Saturday, April 13, 2024

Adele Opens in Vegas to Raves, But She’s Dumped Two of Her Biggest, Earliest Songs from Set


Adele finally opened her Vegas shows at Caesar’s Palace a year late. She got rave reviews, of course, and people paid thousands of dollars to see her. Her Weekends With Adele goes on through next year. She reportedly told the crowd she was very excited about Sunday night’s series finale of “The Walking Dead,” so I guess no one’s told her there are a bunch of spin off shows coming set in New York, Paris, and god knows where else– Duluth, maybe.

The set opens with “Hello” and includes “Skyfall” and “Rolling in the Deep” and someone like you. What it doesn’t include, strangely, are her two big songs from her first album: Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love,” and her own “Chasing Pavements.” If I’d spent $20,000 on a pair of tickets, I’d like to hear those songs. I’d ask for a rebate!

Anyway, Adele will now rake in gazillions. Her next album will probably come in 2028. So don’t hold your breath!

Roger Friedman
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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