An apologetic and teary-eyed Adele announced on Thursday that her forthcoming Las Vegas residency would be delayed, citing production problems and the toll of Covid-19.
The show, titled “Weekends With Adele,” was scheduled to open on Friday at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, with two concerts weekly running through April 16.
“I’m so sorry but my show ain’t ready,” the singer, her voice trembling, said in a video posted to her social media channels. “We’ve tried absolutely everything that we can to put it together in time and for it to be good enough for you, but we’ve been absolutely destroyed by delivery delays and Covid — half my crew, half my team are down with Covid, they still are.”
The shows will be rescheduled, she said, describing herself as “gutted” and “really embarrassed.”
Adele’s latest album, “30,” was released in November and topped the Billboard chart for six straight weeks.
The recent surge in coronavirus cases has led to a number of concert cancellations, including Dead & Company’s Playing in the Sand festival in Mexico, though festivals like Coachella and other high-profile tours are proceeding.