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Adele in tears as she is forced to reschedule Las Vegas residency | Ents & Arts News

By newadmin / Published on Friday, 21 Jan 2022 05:10 AM / No Comments / 62 views


Adele was in tears as she announced she had to reschedule the start of her Las Vegas residency because of COVID.

“We’ve been up against so much and it just ain’t ready. I’m so sorry,” the star said on social media.

“We’ve tried absolutely everything that we can to put it together in time and for it to be good enough for you.

Adele apologises for Vegas show cancellation
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The singer apologises for show cancellation

“But we’ve been absolutely destroyed by delivery delays and COVID.

“Half my team, half my crew are hit by COVID. They still are and it’s been impossible to finish the show.”

Adele, 33, had been supposed to do two concerts each weekend from 21 January until 16 April in the US city.

“I’m gutted. I’m gutted and I’m sorry it’s so last minute.”

She said she was “so upset and embarrassed” but “it’s been impossible”.

Adele's Las Vegas residency. Inside and outside Caesars Palace where her residency has been postponed because team has covid. Pic from Hannah Dockeray Sandhu
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Adele was forecast to make more than £500,000 per show

Adele said all dates would be rescheduled.

The British singer’s fourth studio album, 30, was revealed to be the fastest-selling of the year in its first week of release.

A famous and highly lucrative residency

Adele was due to join the likes of Celine Dion, Sir Elton John, Madonna, Mariah Carey and Rod Stewart at the famous Colosseum theatre, which has 4,300 seats.

Usher was the most recent resident at the venue and ended his stint earlier this month.

Long-running residencies can bring in millions of dollars for artists through ticket and merchandise sales.

Announced late in November, the Weekends With Adele series was scheduled to have the singer performing two shows every weekend until April.

Tickets ranged from $85 (£60) to $685 (£500), and Adele was forecast to make more than £500,000 per show.

They would have been her first live concerts in five years.

Adele's Las Vegas residency. Inside and outside Caesars Palace where her residency has been postponed because team has covid. Pic from Hannah Dockeray Sandhu
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Tickets for Adele’s shows at the Colosseum theatre sold from $85 (£60) to $685 (£500)

Along with two dates in London’s Hyde Park this summer, they are the only shows she has announced to promote her album 30.

A mix of support and anger from fans

Many fans have been supportive of Adele on social media – saying it was the right decision and wished her and her team well.

But some fans expressed their anger at the last-minute cancellation.

One fan questioned why the announcement was made at such short notice.

“I am on a plane to Vegas RN w/ my hotel booked for tomorrow’s opening night,” Twitter user @grow_land wrote.

“You must’ve known the show wasn’t ready yesterday. Yes, covid but you can cancel things like 3 days b4. It’s cruel to wait 26 hrs until 1st should.”



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