The Canadian diva Celine Dion has announced a new album and a North American tour with the same name“Courage” that was said to be inspired by life after the death from throat cancer of her husband and manager Rene Angelil. Her tour will take place at forty concerts in North America from September 2019 to March 2020.
The 51-year-old pop singer gave the news at a live show in Los Angeles which was broadcast live on Facebook and watched by up to 11,000 fans around the world. Best known for “My Heart Will Go On,” the “Titanic” movie theme song, Celine Dion has been performing in Las Vegas since 2003, however, she said last year that her concert residency in this city would end in June. “I think it’s time for a change, time to hit the road,” she also said on last Wednesday.
Celine Dion said that the album “Courage” will be released “roughly in November” and the same name tour – her first tour in the US for one decade – would kick off in Quebec City, Canada in September.
“When I lost Rene, he wanted me back on stage. He wanted to make sure I was still practicing my passion,” she said. “I wanted to prove to him that I’m fine, we’re fine, we’re going to be ok. I’ve got this.”
Celine Dion has won Grammy for up to five times. Her last tour of North America was in 2009, as part of her “Taking Chances” World Tour. She sang around the world with this tour which was among the highest-grossing tours of the year 2007. She also performed in Australia and Asia in 2018 in order to support her greatest hits album.
Her last English studio album, “Loved Me Back to Life,” was released in 2013, and her album “Encore un Soir” in French was released in 2016.