe, the 28-year old is finally bringing her Adele Live 2016 tour stateside. Hitting major cities in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, the unmissable North American leg of the tour is pairing Adele’s mammoth vocals with appropriately-sized arenas around the continent as the London native belts out signature hits like “Rolling In the Deep” and new smashes like “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” and “When We Were Young.”
Adele Live 2016’s North American run kicks off July 5 in Saint Paul, Minnesota and runs through Nov. 15 with a final performance in Mexico City.
Erin and Sara Foster are back for more with another season of their hit faux-reality show, Barely Famous.
Created by and starring the sisters Foster, the satirical series revolves around the dramatized lives of the real-life siblings as they try their hand at Hollywood stardom. This time around, Sara attempts to pad her “squad” game with A-list celebrities, while Erin forges a career as a screenwriter.
After enlisting the help of major stars for cameo appearances across the show’s debut season (including Milla Jovovich and Courteney Cox), the Fosters will again be joined by industry heavy-hitters like Chelsea Handler, Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Zach Braff, former *NSYNC member Joey Fatone, and Dr. Phil for the show’s second go-round.
Season 2 of Barely Famous premieres June 29 at 10 p.m. ET on VH1.
It’s been two years since the Xbox One title Inside was first previewed at E3 2014, but the game itself is worth the wait.
Only the second title from developer Playdead, which released the critically-acclaimed Limbo in 2010, Inside makes a compelling case for video games as art with its sprawling landscapes, gorgeous visuals, and moody lighting. Players navigate a moody, surreal world in the puzzle platformer as a young boy combatting evil forces performing alarming experiments on human subjects.
Inside is available on Xbox One starting June 29, and debuts July 7 on Microsoft Windows.
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Leave it to Jerry Seinfeld to assemble some of the most powerful voices in comedy for an epic web series with a simple premise: the legendary sitcom star rents a vintage car, drives to a local cafe with a famous person (usually a fellow comedian), and films the conversation. Magic ensues.
Seinfeld has hosted nearly 50 episodes of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, which stream online via Crackle, since 2012, featuring guests like Larry David, Ricky Gervais, and Alec Baldwin to Sarah Silverman, Jay Leno, Louis C.K., Julia Louis Dreyfus, and even President Barack Obama.
The eighth season of the series premiered June 16 with guest star Jim Gaffigan. A new episode with Margaret Cho premieres June 23 online.
BlackSUMMERS’night by Maxwell
Led by the breezy single “Lake By the Ocean,” neo-soul singer Maxwell has whipped up a perfect sonic introduction to summer 2016 with his new album, BlackSUMMERS’night.
With 12 tracks and one powerful voice, Maxwell’s latest shows off the singer’s range on his first full-length album in nearly seven years. The set is a sequel of sorts to the 2009 LP BLACKsummers’night, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with sales of 316,000 copies across its first week of release.
Speaking to Vibe during an interview about what inspired blackSUMMERS’night, Maxwell said: “I’m at the point with the album where it’s just like, with the passing of my cousin, and my grandmother, me turning 40, and being 42 now, and having a whole sort of new milestone in my life, where a lot of my mind is grown up, and I’m thinking in terms of the next 10 years, and what I’m going to try to do for the next 10 years… “
BlackSUMMERS’night will be released July 1.