Adele has opened up about the postponement of her Las Vegas residency as it appears that creative differences and production issues were the main culprit.
The “Easy On Me” singer took part in a pre-recorded interview on the Graham Norton Show that aired Friday in the U.K. and will run next week on BBC America, Variety reports.
“I tried my hardest and really thought I would be able to pull something together in time,” Adele said. The postponement came mere hours before the first show was set to take place. “I’m so sorry, but my show ain’t ready,” she said at the time.
“We’ve tried absolutely everything 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 and team are [sick] with COVID and still are, and it’s been impossible to finish the show. I’m gutted. I’m sorry it’s so last minute, we’ve been awake for over 30 hours trying to figure it out and we’ve run out of time. I’m so upset and I’m really embarrassed and so sorry to everyone that traveled. I’m really, really sorry.”
However, her latest comments seem to indicate that it was creative differences, not COVID, which ultimately caused her to pull the plug. “I regret that I kept going until that late in the day. It would have been a really half-assed show and I can’t do that,” she said.
“People will see straight through me up on the stage and know I didn’t want to be doing it. I’ve never done anything like that in my life and I’m not going to start now.”
Adele says she and her team are currently “working our assess off” to have the residency take place in 2022. “It is absolutely 100% happening this year,” she said.
There’s an extra sense of urgency for her to get the residency in this year. She’s planning on having a child with her boyfriend Rich Paul.
“It has to happen this year because I’ve got plans for next year,” she said. “Imagine if I have to cancel because I am having a baby!”