Adele and her management team were reportedly a “total nightmare” leading up to her canceled Las Vegas residency shows, demanding brand-new sound and video equipment be installed in the venue to satisfy the singer’s desires.
According to Daily Mail, a newly revealed reason for the last-minute postponement of the Sin City performances is because the 33-year-old Rolling in the Deep singer and her team were making outrageous demands that were essentially a “recipe for disaster.”
“Apparently, Adele and her team refused to use the house equipment in The Colosseum,” Las Vegas journalist Scott Roeben revealed regarding some behind-the-scenes information leading up to the disastrous and disappointing canceling of the shows.
“The theatre has a massive video screen, very high tech, but Adele's team insisted upon an entirely new system – a larger screen, essentially built a few inches in front of the existing screen,” he continued. “Such demands not only drive-up production costs but, at a time when supplies are disrupted, it's a recipe for disaster – in this case last-minute delays or cancellations.”
“I also hear from a source that Caesars had to replace the cutting-edge Meyer sound system and replace it with a different system for her.”
This is not the first time there have been rumors that Adele was forced to postpone her three-month Vegas residency due to her diva-like demands.
“In spite of the set costing millions to put together, Adele was unhappy with the result, and she made her feelings very clear to Es,” a source familiar with the situation spilled following news that the residency was to be postponed.
“She was already nervous and the falling-out sent her spiraling into a panic because she was desperate that everything should be perfect.”
On Thursday, just 24-hours before the first show was scheduled to begin, Adele released a video breaking the bad news to her fans. Rather than taking the responsibility for her own diva demands, she blamed COVID-19.
"I'm so sorry but my show ain't ready," Adele said while fighting back tears. "It's been impossible to finish the show. I can't give you what I have right now.”