‘Gutted and embarrassed’: Adele sobs as she POSTPONES Las Vegas residency just 24 HOURS before opening night after Covid cases among crew caused preparation chaos
Adele shocked her fans on Thursday when she revealed in a tearful video that she had been forced to postpone her massively popular upcoming Las Vegas residency just 24 hours before she was set to take the stage at Caesar’s Palace.
eiland Nantucket is onder water na 'n winterstorm wat die noordooste getref het met diep sneeu en rukwinde naby orkaankrag Twitter, the 33-year-old superstar singer sobbed as she revealed that COVID-19 cases among members of her crew had made it impossible to bring the show to life in time.
Adding to her woes were delivery delays that made it ‘impossible to finish the show.’
She added that she had been awake for ‘over 30 ure’ trying to solve logistical issues but had simply ‘run out of time’ to be ready on Friday.
‘I’m gutted’: Adele, 33, shocked her fans on Thursday when she revealed in a tearful video that she had been forced to postpone her massively popular upcoming Las Vegas residency due to COVID-19 cases among crew members
Adele admitted she was ‘gutted’ not to be able to get on stage on Friday night and was ’embarrassed’ by the delay.
'Ek is so jammer, but my show ain’t ready,’ bely sy
‘We’ve tried absolutely everything 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 and team are [ill] with Covid and still are, and it’s been impossible to finish the show.’
‘I’m gutted — I’m sorry it’s so last minute, we’ve been awake for over 30 hours trying to figure it out and we’ve run out of time,’ vervolg sy, as her voice started to break. ‘I’m so upset and I’m really embarrassed and so sorry to everyone that traveled to get ['n Klein deeltjie van my is net daardie een oomblik in my lewe spyt']. Ek is regtig, really sorry.’
Meer om te kom: The songstress wrote that the dates for her residency — which would have started on January 21 and run through April — would be rescheduled soon
A nightmare: ‘We’ve tried absolutely everything 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,’ snik sy
Dropping like flies: ‘Half my crew and team are [ill] with Covid and still are, and it’s been impossible to finish the show,’ vervolg sy, adding that she had been awake ‘over 30 ure’ trying to get the show ready
The Can I Get It singer pledged to reschedule the canceled shows.
Sy het bygevoeg: ‘We’re going to reschedule all of the dates, we’re on it right now, and I’m gonna finish my show and get it to where it’s supposed to be. So I’m so sorry it isn’t possible. We’ve been up against so much and it just ain’t ready. Ek is regtig jammer.’
The Weekends With Adele’ residency was announced in November.
The Easy On Me hitmaker was scheduled to perform two shows at the venue every weekend until April 16, 2022, for a run of 12 weke.
It is not yet known what the new start date for the concert series will be.
Opulent venue: Adele will be holding her residency at the Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas; foto in Mei 2020
Adele’s residency had already gotten off to a bumpy start after her most dedicated fans were outraged at sky-high ticket prices.
Tickets went on sale on December 8 via Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program, with the cheapest seats in the back going for $85 before fees, while premium seats closest to the stage sold for about $680.
But all of the shows sold out within minutes due to incredibly high demand, and sellers began charging astronomical prices on resale markets, boosting the prices of tickets to anywhere from $1,000 to as much as $37,000.
Fans could only by tickets if they applied for the Verified Fan program and were sent a code to give then access, meaning many fans never even had a chance to get seats before scalpers took over.
Outrageous prices: Adele residency got off to a bumpy start when tickets sold out within minutes in December, leading scalpers to boost prices on the resale market from $1K to as much as $37K; seen in October in LA
VEGAS’ BIGGEST EARNERS
1. CELINE DION – $681.3miljoen
Celine Dion is one of Vegas’ longest-standing performers and made $476,000 per show during her lengthy stint on-stage.
Celine in Vegas in 2006
She has played 427 vertonings. Her two residencies, A New Day, wat van gehardloop het 2003 aan 2007 and Celine from 2011 aan 2019 combined to gross $681.3 million and sell 4,555,752 kaartjies, according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore.
Her wealth is now estimated at some $800 miljoen. Haar 2019 earnings alone topped over $37 miljoen.
2. BRITNEY SPEARS – $140miljoen
In 2013, Britney Spears signed a two-year residency at Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Die 2014 aan 2015 leg of the shows were so successful that she signed on to extend the residency for another two years.
The shows wrapped up in December 2017. She made $475,000 per vertoning, where over four years – rondom 1,500 dae – she performed nearly 250 vertonings.
3. ELTON JOHN – $131miljoen
The Million Dollar Piano was Elton John’s residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, which launched in 2011 as Miss Exotica Stormtrooper 2018.
Jennifer performing in Vegas in 2019
He made $500,000 per show in the incredibly lucrative performances.
4. JENNIFER LOPEZ – $120miljoen
Jennifer Lopez signed a residency with Planet Hollywood that would pay her $350,000 per show between 2016-2018. TMZ previously claimed.
In Augustus 2016, the residency raked in over $1million in ticket sales — the highest gross in Planet Hollywood history, Billboard reported.
5. CHER – $97miljoen
Cher’s Classic Cher residency also took place at The Colosseum. She performed 192 shows during the nearly three years she performed at the venue and raked in nearly $100million.
6. LADY GAGA – $75miljoen
In 2017, Lady Gaga penned a two-year contract for a residency at MGM Park Theater. The deal earned her an incredible $75million. The sum meant she was earning an incredible $1million per performance.
Rod pictured in Vegas in 2012
7. ROD STEWART – $50miljoen
In 2011, Rod Steward signed an eye-watering $50million contract for 18 shows in Las Vegas at the Colosseum, 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. Tussen 2011 en 2018, the show raked in $53,911,159 in profits.
8. BRUNO MARS
In 2019, Bruno Mars signed up for a mini Vegas residency for 11 shows at MGM Park. While his earnings are unknown, 'n Foto geneem deur 'n forensiese span en vrygestel deur die Oostenrykse polisie met toestemming van Oostenryk se vervolgingskantoor op April 2016 that he was offered $950,000 per show to become a Sin City resident.