‘My show ain’t ready’: Adele postpones entire Vegas residency just hours before it’s due to begin
Adele is not in fan’s good books right now, after announcing that she would have to postpone all of her Weekends with Adele shows just hours before the first one was due to kick off.
Set to commence a three-month residency at The Colosseum in the Caesars Palace casino in Las Vegas, Adele had been supposed to do two concerts each weekend until April. Organised in light of her comeback album, 30, which dropped last November, preparations haven’t exactly gone to plan though and she’s since made the tough call to postpone her entire residence.
Sharing a teary video explaining the decision on Instagram, Adele can be heard apologising to fans before saying, “my show ain’t ready”. “We’ve tried absolutely everything that we can to put it together in time and for it to be good enough for you,” she continued. “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.
“I can’t give you what I have right now and I’m gutted,” the singer cried. “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.”
Feeling all of the emotions that come with having to cancel a gig, everything has been amplified given the scale of the operation. Add in the extremely short notice, and you’re left with a legion of very unsatisfied fans.
Promising that they are going to reschedule all of the dates as soon as possible, the performer said that she’ll be busy putting the finishing touches on her show in the meantime. “I want to get it to where it’s supposed to be [but] we’ve been up against so much and it just ain’t ready.”
.@Pink posted a comment under Adele’s cancellation announcement post to show her support ?
— “…I have been there, the pressure is immense and I’m gutted for all of you. It will come together and it will be amazing when it does.” pic.twitter.com/0IlQdUIi9y
— Adele Now (@AdeleNowuk) January 20, 2022
While many left words of support under the singer’s post, others were less pleased. Especially considering how expensive the tickets were. Ranging in price from $85 (€75) to $685 (€604), those lucky enough to afford such lucrative prices then also had to factor in flights, accommodation and other travel expenses.
— Caesars Palace (@CaesarsPalace) January 21, 2022
Caesars Palace later defended the move, tweeting to say that they “understand the disappointment” but that Adele is “an incredible artist, supremely dedicated to her music and her fans”. “Creating a show of this magnitude is incredibly complex,” the statement continued. “We fully support Adele and are confident the show she unveils at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace will be extraordinary.”
Still scheduled to play two gigs in Hyde Park this summer, they’ll mark the singer’s first UK live shows in five years.