Adele struggled with her tears while FaceTiming groups of shocked fans who flew into Las Vegas for her performance at Caesars Palace. Her residency had been cancelled less than 24 hours before.
33-year old singer proposed a complimentary drink token for the concert-goers who were disappointed during one call. She then quickly withdrew her proposal when she realized they were not overage.
And even though ticket-holders were guaranteed a complimentary gift bag at her Sin City shop, she encouraged them all to spend thousands more on her merchandise. After they lost thousands of dollars on $12,000 seats, and travel costs,
The pop-up featured Adele-branded sweatshirts priced higher than the $85 tickets. They ranged from $90 to $110 per item.
Crying: Adele struggled to hold back her tears as she FaceTimed groups of stunned fans who had jetted into Las Vegas to watch her perform at Caesars Palace on Thursday night
A variety of T-shirts, T Shirts, Wine Bottles and Necklaces bearing ‘Hello’, “Married” or “Divorced” motifs were on display as well. There was also a range of ‘Cry Your Heart Out’ packets of tissue.
In a video call to a pair of star-struck devotees, Adele apologised for standing them up before claiming she had ‘bled, f**king sweated and cried’ into preparations for her gigs.
Grammy Winner: You’re my love, too. I am so sorry. I cannot wait to see you. Receive your complimentary bag.
You’re not old enough… Grab your complimentarybies and have a chat with anyone. Ask me anything, and I will answer.
‘I designed that score myself, I bled and f**king sweated and cried into it. Have fun with all fans. I am truly sorry. It’s great to have met you.
“And I am truly and truly humbled to see you at your age. I’d like to thank you, mother.
Rich Paul was able to make a surprise appearance and say hi when she went on to surprise another devotee.
Loved up: When she moved on to surprise another excited devotee with a call, her boyfriend Rich Paul made a rare appearance for a quick hello
Candid: In a video call to a pair of star-struck devotees, Adele apologised for standing them up before claiming she had ‘bled, f**king sweated and cried’ into preparations for her gigs
Hilarious: The singer, 33, offered a free drink tokens to the disappointed concert-goers during one call, before hastily retracting her proposal due to realising they were underage
Adele said to the fan, “I am letting myself feel sad.” It’s so nice to see you all. Everybody keeps calling me. What are your origins? New York is my favourite city. It’s a real shame that I am not there.
“In the meantime I can be with my boy and Rich. Are you going to the shops and looking at all of these dresses?
She sneered at the suit that she wore to Oprah’s CBS interview, when a supporter said it was his favorite piece of memorabilia.
She said: ‘You know what, lots of people, I don’t know, cos it wasn’t a work outfit, and I’m like, “But it was a moment,” so… I put a lot of focus on my boobs as well.
Heartwarming: Another fluffy of fans serenaded a virtual Adele with the lyrics to Make You Feel My Love. The adorable video was uploaded to Instagram
Unbelievable: ‘I not only got to FaceTime with @adele, but I got to serenade her as well! Her and her team are amazing for creating dreams that come true.
“I really regret that I couldn’t be there. It was what I had been looking forward to, but not all of it arrived. I am just sorry.
The shows will be rescheduled. This will be announced ASAP. As I mentioned, first honors will go to you regardless of whether or not you cancel your tickets. Also, I’ll conduct a meet-and-greet and will meet you. Thank you. I’m grateful to you for being so kind.
She switched from texting to calling as the Easy On Me songmaker slipped into the DMs a second admirer and floated the merchandise in her store.
“James, it’s Adele!” she wrote. Sorry. My store is still open if you are still present at 6pm. It’s located in Caesars Casino, just outside The Colosseum.
“James, it’s Adele!” she wrote. Sorry. I’m still available if you arrive after 6pm. My store, located at the Caesars casino outside The Colosseum’s entrance is open.
Happy: Following the sweet encounters, Adele took to Twitter to write: ‘I have the best fans in the world! Thank you for your generosity and unconditional love. Thank you ♥️’
It’s more than a shop. You will find fun and memorable things, as well as nods and tributes to the past decade.
“There will be others I work alongside in there to talk about everything and to give you a gift also!” You should be able to make it. Again I’m so sorry ❤️’
The Adele fanatic asked her authenticity and she replied with a voicenote that said, “Yes, it is really me.”
Another fan sang Make You Feel my Love to a virtual Adele. And posted the video on Instagram.
Trendy: Varsity jackets displaying a variety of stickers featuring the album titles displayed.
Hilarious: Also on display were necklaces with ‘Hello’, ‘Married’ and ‘Divorced’ motifs
After they gushed about their plans to visit her store, she told them, ‘Don’t buy anything, you’ve already spent enough f*****g money.’
In the caption, they began: I’m still not over this….
“I was lucky enough to be able to meet @adele via FaceTime, and also to have the opportunity to sing to her! Her amazing team deserves serious props!
They took the lemons and transformed them into grapes. Then they made wine. It’s a pleasure to spend another weekend with your family.
‘#Adele #adele30 #weekendswithadele #makeyoufeelmylove #idrinkwine.’
Teeary-eyed. Cry Your Heart out’ tissues packets alluded the title track of her latest album, 30
Tasty: Adele seems to be expanding into winemaking
Amazing: In a glass case, two of Adele’s Grammys as well as her Oscars were displayed
Adele posted on Twitter that she had the greatest fans and shared the sweetness of their encounter. Thank you for your generosity and unconditional love. Thank you ♥️.’
This follows reports that she could delay her Las Vegas residency until June, or 2023 because of the singer’s busy schedule.
Fans were devastated when the Someone Like You singer decided to cancel all of her Thursday shows.
Reports now claim that ticket holders could be forced to wait for months, if not years to catch the superstar perform because of her commitments to The Brits and Hyde Park concerts in July.
Chic: Her supporter informed her that her favourite piece of memorabilia is the white suit she wore for her CBS interview on Oprah. She suggested she might not have liked it as much.
According to insiders, there are two slots on this year’s calendar. They run from February’s end to May’s start, and June’s middle to September’s middle. However, if they don’t get it done then it might be 2023 when they’re rescheduled.
Sting and Rod Stewart take over the rest of the weekends dates.
She is still expected to be part of the Brit Awards next month, and has two headline shows at Hyde Park in July 1.
Adele has an extremely busy schedule that makes it difficult to plan for a change. She is committed to her customers and will work hard to make sure they are back on the calendar.
Oh dear: It follows reports that her Las Vegas residency could be delayed until June or even 2023 due to the singer’s packed calendar
MailOnline reached out to Adele for comments at that time.
Adele’s fans demand that she covers Las Vegas hotel and flight costs after the singer’s ‘astonishing’ decision not to cut all her shows while many of them were already in Las Vegas.
MailOnline has been inundated with emails from people who had already jetted in from across the US, Canada, Mexico, the UK and Europe to see the star, who is making a record-breaking $685,000 (£500,000) per gig before merchandising.
Adele revealed the news in an Instagram video. In it, she apologized to fans and stated that her decision was’very regrettable’. Delivery delays and Covid have completely destroyed our lives. My crew and half of my team have been killed by Covid delivery delays. [ill]Covid was and is still with us, so it has not been possible to complete the show.”
Difficult: The Someone Like You songstress made the decision to axe all her shows at the 11th hour on Thursday, leaving fans devastated and demanding the star cover the cost of their flights and hotels in Sin City
The opening concert tonight will be attended by fans who paid between $85-$12,000 or $30,000 on the blackmarket.
They will have to pay more for tickets to the replacement show if they do not get them.
Ticketmaster encourages customers to ‘hang on’ their tickets for the next date, but they promise to refund those who apply online.
However, many people are already in Vegas and have travelled thousands of kilometers to see the opening show. Many of them demand the singer pay the thousands of dollars that they’ve spent on hotels and flights.
It was tough: Adele declared on Thursday that all her Vegas concerts would be cancelled. The ticket holders were told by Caesars Palace to get their refunds.
She is being questioned by many for her motives for cancelling. Many say they aren’t convinced that Covid or ‘delivery delays’ would force her to cancel 24 nights of her stay and delay them for several months.
A number of her fans were concerned about her health after they noticed a bruise on her left wrist.
She is being demanded by fans already in Vegas to perform, claiming they don’t care about the lighting or stage size and that she would rather ‘perform on an open bench’.
Some people said that they’d show up at Caesars Palace on opening night at 8pm anyway in hopes she would be there. However, it is believed she is at home in LA.
Gillian Rowlands-Kain 32 was flying to Las Vegas already from New York when the cancellation announcement came through via social media.
Brooklyn attorney said that Adele had waited until the last moment to call. It’s not an artist’s call, but I think she knew yesterday that it wouldn’t happen tomorrow. It is amazing that she didn’t give notice. “I’m mad and frustrated.”
Thomas Wright and a friend flew to South Carolina from the beginning night. MailOnline reported that they had spent $445 each on their tickets, $1,600 for flights, hotel, and $100 on Covid testing. The couple also purchased $400 worth of new clothing.
His words were: “I’m not able get to work to go back. I don’t know how I’d be able pay for it.” It was an assortment of Christmas and birthday presents, as well as saving for my own sake.
Even though Adele cancelled her shows, Billboards continued to promote Adele’s concerts on Thursday.
David, a British fan, posted a picture taken outside Caesars Palace after the cancellations. His tweet read: “Christmas gift gone pear-shaped as my wife, and daughter are on their way to see me in Vegas and unfortunately Adele had to cancel.”
Antony Frear from York had traveled to the US in order to view the star during his 50th birthday celebrations. He was joined by Simon Bell (45) and Aaron Tyson (38).
They each paid £4,300 for return flights, plus hundreds for a three-night stay at Ceasar’s Palace where Adele was due to perform. The concert tickets had cost them £330 each.
The Mirror spoke to Antony saying that he was angry. Although we have spent thousands to get here, the ticket was not worth the price of the paper on which it was written.
Adele’s Vegas residency is in numbers
24 She was performing at the time
$1.5 million-$2.2 millionExpected increase in ticket sales for each performance
$685,000 – Adele’s paycheck per performance
$220 MillionHow much does the singer make?
$85Cost of the cheapest flight, before any fees
$30,000 – how much tickets were changing hands for online
FiveIt has been years since Adele gave a concert in public
It is shameful. Adele, with her many millions of dollars should refund the money we’ve spent.
“Her crew might have fallen ill, but she can still make an appearance?”
Gabriel flew from Quebec to Vegas and discovered when they reached Nevada.
MailOnline was informed by him that they had lost money on flights and hotels for Covid’s visit. It is unacceptable that Covid’s multi-million-dollar production company could prevent Covid from seeing her show.
“She is best known for her voice, and not for her performances. For all that I care, I just wish I could have sung along with her on a bench. It is unacceptable that they did not mention compensation for travel expenses.
All tickets for Weekends with Adele were sold out in Las Vegas.
Adele would perform the biggest songs and the majority of her brand new album 30. She said it reflected her inner turmoil at the end her marriage with Simon Konecki. This left her to “sob relentlessly” as she recorded the record.
Rich is a sports agent she fell in love with and has suggested she wants to wed.
More to come: The songstress wrote that the dates for her residency — which would have started on January 21 and run through April — would be rescheduled
VEGAS’ BIGGEST EARNERS
1. CELINE DION – $681.3million
Celine Dion, one of Vegas’ longest-lasting performers, earned $476,000 each show over her long tenure on-stage.
Celine, Las Vegas (2006)
Her performances include 427. Her two residencies, A New Day, which ran from 2003 to 2007 and Celine from 2011 to 2019 combined to gross $681.3 million and sell 4,555,752 tickets, according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore.
Now, her wealth is estimated to be around $800million. In 2019, her earnings surpassed $37 million.
2. BRITNEY SPEARS $140 Million
Britney Spears was granted a residency of two years at Planet Hollywood Hotel, Casino Las Vegas. She extended her residency by two more years after the show’s success in 2014 and 2015.
In December 2017, the shows were over. Her shows were completed in December 2017 and she earned approximately $475,000 per show. She performed almost 250 shows over the course of four years (around 1,500 days).
3. ELTON JOHN – $131million
The Million Dollar Piano was Elton John’s residency at The Colosseum, Caesars Palace. It launched in 2011, and ran through 2018.
Jennifer in Vegas 2019
The extremely profitable performances earned him $500,000 per show.
4. JENNIFER LOPEZ- $120 million
Jennifer Lopez has signed a Planet Hollywood residency, which would have her receive $350,000 per show from 2016-2018. TMZ claimed previously.
In August 2016, the residency raked in over $1million in ticket sales — the highest gross in Planet Hollywood history, Billboard reported.
Cher’s Classic Cher residency also took place at The Colosseum. She was able to perform 192 shows in the three-year period she spent at The Colosseum, earning nearly $100 million.
6. LADY GAGA: $75 Million
In 2017, Lady Gaga penned a two-year contract for a residency at MGM Park Theater. This deal netted her $75 million. This allowed her to earn an amazing $1million per performance.
Rod seen in Vegas 2012
7. ROD STEWART 50 Million
Rod Steward, an actor and comedian from Rod Steward in Las Vegas signed a $50million deal for 18 Las Vegas shows at Caesars Palace, Colosseum and Caesars Palace.
The vast pay cheque meant the star was raking in $2.7million per show – making his Vegas’ highest paid star with Rod Stewart: The Hits in Vegas. Between 2011 and 2018, the show raked in $53,911,159 in profits.
8. BRUNO MARS
Bruno Mars took up a mini Vegas residency in 2019 for 11 shows at MGM Park. While his earnings are unknown, it was reported in 2016 that he was offered $950,000 per show to become a Sin City resident.