Adele is discussing why she cancelled her January residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
Her residency was supposed to be the next step in her already prosperous career.
Reflecting on her decision to cancel the event, the “Rolling In The Deep” hitmaker insisted she had no choice but to do so, calling it the worst career decision.
Adele was well aware that she had let down her fans, many of whom had paid to see her perform live in Las Vegas. She posted the cancellation on her Instagram page hours before her first live event.
The 34-year-old Grammy award-winning singer revealed to Elle that she decided while doing a soundcheck at the massive arena and staring out at rows of empty seats.
There is “no spirit in it,” according to the British singer-songwriter.
“The stage setup was incorrect. It seemed far from me and my band, and it lacked closeness. And perhaps I overdid it by giving it those things in such a regulated atmosphere.”
When the “Hello” singer left Las Vegas, she stated that she had difficulty dealing with the fallout, which prompted her cancellation. She, on the other hand, refused to change her mind.
Adele stated that the first few months after the cancellation was difficult for her but also helped her self-confidence grow because she felt she had done something extremely brave.
“And I doubt many people would have gone as far as I went. I’m quite proud of myself for putting my artistic demands first.”
Adele will now focus on a new program that she has personally directed in its creative development.
Her main goal is to recreate the connection she thought was missing from her previous set.
She renamed the 32 performance dates between November 18, 2022, and March 25, 2023, “nostalgic” and believes they will tell the story of her entire career.
“It’s all about the music, and it’s rather nostalgic. It’s going to be stunning.”