Celine Dion in Concert

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Celine Dion in Concert
Tour by Céline Dion
Associated album Celine Dion
Start date 13 July 1992
End date 13 May 1993
Legs 3
No. of shows 51 in North America
Céline Dion concert chronology

Celine Dion in Concert was the fourth concert tour by Celine Dion. The tour consisted of 51 shows held between 13 July 1992 and 13 May 1993. It was organized to support the album Celine Dion.[1]

History[edit]

During the summer of 1992, Céline Dion did an American tour as the opening act for Michael Bolton. They kicked off the "Time, Love and Tenderness Tour" on 13 July 1992 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California. In the space of one month, they performed the show in twenty-thousand-seat-arenas.[2][3] Dion also joined Bolton for the song "Hold On, I'm Comin'." According to Celine, the opening for Michael Bolton was exhausting, particularly because she had to change cities every day. "But we were finally doing what we had always dreamed of doing: working in the country that created the big time", Celine has said. In the beginning, Celine performed for very restless, impatient audiences who were waiting to hear Michael Bolton and were not interested in her. "I had a defective sound system and very little space because the stage was taken up by the mixers and instruments for the main act." The concerts were held outdoors, and it was still daylight when Celine went onstage. Eventually Rene Angelil was able to convince the producers to begin the show a half-hour later. By the end of the tour, Celine had good lighting and a better sound system.

Between August 1992 and March 1993 she toured Quebec, Canada. In August 1992, in front of more than 45,000 people, Dion took part in a historic concert at Le Parc des Iles on Ile Ste-Hélène to celebrate the 350th anniversary of Montreal. She performed duets with Aaron Neville, Peabo Bryson and The Atlanta Super Choir in a concert that was later aired on the CBC's Les Beaux Dimanches.[4] On 23 March 1993 Dion began her English-language Canada leg of the tour, with five sold out concerts at the Montreal Forum. This last leg included 28 dates and 75,000 tickets. When they went on sale, the tickets were sold in 5 hours.

According to Le Soleil (17 November 1993) Dion gave 17 concerts at Capitole Theatre, Quebec City since its opening in November 1992 with an average of 1,300 tickets sold per show. She was the most profitable act for the venue.

Dion typically performed 15 songs during her 90-minute shows. The set list included mainly songs from her latest English album Celine Dion, but also few from her previous albums (Unison and Dion chante Plamondon) and three covers: "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word," "Can't Help Falling in Love" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman."[5]

Dion was supposed to sing in Campbellton and Caraquet in May 1993, but these concerts were cancelled because of death of her niece Karine. It was announced that they would be rescheduled later that summer. An additional 4 concerts which Dion had to postpone after Karine's death were performed in September 1993. During the 7–8 September 1993 concerts, Celine performed songs from her upcoming album "The Colour Of My Love". Singer Anthony Kavanagh did the opening act at Celine´s shows in Quebec, Canada. In the rest of the country, Lennie Gallant did some opening acts. Some of the concerts of the tour were actually special performances for some festivals like the "Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières", "Montréal au rythme des Amériques", "Canadian National Exhibition" and the "Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival".

Opening acts[edit]

Set list[edit]

  1. "Des mots qui sonnent"
  2. "Where Does My Heart Beat Now"
  3. "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word"
  4. "Love Can Move Mountains"
  5. "L'amour existe encore"
  6. "Je danse dans ma tête"
  7. "Unison"
  8. "If You Asked Me To"
  9. "Did You Give Enough Love"
  10. "Beauty and the Beast"
  11. "Water from the Moon"
  12. "With This Tear"
  13. "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"
  14. "Nothing Broken but My Heart"
  15. "Can't Help Falling in Love"

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America[6][7][8]
14 August 1992[A] Trois-Rivières Canada Colisée de Trois-Rivières
15 August 1992[B] Montreal Parc des Îles
17 August 1992 Ottawa National Arts Centre
18 August 1992
21 August 1992 Quebec City L'Agora du Vieux Port
22 August 1992
24 August 1992[C] Toronto CNE Bandshell
28 August 1992 Chandler L'aréna de Chandler
6 September 1992[D] Gatineau Parc de la Baie
23 November 1992 Quebec City Le Capitole de Québec
24 November 1992
1 December 1992
2 December 1992
3 December 1992
12 December 1992 Drummondville Centre Marcel Dionne
13 December 1992 Sherbrooke Salle Maurice-O'Bready
15 December 1992 Ottawa Ottawa Congress Centre
17 December 1992 Jonquière Salle François-Brassard
18 December 1992
19 December 1992
22 December 1992 Shawinigan Centre des Arts de Shawinigan
15 January 1993 Quebec City Le Capitole de Québec
16 January 1993
17 January 1993
2 March 1993
5 March 1993
6 March 1993
7 March 1993
9 March 1993
10 March 1993
23 March 1993 London Alumni Hall
25 March 1993 Toronto Massey Hall
27 March 1993 Hamilton Hamilton Place Theatre
2 April 1993 Montreal Montreal Forum
3 April 1993
4 April 1993
6 April 1993
7 April 1993
9 April 1993 Quebec City Le Capitole de Québec
11 April 1993 Edmonton Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
12 April 1993 Calgary Jack Singer Hall
14 April 1993 Vancouver Queen Elizabeth Theatre
17 April 1993 Winnipeg Walker Theatre
25 April 1993 Ottawa National Arts Centre
4 May 1993 Thunder Bay Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
5 May 1993 Greater Sudbury Grand Theatre Centre
7 May 1993 Moncton Moncton Coliseum
8 May 1993 Fredericton Aitken Centre
9 May 1993 Halifax Halifax Metro Centre
11 May 1993 Saint John Memorial Stadium
13 May 1993 Campbellton Memorial Civic Center
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A This concert was a part of the "Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières"
B This concert was a part of the "Montréal au rythme des Amériques"
C This concert was a part of the "Canadian National Exhibition"
D This concert was a part of the "Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Céline Dion - official website. Retrieved 13 January 1997.
  2. ^ Glatzer, Jenna (2005). Céline Dion: For Keeps. Andrews McMeel Publishing. ISBN 0-7407-5559-5. 
  3. ^ Cartoon theme gives Celine Dion's career a boost. Retrieved 21 July 2009.
  4. ^ Did You Know? August 25 , 2009 Archived 27 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved 13 September 2009.
  5. ^ DION PERFORMANCE RANKS BEST OF YEAR: AUDIENCE CAN'T RESIST HER APPEAL Archived 6 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved 21 July 2009.
  6. ^ Beauregard, Sylvain (22 April 2002). "Chapter XIII: Celine Day by Day". Passion Celine Dion: The Book: The ultimate guide for the fan!. Bloomington, Indiana: Trafford Publishing. pp. 203–234. ISBN 1-55369-212-8. Retrieved 31 July 2011. [self-published source]
  7. ^ Performances Over the Years. Retrieved 21 July 2009.
  8. ^ Grand old building for sale Archived 23 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved 21 July 2009.