Adele is sharing not-so-great news with her fans as she postponed her highly-anticipated Las Vegas residency days before kickoff. The heartbroken singer took to social media to share the devastating news.
Adele Postpones Las Vegas Residency
The singer uploaded a 1-minute-39-second video where she looked sober and distraught. Wearing a purple and brown top, with her blonde hair let loose, Adele looked like she had been crying.
She started her statement, saying, “Hi all! Listen I’m so sorry but 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 but we’ve been absolutely destroyed by delivery delays and COVID.”
The British singer revealed that half of her team was down with COVID, making it impossible to finish the show successfully. “I can’t give you what I have right now. And I’m gutted.”
Adele apologized for the announcement coming last minute and was tearful as she noted she and her team had been up for about 30 hours trying to figure out, but they’ve run out of time.
The tearful Grammy-winner broke down as she told fans, “I’m so upset and I’m really embarrassed, and I’m so sorry to anyone that has traveled again. I’m really really sorry.”
However, Adele assured fans that all hope wasn’t lost. She promised that the team was on the issue and had plans to reschedule all dates. “I’m gonna finish my shadow and I’m gonna get it to where it’s supposed to be,” she declared.
Adele apologized to her fans for the inconvenience before ending the clip.
Fans Have Mixed Reactions To The News
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Following the announcement, fans have taken to social media to share their reactions. Many sympathized with the singer and praised her for her vulnerability and strength.
One fan wrote, “You did the absolute right thing! There is nothing wrong with being an artist and being sensitive about your shit! The world isn’t going anywhere! Everyone will still be right there ready to dance, sing, cry and laugh! There is nothing wrong with wanting to give your best!”
Another user noted, “We love and support you @adele what happened is not your fault, covid is an awful disease, take care of yourself and your crew, we understand.”
I had tickets to see u tomorrow and it’s fine,health will always come first and specially in times like this,can’t wait for all the shows to get rescheduled cuz I can’t wait to have the best time of my life with you on stage,pls don’t feel guilty, it breaks my heart, I LOVE YOU❤️
— Ash❣️ (@ashlovert) January 20, 2022
This netizen urged the singer to take her time and not pressure herself, “F–k the pressure. Everything is upside down and everyone knows it. You’re an artist not a machine. Bring it when you’re ready. That’s all you can do, and all any reasonable person can ask of you.”
However, not all fans took the bad news gracefully. An angry concertgoer lashed out, writing, “why wait so last min to announce? I am on the plane to Vegas RN w/ my hotel booked for tomorrow’s opening night. You must’ve known the show wasn’t ready yesterday. Yes, covid, but u can cancel things 3 days b4. It’s cruel to wait 26 hrs until 1st show. Wasted and hotel money!!”
Another fan echoed a similar sentiment, noting, “Adele, I love you and safety comes first. But ONE DAY NOTICE????????????????? That is CRAZY. Do you know how much money people have spent already on travel, hotel, additional covid testing (that you required)? I’ve already taken days off work I can’t get back. This is really bad.”
why wait so last min to announce? I am on the plane to Vegas RN w/ my hotel booked for tomorrow’s opening night. You must’ve known the show wasn’t ready yesterday. Yes, covid, but u can cancel things 3 days b4. It’s cruel to wait 26 hrs until 1st show. Wasted ✈️ and hotel money!!
— Gill (@grow_land) January 20, 2022
Tickets Cost Up To $40,000
As The Blast reported, days leading up to the show, concert tickets were going as high as $40,000 for front row seats at the Colosseum in Ceasar’s Palace where Adele was set to perform.
According to a top ticket broker, a pair of tickets for the big night cost a whopping $78,000, including service charge. However, for those that don’t want the luxury of front seats, tickets retail at $855.
It’s no surprise that the residency tickets cost this high, given that Adele is set to break records with her earnings. The “Rumour Has It” singer would have raked in BIG bucks if the show hadn’t been postponed!
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As we covered, the 33-year-old was expected to make over $680,000 per gig from just tickets sales alone. If she had achieved this feat, Adele would have become the highest-paid female artist in Las Vegas residency history, beating out the likes of Celine Dion.