Why Did Adele Postpone Her Vegas Residency?
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Live events being disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic is no new news, but recently, singer-songwriter Adele has opened up about her reasoning for postponing her Las Vegas residency, which was scheduled to take place this spring. Why did Adele postpone her residency, and will she be rescheduling it? Read on below to find out.
The original plan
Adele was initially planning to begin a Las Vegas residency on Friday, January 25th, 2022. The residency was scheduled to consist of 24 shows over the course of a 12-week period and would take place at the Colosseum in the Caesars Palace hotel. The residency was to be titled “Weekends With Adele,” as it featured two shows each weekend during her stay in Vegas.
The day before her residency was set to begin, Adele announced on Twitter that she would be postponing the residency and that the show wasn’t ready. She shared a tearful video in which she explained her reasoning for postponing the show, as well as her plans for rescheduling and finishing the production of it.
COVID-related production issues
According to Adele, the primary reason for the postponement of her Vegas residency was the lack of available staff and crew members due to COVID-19 infection. She said that the crew was being “absolutely destroyed” by delivery delays and a variety of other production issues directly or indirectly related to the pandemic.
In a statement on Twitter, Adele said, “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 – half my crew are down with COVID, they still are – and it’s been impossible to finish the show.”
Response from fans
The response from Adele’s fans about the postponement was mixed, but all fans were certainly disappointed, and some were even outraged. The backlash about the decision has been significant, but Adele has continued to hold firm that she made the right call in choosing to postpone the residency.
It’s clear that Adele wants to produce the best show possible for her fans and won’t choose to keep the show going just for money or because it’s already scheduled. She has expressed multiple times her commitment to producing the high-quality production her fans want. Many of Adele’s fans have stuck by her, and she has announced that those who purchased tickets to the original residency will have first priority when buying tickets for the rescheduled event.
Has Adele’s Vegas residency been rescheduled?
Last month, Adele announced that she had finally rescheduled her Las Vegas residency. In her official statement on Instagram, she said, “Words can’t explain how ecstatic I am to finally be able to announce these rescheduled shows.”
The shows will now run from November 18, 2022 to March 23, 2023 at the Colosseum in the Caesars Palace hotel in Vegas. Adele has added eight shows to the rescheduled residency, marking a total of 32 shows.