Summer Tour 2016

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Summer Tour 2016
Tour by Celine Dion
Celine Dion Live 2016 Tour Antwerp Promo.jpg
Associated albumEncore un soir
Start date20 June 2016 (2016-06-20)
End date31 August 2016 (2016-08-31)
Legs2
No. of shows
  • 11 in Europe
  • 17 in North America
  • 28 total
Attendance347,332 (26 shows)
Box office$56 million[1]
Celine Dion concert chronology

The Summer Tour 2016 was the eleventh concert tour by Canadian singer Celine Dion. It was organized to support Dion's French-language studio album, Encore un soir, released on 26 August 2016.[2] It was Dion's first tour since the Sans attendre Tour in 2013. With 28 shows, it was also her biggest Francophone tour since the D'eux Tour in 1995-96. The show began in Antwerp, Belgium on 20 June 2016 and concluded on 31 August 2016 in Trois-Rivières, Québec. The Summer Tour 2016 grossed $56 million.[1]

Background[edit]

On 9 November 2015, Dion's official website announced six shows in the province of Quebec: four in Montreal and two in Quebec City. Due to incredibly high demand, six additional shows have been added in Montreal, and two in Quebec City, totaling fourteen North American dates.[3] On 11 November, two shows in Paris were announced, followed by two in Antwerp the following day.[4][5] Due to high demand on the first day of general ticket sales for the Paris shows, four more dates were added.[6] An additional date in Quebec City and two extra shows in Paris were announced in March 2016.[7][8] Following the death of Dion's husband, René Angélil, it was announced that the upcoming French album would not be released until later in 2016.

On 12 April 2016, Dion announced she would be performing a benefit concert at the newly-built Amphithéâtre Cogeco in Trois-Rivières, Québec on 30 August 2016. The show will benefit Foundation Céline Dion. A second show on 31 August was announced on 31 May 2016. These were to be Dion's only outdoor venue concerts of the tour. On 10 May 2016, Dion announced on her official website that she added another show to her series of concerts at the AccorHotels Arena. Following 8 sold-out shows, an additional date was added on 9 July 2016.

During this tour Dion performed songs from her old catalogue that she has rarely or never done live (mainly from 1 fille & 4 types): "Et je t'aime encore", "Le vol d'un ange", "Apprends-moi", "Ne bouge pas", "Valse adieu", "Tous les secrets", "Tous les blues sont écrits pour toi" and "Vole".[9][10] In addition, Dion performed three new tracks from the Encore un soir album: "Trois heures vingt", "Encore un soir" and "Ordinaire".[9][10] In Montreal "À la plus haute branche" was added to the setlist as a new track replacing "Un garçon pas comme les autres (Ziggy)".[10] Before the first concert in Montreal Dion met its writer, Daniel Picard. On 31 July "Je n'ai pas besoin d'amour" was exclusively included in the set list.[10] Unlike previous tours, Dion performed without wardrobe changes, although she had used different costumes on different dates.

Commercial reception[edit]

The launch of Dion's summer tour in Europe topped Billboard's Hot Tours ranking of the week's highest-grossing tours.[11] The tour kicked off with a two-night stint at the 20,000-seat Sportpaleis in Antwerp, with sellout crowds on 20 and 21 June 2016, followed by a nine-show stand at AccorHotels Arena in Paris from 24 June through 9 July 2016.[11] Combined, the eleven shows - all sellouts - sold 141,800 tickets and brought in $23.2 million.[11] In Paris, the gross of over $18.4 million from 110,052 sold seats made the nine-show run the fourth-highest-grossing concert engagement of 2016.[11]

Dion also sold out her concerts in Canada.[12][13][14] She has sold 138,164 tickets in Montreal grossing $16.1 million and 67,368 tickets in Quebec City with gross of $8.6 million.[13][14] Dion's two benefit concerts, which took place in Trois-Rivières, raised $1.7 million for the Fondation Céline Dion.[15] The tour grossed $56 million in total becoming one of the most successful tours of 2016.[1] Céline is 10 on the Pollstar 2016 Year End Top 100 worldwide tours with a total gross of $85.5 million.

Broadcasts and recordings[edit]

For the final concert in Paris, on 9 July 2016, Dion's Facebook page live-streamed the first six songs of the show: "Trois heures vingt", "Encore un soir", "Je crois toi", "Qui peut vivre sans amour?", "Immensité" and "Et je t'aime encore".[16][17]

First three songs from the 1st Canadian concert have also been streamed on the radio in Quebec. After the first concert in Montreal Celine held a press conference which was streamed on Facebook.

The performance of "My Heart Will Go On" was recorded on 1 August 2016 in Montreal and was shown on ABC's Greatest Hits Live Finale: 1980-2005 on 4 August 2016.[18]

A TV special called "Céline Dion: Accès Illimité" aired on TVA on 2 October 2016. It included various excerpts of different songs from various stages of the tour. Alas, there has been no confirmation regarding possible CD/DVD release.

On 19 October 2017, as a part of Spirit Day, Celine shared on Facebook the performance of "Purple Rain" which was recorded in Montreal on 4 August 2016.

Set list[edit]

Antwerp 20 June 2016 - Paris 9 July 2016
  1. "Trois heures vingt" (Acapella Intro)
  2. "Encore un soir"
  3. "Je crois toi"
  4. "Qui peut vivre sans amour?"
  5. "Immensité"
  6. "Et je t'aime encore"
  7. "Pour que tu m'aimes encore"
  8. "Terre"
  9. "Ordinaire"
  10. "Un garçon pas comme les autres (Ziggy)"
  11. "Because You Loved Me"
  12. "It's All Coming Back to Me Now/The Power of Love" (Medley)
  13. "Le vol d'un ange"
  14. "L'amour existe encore"
  15. "Apprends-moi/Tous les secrets/Ne bouge pas" (Acoustic Medley)
  16. "Valse adieu"
  17. "Tous les blues sont écrits pour toi"
  18. "Dans un autre monde"
  19. "Naziland, ce soir on danse"
  20. "Purple Rain"
  21. "Love Can Move Mountains/River Deep, Mountain High" (Medley)
  22. "The Show Must Go On"
  23. "My Heart Will Go On"
  24. "S'il suffisait d'aimer"
  25. "Vole" (Acapella Outro)
Montreal 31 July 2016
  1. "Trois heures vingt" (Acapella Intro)
  2. "Encore un soir"
  3. "Je crois toi"
  4. "Qui peut vivre sans amour?"
  5. "Immensité"
  6. "Et je t'aime encore"
  7. "Pour que tu m'aimes encore"
  8. "Terre"
  9. "À la plus haute branche"
  10. "Ordinaire"
  11. "Because You Loved Me"
  12. "It's All Coming Back to Me Now/The Power of Love" (Medley)
  13. "Le vol d'un ange"
  14. "L'amour existe encore"
  15. "Apprends-moi/Tous les secrets/Ne bouge pas" (Acoustic Medley)
  16. "Valse adieu"
  17. "Je n'ai pas besoin d'amour"
  18. "Tous les blues sont écrits pour toi"
  19. "Dans un autre monde"
  20. "Naziland, ce soir on danse"
  21. "Purple Rain"
  22. "Love Can Move Mountains/River Deep, Mountain High" (Medley)
  23. "The Show Must Go On"
  24. "My Heart Will Go On"
  25. "S'il suffisait d'aimer"
  26. "Vole" (Acapella Outro)
Montreal 1 August 2016 - Trois-Rivieres 31 August 2016
  1. "Trois heures vingt" (Acapella Intro)
  2. "Encore un soir"
  3. "Je crois toi"
  4. "Qui peut vivre sans amour?"
  5. "Immensité"
  6. "Et je t'aime encore"
  7. "Pour que tu m'aimes encore"
  8. "Terre"
  9. "À la plus haute branche"
  10. "Ordinaire"
  11. "Because You Loved Me"
  12. "It's All Coming Back to Me Now/The Power of Love" (Medley)
  13. "Le vol d'un ange"
  14. "L'amour existe encore"
  15. "Apprends-moi/Tous les secrets/Ne bouge pas" (Acoustic Medley)
  16. "Valse adieu"
  17. "Tous les blues sont écrits pour toi"
  18. "Dans un autre monde"
  19. "Naziland, ce soir on danse"
  20. "Purple Rain"
  21. "Love Can Move Mountains/River Deep, Mountain High" (Medley)
  22. "The Show Must Go On"
  23. "My Heart Will Go On"
  24. "S'il suffisait d'aimer"
  25. "Vole" (Acapella Outro)

Additional Notes

  • "Un garçon pas comme les autres (Ziggy)" was performed only in Europe
  • "Je n'ai pas besoin d'amour" was performed only once in Montreal on 31 July 2016, its author Jean-Pierre Ferland attended the show that day
  • "À la plus haute branche" was performed only in Canada

Sources:[9][10]

Shows[edit]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, tickets sold, amount of available tickets and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Opening act Attendance Revenue
Leg 1 – Europe[19]
20 June 2016 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis Véronic DiCaire 31,748 / 31,748 $4,742,823
21 June 2016
24 June 2016 Paris France AccorHotels Arena André-Philippe Gagnon 110,052 / 110,052 $18,428,543
25 June 2016
28 June 2016
29 June 2016
2 July 2016
3 July 2016
6 July 2016
7 July 2016
9 July 2016
Leg 2 – North America[13]
31 July 2016 Montreal Canada Bell Centre André-Philippe Gagnon 138,164/138,164 $16,121,027
1 August 2016
4 August 2016
5 August 2016
8 August 2016
9 August 2016
12 August 2016
13 August 2016
16 August 2016
17 August 2016
20 August 2016 Quebec City Videotron Centre 67,368 / 67,368 $8,568,865
21 August 2016
24 August 2016
25 August 2016
27 August 2016
30 August 2016[A] Trois-Rivières Amphithéâtre Cogeco N/A N/A
31 August 2016[A]
Total 347,332 / 347,332 (100%) $47,861,258
A These concerts benefited Foundation Céline Dion.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Une chanson signée Cabrel et Lama pour Céline". La Presse. 19 March 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
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  4. ^ "Celine to perform at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France for a limited engagement in June 2016!". celinedion.com. 11 November 2015. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Celine returns to the Sportpaleis in Antwerp in June 2016!". celinedion.com. 12 November 2015. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Une neuvième date annoncée pour Céline Dion". accorhotelsarena.com. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Celine to perform two additional shows at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris on July 6th and 7th, 2016!". celinedion.com. 9 March 2016. Archived from the original on 11 March 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  8. ^ "Celine Announces a New Show on August 27, 2016 at the Videotron Centre in Québec City!". celinedion.com. 8 March 2016. Archived from the original on 11 March 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
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  10. ^ a b c d e "Céline Dion Setlist". setlist.fm. 31 July 2016. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  11. ^ a b c d Bob Allen (21 July 2016). "Celine Dion's Summer Tour Launch Tops Hot Tours Ranking". Billboard. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  12. ^ "Encore un soir Hits #1!". celinedion.com. 7 September 2016. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  13. ^ a b c "Billboard Boxscore :: Current Scores". Billboard. 6 September 2016. Archived from the original on 8 September 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  14. ^ a b Bob Allen (8 September 2016). "Guns N' Roses' Reunited Return to the Road Earns $117 Million (and Counting)". Billboard. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  15. ^ "$1,700,000 for the Fondation Céline Dion". celinedion.com. 2 September 2016. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  16. ^ "Céline to wrap sold-out European 2016 Tour with live stream on Facebook". celinedion.com. 8 July 2016. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  17. ^ "Live from the AccorHotels Arena in Paris!". Facebook. 9 July 2016. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  18. ^ "Scoop: Greatest Hits on ABC - Thursday, August 4, 2016". Wisdom Digital Media. 18 July 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  19. ^ "Billboard Boxscore :: Current Scores". Billboard. 19 July 2016. Archived from the original on 22 July 2016. Retrieved 19 July 2016.