In a video posted to Twitter, a distraught and teary-eyed Adele revealed that it would be “impossible to finish the show” the night before she was supposed to begin a Las Vegas residency. The show is called Weekends With Adele and was set to run from Friday through April 16 at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

The singer said production delays and a Covid-19 outbreak among the crew were the main reasons for the decision. The Omicron variant has led to a new surge in infections of the virus due to its increased transmissibility.

“My show ain’t ready,” the singer stated at the start of the video, “We’ve tried absolutely everything that 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. Half of my crew – half my team – are down with Covid, they still are.”

She said she was “really embarrassed” to cancel the show so last-minute, and promised that all the dates would be rescheduled.

2022 is going to be a strange year for live music. Some high-profile bands such as Rage Against the Machine have dropped from upcoming festival lineups and delayed spring tour dates. Plenty of other artists and live events, such as Coachella, are still going full steam ahead, however.

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