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Celine is the second residency show by Canadian recording artist Celine Dion.<ref name="press">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The show is performed at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada beginning March 15, 2011, with an estimated 70 performances per year (which makes Celine the top money earner in Vegas, earning $476K a show).<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The show ranked 26th in Pollstar's "Top 50 Worldwide Tour (Mid-Year)", earning over 20 million dollars.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Being seen by over 200,000 people, the show became the number one show in 2011 (for North America). The show has also made Dion the "most profitable music act in Las Vegas" since Elvis Presley.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=pressrelease |type=Press release }}</ref>

According to Pollstar end of year data (2011 - 2013), the show has grossed "Celine" - Live in Las Vegas16.5 million, playing to 726,346.<ref name="pollstarpro.com">http://www.pollstarpro.com/charts/2011YearEndTop25NorthAmericanTours.pdf</ref><ref>http://www.pollstarpro.com/files/charts2012/2012YearEndTop200NorthAmericanTours.pdf</ref><ref name="ReferenceA">http://www.pollstarpro.com/files/charts2013/2013YearEndTop100WorldwideTours.pdf</ref> In March 2013, René Angélil announced that Celine had extended her residency contract to 2019.<ref>http://www.lasvegassun.com/vegasdeluxe/2014/jun/18/celine-dion-looks-ahead-1000th-performance-colosse/</ref> Due to a statement made by Celine and Caesars on 13 August 2014, all planned shows through March 22, 2015 have been cancelled.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name="Lesley Messer">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

On March 24, 2015, it was announced that Celine will resume the residency on August 27, 2015 with new theatrical and musical elements. With her return to the Colosseum, it will also be the first time Dion will have majority of new band members. Around the same time as the announcement of Dion's return, her management has released a statement that due to giving Dion a new look and feel, some of the singer's longtime touring musicians will no longer be part of her team including Claude "Mego" Lemay (Piano and Musical Director), André Coutu (Guitar), Yves Frulla (Keyboards), Marc Langis (Bass), and Violinist Jean-Seb Carré (Violin, Guitar, and Background Vocals).


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Celine is the second residency show by Canadian recording artist Celine Dion.<ref name="press">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The show is performed at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada beginning March 15, 2011, with an estimated 70 performances per year (which makes Celine the top money earner in Vegas, earning $476K a show).<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The show ranked 26th in Pollstar's "Top 50 Worldwide Tour (Mid-Year)", earning over 20 million dollars.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Being seen by over 200,000 people, the show became the number one show in 2011 (for North America). The show has also made Dion the "most profitable music act in Las Vegas" since Elvis Presley.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=pressrelease |type=Press release }}</ref>

According to Pollstar end of year data (2011 - 2013), the show has grossed $116.5 million, playing to 726,346.<ref name="pollstarpro.com">http://www.pollstarpro.com/charts/2011YearEndTop25NorthAmericanTours.pdf</ref><ref>http://www.pollstarpro.com/files/charts2012/2012YearEndTop200NorthAmericanTours.pdf</ref><ref name="ReferenceA">http://www.pollstarpro.com/files/charts2013/2013YearEndTop100WorldwideTours.pdf</ref> In March 2013, René Angélil announced that Celine had extended her residency contract to 2019.<ref>http://www.lasvegassun.com/vegasdeluxe/2014/jun/18/celine-dion-looks-ahead-1000th-performance-colosse/</ref> Due to a statement made by Celine and Caesars on 13 August 2014, all planned shows through March 22, 2015 have been cancelled.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name="Lesley Messer">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

On March 24, 2015, it was announced that Celine will resume the residency on August 27, 2015 with new theatrical and musical elements. With her return to the Colosseum, it will also be the first time Dion will have majority of new band members. Around the same time as the announcement of Dion's return, her management has released a statement that due to giving Dion a new look and feel, some of the singer's longtime touring musicians will no longer be part of her team including Claude "Mego" Lemay (Piano and Musical Director), André Coutu (Guitar), Yves Frulla (Keyboards), Marc Langis (Bass), and Violinist Jean-Seb Carré (Violin, Guitar, and Background Vocals).


Celine (residency show) sections
Intro  Background  Broadcasts and recordings  Critical reception  Pollstar Data  Set list   Shows    Cancelled shows   External links  References  

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