It’s a British invasion of the best kind; Adele is coming to Las Vegas for a residency in 2022. The superstar singer just announced plans to host Weekends with Adele in Las Vegas starting next month, and fans are pretty excited. CELEB takes a look at the announcement and brings you details on when and where you can plan to enjoy your Weekend with Adele in 2022.
Weekends with Adele
It all starts next month. Adele – whose real name is Adele Laurie Blue Adkins – announced that she would be starting a residency called “Weekends with Adele” in January 2022, at Caesars Palace Colloseum. It kicks off January 21st and continues through April. In a statement, the team writes, “The global superstar will perform two shows each weekend through Saturday April 16, 2022. This announcement comes on the heels of Adele recently releasing her fourth studio album 30 on Columbia Records. The album is being heralded by fans and critics alike as Adele’s boldest and most ambitious album yet. 30 debuted at #1 on album charts in 30 countries and is already one of the biggest selling albums of 2021.”
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Adele in 2021
It’s been a good year for Adkins, who knows a little something about good – and bad – years. Adkins was born May 5, 1988 in North London, England. Adkins’ father left when she was just four years old and she was raised by Penny Adkins, who she later calls an “arty” mom. Adkins’ father Mark Evans struggled with alcohol and although he tried to maintain a distant relationship with his daughter, their communication broke down over time even as her mom helped her to flourish and thrive.
From a very young age, Adkins showed a love and aptitude for music, diving into greats like Lauryn Hill and Mary J Blige. At 15, however, a pivotal discovery led Adele down a much different path. Adkins discovered Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald, and it broadened her perspective. Biography shares her realization upon hearing the classics, “‘There was no musical heritage in our family,’ Adele told The Telegraph in a 2008 interview. ‘Chart music was all I ever knew. So when I listened to the Ettas and the Ellas, it sounds so cheesy, but it was like an awakening. I was like, oh, right, some people have proper longevity and are legends. I was so inspired that as a 15-year-old I was listening to music that had been made in the ’40s.'”
Adkins began cutting tracks before she was even out of school, and was signed to XL Recordings in November of 2006, just months after graduating. The breakout for Adele came in 2008 with her debut album, “19.” She was an instant hit in the United States and across the world, and her highly-anticipated second album, “21” was met with much acclaim.
An 15-Grammy-winning, 18-times-nominated juggernaut, Adkins released “25” in 2015 and “30” in 2021. The superstar has shared her life with the public through marriage, divorce, motherhood, and weight loss. She’s often seen as relatable and heartful, her fans utterly devoted to her down-to-earth aura and powerful vocal skills.
This year, “30” was the biggest release of 2021, raking up nearly 900K sales in the opening days alone. Adele has come through personal struggles and professional growth and 2021 has been her best year ever.
Vegas Residencies in 2022
Adele coming to Vegas is another sign that the entertainment city is back and in rare form after almost two years of pandemic restrictions. And which stars will be joining the superstar in Vegas in 2022? CELEBtakes a look:
- Carrie Underwood: The country-pop superstar actually starts her residency in December 2021, but it extends through April 2022 at Resorts World.
- Barry Manilow: Manilow will open in December and continue through March 2022 at Westgate Las Vegas.
- Shania Twain: Former country queen Twain opens in December and continues through February 2022 at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood.
- Usher: Usher saw a resurgence in popularity after the ’90s came back in a big way this year, and he will be performing December through January at Caesars Palace Colloseum before making way for Adele.
- Lionel Richie: The crooner rocks Encore from January through April.
And Vegas will play host to a number of other stars including Rod Stewart, Justin Bieber, Dua Lipa, Sting, Billie Eilish, Billy Joel, Metallica, Van Morrison and more.
It’s definitely a year to celebrate music in Vegas. And Adele joining the lineup is the cherry on top.