The Colour of My Love Tour

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The Colour of My Love Tour
Tour by Celine Dion
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Cover of tour programme
Associated album The Colour of My Love
Start date 11 February 1994
End date 27 May 1995
Legs 4
No. of shows 53 in North America
10 in Europe
5 in Asia
68 Total
Celine Dion concert chronology

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 11 February 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 26 April and 1 May 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 26–28 April were performed in Nippon Budokan, and one on 1 May in Osaka-jō Hall.[3][4]

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

Broadcasts and recordings[edit]

Before the tour, 7–8 September 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 28 and 29 September 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 16 January 1996.
  2. ^ Celine Dion Live in Japan. Retrieved 13 September 2009.
  3. ^ 日本武道館 1990–1994. Retrieved 21 July 2009.
  4. ^ Concert Dates. Retrieved 21 July 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 21 July 2009.
  10. ^ Concert Database. Retrieved 21 July 2009.
  11. ^ Dion will perform benefit concert for Ballet Florida. Retrieved 21 July 2009.
  12. ^ Celine Dion. Retrieved 21 July 2009.