Maybe Adele is going to say Hello to Las Vegas after all?
According to a new report, the singer fired the creative team behind her ill-fated Las Vegas residency at Caesars Palace, and she's hired a new one in hopes of resurrecting the show.
The Telegraph said Adele has hired Kim Gavin, artistic director for English pop group Take That, and Stufish, the team producing the Rolling Stones' upcoming anniversary tour. Adele reportedly wants to start her "Weekends With Adele" residency this summer "with a completely redesigned show," a source told the English outlet.
Adele famously postponed her highly-anticipated residency show at the 11th hour, blaming COVID breakouts and delivery delays. However, multiple reports said she and her longtime set designer, Esmeralda "Es" Devlin, couldn't see eye-to-eye on the show's vision, which reportedly led to several arguments.
The new artistic director will "look after and develop a new show as everything from the Es show has been scrapped," a source said.
Although there have been doubts as to whether the "Easy On Me" singer would actually go forth with a Las Vegas residency, she told Graham Norton in February the shows are "absolutely happening this year, 100 percent."
Adele's months-long residency at Caesars Palace was scheduled to start on Jan. 21.
"In spite of the set costing millions to put together, Adele was unhappy with the result, and she made her feelings very clear to Es," an insider told the Daily Mail shortly after the postponement. "She [Adele] was already nervous and the falling out sent her spiraling into a panic because she was desperate that everything should be perfect."
There were also reports that Adele's boyfriend, NBA super agent Rich Paul, played a role in the show's axing.
"Adele's been crying and couldn't get through a single full rehearsal for the past month," a source told Page Six, adding that the chart-topper was "constantly on the phone with Rich … loudly shouting and sobbing" and "barely rehearsed" because she was "constantly in the middle of an emotional shootout."