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Celine Dion bids emotional farewell to Las Vegas in final show

After 16 years and more than 1,100 shows, Celine Dion has ended her record-breaking residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nev.

The final show took place on Saturday night as the My Heart Will Go On singer performed in front of more than 4,200 fans.

In a tribute to her late husband and manager, René Angelil, Dion shared an intimate montage of pictures of the two together. She then invited her three children onstage, who gifted her with a bouquet of flowers.

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As a final treat to her fans, Dion, 51, also debuted a brand-new song entitled Flying on My Own (or FOMO), which is set to be part of her upcoming studio album, Courage.

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“I am very excited and I am a little bit emotional at the same time,” Dion told the crowd during a speech, as reported by the Montreal Gazette.

“There are lots of wonderful memories, but it’s kind of strange at the same time because when they started to put it together, I was here and it was like, ‘I don’t know.’”

Dion continued: “Then I must have misunderstood something because I thought I was going to be here for three months or something like this, and here we are 16 years later. Maybe we have saved the best for last.”

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“I’m both proud and humbled by what we’ve accomplished at the Colosseum. This entire experience has been a huge part of my show business career, one that I will cherish forever,” she said.

“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.”

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The Celine residency was Dion’s second. It kicked off in March 2011 and included a whopping 427 shows overall, grossing nearly US$250 million by June 2019.

She initially began her Las Vegas stint with A New Day in 2003. She played 714 shows and earned $385.1 million by the time the residency concluded in 2007.

To this day, A New Day is still the highest-grossing residency of all time, with Celine taking second place, according to Billboard.

As of this writing, Courage has no official release date, although it is expected to drop sometime in November. It serves as Dion’s 12th English-language studio album and her 27th overall.

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The singer is now set to embark on a gigantic concert tour this September, hitting several Canadian provinces, including Quebec, Ontario, B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, as well as the U.S.

Tickets for the Courage tour are now on sale.

Courage tour North American dates

** All Canadian shows are bolded **

Sept. 18 — Québec City, Que. @ Videotron CentreSept. 20 — Québec City, Que. @ Videotron CentreSept. 26 — Montreal, Que. @ Bell CentreSept. 27 — Montreal, Que. @ Bell CentreSept. 30 — Montreal, Que. @ Bell CentreOct. 16 — Ottawa, Ont. @ Canadian Tire CentreOct. 18 — Cleveland, Ohio @ Quicken Loans ArenaOct. 20 — Columbus, Ohio @ Schottenstein CenterOct. 22 — Louisville, Ky. @ KFC Yum! CenterOct. 24 — Cincinnati, Ohio @ Bank ArenaOct. 26 — St. Louis, Mo. @ Enterprise CenterOct. 28 — Kansas City, Mo. @ Sprint CenterOct. 30 — Fargo, N.D. @ Fargo DomeNov. 1 — Minneapolis, Minn. @ Target CenterNov. 3 — Milwaukee, Wis. @ Fiserv ForumNov. 5 — Detroit, Mich. @ Little Caesars ArenaDec. 1 — Chicago, Ill. @ United CenterDec. 3 — Indianapolis, Ind. @ Bankers Life FieldhouseDec. 5 — Buffalo, N.Y. @ KeyBank CenterDec. 7 — Albany, N.Y. @ Times Union CenterDec. 9 — Toronto, Ont. @ Scotiabank ArenaDec. 10 — Toronto, Ont. @ Scotiabank ArenaDec. 13 — Boston, Mass. @ TD GardenDec. 14 — Boston, Mass. @ TD GardenJan. 8 — Jacksonville, Fla. @ Vystar Veterans Memorial ArenaJan. 11 — Atlanta, Ga. @ State Farm ArenaJan. 13 — Nashville, Tenn. @ Bridgestone ArenaJan. 15 — Tampa, Fla. @ Amalie ArenaJan. 17 — Miami, Fla. @ American Airlines ArenaJan. 18 — Miami, Fla. @ American Airlines ArenaJan. 21 — Charlotte, N.C. @ Spectrum CenterJan. 30 — San Antonio, Texas @ AT&T CenterFeb. 1 — Houston, Texas @ Toyota CenterFeb. 3 — Dallas, Texas @ American Airlines CenterFeb. 5 — Tulsa, Okla. @ BOK CenterFeb. 7 — New Orleans, La. @ Smoothie King CenterFeb. 9 — Memphis, Tenn. @ FedEx ForumFeb. 11 — Raleigh, N.C. @ PNC ArenaFeb. 22 — Atlantic City, N.J. @ Jim Whelan Boardwalk HallFeb. 24 — Baltimore, Md. @ Royal Farms ArenaFeb. 26 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ Wells Fargo CenterFeb. 28 — Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Barclays CenterMarch 3 — Uniondale, N.Y. @ NYCB Live’s, Nassau ColiseumMarch 7 — Newark, N.J. @ Prudential CenterMarch 11 — Washington, D.C. @ Capital One ArenaMarch 13 — Pittsburgh, Pa. @ PPG Paints ArenaMarch 24 — Denver, Colo. @ Pepsi CenterMarch 26 — Salt Lake City, Utah @ Vivint Smart Home ArenaMarch 30 — Glendale, Ariz. @ Gila River ArenaApril 2 — Los Angeles, Calif. @ STAPLES CenterApril 7 — Sacramento, Calif. @ Golden 1 CenterApril 9 — Oakland, Calif. @ Oracle ArenaApril 11— San Francisco, Calif. @ Chase CenterApril 13 — Portland, Ore. @ Moda CenterApril 15 — Tacoma, Wash. @ Tacoma DomeApril 17 — Vancouver, B.C. @ Rogers ArenaApril 21 — Edmonton, Alta. @ Rogers PlaceApril 25 — Saskatoon, Sask. @ SaskTel CentreApril 27 — Winnipeg, Man. @ Bell MTS Place

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