Adele has reportedly broken up with the creative team behind her delayed Las Vegas residency and brought in Take That’s creative guru in a bid to launch the struggling business, according to a source close to the production.
The series of postponed concerts, which were due to start in January and end last weekend, would have cost the Tottenham-born singer millions, according to the source. She now timidly hopes to begin her residency this summer with a completely revamped show.
Adele has reportedly parted ways with award-winning designer Es Devlin, her longtime collaborator who designed the set for her extensive 121-date world tour in 2016-17.
Sources say she drafted Kim Gavin, the artistic director behind every Take That tour since 1992. Gavin also won a BAFTA in 2014 for his work on Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. In addition to Gavin, the 33-year-old artist employed Stufish, the production designers behind the Rolling Stones’ upcoming 60.andanniversary tour and Stormzy’s recent Heavy is the Head tour, according to the source. Together, Gavin and Stufish will “take care of and develop a new show because everything from the Es show has been scrapped,” the person said.
The Telegraph has also spoken to someone who claims to have intimate knowledge of the shows. Adele’s management, Devlin and Gavin have been approached for comment. A spokesperson for Stufish declined to comment.