Adele Reportedly Fires Creative Team for Las Vegas Residency

According to a new report, the 'Easy on Me' hitmaker has dumped the creative team behind 'Weekends With Adele' residency and hired a new one in hopes of saving it.

AceShowbiz - Adele is starting anew for her Las Vegas residency. According to a new report, the "Easy on Me" hitmaker has dumped the creative team behind the residency and hired a new one in hopes of saving it.

Britain's The Telegraph reports that Adele wants to start her "Weekends With Adele" residency at Caesars Palace in the summer "with a completely redesigned show." The outlet claimed that the 33-year-old songstress fired her longtime set designer, Esmeralda "Es" Devlin, amid rumors that they had explosive arguments over the show's vision.

Adele allegedly replaced Es with Kim Gavin, artistic director for English pop group Take That, and Stufish, the team producing The Rolling Stones' upcoming anniversary tour. A source spilled that the new creative duo will "look after and develop a new show as everything from the Es show has been scrapped."

The insider went on to say that they plan to start the residency at the end of July or beginning of August. It would be consistent with the summer concert schedule at Caesars Palace's Colosseum, where the original 24 shows were set to take place.

Adele announced the postponement of her Las Vegas residency in a tearful video back in January. "I'm so sorry, but my show ain't ready," the British singer said in the clip she posted on Thursday, January 20 via Instagram. "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."

Adele continued, "Half my crew and team are [ill] with COVID and still are, and it's been impossible to finish the show." The "Someone Like You" songstress further added that she was "gutted" by the last-minute cancellation. "We've been awake for over 30 hours now trying to figure it out, and we've run out of time," Adele told the viewers. "I'm so upset, and I'm really embarrassed and I'm so sorry to everyone that's traveled."

She promised to "reschedule of all of the dates." The Grammy winner added, "We've been up against so much and it just ain't ready. I'm really sorry."

It was later rumored that the delay was the result of the tension between Adele and Es. A source previously claimed, "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 second insider claimed that the alleged rift between the pair came amid "endless changes" to the set list and running order. The so-called inside source went on to explain that most of her shows have "teething problems," adding, "It is well known that Adele suffers badly with anxiety when it comes to performing live, so it's hard to imagine her going ahead if she wasn't happy."

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