Adele says she’s “never been more nervous before a show in her career” before the first night of her delayed stay in Las Vegas.
Thousands of fans are expected to descend on the Colosseum at the Caesars Palace hotel on Friday, when the rescheduled fixtures begin.
It will run from November 18 and run through March 25, including 24 rescheduled performances as well as eight additional dates.
“I feel all sorts of things as I write this. I’m so emotional, so nervous but I can’t sit still because I’m so excited,” Adele wrote on Instagram, sharing a photo of herself during the rehearsal.
She continued: “I always get scared before shows, and I take that as a good sign because it means I care and it means I just want to do a good job.
“Probably because I didn’t start when I had to. Maybe because it was opening night, maybe because Hyde Park went so well, maybe because I loved the show, I don’t know.
“But it can be said that I have 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 x.
Adele announced the abrupt postponement in January, telling fans that the show was not ready, having been “completely destroyed” by delivery delays and the coronavirus.
In a tearful Instagram video, she said that her production team tried “absolutely everything” to pull the show together at the right time but it was “impossible”.
The run was originally scheduled to begin at the Colosseum on January 21, 2022, running through April 16.
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Adele later claimed she had “the best fans in the world” and thanked them after receiving a wave of support for her decision.
Caesars Palace is also giving her full support, writing on Twitter: “We understand the frustration surrounding the postponement of Weekends With Adele.
“Adele is an incredible artist, wholeheartedly devoted to her music and her fans.
“Creating a program of this magnitude is incredibly complex. We fully support Adele and are confident that the performance she will give at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace will be extraordinary.”
The venue later announced that Grammy-winning country star Keith Urban would replace Adele, adding five shows to his own residence in March.
Despite the disappointment in Las Vegas, Adele went on to enjoy resounding success in 2022, with widespread recognition and acclaim for her latest album 30.
In July, she performed her first UK public concert in five years set at the UK’s Hyde Park festival in the summer.
The performance is her first festival title since she played the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury in 2016.
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