Less than 24 hours before Adele was set to debut her Las Vegas residency show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, she postponed.
The British singer took to Instagram with a tearful, heartbroken apology video.
“I’m so sorry but my show ain’t ready. 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,” she said.
The singer went on to elaborate the need for the sudden postponement.
“Half my crew, half my team went down with COVID, they still are, and it's been impossible to finish the show,” she said. “And I can't give you what I have right now. And I'm gutted, I’m gutted and I'm sorry it's so last minute. We've been awake for over 30 hours now trying to figure it out. We’ve run out of time and I'm so upset and I'm really embarrassed.”
It is unclear if the residency will move to the spring or later. Given the unexpected change, Caesar’s Palace has yet to announce new dates. The hotel promised fans with reservations on Jan. 21 and 22 a full refund, while all others are subject to normal cancellation policies.
Weekends with Adele was set to be a major return to the stage for the singer. She hadn’t had a tour stop in Vegas since 2011 and her last series of shows took place from 2016 to 2017 in support of 25.
With the smashing success of 30, her fourth studio album released last November, fans were excited as ever to witness Adele live and will no doubt be ready to Vegas when the time comes again.
“I'm so sorry to everyone that's traveled again. I'm really, really sorry. I'm really sorry. We're going to reschedule the dates. We want it right now,” she assured. “I'm going to finish my show and I'm going to get it to where it's supposed to be. I'm so sorry. It's been impossible. We've been up against so much; it just ain't ready. I’m really sorry.”