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Adele is greeted with a STANDING OVATION at opening night of long-awaited Las Vegas residency

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Adele had a wonderful begin to her long-awaited Weekends with Adele Las Vegas residency, as she received a standing ovation from the gang at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Friday. 

The 34-year-old British superstar looked incredible as she took the stage in a cultured black gown, and performed a few of her biggest hits, including Hello, Set Fire To The Rain, When We Were Young, Skyfall and Hometown Glory,

The Someone Like You hitmaker had the support of her boyfriend Wealthy Paul, 40, who looked dapper in a black suit as he sat within the audience and watched her perform, in addition to her 10-year-old son Angelo Adkins.

Standing ovation: Adele had a wonderful begin to her long-awaited Las Vegas residency, as she received an enormous standing ovation from the gang at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

A fan on Twitter shared that the star kissed each Paul and her son during an emotional rendition of When We Were Young, which she belted out while standing in the midst of the gang.

The singer made the evening a memorable and intimate one for fans, who reported that she walked through the gang while chatting with them. 

Other famous faces on the event included British rapper Stormzy, 29, who sat only a seat over from Adele’s beau Wealthy.

Support: The Someone Like You hitmaker, 34, also had the support of her boyfriend Rich Paul, 40, who looked dapper in a black suit as he sat in the audience and watched her perform

Support: The Someone Like You hitmaker, 34, also had the support of her boyfriend Wealthy Paul, 40, who looked dapper in a black suit as he sat within the audience and watched her perform

Smooch: A fan on Twitter shared that the star kissed both Paul and her son Angelo, 10, during a rendition of When We Were Young, which she sang while standing in the middle of the crowd

Smooch: A fan on Twitter shared that the star kissed each Paul and her son Angelo, 10, during a rendition of When We Were Young, which she sang while standing in the midst of the gang

One fan shared on social media that the piano was ‘literally on fire’ during Adele’s performance of Set Fire To The Rain. 

Yet one more fan reported that the singer got emotional as the gang sang along to her smash hit Hello. 

Praises for the star continued to pour in on Twitter, with a fan account reporting that Adele had ‘the time of her life performing Rumour Has It’ on the show. 

While yet one more fan revealed that Adele’s performance of ‘Don’t You Remember’ might need been ‘the perfect version’ she ever made. 

Famous faces: Other famous faces at the event included British rapper Stormzy, 29, who sat just a seat over from Adele's beau Rich

Famous faces: Other famous faces on the event included British rapper Stormzy, 29, who sat only a seat over from Adele’s beau Wealthy

Memorable night: The singer made the evening a memorable and intimate one for fans, who reported that she walked through the crowd while chatting with them

Memorable night: The singer made the evening a memorable and intimate one for fans, who reported that she walked through the gang while chatting with them

Exciting! Another fan said that the piano was 'literally on fire' during her performance of Set Fire To The Rain

Exciting! One other fan said that the piano was ‘literally on fire’ during her performance of Set Fire To The Rain

Emotional: Someone else shared that Adele got emotional as the crowd sang along to her smash hit Hello

Emotional: Another person shared that Adele got emotional as the gang sang along to her smash hit Hello

Time of her life! Praises for the singer continued to pour in on Twitter, with a fan account reporting that the star had 'the time of her life performing Rumour Has It' at the show

Time of her life! Praises for the singer continued to pour in on Twitter, with a fan account reporting that the star had ‘the time of her life performing Rumour Has It’ on the show

The best: While yet another fan revealed that Adele's performance of 'Don't You Remember' might have been 'the best version' she ever made

The very best: While yet one more fan revealed that Adele’s performance of ‘Don’t You Remember’ might need been ‘the perfect version’ she ever made

Weekends with Adele night one setlist

1. Hello

2. Easy On Me

3. Turning Tables

4. Take It All

5. I Drink Wine

6. Water Under The Bridge

7. Send My Love

8. Oh My God

9. One and Only

10. Don’t You Remember

11. Rumour Has It

12. Skyfall

13. Hometown Glory

14. Cry Your Heart Out (intro)

15. Set Fire To the Rain

16. Hold On

17. When We Were Young

 

In one other snap shared by fans the songstress was seen giving a passionate performance, together with her image reflected in black and white on the monitor behind her. 

She also looked beautiful while performing ‘Hometown Glory’ in front of a fiery screen. 

Meanwhile the venue outside was prepared with all-things Adele, with displays of the singer’s Grammys, her dresses, and huge billboards together with her image for fans to enjoy. 

Beautiful: The British superstar looked incredible as she took the stage in a classy black gown and round silver earrings

Beautiful: The British superstar looked incredible as she took the stage in a cultured black gown and round silver earrings

Lovely: The songstress was seen giving a passionate performance, with her image reflected in black and white on the monitor behind her

Lovely: The songstress was seen giving a passionate performance, together with her image reflected in black and white on the monitor behind her

At the piano: During her performance of 'Take It All' she was seen seated at a white piano

On the piano: During her performance of ‘Take It All’ she was seen seated at a white piano 

Fire: She looked beautiful while performing 'Hometown Glory' in front of a fiery screen behind her

Fire: She looked beautiful while performing ‘Hometown Glory’ in front of a fiery screen behind her

'Love her': The star was seen in another snap shared by fans

‘Love her’: The star was seen in one other snap shared by fans 

Choir: Adele looked stunning as she belted out her best hits with a choir behind her Choir: Adele looked stunning as she belted out her best hits with a choir behind her

Choir: Adele looked stunning as she belted out her best hits with a choir behind her

Chic: She wore her blonde tresses in light curls for the night

Chic: She wore her blonde tresses in light curls for the night

Adele’s breathtaking first performance in her Weekends with Adele residency comes after she shared just how ‘nervous’ and ‘excited’ she was to finally be performing the shows after postponing them for eleven months.

On Thursday night, the eve of her residency debut — which runs from November 18 through March 25, 2023 — she shared a fun snap that appeared to have been taken at one in all her rehearsals for the series.

‘I’m feeling all sorts as I write this,’ she began, admitting that she was feeling ‘highly emotional’ and ‘incredibly nervous,’ but in addition ‘so excited.’ 

Talent: The singer's Grammys were shown on display at Caesars Palace

Talent: The singer’s Grammys were shown on display at Caesars Palace

Outside: The venue outside featured large billboards with her image

Outside: The venue outside featured large billboards together with her image 

Her fashion: Some of her gowns were also displayed for the enjoyment of fans

Her fashion: A few of her gowns were also displayed for the enjoyment of fans

‘I feel one million miles away from home, I can’t stop occupied with once I was little and saw Tom Jones in Mars Attacks and thought blimey how did he get from Wales to Las Vegas!?’ she continued, referencing Tim Burton’s cult science fiction comedy.

‘I all the time get scared before shows, and I take it as a great sign since it means I care and means I just wish to do a great job. Perhaps it’s because I didn’t start once I was imagined to,’ she continued, alluding to her tearful video announcing that the shows had been canceled just 24 hours before the primary date.

‘Perhaps it’s since it’s opening night, perhaps it’s because Hyde Park went so great, perhaps its because I like the show I don’t know,’ she added. ‘Nevertheless it’s secure to say I’ve never been more nervous before a show in my profession, but at the identical time I wish today was tomorrow! I can’t wait to see you on the market x.’

Like a kid on Christmas eve: Adele, 34, shared an Instagram snap as she rehearsed for Friday's opening Weekends with Adele show in Las Vegas as she delved into her nerves and excitement on Instagram

Like a child on Christmas eve: Adele, 34, shared an Instagram snap as she rehearsed for Friday’s opening Weekends with Adele show in Las Vegas as she delved into her nerves and excitement on Instagram

The songstress (born Adele Adkins) stood in a red-carpeted aisle that seemed to be in the midst of the venue’s floor section, with banks of seats surrounding her on all sides.

Teasing a glimpse of the run-though of her show she had massive family photos of youngsters and a baby blown up on a screen behind her over the stage. 

The hitmaker’s fans have patiently waited since January for a redo after her eleventh-hour cancellation. 

Can't wait: 'It’s safe to say I’ve 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,' she wrote in her post the night before her Weekends with Adele debut; seen July 2 in Hyde Park, London

Cannot wait: ‘It’s secure to say I’ve never been more nervous before a show in my profession, but at the identical time I wish today was tomorrow! I can’t wait to see you on the market,’ she wrote in her post the night before her Weekends with Adele debut; seen July 2 in Hyde Park, London

Bad timing: Adele's tearful cancellation video arrived just 24 hours before the shows were original set to begin in January. She initially blamed it on Covid but later admitted she wasn't satisfied with the stage show

Bad timing: Adele’s tearful cancellation video arrived just 24 hours before the shows were original set to start in January. She initially blamed it on Covid but later admitted she wasn’t satisfied with the stage show 

Adele’s initial video revealing that the show wouldn’t proceed led to pandemonium for fans who had already traveled to Vegas for the initial shows just before the last-minute announcement.

Making matters worse was the initial lack of latest dates.

Although she claimed in her tearful video that lots of the people on her team had contracted Covid-19, which slowed down preparations on the worst possible time, subsequent reporting indicated that the hitmaker wasn’t comfortable with the stage show.

Several sources claimed that the British star had issues with the set design, they usually singled out an on-stage pool that she was set to sing over during one in all the numbers.  

‘When she saw the finished design, she refused to participate,’ an insider told The Sun. ‘Adele described the pool as a ”baggy old pond” and refused, point blank, to face in the midst of it.

‘The intention was to fill it with water on the set as she was lifted up on a crane-type mechanism, creating the illusion she was floating on water.’

Issues: Although she claimed in her tearful video that many of the people on her team had contracted Covid-19, which slowed down preparations at the worst possible time, subsequent reporting indicated that the hitmaker wasn't happy with the stage show; Caesars Palace pictured

Issues: Although she claimed in her tearful video that lots of the people on her team had contracted Covid-19, which slowed down preparations on the worst possible time, subsequent reporting indicated that the hitmaker wasn’t comfortable with the stage show; Caesars Palace pictured

Row: At the time, sources claimed Adele cancelled the residency after a disagreement over set design (pictured is the residency venue, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace)

Row: On the time, sources claimed Adele cancelled the residency after a disagreement over set design (pictured is the residency venue, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace)

‘There was just no soul in it,’ she admitted to Elle in August. ‘The stage setup wasn’t right. It was very disconnected from me and my band, and it lacked intimacy. And perhaps I attempted too hard to present it those things in such a controlled environment.’

Although she was initially ’embarrassed’ after the failure, she eventually found a option to be ‘proud’ of herself for standing up for the perfect possible show. 

‘The primary couple of months was really, really hard,’ she said. ‘I used to be embarrassed. Nevertheless it actually made my confidence in myself grow, since it was a really brave thing to do. And I do not think many individuals would have done what I did. I’m very pleased with myself for standing by my artistic needs.’

The shows were originally set for The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Vegas, but after the postpone, it was rumored that Adele (full name: Adele Adkins) might try to maneuver the show to a bigger venue, though one still owned by Caesars.

Nonetheless, it was revealed to be staying put when the ultimate dates were announced. 

Even before her tear-streaked announcement that the shows were temporarily off, Adele fans were furious after presale tickets sold through Ticketmaster sold out inside minutes. Resale market options were out of the query for a lot of fans, because the ticket prices were inflated to between $1,000 and $37,000 dollars. 

Nailed it: Back in July, Adele put on a series of homecoming concerts in London's Hyde Park that cemented her triumphant return to the stage after going five years since her last concert; seen July 1 in Hyde Park, London

Nailed it: Back in July, Adele placed on a series of homecoming concert events in London’s Hyde Park that cemented her triumphant return to the stage after going five years since her last concert; seen July 1 in Hyde Park, London 

The unique tickets sold for as little as little as $85 dollars before the many fees were added.

On Friday, the Recent York Times reported that the Justice Department had opened an antitrust investigation into Ticketmaster’s parent company Live Nation, which predated Ticketmaster’s chaotic cancellation of a public ticket sale for Taylor Swift concert events.

Back in July, Adele placed on a series of homecoming concert events in London’s Hyde Park that cemented her triumphant return to the stage after going five years since her last concert.

The highly anticipated show drew a star-studded crowd of fans, including Tom Cruise, Stranger Things star Milly Bobby Brown, Cameron Diaz, James Corden and Niall Horan.

‘My god, I’m back at home,’ she declared triumphantly just three songs into her set.

Despite the recognition of her latest album 30, she appeared to have performed only a handful of songs from that record, as a substitute favoring lots of her older classics.

Feels great: 'My god, I'm back at home,' she declared triumphantly just three songs into her set while allaying concerns about vocal issues that have dogged her in recent years; seen July 1

Feels great: ‘My god, I’m back at home,’ she declared triumphantly just three songs into her set while allaying concerns about vocal issues which have dogged her lately; seen July 1

She also allayed any fears about vocal issues which have plagued her lately, though she did keep a hot drink available to assist soothe her throat.

The singer’s initial vocal issues led her to muse in an Instagram post from 2017 that she might never tour again.

Some fans were disillusioned on the time that she didn’t announce her recent residency dates in the course of the comeback performance, though the announced followed shortly after the shows. 

Following the hotly awaited Las Vegas residency debut, Adele is poised for much more glory on the 65h Annual Grammy Awards ceremony.

The Hello singer received seven nominations earlier this week, putting her just behind Beyoncé (with nine nods, essentially the most of any artist this yr) and Kendrick Lamar (with eight), while she tied with Brandi Carlile.

More gold: Following the hotly awaited Las Vegas residency debut, Adele is poised for even more glory at the 65h Annual Grammy Awards ceremony after earning seven nominations; seen in February in London

More gold: Following the hotly awaited Las Vegas residency debut, Adele is poised for much more glory on the 65h Annual Grammy Awards ceremony after earning seven nominations; seen in February in London

Adele’s Eleventh-hour Las Vegas residency cancellation explained

The brand new residency Weekends with Adele was set to start in January at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

But Adele announced in a tearful video on January 20, just someday before the primary performance, that she was postponing the entire shows. 

She claimed within the emotional clip that half her team has Covid they usually ‘ran out of time’ for the show to be ready. 

Bad timing: Adele's Las Vegas residency — starting November 18 — comes after she canceled an earlier set of shows that were set to start in late January with just a single day's notice

Bad timing: Adele’s Las Vegas residency — starting November 18 — comes after she canceled an earlier set of shows that were set to begin in late January with only a single day’s notice

 The 24-night run, which was estimated to earn her $685,000 per show, a Vegas record.

Avisibly upset Adele said in her strong London accent: ‘I’m so sorry, but my show ain’t ready,’ adding that they ‘ran out of time.’

She went on: ‘We have tried absolutely every part we will to place it together in time and for it to be ok for you, but we have been absolutely destroyed by delivery delays and COVID. Half my crew and team are [ill] with Covid and still are, and it has been unimaginable to complete the show.

‘I’m gutted — I’m sorry it is so last minute, we have been awake for over 30 hours attempting to figure it out and we have run out of time,’ she continued, as her voice began to interrupt. ‘I’m so upset and I’m really embarrassed and so sorry to everyone that traveled to get [to the show]. I’m really, really sorry.’ 

Fans were furious, as many had already traveled to Las Vegas, with some having spent as much as $9,000 on tickets.

In tears: Adele sobbed in a Twitter video announcing the cancellation, which she initially blamed on a Covid-19 surge from the Omicron variant

In tears: Adele sobbed in a Twitter video announcing the cancellation, which she initially blamed on a Covid-19 surge from the Omicron variant 

Making matters worse was the initial lack of latest dates.

Although she claimed in her tearful video that lots of the people on her team had contracted Covid-19, which slowed down preparations on the worst possible time, subsequent reporting indicated that the hitmaker wasn’t comfortable with the stage show.

Several sources claimed that the British star had issues with the set design, they usually singled out an on-stage pool that she was set to sing over during one in all the numbers.  

‘When she saw the finished design, she refused to participate,’ an insider told The Sun. ‘Adele described the pool as a ”baggy old pond” and refused, point blank, to face in the midst of it.

‘The intention was to fill it with water on the set as she was lifted up on a crane-type mechanism, creating the illusion she was floating on water.’

Issues: Subsequent reporting indicated that the hitmaker wasn't happy with the stage show; Caesars Palace pictured

Issues: Subsequent reporting indicated that the hitmaker wasn’t comfortable with the stage show; Caesars Palace pictured

Row: At the time, sources claimed Adele cancelled the residency after a disagreement over set design (pictured is the residency venue, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace)

Row: On the time, sources claimed Adele cancelled the residency after a disagreement over set design (pictured is the residency venue, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace)

‘There was just no soul in it,’ she admitted to Elle in August. ‘The stage setup wasn’t right. It was very disconnected from me and my band, and it lacked intimacy. And perhaps I attempted too hard to present it those things in such a controlled environment.’

Although she was initially ’embarrassed’ after the failure, she eventually found a option to be ‘proud’ of herself for standing up for the perfect possible show. 

‘The primary couple of months was really, really hard,’ she said. ‘I used to be embarrassed. Nevertheless it actually made my confidence in myself grow, since it was a really brave thing to do. And I do not think many individuals would have done what I did. I’m very pleased with myself for standing by my artistic needs.’

Adele told the BBC that she was a ‘shell of an individual for a few months’ after the cancellation.

‘I definitely felt everyone’s disappointment and I used to be devastated, and I used to be frightened about letting them down. I’d thought I could pull it together and make it work and I could not. I stand by that call,’ she explained. ‘I’m not going to only do a show because I actually have to or because persons are going to be let down or because we will lose a great deal of money.’

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