Messages of encouragement and happiness arrived worldwide after the last victory of the Argentine National Team in the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Strangers and celebrities took a few minutes to give their opinion after the experience since no one wants to be left out of the repercussions in the middle of the competition. And one of those people was Adele, who had no qualms about her admiration for the Argentine 10.
The 34-year-old singer finally began the series of concerts at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, which she had to suspend for almost a year, and it was in the run-up to one of these she was approached by a fan who insisted on taking a picture with her. “Are you from Argentina? Thank God they won on penalties today,” confessed the British, showing her interest in the match played last Friday.
The happiness on Adele’s face was undisguisable, and she clarified: “Quickly because if I do it with you, I must do it with everyone.” “Will you also take a picture?” she faced another of the attendees, “quick, I have a concert to give,” she clarified between laughs, which also generated complicity with the rest of the attendees. I love you, Messi, I love you,” he exclaimed and began his show.
The singer’s joy comes amid a favorable present if one considers what happened at the beginning of the year when she had to suspend the series of concerts she had planned in this same hall. She would have a fixed show, known as ‘residency,’ from January 21 to April 16, 2022, which was canceled just a day before starting.
“Listen, I’m sorry, but my show is not ready. We tried absolutely everything we could to get it ready in time for you, but delivery delays wrecked us,” the singer assured through tears. “Half of my team contracted COVID-19, and it’s been impossible to finish the show. And I can’t give them what I have now. And I’m devastated, devastated. I’m sorry.”
She also regretted that the announcement “had to be so last minute. We spent more than 30 hours trying to figure out a way…. We ran out of time. I’m so distraught, and I’m so embarrassed. I apologize to everyone who has traveled. I am so sorry. We’re going to reschedule the dates, we’re going to reschedule right now, and I’m going to finish my show, and I’m going to bring it up to the level it needs to be. I’m sorry. It’s been impossible.”
After giving the bad news, the Rolling in the Deep songwriter had to go into hiding for “two months” due to paparazzi persecution and avoided doing any promotion of her fourth album, 30, until months later when she performed at the BRIT Awards of British music.
It was only a couple of months ago that she spoke about it again when she confirmed that that cancellation was the worst moment of her career and that she could finally be seen in residence in mid-November. “I’m very excited, incredibly nervous, but I can’t sit still because I’m so excited (…) I always freak out before shows, and I take that as a good sign because it means I care and it means I just want to do a good job,” she wrote.
“Maybe it’s because I didn’t start when I was supposed to. Maybe it’s because it’s opening night, maybe it’s because Hyde Park went so well, maybe because I love the show, I don’t know. But 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 them out there.”