Falling Into You Around the World Tour

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Falling Into You Around the World Tour
Tour by Céline Dion
Cd fiyatwhandbill.jpg
Promotional handbill for tour
Associated album Falling into You
Start date 18 March 1996
End date 26 June 1997
Legs 7
No. of shows 75 in North America
52 in Europe
11 in Asia
10 in Oceania
148 in total
Céline Dion concert chronology

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 18 March 1996 in Perth, Australia and continued to major cities around the world. It ended on 26 June 1997 in Zürich, 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 18 October at Rotterdam.

Tour dates[edit]

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

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets sold / available Gross revenue
Bell Centre ( 17–19 December 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]
Orlando arena Orlando 11,674 / 11,674 (100%) $447,150
Ice palace Tampa 11,333 / 11,333 (100%) $436,977

Broadcasts and recordings[edit]

The 14–15 March 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 27 February 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 16 January 1997.
  2. ^ My Love: Essential Collection press release. Retrieved 22 September 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 25 January 1998.
  11. ^ Special Guests To Join Celine Dion On Tour. Retrieved 10 August 1998.
  12. ^ Billboard. Retrieved 25 April 1997.
  13. ^ Live in Memphis Archived 28 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine.