With tickets for Adele’s Las Vegas residency finally about to go on sale, here's everything you need to know about the highly-anticipated live shows.
The Easy on Me singer brought a merciful end to the speculation about Adele’s tour 2022 last week, announcing that she will be retaking the stage in the New Year with a glitzy new concert series in Nevada’s glitzy capital.
‘Weekends with Adele’ will see the 33-year-old perform at the Caesars Palace Hotel's Colosseum in Las Vegas every Friday and Saturday evening from January to April, before she jets back to her native London for two Hyde Park concerts in the summer. The exciting news has unsurprisingly been met with hysteria from fans, who have now been waiting nearly five years to see their musical idol in the flesh.
Tickets for Adele's Las Vegas residency go on General Sale today (7 December) at 6 pm BST or 10 am PT. With such high demand to attend, Ticketmaster has advised folks to log on at least 10 minutes before the sale opens.
Oh, and it's best to move quickly. If the response to Adele's Hyde Park £580 tickets last month is anything to go by, nabbing a Las Vegas ticket won't be easy—and it certainly won't be cheap.
What can you expect from Weekends with Adele?
‘Weekends with Adele’ is expected to be quite a shift from the singer’s previous concerts, with the upcoming Vegas residency likely to have a much cozier vibe than her extravagant 2011 and 2016 tours.
With just 4100 seats, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Hotel has long been favored by world-class entertainers looking to connect with their fans on a more intimate level. The iconic theatre's semi-circular seating plan was designed to maximize the audience's view of the stage, offering a welcome alternative to the eye-straining experience of your typical arena concerts. Ticketholders at Weekends with Adele can therefore anticipate a clear vision of the singer in action, without breaking out the binoculars.
There's also a plush VIP area, where concertgoers are able to enjoy bottle or cocktail service from the comfort of cushy red banquettes after the show wraps.
Adele hasn't revealed too many details about the show itself, but if her most recent performances are anything to go by, it looks like the Grammy-award-winner won't be holding anything back on the Las Vegas Strip.
The singer gave fans a sneak-peek of what's to come with 'An Audience with Adele' at the London Palladium in November, in which she treated close friends and family to an invite-only concert ahead of the release of her fourth studio album.
The ITV exclusive saw the superstar belt out fan favorites, like Hometown Glory, as well as new tracks like I Drink Wine, before finishing up with Someone Like You and the lesser-known, Love Is A Game. She also showed off her natural stage presence, cracking jokes between songs and indulging in plenty of interactions with her star-studded audience.
Why did Adele choose the Colosseum at Caesars Palace Hotel instead of a larger venue?
Adele’s decision to reunite with her fans at the intimate Colosseum in Las Vegas, rather than in large venues around the globe, hasn’t come out of thin air. The singer has long been honest about her disdain for massive gigs, confessing as early as 2011 that she ‘hates’ performing at music festivals and arenas.
“The thought of an audience that big frightens the life out of me,” she told Q magazine. “I don't think the music would work either. It's all too slow.”
Adele was ultimately forced to play to larger crowds in her two subsequent tours due to her rapidly growing popularity, but it seems she never managed to get comfortable with all the attention.
“Touring isn’t something I’m good at,” she confessed to an audience in Auckland in 2017. “Applause makes me feel a bit vulnerable. I don’t know if I will ever tour again. The only reason I’ve toured is you. I’m not sure if touring is my bag.”
Why did Adele choose a Las Vegas residency instead of a world tour?
It may seem like a strange choice of venue for the British native, but there’s actually some pretty strong logic behind Adele’s Las Vegas residency. The Nevada-based concert series will allow the superstar to commute easily back and forth to her Los Angeles home once the curtain closes, meaning she won’t have to be away from her son Angelo for long stretches of time. (Adele’s dogs, Bob and Freddy, are also likely to appreciate this arrangement).
A Las Vegas residency will also give Adele more freedom in both her personal and professional life. As its title suggests, the shows will only take place on the weekends—which means the singer will be able to handle other responsibilities during the week. A Sunday morning lie-in is also a plus, of course.
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Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.
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