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Adele breaks silence on why she cancelled her Las Vegas residency

Jake Massey

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Adele breaks silence on why she cancelled her Las Vegas residency

Featured Image Credit: Alexi / Alamy Stock Photo / BBC

Adele has opened up about why she took the tough decision to cancel her Las Vegas residency at short notice.


The multi-award-winning singer had been due to perform a series of shows from January to April this year at Caesars Palace, but they were scrapped at the last minute.

In a tearful video message shared on social media at the time, the 34-year-old said the show would not be ready on time.

Now the star has spoken further about why she postponed the residency.

"It was the worst moment in my career, by far," she told Elle. "By far. I was so excited about those shows. It was devastating.

"There was just no soul in it. 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."

She went on to say that she was 'proud' of herself for making the bold decision.

Adele said she wants to 'f***ing nail' the residency. Credit: REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo
Adele said she wants to 'f***ing nail' the residency. Credit: REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo

She continued: "The first couple of months was really, really hard.

"I was embarrassed. But it actually made my confidence in myself grow, because it was a very brave thing to do. And I don't think many people would have done what I did. I'm very proud of myself for standing by my artistic needs."

The residency has since been rescheduled, and as well as the 24 rescheduled shows, eight more have been announced, with the residency running from 18 November to 25 March.

Sharing the news on social media last month, she wrote: "Words can't explain how ecstatic I am to finally be able to announce these rescheduled shows. I truly was heartbroken to have to cancel them.

"But after what feels like an eternity of figuring out logistics for the show that I really want to deliver, and knowing it can happen, I'm more excited than ever!"

In her interview with Elle, she said she's confident the time is right for her to put on the Vegas shows.

She said: "I think I'm right to do it right now.

"I know I'm not, like, 60 years old and I haven't got 20 albums under my belt. But I think my music will work in a show in Vegas."

As for the future, the mum-of-one wants to have more kids, but the Vegas residency is her primary focus at the moment.

"I definitely want more kids," she said. "I'm a homemaker and I'm a matriarch, and a stable life helps me with my music.

"But right now, all I got in my brain is Vegas. I wanna f***ing nail it."

Topics: Adele, Music, Celebrity

Jake Massey
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