- Ticket resale sites charge more than $40,000 for some tickets to Adele’s Las Vegas residency
- The cheapest seats in the back of the venue were also relatively expensive at $670
- “Weekends With Adele” is set to kick off on November 18 at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Tickets for Adele’s long-awaited Las Vegas residency are selling for staggering sums on resale sites.
The 34-year-old Grammy winner will begin her rescheduled “Weekends With Adele” residency next month after postponing it earlier this year.
Many tickets for Adele’s 32-date Colosseum at Caesars Palace sold out quickly when they first went on sale, and the resale price soared to $46,000 on some websites, the UK Times reported.
According to the agency, some seats are available for purchase for $38,000 to $46,000 on ticket resale sites such as Stub Hub, SeatGeek, VividSeats and TicketSmarter.
The most expensive ticket on SeatGeek for Adele’s show was eight rows backstage at the Coliseum. The cheapest seats at the back of the 4,100-seat venue were also relatively expensive, at £579 ($671) on resale site Stub Hub.
Those prices are much higher than those for tickets to the shows of other big names such as Celine Dion, Elton John, Rod Stewart and Jennifer Lopez, the outlet noted.
Brodie Cooper of marketing firm PRrppd said resale prices for Adele’s tickets are “by far the highest in the history of the Las Vegas strip,” according to the Times.
He added that these sites would not have charged those numbers for tickets if people were “not willing to pay” so much to see the British singer live.
When they first went on sale, tickets for the shows cost between £73 ($84) and £590 ($682), according to the Daily Mail.
Some social media users criticized the resellers, calling the ticket prices for the sold-out four-month home “ridiculous”.
“I can’t believe the price of your Las Vegas tickets. 40k when we are inside [an] economic crisis. Sorry but this [is] ridiculous,” said one user.
Another commented, “Tickets to see Adele in Las Vegas [is] selling for £200,000 each?! Go and go.”
“I’d rather spend the rest of my life in immigration detention than go see Adele. These people need to be psych evaluated and possibly dismembered,” said a third user.
The “Hello” singer’s Las Vegas residency was originally scheduled to begin in January and run through April. However, the British singer chose to put performances on hold a few days before the start of her stay.
“Listen, I’m so sorry, but my show [isn’t] ready. We tried absolutely everything we could to get it together in time and good enough for you, but we’ve been completely devastated by delivery delays and COVID,” Adele said in a Twitter video earlier this year. , before adding that it was “impossible to end the show.”
Months later, the singer opened up about her decision to postpone her residency during an interview with Elle magazine, saying there was “just no soul” in her show.
“It was the worst moment of my career, by far,” he explained. “The stage set up wasn’t right. It was too disconnected from me and my band and it lacked intimacy. And maybe I tried too hard to give him those things in such a controlled environment.”
Adele said she felt “embarrassed” and struggled to deal with the postponement for the first two months.
In July, she announced the rescheduled dates for her Las Vegas shows, which will begin on November 18th and run through March 25th.
“Words cannot express how ecstatic I am to finally be able to announce these rescheduled shows. I am truly sorry to have to cancel them,” Adele said via an Instagram post.
“But after forever figuring out the logistics of the show I really want to deliver, and knowing it can happen, I’m more excited than ever!” she wrote, before apologizing for the “horrible decision” on her part.
“Being with you in such an intimate space every week has been what I’ve been looking forward to the most and I’m going to give you the absolute best of me,” he concluded.
“Weekends With Adele” will run for 32 shows, including the 24 scheduled shows and eight new additional dates. According to Adele’s website, fans with tickets or those on the waiting list from the original show dates were given priority.