Adele is said to have terminated her creative team and hired a brand new one to try to save her Las Vegas residency. Her decision follows her announcement that the postponed concert series will take place this year as she plans to have another baby next year. According to The telegrapha source close to the production said the 33-year-old singer had parted ways with her residency crew and hired Take That’s creative consultant to help oversee her.
The source said the delayed gigs, which were due to start in January and end last weekend, have cost the British entertainer millions. She reportedly plans to begin her residency around “late July or early August” with a completely revamped show. Adele is believed to have cut ties with famed designer and frequent collaborator Es Devlin, who engineered her extensive world tour in 2016-17. Sources say she has teamed up with Kim Gavin, a BAFTA winner and artistic director of all Take That tours since 1992. A source said the star also recruited Stufish, the production designers behind the tour of the Rolling Stones 60th Anniversary and Stormzy’s Loud is the Head Tour. Gavin and Stufish, according to this source, “will look after and develop a new show as everything from the Es show has been dropped.”
A day before the concerts began, Adel abruptly canceled his entire 24-show Vegas tour in January. Adele told Graham Norton that the rescheduled shows are “absolutely happening this year, 100 per cent”. However, the source said the production is still running into problems and struggling to make it on time.
Trouble plagued Adele’s long-awaited residency. It is reported that the original production collapse was filmed by a documentary crew following the performer. The Telegraph The source said the cancellation of the original show was partly due to disagreements. The source noted that it was too late to change what Es Devlin had created as Adele had to attend final rehearsals.
In her January Instagram video to announce the cancellation, Adele described the show as being “absolutely destroyed” by soaring Covid cases and “delivery delays”. “My show is not ready,” she said in the music video. She assured fans that all performances will be postponed and more information will be released soon.