Adele fans 'angered' at last minute cancellation after flying to Las Vegas for singer's residency
Fans of British singing sensation Adele were furious about the star’s last minute cancellation of her Las Vegas residency.
The award-winning performer was forced to reschedule the dates of her show due to being struck by Covid delays, reports The Mirror.
In an emotional Instagram video on Thursday January 21, Adele explained to fans and explained the problems around putting her Sin City performance together.
The star gave her apologies and defiantly stated that she would finish her show.
But hard-core stans for the singer who had spent thousands of pounds to travel from the UK to the US, said the ticket wasn’t “worth the paper” it was written on.
Antony Frear, from York, had travelled to the US to see the star as part of his 50th birthday celebrations with friends Simon Bell, 45, and Aaron Tyson, 38.
The group paid £4,300 each for return flights, as well as hundreds for a three-night stay at Caesar's Palace where Adele was due to perform.
The concert tickets had cost them £330 each.
Antony told The Mirror: “I am so angry. “Adele has form for this.
“We have spent thousands getting here but the ticket is not even worth the paper it is written on.
“It is disgraceful. Adele with all her millions should be refunding the money that we have shelled out.”
Simon added: “I’ll never listen to her again. She’s dead to me.
“Her crew may have gone down sick but why can’t she still appear?”
American fans also told of their anger at the cancellations.
Alison Devine, who flew from Tuscaloosa, Florida, for the show said: “It stinks. It doesn’t sound right at all.
“Delivery days must have been known about days before, if not weeks. As for Covid, it seems too convenient.
“They say we can have our tickets for when the new dates are announced but how the hell do I know what I’ll be doing then?”
Eleni Sabracos, from Baltimore, Maryland, also travelled to Las Vegas.
She had flown to London in July 2017 to see Adele only for that gig to be cancelled at the last minute.
But Eleni said: “I’m not mad with Adele.”
Adele revealed she had been “awake for 30 hours” trying to save the show but run out of time.
She told fans: “I’m so sorry, but my show ain’t ready.
“I’m so upset and I’m really embarrassed. We’ve been destroyed by delivery delays and Covid. Half my crew and team are [ill] with Covid and still are, and it’s been impossible to finish the show.
“I can’t give you what I have right now and I’m gutted. I’m sorry, it’s last minute. We’re going to reschedule all dates. I’m going to finish my show.”
Photo: Image: Rowan Griffiths / Daily Mirror