The singer Celine Dion was at the forefront of the Alexandre Vauthier fashion show in Paris and hugged the designer during the final, dressed in a tight dress of the new collection (January 23).
LOS ANGELES – Three years after losing her husband Ree Angelil cancer and after 16 years of residence at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Celine Dion makes changes.
The 51-year-old French-Canadian singer has announced that she will begin a world tour this fall and release a new album featuring the single "Courage".
"It's time to change things, it's time to hit the road," Dion announced at a concert and a question and answer session at the Los Angeles Theater at the hotel. Ace. "So a lot of news, a lot of work."
Dion jokingly remarked, "But I'm not pregnant, do not worry."
Named the Courage World Tour, Dion's new show will take place a few months after the end of her residency in Vegas in June. The tour will officially begin September 18 in Quebec City, Canada, and will visit more than 50 North American cities.
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Celine Dion announces the Courage World Tour, which will begin September 18, 2019 at a special live event at the Theater at Ace Hotel on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (Photo: Richard Shotwell / Invision / AP)
Dion was optimistic at an often comical appearance. The event kicked off with a short film showing a tank top carrying Dion jumping to the wheel of a truck and taking the road to Las Vegas (with an Elvis impersonator, a slot machine and a girl at the back).
Despite the truck that breaks down on the screen, the real Dion is revealed behind a spectacular black dress stage curtain.
She sang three signature songs, beginning with "I'm Alive", "Ashes" (from "Deadpool 2") and the anthem "Titanic" "My Heart Will Go On".
During the Q & A session, Dion said that audience members at the next tour should expect to hear his biggest hits.
"I like to sing these songs and incorporate some new ones, and I would like this tour to be the most spectacular," she said. "What I can say now, is that we are not yet putting it up, it's not going to be the Las Vegas show."
Dion said she would not tour with her children, Rene-Charles, 18, and twins Nelson and Eddy, aged 8. The twins will stay at their school in Las Vegas.
"This is the first time I will not go on tour with my kids," she said, adding that the twins were particularly "independent". She will participate in FaceTime with the kids and promised that their tour would last 11 days.
Regarding the album, Dion only addressed the single "Courage", which gave its name to the tour. She said the song talked about supporting and overcoming difficulties, such as what she experienced with the prolonged illness and death of her husband in January 2016.
"We all live a lot of things in life," said Dion. "I think I've often gone in. Life has given me the tools to find courage."
The new album will explore new ways, but Dion promises one thing: "No heavy metal".
His number does not offer good songs. Dion insists that she's "like 48 years old". But she struggles to find which one to put the album on.
"They say 12 songs, say, do a triple album," said Dion. "There will not be a song from the album that I do not like, if I like it (only), then it's out."
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