Adele is one of the most talented female singers in the music industry today. In July, the singer finally confirmed the new dates for her Las Vegas residency, months after canceling her gigs with only 24 hours’ notice. The singer has now explained why she went into hiding.
After Adele walked the stage at the 2022 BRIT Awards to perform “I Drink Wine,” she half expected the audience to boo her when she finished, but she was surprised to be showered with cheers instead. “It felt strange receiving so much love when I’d let people down,” the singer told ELLE in a recent interview. It’s the first time she’s spoken openly about the abrupt cancellation of her Las Vegas residency earlier this year.
In January, the night before her 24-date residency titled ‘Weekends With Adele’ was set to begin at Caesars Palace’s at the Colosseum, Adele uploaded a tearful video on social media explaining that the slate of shows would be postponed indefinitely. While she cited Covid-19 and delivery delays as explanations, the fact was that the show was simply not ready. “There was just no soul in it,” Adele told the outlet.
“The stage setup wasn’t right. It was very disconnected from me and my band, and it lacked intimacy. And maybe I tried too hard to give it those things in such a controlled environment.”
The decision to cancel the shows, which have since been rescheduled to begin in November, was described by the singer as “the worst moment in my career, by far,” adding, “I was so excited about those shows. It was devastating.” It wasn’t as simple for Adele as canceling the gigs and moving on; the decision halted practically all promotional plans for 30, her long-awaited follow-up to 25, including the release of a music video that had been put on hold.
“I went into hiding,” the singer said. “I was embarrassed.” She said she felt as though continuing to make appearances supporting the album, or even lingering on social media, would be in poor taste given the cancelation. “I didn’t want anyone to think I wasn’t trying my best,” she said. During her time away from the spotlight, Adele said she completely reworked the residency to answer the question, “How do I make a stadium-size stage feel small in that room?”
“Right now, all I got in my brain is Vegas. I wanna f*cking nail it.”
‘Weekends With Adele’ is said to be a career-spanning event, with the singer describing the show as nostalgic and beautiful. Let’s wish her all the best. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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