Céline Dion‘s heart will go on, but two of her upcoming Courage World Tour concerts will not.
In a social media post on Tuesday, the Grammy-winning singer’s team announced that Dion had come down with a common cold, leading her to postpone the Washington, D.C. and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania dates of her Courage World Tour.
“I’m so sorry for disappointing my fans in Washington D.C. and Pittsburgh,” Dion said in a statement. “I hope everyone understands.”
According to the post, Dion started feeling cold symptoms on Monday night, after completing a six-show run in the New York area. “The symptoms persisted into Tuesday, and her doctors instructed her to rest for the next 5-7 days,” the post said.
104 Verity micro-drones tour with Celine Dion This year, if it goes ahead in light of the coronavirus pandemic, 104 Verity micro-drones accompany Celine Dion on her Courage world concert tour. When Celine sings, “My Heart Will Go On” and raises her arms, the little aircraft fly up in the air.
We have already seen many instances where fireworks have been replaced by drone light shows, but now we’re seeing that drones are becoming a more common effect and are used at many concerts.
Indoor drone light shows have shown that they can be both a great surprise to audiences and help tell complex stories. This is exactly what Yves was looking for when he designed the latest world tour for Celine Dion.
Yves has been Celine’s lighting designer for more than 30 years. Working with the entertainer for such a long period has had some unique challenges, namely, how to keep things fresh when designing new concepts or songs that have been around for many years.
For Celine Dion’s Las Vegas residency show, Yves designed a water feature that sent thousands of gallons of water splashing around her during “My Heart Will Go On.” Of course, such a water effect is not easy to bring with you on a world tour. This is where the Verity’s micro-drones came in.
According to Inc., Yves decided to contact the Swiss startup Verity to help produce and choreograph a drone light show that would be reminiscent of the water effect. The little unmanned aircraft light up in spectacular blue colors and move up and down in a pattern that is somewhat similar to the rhythm of waves on the beach. At the end of the song, one of the drones almost lands in Celine’s hands just before shooting back up in the air. It’s an exciting moment that keeps people wondering whether she will actually catch the drone, or whether it will just fly around her.
Verity’s micro-drones are only a two-minute moment in a show that lasts for two hours. However, they play a crucial role in making sure that the fans keep talking about the concert, even when the show is over.
Céline Dion and Andrea Bocelli combined forces — and their voices — on Saturday night.
The singers made an appearance during the star-studded One World: Together at Home special, during which they graced viewers with an intimate performance of their 1999 song “The Prayer”from their respective homes.
Dion, 52, and Bocelli, 61, were joined by classical pianist Lang Lang with Lady Gaga and John Legend singing, as well.
The musical icons’ contribution to the special will help raise awareness through the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund to support local and regional charities providing food, shelter, and healthcare to those in need amid the ongoing health crisis.
The “My Heart Will Go On” singer has been doing her part to stop the spread of the virus by postponing her “Courage” tour through the end of April and urging others to stay at home and be safe.
Celine Dion has been regarded as one of the most successful and talented singers to date, and we don't doubt that for one single bit. The singer has gained worldwide success with hit songs such as "My Heart Will Go On", "Alive" and "Because You Loved Me." Not only has she gained hundreds of awards and accolades over the course of her career, but she has also started one of the biggest trends amongst esteemed singers.
Celine Dion made her move over to Las Vegas back in 2003 when she signed a deal for a residency with Caesar's Palace. The hotel built a 4,000 seat arena inspired by the Roman Colosseum. Celine's residency, which was called "A New Day", was an instant success and sold out every single show.
In addition to her success on the Vegas Strip, Celine Dion was one of the first of many iconic singers to start a residency. Since Celine, singers such as Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears have all followed suit and had residencies of their own over the last decade. Considering how popular Celine Dion is, it's no surprise that she managed to spend 17 years performing in Vegas.
As mentioned, Celine Dion spent a whopping 17 years performing on the Las Vegas Strip. The Colosseum and Caesar's Palace became her second home, and it was estimated that Celine Dion was making nearly $500,000 per show, yes, that's right, half a million dollars per show. That means with 3-5 shows per week, Celine was making on average, $2 million per month, and that was during her earlier residency days.
Considering she has spent so much time in Vegas, it only made sense for Celine to purchase a home in Vegas that would serve as her home base while she was performing. The star purchased a stunning $1.2 million home in Henderson, Nevada that she had custom-built for herself and her family.
The home includes a massive pool and outdoor space, three large bedrooms, fit for herself and three kids, endless washrooms and powder rooms, entertainment room, home bar, and access to a semi-private golf course, making it quite the property. While that may come across as a lot for a temporary home, as she would still travel for other job-related reasons, however, when you are worth well over $800 million, then a $1.2 million house really doesn't do too much damage.