Adele’s Las Vegas residency could be delayed until June or even 2023 due to the singer’s packed calendar, according to a new report.
The Someone Like You songstress, 33, made the decision to axe all her shows at the 11th hour on Thursday, leaving fans devastated and demanding the star cover the cost of their flights and hotels in Sin City.
And now reports claim ticket-holders could have to wait months or even a year to see the star perform due to her other commitments such as The Brits and her Hyde Park gigs in July.
Oh dear: Adele’s Las Vegas residency could be delayed until June or even 2023 due to the singer’s packed calendar, according to a new report
Insiders told The Sun: ‘There are two slots in this year’s calendar, from the end of February to the start of May, and from the middle of June to the middle of September. But if they can’t work then it could be 2023 by the time they’re rescheduled.
‘The rest of the weekend dates in the year are taken up by other acts including Sting and Rod Stewart.
‘She is expected to still be a part of The Brit Awards next month and she has two headline gigs at Hyde Park on July 1 and 2.
‘Adele’s schedule is mammoth and it makes rescheduling a challenge but she is devoted to her fans and will do everything she can to get them back in the diary quickly.’
Difficult: The Someone Like You songstress, 33, made the decision to axe all her shows at the 11th hour on Thursday, leaving fans devastated and demanding the star cover the cost of their flights and hotels in Sin City
A representative for Adele has been contacted by MailOnline for a comment.
Many Adele fans have demanded the singer covers the cost of their Las Vegas flights and hotels after her ‘astounding’ decision to axe all her shows when many were flying in or had already arrived in the entertainment capital of the world.
MailOnline has been inundated with emails from people who had already jetted in from across the US, Canada, Mexico, the UK and Europe to see the star, who is making a record-breaking $685,000 (£500,000) per gig before merchandising.
Adele announced the decision in a tearful Instagram video, apologising and telling fans: ‘I’m so upset and I’m really embarrassed. 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’.
Tough: Adele announced on Thursday that she was cancelling all 24 of her Vegas shows. People with tickets have been told to go back to who they bought them from for refunds rather than Caesars Palace (pictured yesterday)
Fans paying between $85 and $12,000 for a ticket – or up to $30,000 on the black market – had already travelled to Las Vegas for the opening gig tonight.
If they get tickets for replacement shows, most will be unable to go without more extraordinary expense and more time off work.
Ticketmaster are urging people to ‘hang on to their tickets’ for new dates but says they will give refunds if people apply online.
But many are already in Vegas having travelled thousands of miles to be there for the opening night, demanding the singer covers the thousands of dollars they have already laid out on flights and hotel rooms they have no hope of getting refunds for.
Upset: Thomas Wright (pictured) flew from South Carolina for the opening night with a friend for the opening night. He told MailOnline that they spent $445 on each ticket
Many are questioning her reasons for cancelling, saying they don’t believe her claims that Covid and ‘delivery delays’ would require her to cancel all 24 nights and postpone them for months.
Several fans said they were worried for her wellbeing, noticing a bruise-like mark on her left wrist in the video.
Fans already in Vegas are demanding she performs anyway, saying they don’t care about a glitzy stage and lighting and would be happy to see her ‘perform on a park bench’.
Some say they will turn up at Caesars Palace at 8pm tonight anyway, in the hope she might be there, although she is understood to be at home in LA.
Gillian Rowland-Kain, 32, was already on her flight to Las Vegas from New York with her twin sister when she found out about the cancellation via social media.
The attorney from Brooklyn said: ‘I was furious that Adele waited so last minute to make this call. I recognise it’s not a call any artist wants to make but she would’ve known yesterday that the show wouldn’t be ready by tomorrow. Her lack of notice is astounding. I’m angry and frustrated’.
Thomas Wright flew from South Carolina for the opening night with a friend for the opening night. He told MailOnline that they spent $445 on each ticket, $1,600 on flights and hotel as well as $100 on Covid tests. They also spent $400 each on new outfits.
He said: ‘I know I will not be able to get off of work to come back, I know I wouldn’t be able to afford to come back. This trip has been a collection of Christmas and birthday gifts plus saving for myself’.
Breaking difficult news: Billboards still promoted Adele’s shows on Thursday, despite the cancellations
A British fan called David posted a photo from outside Caesars Palace just after the shows were axed. He tweeted: ‘Christmas gift gone pear shaped as my wife and daughter are on the way to meet me in Vegas and unfortunately Adele has had to cancel’.
Antony Frear, from York, had travelled to the US to see the star as part of his 50th birthday celebrations with friends Simon Bell, 45, and Aaron Tyson, 38.
They each paid £4,300 for return flights, plus hundreds for a three-night stay at Ceasar’s Palace where Adele was due to perform. The concert tickets had cost them £330 each.
Antony told The Mirror: ‘I am so angry. We have spent thousands getting here but the ticket is not even worth the paper it is written on.
Adele’s Vegas residency in numbers
24 – shows she was due to perform
4,100 – seats in the Colosseum
$1.5 million-$2.2 million – expected in ticket sales per performance
$685,000 – Adele’s paycheck per performance
$220 million – how much the singer is worth
$85 – cost of the cheapest ticket, before fees
$30,000 – how much tickets were changing hands for online
Five – years since Adele has given a public concert
‘It is disgraceful. Adele with all her millions should be refunding the money that we have shelled out.
‘Her crew may have gone down sick but why can’t she still appear?’
Another fan, Gabriel, flew into Vegas from Quebec, Canada, and found out when they arrived in Nevada.
He told MailOnline: ‘We lost a large sum of money on plane tickets and hotels to come see her for nothing, pretty unacceptable that a multi-million dollar production team could pull the rug on the people who flew and risked getting Covid to see her because her ‘show’ wasn’t ready.
‘She is known for her voice not for her performances, for all I care I would’ve just enjoyed her sitting on a bench singing. Absolutely unacceptable, they have not mentioned anything about compensation for the travel expenses we had’.
Weekends With Adele’ was due to run through April in Las Vegas, with all available tickets sold out.
Adele was due to perform her biggest hits and most of her new album 30, which she says reflects her ‘inner turmoil’ at the end of her marriage to Simon Konecki, leaving her to ‘sob relentlessly’ as she made the record.
She has since found love with sports agent Rich Paul, who she has hinted she would like to marry.
More to come: The songstress wrote that the dates for her residency — which would have started on January 21 and run through April — would be rescheduled
VEGAS’ BIGGEST EARNERS
1. CELINE DION – $681.3million
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 shows. Her two residencies, A New Day, which ran from 2003 to 2007 and Celine from 2011 to 2019 combined to gross $681.3 million and sell 4,555,752 tickets, according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore.
Her wealth is now estimated at some $800 million. Her 2019 earnings alone topped over $37 million.
2. BRITNEY SPEARS – $140million
In 2013, Britney Spears signed a two-year residency at Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The 2014 to 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 show, where over four years – around 1,500 days – she performed nearly 250 shows.
3. ELTON JOHN – $131million
The Million Dollar Piano was Elton John’s residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, which launched in 2011 and ran until 2018.
Jennifer performing in Vegas in 2019
He made $500,000 per show in the incredibly lucrative performances.
4. JENNIFER LOPEZ – $120million
Jennifer Lopez signed a residency with Planet Hollywood that would pay her $350,000 per show between 2016-2018. TMZ previously claimed.
In August 2016, the residency raked in over $1million in ticket sales — the highest gross in Planet Hollywood history, Billboard reported.
5. CHER – $97million
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 – $75million
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 – $50million
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. Between 2011 and 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, it was reported in 2016 that he was offered $950,000 per show to become a Sin City resident.