Adele left her fans confused and angered by postponing her 24-date Caesar's Palace Las Vegas residency at the last minute leaving many angered at spending significant sums, and unsure whether they can afford the time and money to see her rescheduled show.
The dates for her Las Vegas residency show was originally slated to begin on Friday.
The singer took to Instagram to announce the same in a video where she got tearful as she said, "My show ain't ready." The ‘Hello’ singer apologised to her fans for the last-minute news and expressed her regrets about the same.
In the video, Adele could be seen saying, "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."
All dates will be rescheduled— Adele (@Adele) January 20, 2022
More info coming soon
The singer further added that her team has run out of time adding that it has been impossible to finish the show and maintained that she's tired agree to remain awake for over 30 hours.
However, she did not inform when the show would be rescheduled, but the Las Vegas Review-Journal speculated that they could begin again in April. It is not clear why a 14-day COVID outbreak would postpone a multimillion-dollar show for months
In November, she told Rolling Stone that she would not go on tour because she was worried about the logistics during the pandemic.
“It's too unpredictable, with all the rules and stuff,” she said. “I don't want anyone coming to my show scared. And I don't want to get COVID, either.”
Fans of the 33-year-old singer had shelled out up to $30,000 for resale tickets for the eagerly-anticipated show - her first live concert in five years.
While many were sympathetic, plenty were frustrated.
“This breaks my heart, for you and for me,” tweeted a user. “I know how hard it is to put on a show, especially with a pandemic,” added another.
“But it's also hard to save enough money, to get time off work from a hospital, that is short-staffed, book a flight and hotel, fly in two days early and find out 30 hrs before the show, when we are already here, that the reason we came for is not going to happen.”
“The people with first weekend show tickets may not be able to afford the time or money to reschedule something like this.
A user noted: “Unbelievable. What a disgrace. I thought the yanks had their house in order. Rona or no rona, the show must go on.”
One woman accused Adele of 'crocodile tears', pointing out that obtaining refunds for travel and hotels was always complicated, while another posted a picture of a furious emoji, tweeting: “Not Adele rescheduling after already buying plane tickets, show tickets & getting a hotel room”.
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