“I’m Really Sorry”: Adele Leaves Fans Disappointed By Postponing Her Las Vegas Shows

“It’s been impossible to finish the show.”

Adele fans are not too happy about the songstress’s tearful update about pushing back the dates for her Las Vegas residency, which was originally set to kick off on Friday.

In an emotional video shared on Instagram by the “Easy On Me” singer, she apologized to her fans for the decision to reschedule the concert dates amid delays due to ‘COVID.’

“Hi, listen I’m so sorry but my show ain’t ready. We 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, half my team are down with COVID — they still are,” Adele, 33, said at the beginning of the video in tears.

She continued, “It’s been impossible to finish the show — and I can’t give you what I have right now. I’m tired. I’m tired. I’m sorry it’s so last minute, we’ve been awake for over 30 hours now trying to figure it out, and we’ve run out of time.”

The star then assured her fans that the show will go on — but for the meantime, she’s very apologetic.

“I’m so upset, and I’m really embarrassed and so sorry to everyone that’s traveled again. I’m really, really sorry, I’m really sorry. We’re on it, we’re gonna 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. I’m so sorry it’s been impossible, we’ve been up against so much, and it just ain’t ready. I’m really sorry,” she said.

Announced late in November, the Weekends With Adele series was scheduled to have the singer performing two shows every weekend until April.

Tickets ranged from $85 (£60) to $685 (£500), and Adele was forecast to make more than £500,000 per performance. The shows would also mark Adele’s first live concerts in five years. 

Adele had been due to perform 24 shows at Caesars Palace Hotel starting Friday following the release of her fourth album, 30.

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.”

Fans who are already arriving in Las Vegas for Adele’s opening weekend are losing hundreds of dollars from flight and hotel bookings. Some also took to Twitter to express their displeasure.  

Gillian Rowland-Kain, 32, was already on her flight to Las Vegas from New York for Friday’s opening night show when she found out about the cancellation via social media.

“I was furious that Adele waited so last minute to make this call,” she said. “I recognise it’s not a call any artist wants to make but she would’ve known yesterday that the show wouldn’t be ready by tomorrow. Her lack of notice is astounding. I’m angry and frustrated.”

Ms Rowland-Kain traveling from Brooklyn to Vegas with her twin sister added that while she recognizes the impact of COVID, the last-minute cancellation felt “like a slap in the face”.

Josh Chavis, from Kansas City, says his wife Heather paid almost $1,800 (£1,300) for her hotel and flights to Vegas for a show this weekend.

While Adele is facing production problems and illness within her crew, other Vegas shows have been running as normal.

Katy Perry smoothly rolled out her own residency on the strip, three weeks ago, to largely positive reviews.

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