The Colour of My Love Tour

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The Colour of My Love Tour
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Cover of tour programme
Tour by Celine Dion
Associated album The Colour of My Love
Start date February 11, 1994
End date May 27, 1995
Legs 4
Shows 53 in North America
10 in Europe
5 in Asia
68 Total
Celine Dion concert chronology
Celine Dion in Concert
(1992-93)
The Colour of My Love Tour
(1994-95)
D'eux Tour
(1995-96)

The Colour of My Love Tour is the fifth concert tour by Celine Dion. The tour was organized to support the album The Colour of My Love.[1]

History[edit]

The set list included mainly songs from The Colour of My Love and Dion's previous English albums. But there were also few French songs and covers of "Calling You," "River Deep,Mountain High," and "Can't Help Falling in Love."[2]

At first, Dion performed 2 concerts in September 1993 in Quebec City, Canada, which were later used for the TV specials and a home video release. Another 2 concerts in Quebec were performed in November 1993, to mark the release of a new album.

However, the real tour started on February 11, 1994 in San Francisco, United States. After 10 concerts in the United States, Dion went on the Canadian sold out leg of the tour, which included 6 concerts in the Montreal Forum and a show before 10,000 people in Hamilton among others.

Between April 26 and May 1, 1994 Dion sang in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan at the David Foster tribute concerts. They were recorded for a TV special: JT Super Producers 94. Dion sang "The Power Of Love," "Beauty and the Beast" (with Peabo Bryson) and "Love Lights the World" (with Bryson and Color Me Badd). The shows were staged and directed by Tony Greco. Three concerts between April 26–28 were performed in Nippon Budokan, and one on May 1 in Osaka-jō Hall.[3][4]

From June 8 to August 27, 1994, Céline Dion toured the United States with Michael Bolton on his "The One Thing Tour". They performed in twenty-thousand-seat-arenas, and in the "sheds" that open onto natural amphitheaters. It was their second, sold out tour.[5]

In September/October 1994, Dion performed few shows in Europe, including 3 concerts at the L'Olympia in France, at these shows, Celine sang an alternative version of "The Power Of Love". In November she gave another 3 shows in Canada, and in December 1994 she sang in Japan, this time with her own show.

Dion also toured Europe again in May 1995, including a sold-out concert at Hammersmith Apollo, London.

Opening acts[edit]

Setlist[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America[7][8]
February 11, 1994 San Francisco United States Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
February 14, 1994 Los Angeles Wadsworth Theatre
February 17, 1994 Atlanta Roxy Theatre
February 18, 1994 Miami Gusman Theater
February 20, 1994 Chicago Park West
February 21, 1994 Saint Paul World Theatre
February 23, 1994 Garfield Heights Garfield Heights Little Theatre
February 24, 1994 Washington, D.C. Lisner Auditorium
February 27, 1994 Boston Berklee Performance Center
February 28, 1994 New York City The Town Hall
March 5, 1994 Toronto Canada O'Keefe Centre
March 6, 1994
March 7, 1994
March 12, 1994 Sydney Centre 200
March 14, 1994 Halifax Halifax Metro Centre
March 15, 1994 Saint John Harbour Station
March 17, 1994 Moncton Moncton Coliseum
March 25, 1994 Montreal Montreal Forum
March 26, 1994
March 27, 1994
March 29, 1994
March 30, 1994
March 31, 1994
April 4, 1994 London Alumni Hall
April 5, 1994
April 7, 1994 Hamilton Copps Coliseum
April 9, 1994 Quebec City Quebec Coliseum
May 6, 1994 Vancouver Queen Elizabeth Theatre
May 7, 1994
May 8, 1994
May 11, 1994 Calgary Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
May 12, 1994
May 14, 1994 Edmonton Northlands Coliseum
May 17, 1994 Saskatoon Saskatchewan Place
May 18, 1994 Regina Saskatchewan Centre of the Arts
May 20, 1994 Winnipeg Winnipeg Arena
May 22, 1994 Sudbury Sudbury Community Arena
May 24, 1994 Toronto O'Keefe Centre
May 25, 1994
May 27, 1994 Ottawa National Arts Centre
May 28, 1994
May 29, 1994
May 31, 1994 Kitchener Centre In The Square
August 22, 1994 Ottawa Landsdowne Park/Frank Clair Stadium
Europe[8][9][10]
September 27, 1994 Paris France L'Olympia
September 28, 1994
September 29, 1994
October 4, 1994 London England Cambridge Theatre
October 12, 1994 Montreux Switzerland Auditorium Stravinski
North America
November 24, 1994 Montreal Canada Montreal Forum
November 25, 1994
November 26, 1994
Asia
December 5, 1994 Tokyo Japan Nakano Sun Plaza Hall
December 6, 1994
December 8, 1994 Nagoya Club Quattro
December 9, 1994 Osaka Arukaikku Hall
December 10, 1994 Tokyo Shibuya Public Hall
North America[11]
February 19, 1995 West Palm Beach United States West Palm Beach Auditorium
Europe[12]
May 19, 1995 Birmingham England Symphony Hall
May 20, 1995 Glasgow Scotland Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
May 23, 1995 Manchester England Manchester Apollo
May 25, 1995 London Hammersmith Apollo
May 27, 1995 The Hague Netherlands NCC Theater

Broadcasts and recordings[edit]

Before the tour, September 7–8, 1993 concerts at Le Théàtre Capitole, Quebec City, Canada were filmed and aired at CTV in December 1993 and the Disney Channel in February 1994. The concerts were conceived, staged and directed by Tony Greco. They were used for The Colour of My Love Concert home video.

In September 28th and 29th 1994, during a series of sold-out shows at the Paris Olympia, France, Céline Dion recorded a live album. It was released at the end of the year, under the title À l'Olympia. However, the video was never released.

Personnel[edit]

Band
  • Musical director: Claude "Mego" Lemay
  • Drums: Dominique Messier
  • Bass: Jeff Myers
  • Keyboards: Yves Frulla
  • Guitars: André Coutu
  • Backing Vocals: Sisandra Myers, Maurice Davis, Anita Robinson
Production
  • Tour director: Tony Greco
  • Director of operations: Lloyd Brault
  • Production manager: Ian Donald
  • Tour accountant: Sylvia Hebel
  • Sound engineer: Danis Savage
  • Monitor engineer: Daniel Baron
  • System engineer: François Desjardins
  • Lighting director: Yves Aucoin
  • Moving light opearator: Normand Chassé
  • Equipment manager: Jean-François Dubois
  • Equipment assistant: Serge Lacasse
  • Tour assistant: Patrick Angélil
  • Tour assistant: Michel Dion
  • Tour assistant: Louise Labranche
  • Chauffeurs: Marc Deschamp, Jacques Riopel
  • Bodyguard: Eric Burrows
  • Hair: Louis Hechter

References[edit]

  1. ^ Céline Dion - official website. Retrieved January 16, 1996.
  2. ^ Celine Dion Live in Japan. Retrieved September 13, 2009.
  3. ^ 日本武道館 1990-1994. Retrieved July 21, 2009.
  4. ^ Concert Dates. Retrieved July 21, 2009.
  5. ^ Glatzer, Jenna (2005). Céline Dion: For Keeps. Andrews McMeel Publishing. ISBN 0-7407-5559-5. 
  6. ^ http://www.celinecn.com/?subaction=showfull&id=1431072121
  7. ^ "Tours and Events: MAY 07 1994 - FEBRUARY 11 1994". Dion's Official Website. Sony Music Entertainment. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  8. ^ a b "Tours and Events: OCTOBER 14 1995 - MAY 08 1994". Dion's Official Website. Sony Music Entertainment. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  9. ^ Mercredi 12. Retrieved July 21, 2009.
  10. ^ Concert Database. Retrieved July 21, 2009.
  11. ^ Dion will perform benefit concert for Ballet Florida. Retrieved July 21, 2009.
  12. ^ Celine Dion. Retrieved July 21, 2009.