The cover star didn’t mince words when talking about the original iteration of the show, which was supposed to start in January and end in April 2022.
Adele canceled all production just a day before the shows started, meaning some audience members were already in Vegas.
“I was so excited about those shows. It was devastating,” the “Hello” singer shared.
But, “there just wasn’t a soul to it,” she told Elle. “The stage setup was wrong. It was very disconnected from me and my group, and it lacked intimacy. And maybe I tried too hard to give her these things in such a controlled environment.
Adele said the “first two months were really, really difficult” after the cancellation because she “was embarrassed”.
“But it made my self-confidence grow, because it was a very brave thing to do,” she continued. “And I don’t think many people would have done what I did. I am very proud of myself for meeting my artistic needs.
The singer has previously defended her decision to cancel the shows, despite a “brutal” backlash.
“I really felt everyone’s disappointment and was devastated and scared to let them down,” Adele told BBC Radio 4’s ‘Desert Island Discs’ in July. “I thought I could put it together and make it work and I couldn’t, and I stand by that decision.”
And to the delight of his fans, the artist recently announced that his residency will resume on November 18 and run until March 25, 2023.