Adele Opens Up About Postponed Las Vegas Residency: “There Was Just No Soul in It”

"It was very disconnected from me and my band, and it lacked intimacy"

Adele, photo courtesy of artist

Back in January, Adele postponed her “Weekends with Adele” Las Vegas residency just one night before it was scheduled to begin, citing various COVID-19 delays. Now, the artist is opening up about her decision, revealing that there was “just no soul” in the show she originally plotted.

“The stage setup wasn’t right,” Adele told Elle. “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.”

“Weekends with Adele” was set to take place at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, a 4,300-plus-seat venue with a 15,700-square-foot stage. In the interview, Adele recounted a moment during rehearsals in which she sang a cappella from the foot of the stage, and as her voice filled the room, she realized she’d prefer a more intimate production than what she was planning.


“This would be the best part of the show,” she remembered thinking. “For me, and for you. This is what I want.” She called off the residency the next day, describing the decision “the worst moment in my career, by far.”

Rescheduled for November 18th through March 2023, the new “Weekends with Adele” still takes place at The Colosseum, but Adele has redesigned the stage to fit her unpretentious style. “I want to tell the story of the beginning of my career to now,” she said. “I’m not gonna give too much about it, but the show grows. The show grows. It’s all about the music, and it’s really, really nostalgic. It’s gonna be really beautiful.”

Read Adele’s full Elle interview here, and grab remaining tickets to her Vegas residency via Ticketmaster. The shows follow the star’s fourth album, 30

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