Thursday, June 20, 2024

Not Surprised: Tearful Adele Postpones Vegas at Last Minute, Blames COVID, But Ticket Sales Are a Mess


Adele says in a tearful post that she’s postponing her Las Vegas residency because of COVID. The residency, “Weekends with Adele,” was supposed to begin Friday night.

I’m sorry if people connected to the show are sick. But cancel at the last minute right before the show goes on? No way. I told you this week that ticket sales were a mess. On Twitter there are dozens of people trying to sell their tickets who don’t want to go to Vegas. There are also more complaining about the high price. I told you that on Via Gogo there were large chunks of unsold seats.

The whole Adele Vegas residency is a disaster. But “We ain’t ready” at the last minute doesn’t hold water. This isn’t the Rolling Stones stage show. Adele live is her, an orchestra and some lighting. She’s not sailing across the theater in a hook up, there are no pyrotechnics. so…Stay tuned…

Plus, let’s face it…this is only two shows per weekend. If the show weren’t ready it could be postponed a couple of weeks, and the missed shows could have been rescheduled at the end of the run. But they’ve scrapped the whole thing…so it’s not just a matter of not being ready…




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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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