Adele opens up about the drama surrounding her now-postponed Las Vegas stint, months after the original schedule of shows was cancelled. Some may remember how the singer announced on Instagram a day before the first scheduled appearance that she was postponing the start of the residency. “We tried absolutely everything to get it together in time and for it to be good enough for you,” she said. “But we’ve been absolutely devastated by shipping delays and COVID.” The “Easy On Me” singer went on to explain that much of her team has been diagnosed with the virus, making it almost impossible to get the show ready in time.
Months later, Adele doubled down on her decision to postpone the residency, despite the overwhelming backlash she received and speculation greater drama was at play. “I thought I could pull it together and make it work, but I couldn’t and I stand by that decision,” she said during an appearance on BBC Radio 4’s “Desert Island Discs.” Now the Grammy-winning actress has one provided a more specific explanation for the cancellation, which might bring some relief to fans.
Adele said the residence has ‘no soul’
Adele fans may have been disappointed when the singer canceled her previously announced Las Vegas stay, but she says the move was made with good intentions. The London native, who stars on the September cover of Elle, told the publication: “There just wasn’t a soul in there. The stage setup wasn’t right. The “Oh My God” singer went on to explain that the moment – which she described as “the worst” of her entire career – made her feel embarrassed. Adele also recounted a moment during dress rehearsals when she was so frustrated that she abandoned the session and performed acapella instead. “That would be the best part of the show,” she added. “For me and for you. That’s what I want.”
The singer’s feelings were shared by her longtime manager Jonathan Dickins, who stressed Adele’s desire to remain an authentic artist. “If she went out and played a show that she wasn’t happy with, that would be a lie to the fans,” Dickins told the publication.
Adele announced the postponed residency dates in July and certainly apologized once again to her fans. The series of shows is scheduled to begin on November 18 at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Tickets for opening night are already available on resale websites, starting at $800.