Adele Tearfully Postpones Las Vegas Residency, Citing Pandemic Impact

Courtesy The Colosseum At Caesars Palace
– Adele

Adele has postponed a 24-date Las Vegas residency hours before it was to start, citing delivery delays and coronavirus illness in her crew.

The chart-topping British singer said she was “gutted” and promised to reschedule the shows.
In a video message posted on social media, a tearful Adele said: “I’m so sorry but my show ain’t ready.”
“We’ve tried absolutely everything that we can to pull it together in time and for it to be good enough for you but we’ve been absolutely destroyed by delivery delays and COVID,” she said, adding that “half my team are down with” the virus.
Adele had been due to perform 24 shows at Caesars Palace Hotel starting Friday following the release of her fourth album, 30.
For her residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, aptly titled “Weekends With Adele,” the singer planned to stage 12 pairs of Friday and Saturday shows every weekend from Jan. 21 to April 16, excluding the dates of Friday, Feb. 18 and Saturday, Feb. 19.
In a tweet, Caesars Palace said it understood fans’ disappointment but added: “Creating a show of this magnitude is incredibly complex. We fully support Adele and are confident the show she unveils at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace will be extraordinary.”
Adele last embarked on a full-fledged tour in support of her smash-hit, Grammy-winning album 25, released in November 2015. She ranked No. 5 on Pollstar’s year-end worldwide touring chart in 2016, with a $167.7 million gross that included three mammoth sold-out runs: eight dates at London’s O2 (126,043 tickets sold, $14.3 million grossed), eight gigs at L.A.’s Staples Center (118,149, $13.8 million) and six shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden (86,652, $9.8 million).
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>All dates will be rescheduled<br>More info coming soon<br>?? <a href=””></a></p>&mdash; Adele (@Adele) <a href=””>January 20, 2022</a></blockquote> <script async src=”” charset=”utf-8″></script>