One of the biggest stars in pop music is taking the tour to promote her newest album in just one city: Las Vegas.
Adele, whose new album 30 has been No. 1 since its release last month, has signed on for a 3-month residency at Caesars Palace. She will be performing Fridays and Saturdays at the Colosseum starting January 21.
The residency will run until April 16, giving fans 24 chances to hear the British singer perform. She will skip the weekend of February 18–19.
Adele is skipping the traditional world tour to support the release of her new album. Rather than criss-cross the country and the world, Adele has settled on this single venue in addition to two shows planned for London in June.
Earlier this year, she told Rolling Stone that in addition to the grind of touring, the coronavirus pandemic played a role in her decision.
“It’s too unpredictable, with all the rules and stuff,” she said. “I don’t want anyone coming to my shows scared. And I don’t want to get COVID either.”
It’s been 5 years since fans have had the chance to see Adele perform live, but getting tickets to the Las Vegas residency will be an extremely difficult task. The Colosseum has a seating capacity of 4,100.
Presale tickets will be available through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program. Registration will continue until Thursday night. Presale tickets will then become available Tuesday, December 7, to fans that have received a unique code. Tickets will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
“We expect demand for tickets to see Adele to be overwhelming,” Ticketmaster warned. “Due to the limited number of tickets available, if demand from Verified Fans exceeds supply, there will not be a public onsite.”
That’s virtually guaranteed to happen. When another huge pop star, Bruno Mars, announced his return to Las Vegas earlier this year, tickets for his eight shows at Park MGM sold out in less than 10 minutes.
Prices for the tickets have not yet been released.
Adele’s arrival is yet another feather in the cap of Las Vegas entertainment, which has returned with a boom.
The Strip’s newest hotel, Resorts World, opens its new theater this week with Carrie Underwood launching a series of shows. She will be followed by Katy Perry and Luke Bryan in the new venue.
Celine Dion was originally slated to open the Resorts World theater last month, but she has canceled her appearances due to health reasons. Multiple reports say Michael Buble is close to signing on to take her spot in the rotation.