The cover star didn’t mince words when discussing the show’s original iteration, which was set to begin in January and end in April 2022.
Adele famously canceled the entire production just a day before the shows began – meaning some viewers were already in Vegas.
“I was so excited about these shows. It was devastating,” the “Hello” singer explained.
But “there just wasn’t a soul in there,” she told Elle. “The stage setup was wrong. It was very detached from me and my band and lacked intimacy. And maybe I was trying too hard to give him those things in such a controlled environment.”
Adele said that “the first few months after quitting were really, really tough” as she was “embarrassed”.
“But it actually increased my confidence in myself because it was a very brave thing,” she continued. “And I don’t think many people would have done what I did. I am very proud of myself for standing by my artistic needs.”
The singer has previously defended her decision to cancel the shows despite ongoing “brutal” backlash.
“I definitely felt everyone’s disappointment and I was devastated and afraid to let them down,” Adele told BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs in July walk, but I couldn’t, and I stand by that decision.”
And to the delight of her fans, the entertainer recently announced that her residency would resume on November 18 and run until March 25, 2023.