Music: Celine Dion
Taking Chances Pays Off for Celine Dion
World Tour Opens in South Africa and Plays to More Than 300,000 Fans
South Africa recently hosted the country's biggest concert tour ever by a major international artist.
Canadian superstar CELINE DION opened her world tour with an unprecedented nine city tour of South Africa, playing to capacity crowds, primarily in stadiums from coast to coast. She concluded her successful South African journey with two outdoor performances in Johannesburg on February 29 and March 1, 2008.
Though Celine has been performing in her record-breaking Las Vegas engagement for the past five years, it has been close to ten years since she has toured around the world
On her Taking Chances World tour, Celine is visiting many territories for the very first time, including this inaugural visit to South Africa, where she holds the record as the biggest selling artist of all time in that country.
During her nine city South African tour, Celine Dion played to more than 300,000 South Africans who were mesmerized by her incredible new show. "Starting in South Africa on my World Tour has been a fantastic experience and a perfect way for my family and me to begin this new chapter on the road," said Celine Dion. "It's a wonderful feeling to be back on tour and to be re-connecting with all of my fans around the world."
Immediately following the South African leg, Celine continues her Taking Chances World Tour with performances in Japan, Korea, Australia, Malaysia and China. In May 2008, the tour moves to the UK and Europe, with concerts in stadiums and arenas, before heading back across the ocean where Celine will open the North American leg of her tour in Boston on August 12, 2008.
Photo: PRNewsFoto/Columbia Records, Gerard Schachmes) NEW YORK, NY UNITED STATES 03/03/2008
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Source: Columbia Records
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