Nov 21, 2022 12:20 PM CST
Adele has begun her Las Vegas residency, nearly a year after postponing it at the last minute. "I'm so scared and I'm so nervous," she told fans at Caesar's Palace over the weekend, per the New York Times. "But I'm so happy." In January, just 24 hours before opening night, Adele called it off and said the stage set-up wasn't up to snuff because of pandemic-related problems. The new iteration at Caesar's is "breathtaking," writes Lindsay Zoladz in a Times review. Another review by Melissa Ruggieri at USA Today calls the show a "spectacular two hours."
Jan 21, 2022 2:09 AM CST
Adele's Las Vegas residency was set to begin Friday. Instead, it's been postponed. While her team "tried absolutely everything we can to put it together in time and for it to be good enough for you, ... we've been absolutely destroyed by delivery delays and COVID," the singer said in an emotional video posted to Instagram Thursday. She said "half my crew, half my team" has COVID, making it "impossible" to move forward. The show simply isn't ready, she said, per CNN, apologizing multiple times.
She specifically apologized for the last-minute notice, explaining, "We've been awake for over 30 hours now trying to figure it out, and we've run out of time." She said she was "embarrassed" at the way everything had played out, and apologized to those who had already traveled to Las Vegas. "I'm gutted," she said. All the shows, set to take place at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, will be rescheduled. Caesars issued a statement saying it supports Adele's decision, People reports. They are refunding hotel costs for people who reserved rooms for the shows, including people already in town for this weekend's now-canceled shows. (Read more Adele stories.)