Adele became emotional as she addressed her followers in an Instagram video detailing unfortunate news about her Las Vegas residency.
The beloved pop star announced the news of her residency in November, revealing plans to perform two shows each weekend at the world-famous Caesars Palace in Nevada between January 21 and April 16.
Titled Weekends With Adele, the first concert was set to take place this weekend, however just hours before Adele released a video to announce her show ‘isn’t ready’.
Hear her explanation below:
Adele stressed that she and her team had tried ‘absolutely everything [they could] to pull it together in time, and for it to be good enough for you’, but they had been ‘absolutely destroyed by delivery delays and COVID’.
The Easy On Me singer said ‘half’ of her team have been forced into and remain in isolation due to coronavirus, making it ‘impossible to finish the show’.
She described herself as ‘gutted’, ‘so upset’ and ’embarrassed’ as she apologised to fans and explained that she and her team had been ‘awake for over 30 hours… trying to figure it out’ but that she was ‘unable’ to perform with the show as it currently is.
Having been forced to abandon the initial schedule, Adele promised all of the dates will be re-booked for when she had finished her show and got it to ‘where it’s supposed to be’. She did not give any indication about a time frame in the announcement.
Caesars Palace can accommodate 4,100 concertgoers, with Adele’s residency marking some of the only upcoming shows she has scheduled following the release of her hit album, 30, last year.
Adele previously expressed hopes to go on tour with the new album, but told Hits Radio that the coronavirus outbreak has made it tough to do so.
Per Sky News, she commented:
All the COVID rules are different everywhere, and the rates of infection, the rates of vaccine… it makes me nervous trying to plan a world tour globally when no one’s really on the same page.
The last thing I want to do this cancel any shows again… as long as I get to do something – I’m good.
Las Vegas has become a popular spot for musicians to perform residencies in lieu of going on large tours. Other singers who have performed at Caesars Palace include Celine Dion, Sir Elton John and Sir Rod Stewart.
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