Adele postpones Las Vegas residency

Shows are being rescheduled

Adele has postponed her Weekends with Adele residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas due to COVID-related delays. The pop star shared the news in a tearful video on her Instagram on Thursday (Jan 20th), stating the last minute cancelation is breaking her heart.

“I’m so sorry, but my show ain’t ready,” she shares. “We’ve tried absolutely everything 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, and it’s been impossible to finish the show. And I can’t give you what I have right now and I’m gutted. I’m gutted — I’m sorry it’s so last minute, we’ve been awake for over 30 hours trying to figure it out and we’ve run out of time. I’m so upset and I’m really embarrassed and I’m so sorry to everyone that traveled to get [to the show]. I’m really, really sorry. I’m really sorry.”

The shows were set to start tomorrow (Fri, Jan 21st), performing 24 shows over 12 weeks through April at The Colosseum on the Strip. The shows are being rescheduled, but no dates have been announced as of press time. A listing at Ticketmaster has TBA for all shows, but confirms tickets will be valid for the new dates when announced.

Caesars Palace stands behind the global pop star as they’ve shared a statement on social media.

“We understand the disappointment surrounding the postponement of Weekends With Adele,” they write. “Adele is an incredible artist, supremely dedicated to her music and her fans. 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.”

Guests holding a hotel reservation at a Caesars Entertainment hotel in Las Vegas on January 21st or January 22nd may cancel with a full refund. All other hotel reservations are subject to normal cancellation policies.

Tickets were only offered to Ticketmaster Verified Fan members when they went on sale in December with dynamic pricing. It’s estimated fans shelled out $50 million for the entire sold out run, not counting secondary market prices that include some single tickets priced at $35k.

The Las Vegas Review Journal reports that the residency is the most lucrative in history with each show averaging $2.2 million in sales or $52.8 million total.

Caesars is currently in talks to expand the residency beyond the initial run. “They want her to be a part of the Caesars family for years to come,” a source tells Hollywood Life.

We will have more details as they become available.

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