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Celine Dion's 'Taking Chances' North American Tour

LAS VEGAS (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — In a little more than a month from now, the final curtain will rise and fall, on Celine Dion's record breaking engagement of A NEW DAY… at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. December 15th, 2007 marks the end of a remarkable journey of five consecutive years of sold-out performances, playing to nearly 3 million people. But as this incredible journey comes to an end, a brand new adventure begins. Celine embarks on her Taking Chances World Tour with stops in Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe, before returning to the US and Canada.

Today, Celine announced plans for the North American leg of this tour…45 arena dates which will launch in Boston on August 12, 2008. The tour will wind its way throughout the U.S. and the singer’s native Canada over the course of six months, culminating on January 30, 2009 in Ft. Lauderdale. It promises to be another spectacular live concert event where Celine will perform her biggest hits, along with songs from her new English album Taking Chances which will be released on November 13th. The show, which is being directed by Jamie King (Madonna's Confessions World Tour, Christina Aguilera's Back to Basics World Tour, Ricky Martin's Livin’ La Vida Loca World Tour) will accompany Celine's performances with a visual feast of color, fashion, dance and surprise!

“These past five years of performing at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas have been an incredibly rewarding experience for myself and my family, but I'm ready to hit the road again, with my husband and son by my side", says Dion. It's going to be so exciting to tour the US and Canada again, and perform everything with a brand new show. I just can’t wait!”

"With A New Day…, Celine’s powerhouse performances and uncanny ability to connect with fans forever changed the landscape of Las Vegas entertainment,” said John Meglen, AEG Live/Concerts West President. “That experience raised her already impressive artistry to a new level, one that we’re excited to bring to fans all over North America.”

Throughout her career Celine has been honored with over 1000 Awards, including Grammys, Oscars, Golden Globes, World Music, Juno and Felix Awards. She is the biggest-selling female artist of all time.

Tour dates:

08/12/08 – Boston, MA – TD Banknorth Garden
08/15/08 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre

08/16/08 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre

08/23/08 – Halifax, NS – Commons Concert Site

08/27/08 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre

08/28/08 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre

09/03/08 – Buffalo, NY – HSBC Arena

09/05/08 – Philadelphia, PA – Wachovia Center

09/08/08 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center

09/12/08 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center

09/13/08 – Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum

09/15/08 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

09/20/08 – Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall

09/22/08 – Columbus, OH – Value City Arena

09/24/08 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena

09/26/08 – Detroit, MI – Palace of Auburn Hills

09/29/08 – Milwaukee, WI – Bradley Center

10/14/08 – Sacramento, CA – ARCO Arena

10/16/08 – Portland, OR – Rose Garden Arena

10/18/08 – Tacoma, WA – Tacomadome

10/20/08 – Vancouver, BC – GM Place

10/24/08 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place

10/28/08 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre

10/30/08 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center

11/04/08 – Chicago, IL – United Center

11/09/08 – Indianapolis, IN – Conseco Fieldhouse

11/11/08 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center

11/13/08 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center

11/15/08 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center

11/17/08 – Omaha, NE – Qwest Center Omaha

11/19/08 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center

11/21/08 – Salt Lake City, UT – EnergySolutions Arena

11/23/08 – San Jose, CA – HP Pavilion

11/29/08 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center

12/02/08 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center

12/06/08 – Phoenix, AZ – Arena

01/07/09 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center

01/09/09 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center

01/13/09 – Nashville, TN – Sommet Center

01/15/09 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC Arena

01/17/09 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena

01/20/09 – Raleigh, NC – RBC Center

01/23/09 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena

01/28/09 – Tampa, FL – St. Pete Times Forum

01/30/09 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Bank Atlantic Center

–by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers