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Adele announces final Vegas residency dates

Adele has announced the final dates of her Las Vegas residency, rescheduling 10 shows cancelled due to illness.

The 100-date Weekends With Adele residency at Caesars Palace’s The Colosseum (4,100-capacity) will wrap up with ‘The Final Shows’ on October 25 and 26, and November 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23.

In late February, the 16-time Grammy Award-winner announced the postponement of the March shows, citing ongoing illness.

“Sadly I have to take a break and pause my Vegas residency,” the singer said in a social media post. “I hadn’t quite gotten the chance to get back to full health before shows resumed and now I’m sick again, and unfortunately it’s taken a toll on my voice. And so on doctor’s orders, I have no choice but to rest thoroughly.”

Pre-existing ticket holders will be contacted with their newly allocated date.

“I couldn’t think of a more wonderful way to spend my summer”

The 35-year-old will resume her US residency after a 10-show stint in Germany, her first mainland Europe shows since her 2016/17 Adele Live tour. The WME-repped singer will perform throughout August at a purpose-built “bespoke stadium” in Munich.

“I couldn’t think of a more wonderful way to spend my summer and end this beautiful phase of my life and career with shows closer to home during such an exciting summer,” she said.

Based at convention centre Munich Messe, the 80,000-cap open-air stadium will feature a combination of grandstand seating and standing areas. The Live Nation-promoted dates were met with phenomenal demand, with more than 2.2 million registering to purchase tickets.

But the exclusive European shows, which increased from four to 10 dates, have yet to sell out.

Adele’s Las Vegas residency resumes on 17 May.

 


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Adele pauses Las Vegas residency due to illness

Adele has been forced to postpone a series of Las Vegas concerts due to illness.

The 35-year-old’s 100-night Weekends with Adele residency at The Colosseum (cap. 4,100) at Caesars Palace which launched in November 2022, is due to wrap up in June this year.

The affected dates are 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30 March.

“Sadly I have to take a beat and pause my Vegas residency,” says Adele in a social media post. “I was sick at the end of the last leg and all the way through my break. I hadn’t quite gotten the chance to get back to full health before shows resumed and now I’m sick again, and unfortunately it’s all taken a toll on my voice. And so on doctor’s orders I have no chance but to rest thoroughly.

“The remaining five weekends of this leg are being postponed to a later date”

“The remaining five weekends of this leg are being postponed to a later date. We are already working out the details and you will be sent the information asap.”

Aside from the Vegas run, WME-represented Adele has played only limited live dates in support of her most recent album, 2021’s 30 – performing two nights at the 65,000-cap BST Hyde Park in London, UK in July 2022.

The British singer will also perform ten nights at an 80,000-cap pop-up stadium at Munich Messe exhibition centre in Germany from 2-3, 9-10, 14, 16, 23-24 and 30-31 August this year.

More than 2.2 million people registered to buy tickets for the run. The exclusive European performances, promoted by Live Nation, will mark the first time Adele has performed in mainland Europe since 2016.

 


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Adele adds final two shows to Munich residency

Adele has added two final concerts to her upcoming German residency after more than 2.2 million people registered to buy tickets, taking the total number of shows to ten.

Due to “unprecedented demand”, the British singer will now perform at the 80,000-cap pop-up stadium at Munich Messe exhibition centre from 2-3, 9-10, 14, 16, 23-24 and 30-31 August.

The 35-year-old’s 100-night Weekends with Adele run at The Colosseum (cap. 4,100) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas is due to wrap up in June this year. Aside from the Vegas run, Adele has played only limited live dates in support of her most recent album, 2021’s 30 – performing two nights at the 65,000-cap BST Hyde Park in London, UK in July 2022.

The exclusive European performances, promoted by Live Nation, mark the first time Adele has performed in mainland Europe since 2016. After an initial four dates were announced, a further four shows were added before today’s confirmation of an additional two.

Tickets go on general sale on 9 February, with prices reportedly ranging between €74.90 to €419.90.

“There are already more registrations than for Adele’s concerts in Hyde Park and Las Vegas”

“There are already more registrations than for Adele’s concerts in Hyde Park and Las Vegas,” says organiser Marek Lieberberg, as per BR.

Austrian promoter Klaus Leutgeb, who is co-promoting the run, has enlisted the help of renowned stage designer Florian Wieder.

Speaking to Krone earlier this month, he said: “I have been in contact with management for two years; I had a vision that drove me forward. I had to develop something very special, something that was 100% Adele.”

“It’s a multifunctional arena, twice the size of a football stadium, with a diameter of 300 meters, the stage alone is 220 metres wide. But for me, it’s not about size or dimension. For me it’s about content, I want to realise my dreams and visions because that’s the only thing that makes me happy and I’m restless.”

Adele is represented by Lucy Dickins and Kirk Sommer at WME.

 


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Leutgeb on co-promoting Adele’s Munich residency

Austrian promoter Klaus Leutgeb has spoken about co-promoting Adele’s 80,000-capacity residency in Munich, Germany.

The run was announced last Wednesday (31 January) as a four-date stint in August but a further four days were added due to “phenomenal demand”.

“I have been in contact with management for two years; I had a vision that drove me forward,” Leutgeb told Krone. “I had to develop something very special, something that was 100 percent Adele.”

The summer shows will take place in a “bespoke stadium” with a combination of grandstand seating and standing areas, based at convention centre Munich Messe.

“It’s a multifunctional arena, twice the size of a football stadium, with a diameter of 300 meters, the stage alone is 220 meters wide,” says Leutgeb, who has enlisted the help of renowned stage designer Florian Wieder.

“I had to develop something very special, something that was 100 percent Adele”

“But for me, it’s not about size or dimension. For me it’s about content, I want to realize my dreams and visions because that’s the only thing that makes me happy and I’m restless.”

The promoter, who has previously organised shows at Munich Messe with artists including Andreas Gabalier, Helene Fischer and Robbie Williams in 2022, will co-promote the shows with Marek Lieberberg of Live Nation GSA.

The exclusive European dates mark the first time Adele has performed in mainland Europe since 2016.

At the time of the announcement, Adele said: “I was too curious to not follow up and indulge in this idea, a one-off, bespoke pop-up stadium designed around whatever show I want to put on? Ohh!? Pretty much slap bang in the middle of Europe? In Munich? That’s a bit random, but still fabulous!”

The singer’s 100-night Weekends with Adele run at The Colosseum (cap. 4,100) at Caesars Palace is due to wrap up in June this year. The first 24 dates grossed US$52.8 million (€48.8m).

The 35-year-old star is represented by Lucy Dickins and Kirk Sommer at WME.

 


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Adele plans 80k-cap residency in ‘bespoke stadium’

Adele has announced a series of 80,000-capacity outdoor shows in Munich, Germany, this summer.

The four concerts (2–3 and 9–10 August) will take place in a “bespoke stadium” with a combination of grandstand seating and standing areas, based at convention centre Munich Messe.

These exclusive European dates, promoted by Live Nation, mark the first time Adele has performed in mainland Europe since 2016.

“So a few months ago I got a call about a summer run of shows,” Adele wrote in a statement shared on social media. “I’ve been content as anything with my shows in London’s Hyde Park and my residency in Vegas, so I hadn’t had any other plans.

“However, I was too curious to not follow up and indulge in this idea, a one-off, bespoke pop-up stadium designed around whatever show I want to put on? Ohh!? Pretty much slap bang in the middle of Europe? In Munich? That’s a bit random, but still fabulous!”

“I couldn’t think of a more wonderful way to spend my summer”

The singer’s 100-night Weekends with Adele run at The Colosseum (cap. 4,100) at Caesars Palace is due to wrap up in June this year. The first 24 dates grossed US$52.8 million (€48.8m).

The Live Nation-promoted residency, which was postponed just 24 hours before opening night in January 2022, ultimately kicked off that November before being extended in spring 2023.

Aside from the Vegas run, Adele has played only limited live dates in support of her most recent album, 2021’s 30 – performing two nights at the 65,000-cap BST Hyde Park in London, UK in July 2022.

Adele last went out on the road for her 2016/17 Adele Live tour, which grossed US$278.4m across 120 shows at the box office. The Australian leg of the tour made concert history down under after playing to more than 600,000 people over eight stadium dates in 2017, breaking attendance records at all eight venues.

The 35-year-old star is represented by Lucy Dickins and Kirk Sommer at WME.

 


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Adele teases return to touring

Adele has teased she will return to touring when she releases her next album as she approaches the last few months of her Las Vegas residency.

The singer’s 100-night Weekends with Adele run at The Colosseum (cap. 4,100) at Caesars Palace is due to wrap up in June this year. The first 24 dates grossed US$52.8 million (€48.8m).

Opening up to fans onstage during Saturday’s (27 January) show at the venue, she said: “I just don’t think I’m going to write an album for quite some time, but next time I do, I’ll come to wherever it is you live.

“I’m going to miss this so much,” she added. “I really, really, really, really do love this show.”

Adele has played only limited live dates in support of her most recent album, 2021’s 30

The 35-year-old star is represented by Lucy Dickins and Kirk Sommer at WME.

The Live Nation-promoted residency, which was postponed just 24 hours before opening night in January 2022, ultimately kicked off that November before being extended in spring 2023.

Aside from the Vegas run, Adele has played only limited live dates in support of her most recent album, 2021’s 30– performing two nights at the 65,000-cap BST Hyde Park in London, UK in July 2022.

Adele last went out on the road for her 2016/17 Adele Live tour, which grossed US$278.4m across 120 shows at the box office. The Australian leg of the tour made concert history down under after playing to more than 600,000 people over eight stadium dates in 2017, breaking attendance records at all eight venues.

 


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Lucy Dickins receives 2023 MITS Award

WME global head of contemporary music and touring Lucy Dickins collected the 2023 Music Industry Trust Award at a star-studded ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House.

Last night’s event, which raised funds for The Brit Trust and music therapy charity Nordoff & Robbins, was attended by around 1,000 music business executives, many of whom had flown in from Europe and the United States to honour Dickins.

Video tributes from the likes of Adele, Mahalia, Little Simz, Ben Lovett, Rex Orange County, Denis Desmond, Jason Isley, Kelly Chappel, Emma Banks, Matt Wooliscroft, Ben Mortimer, Marc Geiger, Rob Stringer, David Joseph, Simon Moran and Pete Tong were screened, while artists Loyle Carner and Hot Chip provided the live entertainment, along with an ensemble of students from The Brit School, which directly benefits from the fundraising gala.

“I grew up watching some of my favourite people and idols winning this, so it’s incredible to be here”

Dedicating the award to her children Ezra and Audrey, Dickins received the award from her artist manager brother Jonathan, and stated, “I grew up watching some of my favourite people and idols winning this, so it’s incredible to be here.

“I’d like to thank each and every one of you for this moment. May we continue to nurture, support and empower great talent and may we continue to live and love in music. I’m truly humbled to receive this award tonight and I hope that in some small way I’ve inspired the next generation of women in music, which translates into the live music business in the future.

“Life in this industry, as you know, is extremely busy. But being a working mother is another beast altogether. I have so much respect for you mothers who are fighting the fight because it is not easy. We’re constantly feeling that we’re sacrificing one part of our life for another… So whatever way you look at it, you have guilt… And it’s really, really hard to balance it all and often people say “I don’t know how you do it all”. But you absolutely can’t do it all.. All you can do is just do your best. That’s what I tell everyone.”

“I have a newfound respect for what it means to be a working mum”

Dickins, who joined WME in 2019 and is a member of Endeavor’s Diversity and Inclusion working group, began her career working as a junior product manager for an independent UK record label PWL before joining International Booking Talent (ITB) as an assistant in the early 1990s and rising through the ranks at the agency.

Her grandfather, Percy Dickins, founded legendary music weekly the New Musical Express (NME), while her father, Barry, formed ITB in 1978. Her uncle Rob was longtime head of Warner Music in the UK, and her brother Jonathan heads up management company September Management with a roster that includes Adele.

Before presenting her with the award, Jonathan Dickins told the crowd: “I’m really proud because I think I’ve learnt one thing, and that is that I have a newfound respect for what it means to be a working mum. Anybody that holds a career, and especially the level that she does, and happens to be a present parent is… I’m in awe of that. And that, to me, goes well beyond any achievements in music.

“She’s a fierce negotiator, strategic, loyal, and most importantly, the greatest sister I could possibly ever have.”

“I started going on about being a singer and I whipped a demo right out of my bag and I said, ‘You’re gonna be my agent'”

Adele, meanwhile, recalled the time she and Lucy met: “I started going on about being a singer and I whipped a demo right out of my bag and I said, ‘You’re gonna be my agent.’ I didn’t hear back from her for quite a while and my details were on the demo. But I told my manager, who I was newly managed by, I told him that I found my agent. And he was like ‘Great, what’s their name?’ and I was like ‘Lucy Dickins’ and he said ‘That’s my sister!’ So, we met separately and they’ve both worked with me since I was 18 years old.”

Dickins joins the ranks of previous MITS recipients including Annie Lennox, Kylie Minogue, Emma Banks, Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Gary Barlow, Simon Cowell, Rob Stringer, Sir Lucian Grainge and Michael Eavis.

Revisit IQ’s 2022 feature on Dickins, looking back on her first 25 years in the music industry, here.

 


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Blockbuster tours stack up for 2024

Ed Sheeran, Adele, Blink-182, Sting and Billy Joel are the latest stars to reveal touring plans for 2024, amid a flurry of announcements.

Sheeran last week announced that his + – = ÷ x (Mathematics) tour will visit Asia and Europe in 2024, with support from Calum Scott.

The Asia leg kicks off in Bahrain on a yet-to-be-confirmed date in January and wraps on 16 March in Mumbai.

The 11-date outing includes stops in Dubai, Osaka, Tokyo, Kaohsiung, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Manila.

Following that, the Europe leg will kick off in Malta in June and conclude in Cyprus in September, with stops in Tenerife, Gdansk, Budapest, Hradec Kralove, Kaunas, Zagreb, Belgrade, Bucharest and Sofia.

Sheeran last week announced that his + – = ÷ x (Mathematics) tour will visit Asia and Europe in 2024

The English singer-songwriter is also slated to perform at a number of festivals during the leg, including Lucca Summer Festival (Italy), Rock in Rio (Portugal), Hurricane and Southside (Germany) and Stavernfestivalen (Norway).

The tour announcement comes as Sheeran concludes the North American leg of his Mathematics tour, with the final date on 28 October at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Soon after, he is due to deliver two one-off shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall, performing his new album Autumn Variations with a live band and string section.

Sheeran is represented by Marty Diamond and Ash Lewis at Wasserman for US and Canada, and Jon Ollier at One Finiix Live for the rest of the world.

Elsewhere, Adele has announced she is extending her residency at the Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas one last time.

Adele has announced she is extending her residency at the Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas one last time

The final leg of Weekends With Adele, which launched last November, is 32 dates and runs from January through June 2024.

“This residency, these shows have changed my life,” she wrote on social media. “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!”

Adele added 34 new dates to the Live Nation-promoted residency earlier this March and after a three-month hiatus, the Grammy winner returned this summer. The singer is represented by Lucy Dickins and Kirk Sommer at WME.

Meanwhile, Blink-182 are returning to North America for a 30-date tour of arenas and stadiums, in support of their new album One More Time.

The Live Nation-produced tour will visit venues including SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, Citi Field in New York, Fenway Park in Boston, and Rogers Centre in Toronto.

Blink-182 are returning to North America for a 30-date tour of arenas and stadiums

The outing follows the band’s 70-date tour across Latin America, North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, which kicked off in March and ends in February 2024.

The tour has seen all three founding members – Tom DeLonge, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker – reunite for the first time in 10 years.

Billy Joel and Sting have also joined the slew of 2024 announcements, confirming a pair of ‘one night only’ concerts in Tampa and San Diego in 2024.

The co-headline shows take place at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium on 24 February and San Diego’s Petco Park on 13 April.

Other 2024 tours recently announced include Jess Glynne’s series of outdoor shows, Tom Odell’s biggest UK and European tour to date and Johnny Marr’s greatest hits tour.

 


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Adele adds 34 dates to Las Vegas residency

Adele has extended her Las Vegas residency with the addition of 34 dates from 16 June to 4 November 2023.

The singer made the announcement on Saturday (25 March) evening, during what was due to be the final concert of the 30-plus show Weekends with Adele.

“Playing to 4,000 people for 34 nights is not enough. I know that, so I am coming back,” Adele told Saturday’s audience at The Colosseum (cap. 4,100) at Caesars Palace.

“Playing to 4,000 people for 34 nights is not enough. I know that, so I am coming back”

The residency will face a hiatus for three months before returning on 16 June. The singer, who is represented by Lucy Dickins and Kirk Sommer at WME, also announced that upcoming performances in June will be filmed.

“I’ll be back for a few weeks in June, and I’m going to film it,” the singer continued. “I’m going to release it to make sure that anyone who wants to see the show [can].”

Ticket prices have ranged from US$85 to $685 for the Live Nation-promoted run, which was postponed just 24 hours before opening night in January and ultimately kicked off in November, with two New Year’s Eve shows later added.

Fans can now register for tickets to the second run, with the presale starting on 5 April.

 


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Adele adds New Year’s Eve shows to Vegas residency

Adele has expanded her Las Vegas residency with the addition of two shows from December 30-31.

A presale for the newly announced concerts, powered by Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan programme, takes place tomorrow (23 November).

The singer’s 30-plus show Weekends with Adele run is scheduled to conclude on 25 March 2023. Fans who previously registered for the events must re-register for the chance to buy tickets to the added shows.

In a Twitter post, the 34-year-old singer tells fans: “New Year’s Eve has always been a let down for me, I seem to always end up spending it in a car on my way to or from somewhere! But not this year!! I’ll be ringing 2023 in on stage!!”

Due to the limited number of tickets available, if demand for tickets from Verified Fans exceeds supply, there will not be a public onsale.

“I’m truly sorry for any inconvenience and any disappointment that I’ve caused, but we’re here tonight and together”

Ticket prices have ranged from US$85 to $685 for the Live Nation-promoted run, which was postponed just 24 hours before opening night in January and finally kicked off last Friday (18 November) at The Colosseum (cap. 4,100) at Caesars Palace.

“I’m truly sorry for any inconvenience and any disappointment that I’ve caused, but we’re here tonight and together” she said from the stage on the opening night, according to Variety. She added that delaying the run “was the best decision I ever made”.

Other acts with current or upcoming residencies at The Colusseum include Rod Stewart, Garth Brooks and Sting.

Adele, who is represented by Lucy Dickins and Kirk Sommer at WME, returned to the stage over the summer for two sold-out nights at AEG’s BST Hyde Park concert series in London.

Adele’s 25 Tour was the fifth highest-grossing tour of 2016 according to Pollstar, grossing $167.7 million from 107 shows.

 


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