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Celine Dion pushes tour re-launch to 2022

Updated February 18, 2021 - 3:09 pm

Those clamoring for Celine Dion’s return to the Las Vegas Strip were given a timeline, kinda, from Celine herself Wednesday.

The pop superstar and Las Vegas resident announced her “Courage” world tour is being moved back to 2022. The European dates previously set for March 19-June 16 are now booked from May 25-Sept. 24, 2022.

“The vaccines are on their way, so I promise, we’re going to make up for all that lost time, in 2022,” Celine said softly in a video posted on her official Twitter account. “Take care. I miss you so much. I love you guys. See you soon.” She then blew a kiss.

What does it mean to us in VegasVille? Celine would not headline at The Theatre at Resorts World (where we have identified her next residency home) until the fourth quarter of 2022 at the earliest. The predominant Vegas headliner from 2003-2019 has a plan to finish off her touring commitments before entertaining specifics for a Strip residency.

Celine opens at Utilita Arena in Birmingham, England on May 25. She plays O2 Arena in London on May 29-30, band also plays Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland, Austria, Norway, Denmark, Belgium and closing in Paris on Sept. 25.

There was also speculation, pre-pandemic, of a “Courage” tour extension into South America, but there are no dates listed after Sept. 25. Such a tour extension would likely push Celine’s Strip plans to 2023.

John Katsilometes’ column runs daily in the A section. His “PodKats!” podcast can be found at reviewjournal.com/podcasts. Contact him at jkatsilometes@reviewjournal.com. Follow @johnnykats on Twitter, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.

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