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Just 24 hours before the opening night, Adele has adjourned the premiere of her Las Vegas residency because the show according to what she has shared on social media “isn’t ready” due to the fact that it has been “absolutely destroyed” by Covid-19 cases and dispatch delays.
Adele’s three-month Las Vegas residency has been delayed after Covid hit the production.
The Grammy award-winning singer made an announcement on a social media video just two nights ago. Saying that she was “gutted” and “really upset” about the decision. And that the concert was “up against so much and it just ain’t ready. I’m so sorry,” said a visibly upset star.
With confirmed coronavirus infections among her crew, Adele explained that the Covid-19 situation had made it difficult to get things done. Adding that it was “impossible to finish the show”.
England’s biggest star says the show ‘is not ready’.
“I’m so sorry, but my show ain’t ready,” Adele told fans on Twitter. “We’ve tried absolutely everything to put it together…”
“We’re going to 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.”
The residency was due to begin on 21 January at the Colosseum in the Caesars Palace casino. Titled Weekends with Adele, it was also part of the celebration of her successful album 30.
Tickets to the show cost between $85 (RM356) and more than $5000 (RM20,933) for platinum packages – before travel and accommodation in Nevada. Tickets in premium seating areas were selling for tens of thousands on resale websites.
Adele’s residency in Las Vegas has been highly anticipated even by fans and critics here in Southeast Asia. The Guardian labeled her as a “slyly subversive fit for a Vegas residency”. Representing the era of residencies, Adele joins a pedigree of artists including Britney Spears, Celine Dion, and Elvis Presley to undertake the Vegas live stage.
As a matter of fact, Vegas will gradually be shifting – favouring more cozy shows – in a relatively small 4,100-seat venue. Compared with Adele’s previous world tours, this is gearing towards smaller-sized touring shows. Something she’s rather more comfortable with.