Adele Announces That She’s Postponing Her Las Vegas Residency

January 21, 2022 / Posted by:

Adele’s Las Vegas residency, Weekends with Adele, was supposed to open tonight. But last night, Adele brought the emotions while announcing that the show will not go on. Why? Well, why else? COVID-19 has her in a headlock–not Adele specifically, but it’s messed with her entire production. Some Adele fans are scream-crying today and not because they’ve listened to another soul-destroying Adele song. But because Adele canceling on them at the last second cost them travel money.

Adele’s residency was supposed to run every weekend at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace through April 16. It sold out immediately. And fans who thought that luck hit them when they got a ticket saw their luck when run out when Adele announced last night that COVID pressed the pause button on her show. via People:

“Hi, listen I’m so sorry but my show ain’t ready. We tried absolutely everything that we can to put it together in time and for it to be good enough for you but we’ve been absolutely destroyed by delivery delays and COVID. Half my crew, half my team are down with COVID–they still are, and it’s been impossible to finish the show. And I can’t give you what I have right now, and I’m gutted–I’m gutted. And I’m sorry it’s so last minute, we’ve been awake for over 30 hours now trying to figure it out, and we’ve run out of time.

I’m so upset, and I’m really embarrassed and so sorry to everyone that’s traveled again. I’m really, really sorry, I’m really sorry. We’re on it, we’re gonna reschedule all of the dates, we’re on it right now, and I’m gonna finish my show and I’m gonna get it to where it’s supposed to be. I’m so sorry it’s been impossible, we’ve been up against so much, and it just ain’t ready. I’m really sorry. I’m sorry.”

Here’s Adele’s video announcement:

Some fans are obviously pissed. via BBC:

Gillian Rowland-Kain, 32, was already on her flight to Las Vegas from New York for Friday’s opening night show when she found out about the cancellation via social media.

“I was furious that Adele waited so last minute to make this call,” she said. “I recognise it’s not a call any artist wants to make but she would’ve known yesterday that the show wouldn’t be ready by tomorrow.

“Her lack of notice is astounding. I’m angry and frustrated.”

Ceasars is offering refunds for tickets and for any ticketholders who booked a room with them:

Caesars Palace announced Thursday that the venue supports Adele’s decision and those concertgoers with hotel reservations could get full refunds. Those already at the hotel could get refunds for their Friday and Saturday night stays.

Adele is also scheduled to perform this July for BST Hyde Park’s summer series with artists like Elton John, Pearl Jam, and Duran Duran.

I wonder how long until we get a tearful video from Emma Thompson? She only got a taste of the wonder of an Adele show and was probably looking forward to this. Somebody check on her!

Pic: Instagram

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