“I stand behind that decision” to postpone her Las Vegas residency – Deadline

For Adele, the decision to postpone her stay in Las Vegas is now water under the bridge.

The British singer, who is headlining two festival shows at BST Hyde Park this weekend, told BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs that going ahead with her planned Las Vegas stay at Caesars Palace earlier this year was impossible, saying the show was just did not meet expectations. her standards.

The concerts would initially start on Friday 21 January and last until mid-April. The postponement without any catch-up date remains a pain point for many Adele fans and reviewers.

“I definitely felt everyone’s disappointment and I was devastated and I was afraid to let them down, and I thought I could make it work and make it work and I couldn’t, and I’m staying in that decision,” she said in the BBC interview.

She acknowledged the response was “cruel” from fans angry at shelling out money for travel and hotels, not to mention taking them off work. That anger left her with “a shell of a person for a few months.”

She added: “You can’t buy me, you can’t buy me for nothing. I’m not going to do a show just because I have to or because people are being abandoned or because we’re going to lose a lot of money. I’m like, ‘The show isn’t good enough.’”

There is still no date set for what would be a “postponement”. The sets for the planned show have been thrown out, according to reports, and the venue has moved with other performers.

“I’m not going to update you if I don’t have anything to keep you up to date because that will only lead to more disappointment.”

Why the shows were canceled remains unclear. Adele first blamed the pandemic, saying, “Half my crew, half my team have COVID — they still are — and it was impossible to finish the show.” It was later reported that there were professional clashes between Adele and the production team over a 60-piece choir and a pond from which the singer would rise on stage.

The London shows, in London’s Hyde Park, featured an all-female lineup of performers, the highlight being Kacey Musgraves.

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