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Las Vegas headliner Celine Dion sets 40-city North American tour

Updated April 3, 2019 - 7:31 pm

Whenever Celine Dion returns to performance in Las Vegas after closing at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, it will be after March 2020.

Dion announced her first North American tour, titled “Courage,” in more than 10 years today in an appearance on Facebook. She opens in Quebec City on Sept. 18-20 and closes in Pittsburgh on March 13. There are no Las Vegas dates. No surprise there. Dion has spent the better part of 15 years in two residencies at the Colosseum, which was built for her original run “A New Day …” which premiered in 2003.

There are no West Coast dates, either, on the 40-city “Courage” series. Tickets for the general public go on sale April 12. Dion has also been recording an album at Studio at the Palms, which set for release in November.

Away from her tour and recording schedule, this week Dion announced she is the spokeswoman for L’Oréal Paris.

Dion closes her series on the Strip on June 8. She recorded a video produced by Las Vegas producer Blair Farrington leading into today’s announcement, along an Elvis impressionist, showgirl and members of the “Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas.” Steven Wayne, who has played Dion in the show, picks up Dion and her party after their big rig hauling them out of Vegas breaks down in the desert.

To open that video, Dion left a hint at a return to the city, scrawling in red lipstick, “Ciao for now Las Vegas, love, Celine.”

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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