In Las Vegas last night, superstar Celine Dion concluded her second residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Since her first residency 16 years ago in 2003 Dion has performed 1,141 performances to more than 4.5 million fans.
Dion’s final performance also included a photo collage backdrop set to ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ and photos from the show across the years and photos of René Angélil, Dion’s late husband and former manager and their sons.
“I’m both proud and humbled by what we’ve accomplished at The Colosseum since we began 16 years ago, when René and I first shared this dream,” said Celine. “This entire experience has been a huge part of my show business career…one that I will cherish forever. I have so many people to thank, but the most important ‘thank you’ goes to my fans, who gave us the opportunity to do what we love.”
Gary Selesner, president of Caesars Palace “While it’s sad to see it end, it’s also a moment of triumph for everyone involved, and clearly our hearts will go on, filled with memories of Celine’s stirring performances night after night after night at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.”
The 51 year old certainly has stamina with her Courage World Tour is due to kick off in September in Quebec City (Dion’s home province) with 50 dates across Canada and the USA.
With every show sold old during Dion’s final run the final crowd were treated to a performance of Dion’s new song “Flying on My Own”. You can view the performance from Las Vegas below.
Dion is one of the most well respected and successful performers in history. Dominating the charts in the 1990’s cumulating in the performance of “My Heart Will go on” for hit movie Titanic. Dion has been rewarded by selling almost 250 million albums and winning 5 Grammy awards, 2 Academy Awards and 6 American Music Awards. In 2016 Dion was presented with the Billboard Music Awards lifetime achievement Icon Award.
Here is Dion’s Carpool Karaoke with James Corden.
Did you see Celine Dion at The Colosseum in Las Vegas?