Adele sent her apologies on the opening night of her Las Vegas residency.
The singer played her much-anticipated show at Caesars Palace on Friday night. She then apologized to concert-goers for suddenly canceling her first-ever return, Weekends with Adele, in January.
“I’m truly sorry for any inconvenience and any disappointment that I’ve caused. But we’re here tonight together,” she stated, according to Variety. But she stressed that postponing the concert was “the best decision I ever made.”
In addition, Adele thanked Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for its unending support following rumors of her involvement, possible location changes, and further whirlwinds. This is after her shocking delay.
In January, the “Easy on Me” singer cited “delivery delays and COVID” as reasons for the concert’s delay.
“There has been a lot of s— written about me since I canceled those shows. I tell you – 90 percent of it is absolutely, completely made-up,” she stated in a clip from the event on Twitter.
“There’s been rumors that I’ve moved hotels and that I was moving theaters and all this, and never once did they ask any questions. They’ve been amazing. So, thank you for having me, Caesars. I’m so honored to be playing here. I really, really am.”
Adele added: “I had no idea when I wrote [her 2011 album] 21 that my life would end up becoming what it is. And there are so many amazing things to it as well, and some that aren’t amazing. And I’ll be honest about that.”
She laughed before she continued: “I’m sure you know that from me anyway. That’s why I f— off for six years all the time.”
That night, Adele entertained the crowd with her hits. It consisted of “Set Fire to the Rain,” “Hello,” “I Drink Wine,” “Rolling in the Deep,” and “Skyfall.”
Also, she walked through the audience singing her 2015 hit “When We Were Young” and ended up kissing her boyfriend, Rich Paul.
Las Vegas Concert Nervousness
Before the Las Vegas concert, Adele posted on Twitter that she felt “highly emotional” and “incredibly nervous” about it.
Weekends With Adele, which had an additional eight performances, regards the musician’s first onstage appearance since her July Hyde Park concert.
“I feel a million miles away from home. I can’t stop thinking about when I was little and saw Tom Jones in Mars Attack and thought, ‘Blimey, how did he get from Wales to Las Vegas!?’” Adele jested.
“I always get sacred before the show. And I take it as a good sign because it means I care and means I just want to do a good job. Maybe it’s because I didn’t start when I was supposed to. Maybe it’s because it’s opening night.”
She ended her statement, saying: “Maybe it’s because Hyde Park went so great. Maybe it’s because I love the show – I don’t know. But it’s safe to say I’ve never been more nervous before a show in my career. But at the same time, I wish today was tomorrow! I can’t wait to see you out there.”
In recent times, Adele bagged seven Grammy nominations for her most recent album, 30. Furthermore, she is set to perform on Friday and Saturday nights at Caesars Palace’s Colosseum through March 25, 2023.