Caesar’s Palace is in full-blown panic mode following the cancelation of Adele’s concert residency last weekend. Even worse, more details have emerged surrounding the aborted show that have both the casino resort and the singer scrambling to do damage control.
In case you need a recap: Caesar’s originally scheduled Weekends with Adele to kick off last weekend as part of its rotating roster of A-list performers. But the singer canceled the show one day before opening night, leaving fans who had already booked rooms and flights pissed.
She cited “COVID delays” as the reason, though people were immediately skeptical since Caesar’s made no mention of COVID-19 or the pandemic when it announced the residency would be postponed until further notice.
Shortly after that came reports that clashes between Adele and the show’s production designer were the real reason for the cancelation, including a dispute over some kind of elaborate pool stunt… or something. (More on that here.)
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Now, CNN reports that Caesar’s Palace–which has remained supportive of Adele, at least in public–has descended into further chaos following the postponement of the show.
“Now they’re left with empty hotel rooms, angry customers, and extra staff,” a source told the network. “It’s a mess.”
“Caesars is scrambling to find artists to take over Adele’s dates, but most artists are already booked with shows and tours. It’s nearly impossible to find big stars to fill in at the last minute.”
Caesar’s has yet to announce a replacement for Weekends with Adele, though country singer Keith Urban will step in to fill a few dates in March and April.
But it doesn’t stop there.
Page Six reports that the backstage drama between Adele, Caesar’s Palace, and the show’s creative team was even more heated than initially reported and that the singer regularly made phone calls to her boyfriend, Rich Paul, in which she would scream and cry about her troubles for everyone to hear.
“Adele’s been crying and couldn’t get through a single full rehearsal for the past month,” a source from within Caesar’s Palace told the outlet. “Just constantly on the phone with Rich … loudly shouting and sobbing. She has barely rehearsed because she is constantly in the middle of an emotional shootout.”
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Now, Caesar’s Palace is purportedly worried Adele will cancel the residency altogether, as she and the resort have yet to agree on rescheduled dates.
“There are rumblings that there are stresses related to Adele’s relationship,” journalist Scott Roeben tells Page Six. “I’m told that these stresses caused her to be in a place where she was just not confident moving forward. You can’t focus if you’re not where you need to be in your head.”
In the meantime, Adele has reportedly fled to Los Angeles to be with Paul amid the ongoing turmoil.
Immediately following her teary-eyed announcement that she was postponing the opening of Weekends with Adele, the singer began making frantic Facetime calls to fans offering her apologies. But that didn’t stop details of the show’s backstage chaos from making headlines. And somehow we don’t think this is the end of it either.
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First, let’s point out that “30” is really mediocre. Probably not even as good as her debut album 19.
Second, one should make sure to label Rich Paul, as her current boyfriend. She goes through men like tissue.
Third, Yep she still had fans, but how many, and for how long.
Frankly I don’t see the obsession with her. She’s talented but she mostly screeches and her music has little variance. You hear one overblown, melodramatic song, you’ve heard them all.
I have no proof of what is the cause of all this but, it has to be due to something that is up with her boyfriend Rich Paul. It seems to me that whatever the issues are he should be at her side to help her through this.
Being a great singer is one thing. Being able to manage a mega-successful career including worldwide stadium concerts, a large staff, payroll, public relations and residencies is quite another skillset. Success on this level is no walk in the park, and it’s why a lot of these artists start spinning in a self-destruct mode.
Thats why madonna is so great.
I love how all of this is going on and being debated DURING A PANDEMIC. Like sure let’s debate whether or not a series of concerts being postponed was actually Adele’s fault or not, instead of you know, debating the fact that all of these artists and influencers etc are planning all of these concerts and Coachella appearances while we are still neck deep in a global pandemic. Have we just given up as a society at this point? Are we actually more concerned about WHY a concert is being postponed over the fact that it was planned and about to be held while people are still contracting and dying from covid? Please tell me I’m not the only person who sees these concerts and festivals happening NOW to be the real problem, instead of the drama surrounding them.
@thisisnotreal I think you may be the only one… at this point we all need to start living with Covid and accept it will never go away. Almost everyone dying or hospitalized with Covid now deserves it if they are not vaccinated.
But this is not the issue here. @Bachy said it best! Look at Madonna’s career: no men has ever stopped her from doing what she does best. She didn’t even cancel her world tour when she was in the middle of a separation and divorce from her former husband Guy.
Adele is showing she is not a professional and has no regards for her fans or the lives of the people involved in this production and Caesar’s staff.
Madonna has always been a pro and a very hard worker. It’s only been her latest tour when she had to cancel shows, and was frequently late, because of significant injuries. Adele has been terrified of performing her whole career. She’s admitted she’s tried to leave arenas because she panics just before she performs. A residency was always going to be extremely difficult for her, even if everything in her life was otherwise smooth sailing. She should have resisted the pressure to perform live in the first place if it was never going to be easy for her. I get that’s where all the real money is, but her career may not recover from this scandal and who’s going to book her again unless she can sort all this out ASAP? I feel bad for her, but this idea seemed ill advised from the beginning, and if she’s been overly demanding, that’s not going to be a cute look. What the hell happened? She seemed so down to earth and humble in the past.
You stupid fag, no one is making you venture outside of your mothers basemwnt to go to a show. Shut your pie hole on a dick, choke and die. It would be a great service to the world.
Couldn’t give a fig. One trick pony. This fiasco just makes he look ridiculous and promoters don’t forget this sh*t quickly.
Past her prime.
Her never-ending dramas are becoming tiresome.
Clearly not the way a professional should act. Childest at best, negligent at worst.
She is certainly not in the league with the other performers that Caesar’s had in rediency in the past.
Paris in Santiago
I miss live music terribly. But I cannot book travel nor tickets b/c whilst the pandemic still rages, it’s not worth the effort to be let down when the show will be inevitably cancelled. If I have to wait 3 more years, fine. It’ll suck, but there are other things to do: cinema. Art galleries. Museums. Art museums. Etc.
I don’t know Adele. I can’t know how difficult it is to manage a career and persona as hers. I do know that when one is having a melt-down of any sort, it’s incredibly difficult to even get out of bed, let alone perform on a stage in front of 10s of thousands. So, I’m reluctant to criticize anyone who is in that space. They deserve compassion. I hope she takes notes from Barbara Streisand, Carly Simon and many other big artists who have manage to have very successful careers with large expanses of time where they did no in-person engagements. Maybe the studio is the best place for her artistry. Live performances are completely different in that regard.
Prima Donna behavior has cost more then one performer their career. Adele might need a reminder that the public is fickle and while she certainly has talent so do many others who would willing become the public’s next musical flavor of the month.
It’s the new generation of performers who WRONGLY no longer believe the show must go on. Think of the many wonderful stars who’ve never missed a date, even ill. To call professionalism “old school” is to make a mockery of standards that have been upheld universally ever since people first set foot on stage. Entitled Adele and her ridiculous music SUCK and have done so ever since she first appeared on the scene. Have stage fright, lady? GET THERAPY. It’s your freaking LIVELIHOOD! Is the woman incapable of doing an acoustic show with, say, just a piano and a microphone? And then to put herself on display IN TEARS? Very immature, to say the least. What. A. Ripoff. She. Is.
The real Bruce
As I’ve seen Adele’s performances on UTube and listened to her recordings, I’ve come to see her as a singer of limits. She sings ballads very well, but is nothing all that special. Over the years that hasn’t changed much. I find her mediocre. I don’t understand the rave of her fans. She has invested her money in houses (maybe a wise move). As has been noted, “live” concerts are/should not be, her focus. Stick to the studio where you seem to feel is your “comfort zone”. Will she get past this episode? Time will tell.
all this drama. if decent plans had been made BEFORE u got to vegas this would not have happened..
blaming it on covid is an insult to those who have died and suffered with it.
go home act tortured. write a song about it make millions.. sad. sad.
Adele is doing an amazing job at showing the world how quickly and efficiently one overrated artist’s career can implode. I’m thinkin her next album will be titled 45.
I’m surprised SNL hasn’t done a skit yet on her tears…..she’s going to be a laughing stalk by March. How pathetic….
Unfortunately her mental breakdown is affecting the livelihoods of many people…all of the workers,ushers…the “little people “. Snowflakes expect people to pity them and support their insecurities. A sad sign of the times.
Caesars is NEVER spelled with a hyphen. NEVER. Do some research before your write your story. Its CAESARS
Hahahaha they do research on this site. They use twitter feeds and Instagram feeds for their fact checking.
Britney pulled off a Las Vegas residency. More than once.
Girl needs to call Madge ASAP for a crash course in kickin ass and how bringing her vision for production even if others say no. Madge is a mediocre live singer but she knows how to produce a show for the audience.
Compare Adele’s attitude to that of the late, beloved Nancy Lamott, who performed at Tavern on the Green ONE MONTH before her excruciating death from cancer.
she needs to peel off the CLAWS and get a grip on herself. Weve all had an orgasm Adele, glad you finally did but what about all the people you let down with your drama?