Show will likely move to another Vegas property
Adele’s time at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas may be up before even beginning. TMZ reports the pop star is “finalizing a deal” to bring her ill-fated Weekends With Adele Vegas residency to another Caesars Entertainment Strip property that nearly doubles the audience.
She is in serious talks to take the show to The Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood where she’ll have full creative control and rake in a large cut of ticket sales. The Zappos Theater holds 7,000 people while The Colosseum holds 4,100.
Adele is aiming for a late July or early August start that will run through the end of the year, barring unforeseen setbacks. The pop star has also expressed that she’s interested in having a baby in 2023.
In January, Adele indefinitely postponed the entire 24 run engagement the day before it was to begin, citing COVID and supply chain issues for her reasoning. However, it was later revealed that it was actually canceled due to creative issues.
The Telegraph reports that Adele has parted ways with her longtime creative director, Esmeralda “Es” Devlin, and has hired Take That’s Kim Gavin and Stufish for a new direction. Gavin has won a BAFTA for his work and has been behind every Take That tour since 1992. Stufish are the production designers behind the Rolling Stones upcoming 60th anniversary tour.
Sources state the team will “develop a new show as everything from the Es show has been scrapped,” which includes a 60 piece choir backing her for a “Skyfall” opening. Adele and Es reportedly clashed in “explosive arguments” over the Caesars Palace production and staging. Caesars Entertainment had also reportedly invested heavily in redesigning the main Colosseum dressing room to accommodate Adele’s needs with the hopes of having her there until 2024.
The decision to cancel was too late for many fans who trekked the Sin City to see the singer, leaving mixed reactions. The night before the first show was scheduled, she was seen FaceTiming fans who were shopping for merchandise at The Colosseum shop adjacent to the venue’s entrance. Fans who presented a concert ticket to one of Adele’s shows received a gift tote bag with a specifically made T-shirt, magnets and keychain.