Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Adele Drama: Two Big London Shows Coming, But In Vegas Her Cancellations Lead to Lay Offs, Headaches, and Anger


Believe it or not, Adele is getting ready to do two big shows in London.

They are set for July 1st and July 2nd in Hyde Park. They are all sold out, of course.

Will she make the dates? Or cancel the way she did in Las Vegas this past winter and spring. The f bomb dropping chanteuse scrapped 13 weeks in Vegas, a total of 26 shows, without much notice. Fans with tickets bought on secondary sites were left high and dry. They also had to deal with hotel and airline cancellations.

Now the Las Vegas Review Journal reports that Caesar’s Palace is about to lay off dozens of employees partly because of Adele’s sudden change of mind. Caesar’s has never announced replacement dates for the 26 shows. Their Colosseum– which just hosted a run of sold out shows from Sting — is reportedly moving on with new new bookings, but the loss of revenue from Adele has stung in a real world way.

Hitsdailydouble.com says Adele might be rebooking at Planet Hollywood in Vegas, which is managed by Caesar’s. But so far nothing has happened, no one’s heard a thing, and there is a lot of anger among Vegas crews and musicians over the cancelled dates.

Back to Hyde Park: the capacity for concerts is 65,000. If Adele cancels these shows, there will be 130,000 very angry fans. So all eyes will be on London next Friday and Saturday.

PS So far, all other scheduled shows at Hyde Park for the Eagles, Elton John, and the Rolling Stones feature five or six opening acts. So far, no one has been announced to open for Adele.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
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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