Adele unsure about Vegas residency because of dry desert climate
March 19, 2018 9:52 AM
by Robert Mann
Fear of developing “Vegas Throat,” the health malady causing many Las Vegas Strip performers over the years to cancel or postpone scheduled appearances may be an issue for pop superstar Adele who is now unsure about taking on a Las Vegas residency because of the dry desert climate.
The British hit-making songstress was reportedly ready to agree to a $500,000-a-show, 12-month deal to perform at The Wynn but she's hesitating about signing on because of concerns about the Nevada desert conditions could cause her vocal problems, according to UK media reports.
The 29-year-old singer, who cancelled her final two concerts at London's Wembley Stadium last year because of damage to her vocal chords, is additionally worried about how the residency would affect her five-year-old son Angelo.
Entertainment media reports have indicated that The Wynn was seeking to make Adele Las Vegas' highest-paid resident with an offer that included VIP meet-and-greet packages, where fans can pay up to $25,000 a ticket to come face-to-face with the singer as well as seeing them perform.
“Vegas Throat” symptoms include dryness, scratchiness and sometimes a complete loss of voice. Previously, U2 singer Bono vowed he would never perform in Las Vegas again claiming the dry climate inflicted extreme havoc on his throat. The late country music legend George Jones said dry throat prevented him from hitting high notes in Las Vegas.