Falling Into You Around the World Tour

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Falling Into You Around the World Tour
Cd fiyatwhandbill.jpg
Promotional handbill for tour
Tour by Céline Dion
Associated album Falling into You
Start date March 18, 1996
End date June 26, 1997
Legs 7
Shows 75 in North America
52 in Europe
11 in Asia
10 in Australia
148 in total
Céline Dion concert chronology
D'eux Tour
(1995-96)
Falling Into You Around the World Tour
(1996-97)
Let's Talk About Love World Tour
(1998-99)

The Falling Into You Around the World Tour is the seventh world concert tour by Canadian pop singer, Céline Dion.[1] It was organized to support one of the best selling albums of all time, Falling into You, which has sold over 32 million copies.[2]

Background[edit]

In February 1996, Céline Dion announced the launch of her Falling into You Tour in support of a new album. Dion and her band toured Australia, Canada, United States, and many countries in Europe and Asia. In all, the tour lasted more than a year, with 149 shows in 17 different countries.

The sold out tour began on March 18, 1996 in Perth, Australia and continued to major cities around the world. It ended on June 26, 1997 in Zurich, Switzerland. In June 1997, Céline Dion toured the biggest stadiums in Europe and sang before huge crowds ranging from 35,000 to 70,000 people.[3] At the end of the Asian leg, in early 1997, Celine performed for the sultan in Brunei.

Opening acts[edit]

Set list[edit]

Additional notes[edit]

  • "It's All Coming Back To Me Now" was not performed in one (or both) concerts in Ghent, Belgium.
  • "Falling into You," "Fly," and "Where Does My Heart Beat Now" were removed from the set list in March 1997.
  • "To Love You More" was the final song during the Asian leg of the tour.
  • During the second European leg "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" was removed from the set list and was replaced by "Call the Man."
  • "Because You Loved Me" was the final song during the second European leg of the tour.
  • "Quand on n'a que l'amour" was performed in August 1996 in Las Vegas.
  • "Les derniers seront les premiers" was performed on October 18 at Rotterdam.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Australia[4]
March 18, 1996 Perth Australia Perth Entertainment Centre
March 21, 1996 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
March 22, 1996 Melbourne Centre Court
March 23, 1996
March 25, 1996 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre
March 26, 1996
March 28, 1996 Newcastle Newcastle Entertainment Centre
March 30, 1996 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre
April 1, 1996 Auckland New Zealand ASB Auditorium
North America[4][5][6]
May 18, 1996 Vancouver Canada General Motors Place
May 20, 1996 Calgary Canadian Airlines Saddledome
May 21, 1996 Edmonton Edmonton Coliseum
May 23, 1996 Saskatoon Saskatchewan Place
May 25, 1996 Winnipeg Winnipeg Arena
May 26, 1996 Thunder Bay Fort William Gardens
May 28, 1996 Sudbury Sudbury Community Arena
May 29, 1996 Hamilton Copps Coliseum
May 31, 1996 Ottawa Corel Centre
June 1, 1996
June 5, 1996 Saguenay Palais des Sports de Saguenay
June 7, 1996 Quebec City Colisée de Québec
June 8, 1996
June 12, 1996 Halifax Halifax Metro Centre
June 13, 1996 Sydney Centre 200
June 15, 1996 Moncton Moncton Coliseum
June 16, 1996 Saint John Harbour Station
June 18, 1996 Montreal Molson Centre
June 19, 1996
June 20, 1996
June 22, 1996 Toronto Molson Amphitheatre
June 23, 1996
July 23, 1996 Mansfield United States Great Woods Center for the Performing Arts
July 24, 1996 Hartford Meadows Music Theatre
July 26, 1996 Wantagh Jones Beach Amphitheater
July 27, 1996 Holmdel Township PNC Bank Arts Center
July 29, 1996 New York City Madison Square Garden
July 30, 1996 Philadelphia Mann Center for the Performing Arts
August 1, 1996 Darien Center Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
August 2, 1996 Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center
August 4, 1996 Columbus Polaris Amphitheater
August 5, 1996 Vienna Filene Center
August 7, 1996 Noblesville Deer Creek Music Center
August 8, 1996 Clarkston Pine Knob Music Theatre
August 10, 1996 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center
August 11, 1996 Tinley Park New World Music Theatre
August 13, 1996 Atlanta Chastain Park Amphitheater
August 15, 1996 The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 16, 1996 Dallas Reunion Arena
August 18, 1996 Maryland Heights Riverport Amphitheatre
August 19, 1996 Bonner Springs Sandstone Amphitheater
August 21, 1996 Morrison Red Rocks Amphitheatre
August 23, 1996 Las Vegas Circus Maximus Showroom
August 24, 1996
August 26, 1996 Los Angeles Universal Amphitheatre
August 28, 1996 Concord Concord Pavilion
August 29, 1996 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
Europe[6][7][8]
September 20, 1996 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
September 21, 1996
September 22, 1996
September 24, 1996
September 25, 1996
September 27, 1996 Lyon Halle Tony Garnier
September 28, 1996 Grenoble Palais des Sport
October 4, 1996 Nîmes Arena of Nîmes
October 6, 1996 Le Mans Antarès
October 7, 1996 Caen Zénith de Caen
October 9, 1996 Strasbourg Strasbourg Rhenus
October 10, 1996 Metz Galaxie Amnéville
October 12, 1996 Ghent Belgium Flanders Expo Center
October 13, 1996
October 15, 1996 Cologne Germany Sporthalle Köln
October 16, 1996 Frankfurt Festhalle Frankfurt
October 18, 1996 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy Rotterdam
October 19, 1996
October 21, 1996 Hamburg Germany Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
October 23, 1996 Copenhagen Denmark Forum Copenhagen
October 25, 1996 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm Globe Arena
October 26, 1996 Oslo Norway Sentrum Scene
October 28, 1996 Berlin Germany ICC Berlin
October 30, 1996 Milan Italy Forum di Assago
October 31, 1996 Lausanne Switzerland Patinoire de Malley
November 1, 1996 Geneva SEG Geneva Arena
November 3, 1996 Zurich Hallenstadion
November 4, 1996
November 6, 1996 Neuchâtel Patinoire du Littoral
November 7, 1996 Nuremberg Germany Frankenhalle
November 10, 1996 Liévin France Stade Couvert Régional
November 11, 1996 Cardiff Wales Cardiff International Arena
November 13, 1996 Sheffield England Sheffield Arena
November 14, 1996 Manchester NYNEX Arena
November 16, 1996 London Wembley Arena
November 17, 1996
November 19, 1996 Glasgow Scotland Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
November 20, 1996
November 22, 1996 Birmingham England NEC Arena
November 23, 1996
November 25, 1996 Dublin Ireland Point Theatre
November 26, 1996
November 28, 1996 London England Wembley Arena
November 29, 1996
North America[8]
December 17, 1996 Montreal Canada Molson Centre
December 18, 1996
December 19, 1996
Asia[8]
February 2, 1997 Yokohama Japan Yokohama Arena
February 3, 1997 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
February 6, 1997 Osaka Osaka-jō Hall
February 7, 1997
February 10, 1997 Hiroshima Hiroshima Green Arena
February 11, 1997 Fukuoka Marine Messe Fukuoka
February 14, 1997 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
February 15, 1997
February 16, 1997
February 19, 1997 Nagoya Nagoya Rainbow Hall
February 21, 1997 Seoul South Korea Olympic Gymnastics Arena
North America[8][9]
March 11, 1997 Tampa United States Ice Palace
March 12, 1997 West Palm Beach Coral Sky Amphitheater
March 14, 1997 Memphis Mid-South Coliseum
March 15, 1997
March 16, 1997 New Orleans UNO Lakefront Arena
March 18, 1997 Orlando Orlando Arena
March 25, 1997 Los Angeles Universal Amphitheatre
March 27, 1997 San Francisco Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
March 29, 1997 Portland Rose Garden
March 31, 1997 Seattle KeyArena
April 4, 1997 Pittsburgh Civic Arena
April 5, 1997 Atlantic City Etess Arena
April 7, 1997 Boston FleetCenter
April 8, 1997 Ledyard Fox Theater
April 12, 1997 New York Madison Square Garden
April 25, 1997 Las Vegas Circus Maximus Showroom
April 26, 1997
April 27, 1997
May 5, 1997 Montreal Canada Molson Centre
May 6, 1997
May 11, 1997
May 12, 1997
Europe[9]
June 12, 1997 Dublin Ireland Lansdowne Road
June 14, 1997 London England Earls Court Exhibition Centre
June 15, 1997
June 18, 1997 Amsterdam Netherlands Amsterdam Arena
June 20, 1997 Brussels Belgium King Baudouin Stadium
June 22, 1997 Copenhagen Denmark Parken Stadium
June 24, 1997 Berlin Germany Waldbühne
June 26, 1997 Zurich Switzerland Letzigrund

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets Sold / Available Gross Revenue
Bell Centre (December 17–19, 1996) Montreal 30,928 / 34,734 (89%) $1,106,457[10]
FleetCenter Boston 15,508 / 15,508 (100%) $445,000[11]
Madison Square Garden New York 13,524 / 13,524 (100%) $624,260[12]

Broadcasts and recordings[edit]

Main article: Live in Memphis

The March 14–15, 1997 shows at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee, were filmed and the concert aired on television. It was also released on VHS in November 1998. The DVD was supposed to be released on February 27, 2008 in Japan but it was cancelled.[13]

The Zurich concert in 1996 was recorded for a promo release as a live CD. Limited copies of this CD were made.

Concerts in both Australia and Montreal were recorded and broadcast as television specials. The Australia concert special featured four songs and interviews with Dion about the new album. The Montreal special featured six songs. The performances of "All By Myself" and "To Love You More" from the Montreal concert were later used as live music videos.

Personnel[edit]

  • Tour director: Bud Scheatzle
  • Production director: Ian Donald
  • Assistant to the tour director: Michel Dion
  • Front of house sound engineer: Denis Savage
  • Stage sound engineer: Daniel Baron
  • Sound system technicians: François Desjardins, Marc Beauchamp, Marc Thériault
  • Lighting director: Yves Aucoin
  • Assistant lighting director: Normand Chassé
  • Video Director : Yves "kiwwi" Lefebvre
  • Camera tech : Yves "Uncle Bill" Beriault, Louis Lefebvre
  • Lighting technicians: Jean-François Canuel, Antoine Malette, Michel Pommerleau
  • Band gear technicians: Jean-François Dubois, Guy Vignola, Stéphane Hamel
  • Set: Tonje Wold, Donald Chouinard
  • Head rigger: Frédéric Morosovsky
  • Production assistant: Patrick Angélil
  • Tour assistant: Louise Labranche
  • Assistant to Céline: Manon Dion
  • Bodyguard: Eric Burrows
  • Hairstylist: Louis Hechter
  • Stylist: Annie L. Horth
  • Choreographer: Dominique Giraldeau
  • Musicians' wardrobe: D-U-B-U-C mode de vie

Band[edit]

  • Musical director and keyboards: Claude "Mego" Lemay
  • Drums: Dominique Messier
  • Bass: Marc Langis
  • Keyboards: Yves Frulla
  • Guitars: André Coutu
  • Percussion: Paul Picard
  • Backing Vocals: Terry Bradford, Rachelle Jeanty (1996), Julie LeBlanc (1997)
  • Backing Vocals and Cello: Elise Duguay

References[edit]

  1. ^ Céline Dion - official website. Retrieved January 16, 1997.
  2. ^ My Love: Essential Collection press release. Retrieved September 22, 2008.
  3. ^ Glatzer, Jenna (2005). Céline Dion: For Keeps. Andrews McMeel Publishing. ISBN 0-7407-5559-5. 
  4. ^ a b "Tours and Events: JUNE 08 1996 - JANUARY 31 1996". Dion's Official Website. Sony Music Entertainment. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Tours and Events: AUGUST 15 1996 - JUNE 12 1996". Dion's Official Website. Sony Music Entertainment. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Tours and Events: OCTOBER 13 1996 - AUGUST 16 1996". Dion's Official Website. Sony Music Entertainment. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Tours and Events: NOVEMBER 22 1996 - OCTOBER 15 1996". Dion's Official Website. Sony Music Entertainment. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  8. ^ a b c d "Tours and Events: MARCH 18 1997 - NOVEMBER 23 1996". Dion's Official Website. Sony Music Entertainment. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  9. ^ a b "Tours and Events: AUGUST 21 1998 - MARCH 25 1997". Dion's Official Website. Sony Music Entertainment. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  10. ^ CONCERTS # OF TICKET SHOWS SALES. Retrieved January 25, 1998.
  11. ^ Special Guests To Join Celine Dion On Tour. Retrieved August 10, 1998.
  12. ^ Billboard. Retrieved April 25, 1997.
  13. ^ Live in Memphis