Celine (residency show)

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Celine
CelineLasVegas.jpg
Residency show by Celine Dion
Location Las Vegas, Nevada
Venue The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Start date March 15, 2011 (2011-03-15)
End date July 29, 2014 (expanded contract pending)
Shows 210
Box office US $133.3 million
Celine Dion concert chronology
Taking Chances World Tour
(2008–09)
Celine
(2011–14)
Sans attendre Tour
(2013)

Celine is the second residency show by Canadian recording artist, Celine Dion.[1] The show is performed at the The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada beginning March 15, 2011, with an estimated 70 performances per year.[2] The show ranked 26th in Pollstar's "Top 50 Worldwide Tour (Mid-Year)", earning over 20 million dollars.[3] Being seen by over 200,000 people, the show became the number one show in 2011 (for North America). The show has also made Dion the "most profitable music act in Las Vegas" since Elvis Presley.[4]

According to Pollstar end of year data (2011 - 2013), the show has grossed $116.5 million, playing to 726,346.[5][6][7]

In March 2013, René Angélil announced that Dion has extended her residency contract to 2019. However, it appears only a 2015-2017 extension was finalized.[8]

Due to a statement made by Celine and Caesars on 13 August 2014, all future shows have been cancelled,..[9][10] On 13 August 2014, it was confirmed by Dion via her official website that the remaining shows would be cancelled until further notice due to her health, "her husband Rene, their family, and associated health issues.".[11] The last show on 29 July 2014 was the 210th show of the residency which fulfilled the original contract set in 2010. An extended contract until 2019 was never initated.[12] On 16 August 2014, it was announced that Celine may return in June 2015 under a new contract.[13]

Background[edit]

On 15 March 2011, Dion began a three year residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The new show features 31 musicians, consisting of a full orchestra and band. The show was Directed and Produced by Ken Ehrlich with the creative production from Celine's long time Lighting Designer Yves Aucoin and Sound Mixer/Designer, Dennis Savage.[1] Moment Factory will be producing the visual elements for the show (the company previously worked with Nine Inch Nails and DJ Tiesto). The show does not contain the dancers and Cirque du Soleil style choreography seen in Dion's previous show at the Colosseum, A New Day.

Dion announced her Vegas comeback during an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Tickets went on sale that same week with extremely strong sales. The opening night show on March 15 was sold out within minutes.[15] Rehearsals began on January 17, 2011, in Florida, and at the Colosseum starting on February 17, 2011 when Dion moved back to Vegas to begin preparations for the new show.[14]

Additionally, it was reported in January 2011 that ticket sales for the show had already passed the $10 million mark, marking the fastest sale in the history of the venue. Caesars Palace President, Gary Selesner stated that the first lot of shows through April 17 will be completely sold out.[16]

Critical reception[edit]

The show received many positive reviews from music critics. USA Today wrote, "Dion isn't here to perform. She's here to kill it. Again… she isn't aiming for applause. She's looking for rapture."[17] Las Vegas Sun wrote, "A magnificent masterpiece! Celine has single-handedly redefined class and elegance in onstage performances. Her voice is sent from the angels."[18] The Montreal Gazette wrote, "Dion magnificent in new Las Vegas show. One hell of a show!...Jaw-dropping... Grandiose, yet intimate…Pure entertainment of the highest order. Worth every penny!" [19] Richard Ouzounian of the Toronto Star headlined his article as, "Celine Dion's Vegas show more spectacular than ever," and claimed, "If her last show sold out for five years, this one should make it for ten." [20]

Setlist[edit]

Shows[edit]

Date Attendance Revenue
Leg 1[23]
March 15, 2011 84,209 / 84,209 $14,083,340
March 16, 2011
March 19, 2011
March 20, 2011
March 22, 2011
March 23, 2011
March 25, 2011
March 26, 2011
April 1, 2011
April 2, 2011
April 3, 2011
April 6, 2011
April 7, 2011
April 9, 2011
April 10, 2011
April 12, 2011
April 13, 2011
April 15, 2011
April 16, 2011
April 17, 2011
Leg 2[24]
June 7, 2011 143,785 / 143,785 $23,924,955
June 8, 2011
June 11, 2011
June 12, 2011
June 14, 2011
June 15, 2011
June 18, 2011
June 19, 2011
June 21, 2011
June 22, 2011
June 25, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 28, 2011
June 29, 2011
July 1, 2011
July 2, 2011
July 3, 2011
July 19, 2011
July 20, 2011
July 23, 2011
July 24, 2011
July 26, 2011
July 27, 2011
July 30, 2011
August 2, 2011
August 3, 2011
August 6, 2011
August 7, 2011
August 9, 2011
August 10, 2011
August 12, 2011
August 13, 2011
August 14, 2011
Leg 3[25]
December 28, 2011 66,490 / 66,490 $10,628,760
December 30, 2011
December 31, 2011
January 3, 2012
January 4, 2012
January 7, 2012
January 8, 2012
January 10, 2012
January 11, 2012
January 14, 2012
January 15, 2012
January 17, 2012
January 18, 2012
January 20, 2012
January 21, 2012
January 22, 2012
Leg 4[26]
June 9, 2012 129,561 / 132,910 $21,249,258
June 10, 2012
June 12, 2012
June 13, 2012
June 16, 2012
June 17, 2012
June 19, 2012
June 20, 2012
June 23, 2012
June 24, 2012
June 26, 2012
June 27, 2012
July 1, 2012
July 3, 2012
July 4, 2012
July 6, 2012
July 7, 2012
July 8, 2012
July 24, 2012
July 25, 2012
July 28, 2012
July 29, 2012
July 31, 2012
August 1, 2012
August 4, 2012
August 5, 2012
August 7, 2012
August 8, 2012
August 11, 2012
August 12, 2012
August 14, 2012
August 15, 2012
August 17, 2012
August 18, 2012
August 19, 2012
Leg 5[27]
December 28, 2012 102,574 / 106,902 $16,999,615
December 30, 2012
December 31, 2012
January 3, 2013
January 5, 2013
January 6, 2013
January 9, 2013
January 12, 2013
January 13, 2013
January 15, 2013
January 16, 2013
January 18, 2013
January 19, 2013
January 20, 2013
February 26, 2013
February 27, 2013
March 2, 2013
March 3, 2013
March 5, 2013
March 6, 2013
March 9, 2013
March 10, 2013
March 12, 2013
March 13, 2013
March 15, 2013
March 16, 2013
Leg 6
June 4, 2013 75,006 / 81,329 $9,904,355
June 5, 2013
June 8, 2013
June 9, 2013
June 11, 2013
June 12, 2013
June 15, 2013
June 16, 2013
June 18, 2013
June 19, 2013
June 22, 2013
June 23, 2013
June 25, 2013
June 26, 2013
June 29, 2013
June 30, 2013
July 2, 2013
July 3, 2013
July 5, 2013
July 6, 2013
Leg 7
August 6, 2013 63,900 / 67,670 $9,296,915
August 7, 2013
August 10, 2013
August 11, 2013
August 13, 2013
August 14, 2013
August 17, 2013
August 18, 2013
August 20, 2013
August 21, 2013
August 24, 2013
August 25, 2013
August 27, 2013
August 28, 2013
August 30, 2013
August 31, 2013
September 1, 2013
Leg 8
December 30, 2013 34,507 / 37,238 $5,462,295
December 31, 2013
January 4, 2014
January 5, 2014
January 7, 2014
January 11, 2014
January 12, 2014
January 14, 2014
January 15, 2014
January 18, 2014
January 19, 2014
Leg 9[28]
February 18, 2014 71,916 / 75,349 $11,109,595
February 19, 2014
February 21, 2014
February 22, 2014
February 25, 2014
February 26, 2014
February 28, 2014
March 1, 2014
March 4, 2014
March 5, 2014
March 7, 2014
March 8, 2014
March 11, 2014
March 12, 2014
March 14, 2014
March 15, 2014
March 18, 2014
March 19, 2014
Leg 10[29][30][31]
June 10, 2014 51,070 / 57,715 $7,425,208
June 11, 2014
June 14, 2014
June 15, 2014
June 17, 2014
June 18, 2014
June 21, 2014
June 24, 2014
June 25, 2014
June 27, 2014
June 28, 2014
July 1, 2014
July 2, 2014
July 4, 2014
Leg 11[32]
July 29, 2014 4,209 / 4,209 $681,005
Total 842,925 / 874,674 $133,273,727
Cancellations and rescheduled shows

Pollstar Data[edit]

At the end of 2011 Pollstar announced that Celine was number 10 on their Top 25 North American Tours gross of $41.2 million.[5]

At the end of 2012 Pollstar announced that Celine was number 29 on their Top 50 Worldwide Tours with a gross of $36.5 million.[39]

At the end of 2013 Pollstar announced that Celine was number 23 on their Top 25 North American Tours list with a gross of $38.8million and number 25 on their Worldwide Tours (this included the number from the Sans attendre Tour.)[7][40]

Pollstar announced during their 2014 Mid Year Tour Gross's Celine was at number 7 on their Top 100 North American Tours List and number 28 on the Top 100 Worldwide tours list with a gross of $21.1 million.[41][42]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Celine Dion On ‘Building My Career’ Around Son & New Vegas Show". Access Hollywood. NBC Universal Television Distribution. 17 February 2010. Retrieved 21 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Top 50 Worldwide Tours (01/01/2011 – 06/30/2011)". Pollstar. Pollstar, Inc. 8 July 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Celine Dion Reigns the Number #1 Show in North America" (Press release). MarketWatch. 13 September 2011. Archived from the original on 15 September 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
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  6. ^ http://www.pollstarpro.com/files/charts2012/2012YearEndTop200NorthAmericanTours.pdf
  7. ^ a b http://www.pollstarpro.com/files/charts2013/2013YearEndTop100WorldwideTours.pdf
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  16. ^ Strip Scribbles: Celine Dion hits the $10 million box office mark Las Vegas Sun Retrieved 2011-02-07
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  21. ^ a b Sources for Mar 2011 – Jan 2012 Setlist
  22. ^ Sources for Jun 2012 setlist:
  23. ^ Leg 1 boxscores:
  24. ^ Leg 2 boxscore:
  25. ^ Leg 3 boxscore
  26. ^ Leg 4 boxscore:
  27. ^ "Billboard Boxscore". Billboard (New York City, New York: Prometheus Global Media) 125 (2). 19 January 2013. ISSN 0006-2510. Archived from the original on 13 January 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  28. ^ Leg 9 box score:
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  30. ^ "CELINE DION SUMMER 2014 PERFORMANCE DATES AT THE COLOSSEUM AT CAESARS PALACE" (Press release). Celine Dion Official Website. November 1, 2013. Archived from the original on November 27, 2013. Retrieved November 27, 2013. 
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  32. ^ "Billboard Boxscore :: Current Scores". Billboard. August 13, 2014. 
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  39. ^ http://www.pollstarpro.com/files/011413top50.pdf
  40. ^ http://www.pollstarpro.com/files/charts2013/2013YearEndTop200NorthAmericanTours.pdf
  41. ^ http://www.pollstarpro.com/files/charts2014/2014MidYearTop100NorthAmericanTours.pdf
  42. ^ http://www.pollstarpro.com/files/charts2014/2014MidYearTop100WorldwideTours.pdf