Celine Dion, who was ready to stop in Montreal on her first tour in a decade, had to postpone the first four shows in the city due to a virus.
Dion kicked-off her new Courage World Tour in Quebec City on September 18 and was slated to play a run of shows at Montreal’s Bell Centre, starting on September 26 and running through October 5. However, the event promoter Evenko had to postpone the first four shows at the venue – including September 26, 27, 30, and October 1 – as the singer recovers from a virus affecting her throat.
“Under strict order from the doctor, Celine must take a week of rest to recuperate completely, and intends to take the stage at the Bell Centre on Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5 as planned,” Evenko said in a statement. “Céline Dion, Concerts West/ AEG Presents and Evenko are sincerely sorry for the inconvenience this may cause.”
The first four shows in Montreal have been moved to November 18, 19, 20, and 21, respectively. Ticketholders must hold onto their tickets, as they will be honored at the new dates. Those who cannot make the November shows can seek refunds via point of purchase.
Dion’s tour will continue through 2020 – stopping in cities like Milwaukee, Cincinnati, Chicago, Toronto, Miami, Atlanta, Memphis, and Philadelphia. She’ll appear at venues like Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, the Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, Newark’s Prudential Center, and the Gloden 1 Center in Sacramento. More dates were just added, bringing the singer across Europe through September 2020.
Courage, Dion’s 27th studio album, drops November 15. The record features previously-released singles “Imperfections,” “Lying Down,” and “Courage,” which follows 2016’s Encore un soir and 2013’s Loved Me Back to Life. Throughout Dion’s nearly 40-year career, she’s become one of the most well-known pop stars in the world, achieving fame with smash-hits like “The Power Of Love,” “My Heart Will Go On,” and “I’m Your Angel.”