Adele cancelled her Las Vegas residency after a furious dispute over a swimming-pool stunt.
With just 24 hours notice, the singer was unable to cancel a Caesars Palace show. He cited COVID-19 as a contributing factor.
However, thousands of people were left disappointed by the outcome. Many had spent up to $9,000 on tickets. They only heard the good news when they boarded flights to the United States.
Not happening: Adele cancelled her highly-anticipated Las Vegas residency following a ‘furious row over a swimming pool stunt’ intended for the show
Pool: According to sources, the star cancelled her residency due to a dispute over the set design. This was primarily an onstage pool that she had to perform in. (pictured taking a swim in 2016).
The British singer cancelled the residency, according to reports. This was reportedly due to a dispute over her set design.
The Sun was told by an insider that Adele was unable to accept the design as it is. Adele described it as a “baggy, old pond” and she refused to stand there.
“The idea was to put water in it as she was being lifted on a crane, giving the illusion that she was floating on water.”
Covid: The tearful singer postponed a series of shows at Caesars Palace shows with just 24 hours’ notice on Friday, citing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as a mitigating factor
Adele — born in London as Adele Adkins — has been slammed for the 11th-hour postponement of the show, where the top tickets were reaching $30,000 on the black market.
Many fans, especially from Britain, paid more to fly to Nevada to see the show’s opening night. Many fans are demanding reimbursement from the Rolling in the Deep artist for the cost of their flights.
Ticketmaster encourages customers to ‘hang on’ their tickets for dates between April and Juni, but will refund those who apply online.
Her Covid explanation has been questioned by many. Scott Roeben from Vegas was the one who reported the story about her residency. He claimed that she insisted on taking out Caesar’s Colosseum’s sound system and replacing it with hers.
Roeben said that Adele and her crew refused to use The Colosseum’s house equipment.
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‘The theatre has a massive video screen, very high tech, but Adele’s team insisted upon an entirely new system – a larger screen, essentially built a few inches in front of the existing screen.
‘Such demands not only drive up production costs but, at a time when supplies are disrupted, it’s a recipe for disaster – in this case last-minute delays or cancellations.
“I hear that Caesars needed to change the Meyer sound system, and with it a new system.
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The newspaper reported that two days prior, it was possible for the residency to be delayed up until June or possibly 2023 due the singer’s busy calendar.
Some reports claim that ticket-holders may have to wait up to a year for the performance of The Brits due to her commitments to The Brits as well as her Hyde Park concerts in July.
The Sun was told by insiders that there were two slots this year. These are the beginning of February through the start of May and the middle June through the middle September. However, if they don’t get it done then it might be 2023 when they’re rescheduled.
The rest of the weekends are filled by acts like Rod Stewart or Sting.
Anger: Fans were left angry and out of pocket when Adele opted to pull the plug at the 11th hour from the string of concerts that would have netted her £500,000 a show
“She will likely still be at The Brit Awards next year and she has two headline performances at Hyde Park on the 1st and 2nd of July.
Adele has an extremely busy schedule that makes scheduling difficult. She is committed to her customers and will do all she can to help them get back on the calendar.
Reports of clashes on the set are not new. A source also told the paper. The shows would be in trouble because of behind-the scenes clashes between Adele, Esmeralda Devilin (with whom she had previously collaborated on her 2016 global tour), and Esmeralda.
Trouble in the future: According to a source, shows are headed for trouble because of behind-the scenes clashes between Adele (pictured) and Esmeralda Delin (pictured).
One source claimed: ‘In spite of the set costing millions to put together, Adele was unhappy with the result, and she made her feelings very clear to Esmeralda.
“She was already anxious and her falling out sent her spiralling into panic. She was determined that everything would be okay.
According to a second source, the dispute erupted after production was already in chaos due to ‘endless’ changes to the running system.
“There wasn’t any clarity on Adele’s vision for the show, due to the constant changes that were made to the production,” they said.
She said that although she had always liked a simple performance, it seemed like she felt under immense pressure to produce a grand spectacle.
“So, there was an incessant ricochet among those two views of the show’s purpose and that caused some very explosive arguments.
Dispute: A second source said the dispute came after the production had already been thrown into chaos by ‘endless changes’ to the running order
“Most shows face teething issues of some kind, but for some time there was a sense that these shows were on the verge of disaster.
“It is known that Adele struggles with anxiety when she performs live. So it is hard to believe that she would be able to go ahead even if it wasn’t for her happiness.
Caesars Palace released a statement about Covid last week, which did not mention Covid. However, it stated that “Creating an event of such magnitude is extremely complicated.”
Adele is open about the fact she hates traveling and has crippling stage anxiety.
One TV interviewer asked her about live performances. She said she was afraid of the audience.
“One Show in Amsterdam. I was so anxious I ran out of the fire escape.
“I have thrown up several times.” One time in Brussels I accidentally projectile vomited onto someone. I just gotta bear it.
‘But I don’t like touring. I suffer from anxiety attacks quite a bit.
She talked about how her constant panicking makes my heart feel like it is going to explode, and that she doesn’t ever feel confident in my ability to deliver.
Also, it has been reported that Adele panicked before she filmed the Audience With ITV show in October 2013.
Stage fright: Adele has made no secret of the fact that she hates touring and suffers from crippling stage fright