Adele’s much-anticipated Las Vegas residency began last Friday, but there is already backstage drama.
After being dissatisfied with her accommodations, the “Rolling In The Deep” singer reportedly declined a multi-million dollar stay at Caesars Palace.
According to the Daily Mail, she was granted a luxury stay at the Palazzo Suites at the Rio Casino, where her performance is being produced, as part of her residency agreement.
Her opulent suite, which included a butler, was set up for Adele to spend time with her son Angelo and suspected spouse Rich Paul as her concerts continued into March.
The 34-year-old was also said to have declined the suite offer because she preferred to stay at Caesars Palace’s Augustus Tower.
On the other hand, the “Easy On Me” singer allegedly declined the hotel’s invitation and instead chose to camp at its competitor, Wynn Las Vegas. Adele is staying at the Fairway Villa near the Rio Casino.
Her suite is reportedly $3,883 per night and has a 3,224-square-foot room. It has two bedrooms, an 80-inch TV, a bar, two marble bathrooms, twice-daily housekeeping, and a private drive.
However, a source told the outlet that Las Vegas is already used to “divas.”
“I’m sure the feeling is that whatever helps her feel at ease is OK, but this is humiliating for Caesars.”
Caesars allegedly paid Adele $472,000 to preserve her voice for the three-month “Weekends with Adele” tour.
It’s also been reported that organizers used a technology that creates a backstage “bubble” because they were worried that the hot and humid desert environment would harm her vocal cords.
In addition, Caesars installed a “complex” system to ensure Adele had the “best possible air” onstage.
Another insider told the Daily Star:
“The technology works by combining dehumidifiers, purifying units, water molecule dispersal, and cooling fans in the rehearsal area and then channeling that air over the stage when she performs.”
According to The Sun, Adele’s Las Vegas gigs could earn her up to $950,000 per night. This follows her cancellation of performances scheduled to begin in January due to COVID concerns.
The Grammy Award-winning singer is currently estimated to be worth $220 million. Her earnings are derived from record sales, concerts, television appearances, and awards.