Adele surprised her fans with personal FaceTime calls after postponing her Las Vegas residency, Weekends with Adele last week (January 20).
The “Easy On Me” singer posted a teary-eyed video, announcing that Covid-related delays were forcing her to reschedule all of her Las Vegas shows, which were supposed to kick off last Friday (January 21).
“I’m so sorry, but my show ain’t ready. We’ve tried absolutely everything we can to put it together in time and for it to be good enough for you, but we’ve been absolutely 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.”
She added, “I’m gutted — I’m sorry it’s so last minute, we’ve been awake for over 30 hours trying to figure it out, and we’ve run out of time. I’m so upset, and I’m really embarrassed and so sorry to everyone that traveled to get [to the show]. I’m really, really sorry.”
She captioned the post, “All dates will be rescheduled. More info coming soon💔.”
One such fan, Eleni Sabracos posted a TikTok video over the weekend (January 22) detailing her bad luck over the years trying to make it to an Adele concert. In the video – which has received over 2.1 million likes – Sabracos revealed “Adele has canceled every show I’ve tried to go for” including the final two shows of her world tour at Wembley stadium in London, and the Las Vegas shows that were announced last year. Sabracos had custom T-shirts made for the residency that read: “I love Adele like Adele loves Beyoncé.” After Sabracos and other fans began posting TikTok videos from Vegas, members of Adele’s team began connecting them with the singer over FaceTime.
Sabracos posted an update on TikTok after her call with Adele, revealing that the singer had offered to fly her out for her next concert. In the video, Sabracos can be heard apologizing to Adele, to which the singer replied, “Why are you sorry?!”
“Because I feel for you,” Sabracos said, explaining that she understood Adele was doing everything she could over the canceled shows. According to Sabracos’s TikTok video, Adele consoled her and promised that they would have the opportunity to meet at a later concert. “You pick a show, I’ll cover one of your passes, I’ll fly you in to see me on-stage and we’ll have a photo together,” the 34-year-old singer told Sabracos.
Yesterday, Sabracos revealed on TikTok that she’s made her high school’s notable alumni Wikipedia page for gaining internet fame for “being canceled on by Adele three times.”