A new day has come, Céline Dion fans! The Canadian icon is embarking on her first North American tour in more than a decade.
“It’s going to be a spectacular tour,” the Québecois superstar revealed in an interview with etalk. “I want people to come out of the tour and say, ‘Oh my god!’ because it’s not going to be the Las Vegas show. It’s a whole new show. And I’m very excited about it.”
Leaving Las Vegas, Céline is returning to her roots in Québec, where she’ll kick off her tour on Sept. 18. “It’s going to be bittersweet—but I’m coming home—because Vegas is my second home. So, leaving home to go home is going to help, a lot.”
Being back on home soil calls for a Dion family reunion, it seems. “I get to see family… we’re probably going to get a corn on the cob party. Everybody’s going to be coming.”
And obviously, we’re counting on some fire Instagram posts from that party.
The superstar will also head to Montreal for two shows on Sept. 26 and 27 before hitting Ottawa on Oct. 16 and Toronto on Dec. 9. She is to return to Canada in 2020 with a second leg of dates next year in Vancouver (April 17), Edmonton (April 21), Saskatoon (April 25) and Winnipeg (April 27).
For the first time in over a decade, Celine Dion will tour North America. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 12. Team Celine presale starts Monday, April 8. For more info including all tour dates go to https://t.co/PbVwUvFssV – Team Celine https://t.co/spxgqjVxUZ pic.twitter.com/qo4lu7xK22
— Celine Dion (@celinedion) April 3, 2019
The dates are part of a larger world tour that will coincide with the release of her new album Courage later this year.
Dion made the announcement during a Facebook webcast from the Ace Hotel’s theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday. She performed some of her famous hits, including My Heart Will Go On and I’m Alive, and took questions from viewers on social media.
Tickets for the first leg of the tour go on sale April 12.
Dion shared that she decided to call her album and tour Courage because it described what she needed to approach the challenges that life threw at her—namely the 2016 death of her husband and longtime mentor, René Angélil.
“I went through a lot, and life had given me the tools … to find my inner strength, to find courage to keep going,” she said.
“When I lost René, before he went to his other life, he wanted me back on stage. He wanted me to make sure I was still practicing my passion, and I wanted to prove to him that I’m fine, we’re fine, we’re going to be OK. I’ve got this.”
Courage marks her first English-language album since 2013’s Loved Me Back to Life and her first French-language effort Encore un soir in 2016.
(With files Canadian Press)