Celine (residency show)

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Celine
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Residency show by Celine Dion
Location Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Venue The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Start date 15 March 2011 (2011-03-15)
End date 17 January 2016
Legs 14
Shows 220
Box office $133.3 million
Celine Dion concert chronology
  • Celine
  • (2011–19)

Celine is the second residency show by Canadian recording artist Celine Dion.[1] The show is performed at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada beginning 15 March 2011, with an estimated 70 performances per year(which makes Celine the top money earner in Vegas, earning $476K a show).[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 planned shows through 22 March 2015 have been cancelled.[9][10] On 24 March 2015, it was announced that Celine will resume the residency on 27 August 2015 with new theatrical and musical elements.[11]

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 15 March was sold out within minutes.[13] Rehearsals began on 17 January 2011, in Florida, and at the Colosseum starting on 17 February 2011 when Dion moved back to Vegas to begin preparations for the new show.[12]

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 17 April will be completely sold out.[14]

Broadcasts and recordings[edit]

Celine performing "My Heart Will Go On" on opening night. (15 March 2011)

Several concerts have been professionally filmed for both television and promotional use. The premiere concert on 15 March 2011 was filmed in its entirety. Excerpts from this concert were shown in the documentary "Celine: 3 Boys and a New Show", which was broadcast in early October 2011 on the Oprah Winfrey Network, and also various advertisements for the residency. The show of 17 April 2011 was also filmed in its entirety and excerpts of "All By Myself" and "My Heart Will Go On" were shown in "Celine: 3 Boys and a New Show".[15] "Open Arms" from the concert of 26 March was broadcast on American Broadcasting Company during the 2011 MDA Show of Strength telethon on 4 September 2011.[16]

On 19 June 2011, "Because You Loved Me" was broadcast at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards. The song was filmed one day prior on 18 June.[17]

On 15 January 2012, Celine held a special concert supporting "Play without Pain: Children's Sickle Cell Benefit." The entire concert was filmed and excerpts of "Open Arms" and "Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)" were shown in the behind the scenes video of the event. A 47-second excerpt of "My Heart Will Go On" from this concert was sold to various news outlets following Celine's sudden announcement that all future concerts would be cancelled in August 2014.[18]

A live video of "My Heart Will Go On" was leaked on YouTube on 29 July 2012, and was officially released on 31 July. The footage in this video was filmed on 1, 2 and 3 July 2011.[19]

Celine's performance of "Loved Me Back to Life" on 30 December 2013 was filmed and was broadcast on Entertainment Tonight Canada during their New Year's Eve special on 31 December.[20]

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."[21] 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."[22] 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!" [23] 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." [24]

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.[25]

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][26]

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.[27][28]

Set list[edit]

Notes

  1. The Michael Jackson tribute was replaced by "Rolling in the deep" from 9 June 2012 until 30 August 2013 and was performed after "All by Myself."
  2. Between 31 August 2013 and 22 February 2014 "Rolling in the deep" was replaced by "Loved Me Back to Life."
  3. On select dates, "Overjoyed" was replaced by "The Prayer" (virtual duet with Andrea Bocelli.)
  4. "Ne me quitte pas" was replaced by "S'il Suffisait d'Aimer" from 17 June 2014 until 4 July 2014. On 29 July 2014 Dion did not perform any songs in French.

Shows[edit]

Date Attendance Revenue
Leg 1[31]
15 March 2011 84,209 / 84,209 $14,083,340
16 March 2011
19 March 2011
20 March 2011
22 March 2011
23 March 2011
25 March 2011
26 March 2011
1 April 2011
2 April 2011
3 April 2011
6 April 2011
7 April 2011
9 April 2011
10 April 2011
12 April 2011
13 April 2011
15 April 2011
16 April 2011
17 April 2011
Leg 2[32]
7 June 2011 143,785 / 143,785 $23,924,955
8 June 2011
11 June 2011
12 June 2011
14 June 2011
15 June 2011
18 June 2011
19 June 2011
21 June 2011
22 June 2011
25 June 2011
26 June 2011
28 June 2011
29 June 2011
1 July 2011
2 July 2011
3 July 2011
19 July 2011
20 July 2011
23 July 2011
24 July 2011
26 July 2011
27 July 2011
30 July 2011
2 August 2011
3 August 2011
6 August 2011
7 August 2011
9 August 2011
10 August 2011
12 August 2011
13 August 2011
14 August 2011
Leg 3[33]
28 December 2011 66,490 / 66,490 $10,628,760
30 December 2011
31 December 2011
3 January 2012
4 January 2012
7 January 2012
8 January 2012
10 January 2012
11 January 2012
14 January 2012
15 January 2012
17 January 2012
18 January 2012
20 January 2012
21 January 2012
22 January 2012
Leg 4[34]
9 June 2012 129,561 / 132,910 $21,249,258
10 June 2012
12 June 2012
13 June 2012
16 June 2012
17 June 2012
19 June 2012
20 June 2012
23 June 2012
24 June 2012
26 June 2012
27 June 2012
1 July 2012
3 July 2012
4 July 2012
6 July 2012
7 July 2012
8 July 2012
24 July 2012
25 July 2012
28 July 2012
29 July 2012
31 July 2012
1 August 2012
4 August 2012
5 August 2012
7 August 2012
8 August 2012
11 August 2012
12 August 2012
14 August 2012
15 August 2012
17 August 2012
18 August 2012
19 August 2012
Leg 5[35]
28 December 2012 102,574 / 106,902 $16,999,615
30 December 2012
31 December 2012
3 January 2013
5 January 2013
6 January 2013
9 January 2013
12 January 2013
13 January 2013
15 January 2013
16 January 2013
18 January 2013
19 January 2013
20 January 2013
26 February 2013
27 February 2013
2 March 2013
3 March 2013
5 March 2013
6 March 2013
9 March 2013
10 March 2013
12 March 2013
13 March 2013
15 March 2013
16 March 2013
Leg 6
4 June 2013 75,006 / 81,329 $9,904,355
5 June 2013
8 June 2013
9 June 2013
11 June 2013
12 June 2013
15 June 2013
16 June 2013
18 June 2013
19 June 2013
22 June 2013
23 June 2013
25 June 2013
26 June 2013
29 June 2013
30 June 2013
2 July 2013
3 July 2013
5 July 2013
6 July 2013
Leg 7
6 August 2013 63,900 / 67,670 $9,296,915
7 August 2013
10 August 2013
11 August 2013
13 August 2013
14 August 2013
17 August 2013
18 August 2013
20 August 2013
21 August 2013
24 August 2013
25 August 2013
27 August 2013
28 August 2013
30 August 2013
31 August 2013
1 September 2013
Leg 8
30 December 2013 34,507 / 37,238 $5,462,295
31 December 2013
4 January 2014
5 January 2014
7 January 2014
11 January 2014
12 January 2014
14 January 2014
15 January 2014
18 January 2014
19 January 2014
Leg 9[36]
18 February 2014 71,916 / 75,349 $11,109,595
19 February 2014
21 February 2014
22 February 2014
25 February 2014
26 February 2014
28 February 2014
1 March 2014
4 March 2014
5 March 2014
7 March 2014
8 March 2014
11 March 2014
12 March 2014
14 March 2014
15 March 2014
18 March 2014
19 March 2014
Leg 10[37]
10 June 2014 55,279 / 61,924 $8,106,213
11 June 2014
14 June 2014
15 June 2014
17 June 2014
18 June 2014
21 June 2014
24 June 2014
25 June 2014
27 June 2014
28 June 2014
1 July 2014
2 July 2014
4 July 2014
29 July 2014
Leg 11[38]
27 August 2015 -- --
29 August 2015
30 August 2015
2 September 2015
4 September 2015
5 September 2015
8 September 2015
9 September 2015
11 September 2015
12 September 2015
Leg 12[39]
29 September 2015 -- --
30 September 2015
2 October 2015
3 October 2015
6 October 2015
7 October 2015
9 October 2015
10 October 2015
Leg 13[40]
3 November 2015 -- --
4 November 2015
7 November 2015
8 November 2015
10 November 2015
11 November 2015
13 November 2015
14 November 2015
17 November 2015
18 November 2015
20 November 2015
21 November 2015
Leg 14[41]
30 December 2015 -- --
31 December 2015
2 January 2016
6 January 2016
9 January 2016
10 January 2016
12 January 2016
13 January 2016
16 January 2016
17 January 2016
Total 842,925 / 874,674 $133,273,727

Cancelled shows[edit]

List of cancelled concerts, showing date, city, country, venue and reason for cancellation
Date City Country Venue Reason
25 February 2012 Las Vegas United States The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Vocal rest[42]
26 February 2012
28 February 2012
29 February 2012
3 March 2012
4 March 2012
6 March 2012
7 March 2012
10 March 2012
11 March 2012
13 March 2012
14 March 2012
16 March 2012
17 March 2012
18 March 2012
19 February 2013 Sinus infection[43][44]
20 February 2013
22 February 2013
5 July 2014
30 July 2014 Vocal cord inflammation[45][46]
1 August 2014
2 August 2014
5 August 2014
6 August 2014
8 August 2014
9 August 2014
12 August 2014
13 August 2014
15 August 2014 – 22 March 2015 Family health[47]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Celine Dion returns to Caesars Palace for three year Las Vegas residency". Celine Dion's Official Website. Sony Music Entertainment. Retrieved 10 February 2010. 
  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)" (PDF). 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. 
  5. ^ a b http://www.pollstarpro.com/charts/2011YearEndTop25NorthAmericanTours.pdf
  6. ^ http://www.pollstarpro.com/files/charts2012/2012YearEndTop200NorthAmericanTours.pdf
  7. ^ a b http://www.pollstarpro.com/files/charts2013/2013YearEndTop100WorldwideTours.pdf
  8. ^ http://www.lasvegassun.com/vegasdeluxe/2014/jun/18/celine-dion-looks-ahead-1000th-performance-colosse/
  9. ^ Robin Leach (26 March 2013). "Celine Dion’s 2019 contract extension at Caesars Palace surprised the suits". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 4 April 2013. 
  10. ^ Lesley Messer (13 August 2014). "Celine Dion Cancels Tour Because of Husband Rene Angelil's Illness". ABC News. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  11. ^ http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/celine-dion-husband-attend-vegas-opener-cancer-article-1.2161747
  12. ^ a b "New show to premiere March 15, 2011 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace" (PDF). Celine: Las Vegas Official Website. AEG Live. Retrieved 10 February 2010. 
  13. ^ "Celine Dion ticket sales start incredible buying frenzy". Vegas Deluxe. Greenspun Interactive. 12 February 2010. Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  14. ^ Strip Scribbles: Celine Dion hits the $10 million box office mark Las Vegas Sun Retrieved 7 February 2011
  15. ^ http://www.oprah.com/own/Celine-3-Boys-and-a-New-Show
  16. ^ http://mda.org/showofstrength/videos
  17. ^ http://www.emmys.com/videos
  18. ^ http://celineinvegas.com/press/Celine_SickleCell.pdf
  19. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dubTtpL9fp8
  20. ^ http://www.niagaraparks.com/niagara-falls-events/new-years-eve-niagara-falls.html
  21. ^ "'Celine' tries to revive Vegas with Sinatra-style show". USA Today. 11 March 2011. 
  22. ^ http://www.celineinvegas.com/
  23. ^ http://www.celinedion.com/ca/return-las-vegas
  24. ^ The Star (Toronto) http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/2011/03/16/review_cline_dions_vegas_show_more_spectacular_than_ever.html.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  25. ^ http://www.pollstarpro.com/files/011413top50.pdf
  26. ^ http://www.pollstarpro.com/files/charts2013/2013YearEndTop200NorthAmericanTours.pdf
  27. ^ http://www.pollstarpro.com/files/charts2014/2014MidYearTop100NorthAmericanTours.pdf
  28. ^ http://www.pollstarpro.com/files/charts2014/2014MidYearTop100WorldwideTours.pdf
  29. ^ Sources for Mar 2011 – Jan 2012 Setlist
  30. ^ Sources for Jun 2012 setlist:
  31. ^ Leg 1 boxscores:
  32. ^ Leg 2 boxscore:
  33. ^ Leg 3 boxscore
  34. ^ Leg 4 boxscore:
  35. ^ "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. 
  36. ^ Leg 9 box score:
  37. ^ Leg 10 box score:
  38. ^ http://www.celinedion.com/ca/events
  39. ^ http://www.celinedion.com/ca/events
  40. ^ http://www.celinedion.com/ca/events
  41. ^ http://www.celinedion.com/ca/events
  42. ^ Lipshutz, Jason (28 February 2012). "Celine Dion Cancels Shows, Needs Vocal Rest". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on 12 March 2012. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  43. ^ Gardner, Elysa (18 February 2013). "Celine Dion silenced, temporarily, by sinus infection". USA Today (Gannett Company). Archived from the original on 31 March 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  44. ^ http://www.celinedion.com/ca/news/celine-dion-performance-scheduled-saturday-july-5-cancelled
  45. ^ celinedion.com (30 July 2014). "REPRESENTATIONS OF CELINE DION SHOW PLANNED IN Wednesday, July 30 Wednesday, August 6 CANCELLED". celinedion.com. celinedion.com. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  46. ^ celinedion.com (5 August 2014). "CELINE DION PERFORMANCES SCHEDULED FRIDAY, AUGUST 8 THROUGH WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13 CANCELED". celinedion.com. celinedion.com. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  47. ^ "Celine Dion cancels all shows, cites family health". Fox News Channel. 13 August 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2014.