Hello from the outside (of The Colosseum at Caesars Palace).
Adele announced on Friday that she is adding 32 more shows to her Las Vegas residency, “Weekends With Adele.” The Grammy winner was set to say goodbye to Sin City in November but has extended her residency into June 2024.
“These shows have changed my life,” she wrote in a long Instagram caption. “I desperately needed to fall back in love with performing live again, and I have. I needed to reconnect with my songs and remember what they mean to me, and I have!”
She continued, “Being on stage over the last year so up close and personal with an audience again after all these years has been a truly extraordinary restorative experience that I’ll never forget.”
Adele noted that through her interactions with her fans, the looks on their faces, laughing and crying together, while singing their hearts out, have given her so much joy — despite a lot of her songs being very sad.
“I’ve felt so much and learned so much about myself and you. It’s humanized everything I thought was scary,” she concluded. “Mostly though – it’s just made me realize how much I really enjoy being on stage, that I’m bloody good at it and that it is 100% where I belong!”
It was a long road from when “Weekends With Adele” was announced in November 2021 to when it finally opened at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in November 2022. The show was originally postponed the day before it was supposed to kick off in January 2022, due to crewmembers testing positive for COVID-19 and delivery delays, and eventually opened Nov. 18 of that year.
When the initial run ended in March 2023, Adele shared that she would be returning with 34 new performances that began June 16 and would have ended Nov. 4, if the “Hello” singer hadn’t added 32 more shows, spanning into next year.