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Prudential Center Adds Second Show For Celine Dion
originally published: 04/10/2019
(NEWARK, NJ) -- Due to overwhelming demand, world-renowned global icon, Celine Dion has added a second date to her Prudential Center stop on her Courage World Tour. She will perform in Newark on March 7 and 8, 2020.
On April 3, the multiple award-winning artist made the announcement about her tour to a packed house of fans during a special live event at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. Unveiling a short video chronicling the end of her iconic Las Vegas residency, Celine surprised the audience with the news of the Courage World Tour, her first U.S. tour in over 10 years. Delighting her fans with a very special performance of songs from her chart-topping catalogue, Dion closed the event with an intimate Q&A with the audience.
“I'm so grateful to all the fans who have come to see my show in Las Vegas for so many years, and now I get the chance to create a brand new show and bring it to them in North America, and around the world. I'm very excited about this tour, and my new album...coming later this year,” said Dion as she addressed fans attending a performance in the Las Vegas residency she has held for over eight years.
The tour will be produced by Concerts West/AEG Presents.
“We’ve been thrilled to be working with Celine for these last sixteen years in Las Vegas, and we’re even more delighted that for the first time in more than a decade, she will be bringing her show to her fans, all around the world, starting here in North America this September,” said John Meglen President & Co-CEO of Concerts West. “Celine is a treasure, truly a voice for the ages.”
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Vocal powerhouse Celine Dion is one of the most immediately recognized, widely respected and successful performers in pop music history. She won numerous awards by the age of 18, dominated the pop charts in 1990s and has sold almost 250 million albums during her over 35-year career. She has earned five Grammy Awards, two Academy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 20 Juno Awards (Canada) and an astonishing 40 Félix Awards (Quebec). She remains one of the most sought-after recording artists, receiving the Diamond award at the 2004 World Music Awards recognizing her status as the best-selling female artist of all time. In 2016 the Billboard Music Awards presented her with the lifetime achievement Icon Award. Celine continues to break records with her Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace which has played over 1,100 shows to more than 4.5 million fans. In June 2018, Celine took a two-month hiatus from her Las Vegas residency to head overseas for her sold-out tour CELINE DION LIVE 2018, playing 22 shows across 12 cities in Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The tour was one of the highest-grossing of the year, grossing nearly $57 million for 260,000 fans. She also topped the US Dance Club charts in July 2018 with the remix of her singleAshes from the Deadpool 2 movie. In September 2018, Celine announced that her iconic Las Vegas residency will come to an end on June 8, 2019.