Cancelling Las Vegas Concerts was The Worst Moment of My Career : Adele- Singer talks devastation and vows to ‘nail’ rescheduled dates later this year
Adele said the decision to cancel her Las Vegas residency was “the worst moment of my career” and vowed to “nail down” the rescheduled concerts later this year. Seven months after the dates were cancelled, the British singer-songwriter has explained why she pulled out just 24 hours before she was due to take the stage.
“There was no soul in it,” she said in an interview with Elle magazine. “The stage setting was not right. It was very disconnected from me and my band and lacked intimacy. And maybe I tried too hard to give it those things in such a controlled environment. “It was the worst moment of my career so far. I was so excited about those shows. It was devastating.”
While she was embarrassed by the cancellation, she said she was also proud to stand up for her artistic needs. “The first few months were really, really hard. But it actually boosted my confidence because it was a very brave thing to do. And I don’t think many people would do what I did.”
The rescheduled shows, Weekends with Adele, will run at Caesars Palace from November to March. Adele said it felt like the right time in her career to perform. “I think I did it right now. I know I’m not 60 years old and I don’t have 20 albums under my belt. But I think my music will work on a show like Vegas.”
Adele, 34, also gave a rare insight into her private life, saying she has “never been in love like this” and is “obsessed” with her boyfriend, US sports agent Rich Paul. The singer, who has a son with her ex-husband Simon Konecki, confirmed her relationship with Paul in September 2021. She said she wants to remarry and have more children.
Adele returned to the spotlight in 2021 with her fourth album 30, which she launched with a TV special An Audience With Adele recorded at the London Palladium.