Mourning the loss of her husband and manager René Angélil plus her brother Daniel, Céline Dion is returning to the spotlight. We got a glimpse of the Canadian superstar November 22, 2015, when she brought the world to tears in her touching performance of Edith Piaf’s “Hymne à L’Amour” at the American Music Awards in honour of the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris. Céline will be releasing new single, “Encore Un Soir” on May 24, 2016, which will appear on her upcoming 26th studio album. Dion has already gifted the world with a cover of Queen’s “The Show Must Go On” which features electronic violin sensation Lindsey Stirling. It is available at iTunes as of May 20. She will perform this song with Lindsey at the Billboard Music Awards on May 22 where she will be honoured with the ICON Award.
With the launch of new music, Dion will be hitting the tour circuit. She wraps up her Las Vegas shows June 4 and plays two in Antwerp, Belgium June 20-21 at the Sportpaleis. From June 24 – July 9, she plays nine shows in Paris at the AccorHotels Arena. From there she proceeds to Montréal’s Centre Bell for 10 concerts from July 31 – August 17 and five shows at Québec City’s Centre Vidéotron (August 20-27). She caps things off with a one-night performance August 30 at Amphithéâtre Cogeco in good old Trois-Rivières. She then returns to her Las Vegas residency starting September 20.
Céline Dion is the best-selling Canadian recording artist of all-time. It is estimated that she has sold in excess of 200 million records worldwide.