How will the Las Vegas strip even commemorate such a tragic occasion? Will they dye the fountain at Caesars Palace black to show they’re in a state of mourning? Maybe instead of waving hello to someone, you’d offer a solemn chest-bump with your right hand before both wiping away a tear? They better figure it out soon, because Celine Dion confirmed today that she’ll be ending her residency at The Colosseum in 2019.
Celine started in Las Vegas in 2003 with her A New Day… residency at The Colosseum. It ended in 2007 after five years and more than $400 million in ticket sales (it’s still the highest-grossing concert residency of all time). In 2011, Celine returned to The Colosseum with her second residency, Celine. Today, Celine took to Facebook to announce that after eight years and almost $240 million, she’s calling it a day on June 8, 2019.
Celine Dion has announced that her current residency at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas will end on June 8, 2019. "I…
Posted by Céline Dion on Monday, September 24, 2018
Celine hasn’t said why she decided to end Celine’s run, but a recent Instagram post might be a clue. Last Thursday, Celine posted a picture of herself with the caption: “Back in the studio.” Celine’s last English album, Loved Me Back to Life, was released in 2013 (the all-en français album Encore un soir was released in 2016). So Celine might just want a break from Vegas to record a new album and do a tour.
Tickets to her final shows (February 26 to June 8) will go on sale this week. If you miss out then and still really want to see Celine perform her final shows of the Celine residency, then I hope for your sake the scalpers of Las Vegas find a way to accept human kidneys as payment. Because you know the street value of those tickets will definitely run at least $10,000, and those scalpers won’t be sympathetic. “Eh, I’m pretty sure your heart will go on without one of your kidneys, mon amis.”
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