Recently, Celine Dion had her final Las Vegas show. She had been performing at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for 16 years and held over 1,400 shows there. Her final show was sold out with around 4,300 people in attendance. In addition to her incredible performances, she also paid tribute to her late husband.
Her late husband, René Angélil sadly passed away from cancer in 2016. Celine shared a photo slideshow of herself, René, and their family over the years. She also shared photos from the beginning of her Las Vegas residency way back in 2003. She thanked René for his love and support during those times.
Learn what Celine said about René and her 16-year Vegas residency
Celine told the crowd, “I’m both proud and humbled by what we’ve accomplished at the Colosseum since we began 16 years ago when René and I first shared this dream. This entire experience has been a huge part of my show business career, one that I will cherish forever.”
She continued, “I have so many people to thank, but the most important ‘thank you’ goes to my fans, who gave us the opportunity to do what we love.”
The photo slideshow had “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” with it playing as well. It was a beautiful and touching moment, which Celine shared with her three sons. Her orchestra and band that had been playing with her for over a decade also joined her for her last curtain call. How incredible is that?
Celine admitted that she was both excited and emotional that she was playing her very last Vegas show. Now, she embarks on a world tour, so she is obviously not slowing down any time soon!
She also admitted that she had no idea her residency would be as successful as it was. She thought she would only be in Vegas for about three months!
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You’ve been with us throughout this incredible journey and I can’t thank you enough! One more night in Vegas… let’s go for it! ⚡️– Celine xx… . Vous nous avez accompagnés tout au long de cette incroyable aventure et je ne pourrai jamais vous remercier assez. Un dernier spectacle à Vegas… On y va ! ⚡️- Céline xx… . 📸 : @denisetruscello
For her final Vegas show, she sang classics like “My Heart Will Go On,” “The Power of Love,” “Because You Loved Me,” as well as debuting a new song called “Flying on My Own.”
Her Courage World Tour will kick off in Quebec City, Canada in September. She will travel all across the United States. Are you going to see her show? I am so excited that she is finally touring again across the country!