Adele's devoted fans who eagerly purchased expensive tickets to her highly anticipated Las Vegas residency are seething with anger after the singer abruptly canceled the shows at the last minute. In a heartfelt video, posted on Instagram just a day before the opening night, Adele tearfully revealed that Covid-related delays had compelled her to reschedule all of her Las Vegas performances.
"I'm so sorry, but my show ain't ready," she confessed in the emotional video. "Half of my crew and team have contracted Covid, and it has been impossible to complete the show," the Grammy winner lamented, expressing her deep disappointment over the indefinite postponement of the Vegas shows.
Tickets for Adele's show ranged from £60 to an exorbitant £500, with prices skyrocketing up to £22,000 on certain resale websites. In fact, it was estimated that the singer would earn over £500,000 per show.
Now, Adele's devoted fans, who had gathered in Vegas, are criticizing the singer for not being better prepared for the residency or for not canceling with more advance notice. Amy Campbell, a Twitter user, shared the meticulous planning that went into her trip to Vegas, emphasizing that those who had tickets for the first weekend may not have the time or money to reschedule.
Social media users like Girl Fieri expressed devastation after using their precious vacation days solely to attend Adele's shows. Fieri tweeted, "It's my birthday, and I am currently on an airplane, using up the last of my vacation time for the year, non-refundable deposits, and a week of babysitting... I'm saddened by the fact that you couldn't make this decision earlier."
Meanwhile, Twitter user Travel Chasing also added, "Same tears when she canceled our Wembley tickets, still waiting for the rescheduled concert for her UK fans." In 2017, Adele had canceled the final two shows of her world tour at London's Wembley Stadium due to vocal cord damage.
Fans expressed their disappointment, branding the last-minute cancellation as "uncool" and "unprofessional," while demanding resale or refund options. However, there were also those who commended Adele's honesty and urged her to be kind to herself.
Adele's Las Vegas residency was announced last year and marked her return to live performances since 2017. The original plan was for her to perform 24 shows on weekends at Caesars Palace from January 21 to April 16.
It is worth noting that Adele's latest album, "30," became the best-selling album in the US just three days after its release in 2021.