Adeles The much-anticipated Las Vegas tour has finally come to fruition, but it took a lot of work to get here.
Fans were left at a loss when the singer made a last-minute decision to postpone her residency last January as some had already arrived on the Strip for the big night.
At the time, Adele apologized in a video statement, sharing that they were unable to get the production together in time, citing Covid infections in her team as a factor. “I’m so upset and really embarrassed and so sorry for everyone who has traveled again. I’m really sorry,” she said.
The residency was finally pushed back to yesterday November 18 and the Rolling in the Deep singer took a moment to address the elephant in the room during the premiere of Weekends with Adele.
John Katsilometesa columnist at the Las Vegas Review JournalHe was present and he shared several video clips of the evening including some moments Adele’s great speecheswho were incredibly emotional.
“I should give you a standing ovation,” she told the roaring crowd. “Thank you for coming back to me. I really appreciate that. They look amazing and it looks exactly how I imagined it would. It’s perfect.”
She went on to admit: “I’m so scared and I’m so nervous but I’m so happy. I don’t know what the hell I was thinking putting piano ballads at the front of the set. Hopefully “Over time my nerves will go away.”
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Before taking the stage, Adele shared some similar sentiments on Instagram, along with a photo of her seated in the auditorium of the performance space.
“I’m feeling all kinds of things as I write this,” she began in her caption. “I’m very emotional, incredibly nervous, but I can’t sit still because I’m so excited.”
She went on to share that she is always afraid of performing. “I take it as a good sign because it means I care and I just want to do a good job,” she continued. “Maybe it’s because I didn’t start when I was supposed to. Maybe it’s because it’s premiere, maybe it’s because Hyde Park did so great, maybe it’s because I love the show, I don’t know. But I can say with certainty that I’ve never been more nervous before a show in my career, but at the same time I wish today was tomorrow! I can’t wait to see you out there x.”
Based on audience reaction, it’s safe to say she more than killed it.
Adele’s residency now runs until Saturday 25 March 2023 at Caesars Palace.