Adele Cancels Concert Last Minute and Fans are Pissed
Adele fans are in outrage after the singer said on Thursday that her Las Vegas residency, which was supposed to start on Friday, will be postponed due to COVID-19-related production delays.
“I’m so sorry, but my show ain’t ready,” Adele said in a tearful video posted to Twitter Thursday. “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 – half my crew are down with COVID, they still are – and it’s been impossible to finish the show.”
Adele’s residency in Las Vegas, dubbed “Weekends with Adele” and announced in November, was slated to begin Friday at Caesars Palace’s Colosseum and run through April.
Caesars Palace said on its website Thursday night that all events originally scheduled for “Weekends with Adele” Jan. 21 through April 16 “have been postponed.”
Despite the outpouring of support on social media following her announcement, many fans expressed annoyance, rage, and disappointment after making hotel and travel plans, as well as taking time off work, only to find out the performance had been canceled at the last minute.
“That’s awesome but I flew across the entire country for tomorrow’s show,” wrote @brittrimmey on Twitter. “Thanks for the short notice”
Andrea Perez learnt of the postponement after arriving to Caesars Palace on Thursday afternoon from Mexico City.
“We were first going to see Celine Dion and then she canceled, and now Adele,” she told USA TODAY while standing in front of the Colosseum box office. “I love Adele. I love all her songs. But I think it’s not a good idea to tell people (of a cancelation) one day out.”
Perez said she would not be able to return once Adele announces new dates. “It’s impossible.”
Her daughter and “her BFF” flew down from Chicago and Kansas to witness the event, according to Twitter user @KathyRangel729 . “For nought, all that money, time, and risk. It makes me very sad for my daughters “she wrote
On Twitter, @duttslanahf said that she flew in early Thursday morning with her son to catch the event as a surprise for his 20th birthday.
“Understandable but hard to accept with so last minute,” she wrote. “No reimbursement will be given for all of the travel expenses so not sure what to say. The last-minute part is hard to swallow.”