Country star Keith Urban has just been booked on several nights in March at Caesars Palace that tickets had been sold for Adele to play there.
Urban was already set to perform at the Las Vegas theater over Memorial Day weekend, after Adele’s run there was said to have ended, and now Caesars has announced it has also booked dates for the country superstar earlier, variété.com reports.
Keith Urban’s additional dates at the Colosseum are March 25, 26, and 30 and April 1 and 2, 2022, a couple of weekends Adele would have played as part of her three-month now-scotched residency.
The Las Vegas Review Journal quoted other published accounts and its own independent sources as saying that Adele was “unsatisfied with the multimillion-dollar set.”
Columnist John Katsilometes, who covers the strip entertainment scene for the newspaper, added: “Those pieces, created by the live production company Solotech, were taken from the Coliseum on Monday. This is a clear indication that work on the show has stopped in the theater.”
That Adele doesn’t plan to appear in Caesars, anyway, seemed clear enough when she tearfully announced that she would be postponing her entire three-month stay, which was set to end on April 16, and not just the earliest dates. .
The reasons for that may become apparent as a series of press releases in recent days have shown that Adele’s reasons for canceling the run the day before it was due to begin had more to do with her dissatisfaction with the entire show than Covid or supply chain problems. .
Still, even if no resumption is in sight, refunds will not be made available to cardholders, through primary or secondary merchants. Those who spent hundreds to tens of thousands on tickets have been told to wait for the dates to be rescheduled to see if they can get refunds or not.
Several publications, including the Las Vegas Review Journal and the UK’s Sun and Daily Mail, have reported that Adele was unhappy with Esmeralda Devlin’s production design. Adele and Devlin were hardly newcomers to each other; Devlin is one of the top names in the business and has even been described by The Guardian as “the world’s most influential set designer”, and she designed Adele’s 2016 tour.
But sources have told the publications that Adele and “Es” have “braces” and that the designer may have even been “fired” from production. (Variety was unable to immediately reach Devlin for comment.)
According to the Review-Journal, part of the production design for the show would involve a 10,000-gallon lake on the stage. It was also reported that the Caesars show would have opened with Adele singing “Skyfall,” accompanied by a 60-piece choir.
According to reports, auditions for the choir were held in Las Vegas on January 5, with the intention of having 100 singers, but only about 60 showed up.
England’s Sun, meanwhile, reported a source who said Adele would appear in the middle of the “lake”, making it appear as if she was floating on the water, but that the singer refused to collaborate on the finished design after it was presented at rehearsal. at Caesars.
The earliest is likely that Adele can resume her residency in July. Currently, she is still scheduled to play at London’s Hyde Park on June 1-2. The Colosseum calendar seems to be clear between the end of Sting’s residency on June 18 and the beginning of Sting’s September 23.
Few who were involved in the production of Adele have disclosed about the closure. But Roger Friedman, a columnist at Showbiz411, published an interview this weekend with Phil Jaynes, the head of IATSE’s Las Vegas division, which represents the crew, estimated to be about 35 union members (not including musicians or performers).
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