‘Adele One Night Only’ on CBS: Time, setlist and everything we know about the concert special

Adele One Night Only
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Adele is one of the biggest music stars in the world and she got treatment fitting that profile as she gave a primetime concert, Adele One Night Only, on CBS Sunday, Nov. 14. As part of the buildup to the release of Adele’s new album, 30, the special also saw the superstar singer sit down with Oprah Winfrey for an exclusive interview.

While this CBS concert was exclusively shown for U.S. audiences (though we’ll detail a workaround for that later), Adele also has planned another TV concert for her native U.K. on ITV, An Audience With Adele.

Excited? Here is everything you need to know about Adele One Night Only.

When is ‘Adele One Night Only’?

Adele One Night Only aired on CBS in primetime Sunday, Nov. 14. The concert and interview were pre-tapped, with the concert taking place at Griffith Park in Los Angeles.

What is the ‘Adele One Night Only’ setlist?

Adele One Night Only came in advance of the release of her first album in six years, 30, which is releasing on Nov. 19. We’ve already been treated to the first new song from the album, “Easy on Me,” but we heard four more of her brand new songs as part of this primetime special.

The official setlist features classic Adele songs “Hello,” “Skyfall,” “Someone Like You,” “Rolling in the Deep,” “Make You Feel My Love”  and “When We Were Young,” as well as new songs “Easy on Me,” “I Drink Wine,” “Hold On” and “Love Is a Game.”

Adele interview with Oprah

For as big a star as Adele is, she is not one who puts herself into the spotlight all that much when she isn’t promoting her work. Which is why the chance to have her sit down and do an interview with Oprah Winfrey as part of Adele One Night Only is so enticing.

From the same rose garden that Winfrey famously interviewed Prince Harry and Megan Markle, Adele sat down with the media mogul and discuss her new album, the stories behind the songs, life after divorce, weight loss and raising her son. 

Is there an 'Adele One Night Only' trailer?

CBS has released a preview trailer for Adele One Night Early, which shows a bit of Adele's interview with Oprah, some clips of her performances and some of the guests that were in attendance. Watch below.

How to watch ‘Adele One Night Only’ in the U.S. 

Though Adele One Night Only already aired on CBS, it is still widely available to all TV households with a traditional cable/satellite pay-TV subscription or a subscription to a live TV streaming service with CBS, including FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV. Anyone with these type of subscriptions can use their login information to watch Adele One Night Only in its entirety on the CBS website.

Consumers who have cut the cord entirely can also watch Adele One Night Only on demand if they are signed up for a Paramount Plus subscription. Both subscribers to the $9.99 per month plan and the $4.99 per month plan will be able to watch Adele One Night Only on-demand as soon as it is available. 

How to watch ‘Adele One Night Only’ from anywhere in the world

Paramount Plus is planning to expand internationally, but not until 2022. So if you want to watch Adele One Night Only you will need to use a virtual private network, or VPN. 

A virtual private network allows you to route all of your internet traffic through a specific set of servers in a specific country. The one caveat here is that you need to be able to trust your VPN provider, because all of your traffic — encrypted as well as unencrypted — is going to be going through that VPN. For that, we've long been fans of ExpressVPN


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Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Only Murders in the Building, Yellowstone, The Boys, Game of Thrones and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.