Adele says her postponed Las Vegas shows had 'no soul'

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 02: Adele performs on stage as American Express present BST Hyde Park in Hyde Park on July 02, 2022 in London, England.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Adele)
Adele performs on stage at BST Hyde Park in Hyde Park. (Getty Images for Adele)

Adele has admitted she postposed her initial Las Vegas residency because the shows had "no soul".

The singer was supposed to start her run of shows at Caesars Palace in January but they were postponed the day before they were supposed to begin with the blame being put on a COVID-19 outbreak.

Opening up to ELLE about cancelling and rescheduling the shows, Adele admitted: “It was the worst moment in my career, by far. By far. I was so excited about those shows. It was devastating.”

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She then went on to outline the criticisms she had of the planned shows: “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.”

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 02: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been created using a starburst filter) Adele performs on stage as American Express present BST Hyde Park in Hyde Park on July 02, 2022 in London, England.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Adele)
Adele is set to begin her Las Vegas residency in November. (Getty Images for Adele)

She added: “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.”

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Adele officially announced the rescheduled shows last month and revealed that there would be eight extra shows on top of the 24 already announced.

Weekends with Adele is now set to start on 18 November and run until 25 March 2023.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 02: Adele performs on stage as American Express present BST Hyde Park in Hyde Park on July 02, 2022 in London, England.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Adele)
Adele has opened up about her postposed Las Vegas shows. (Getty Images for Adele)

When announcing the rescheduled shows, Adele said in a statement: “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! Now I know for some of you it was a horrible decision on my part, and I will always be sorry for that, but I promise you it was the right one."

Adele's 30 was the best selling album of 2021.

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