Celine Dion announces new shows Down Under! We look back at her Australian visit 10 years ago

By: Meaghan Wray

Celine Dion is the musical gift that keeps on giving! After a string of recent concert cancellations due to illness, the star is back on track, stronger than ever and adding stops to her roster of shows for Celine Dion LIVE 2018… Australia and New Zealand, warm up your vocal chords!

The Canadian chanteuse took to her Instagram on Feb 1 to announce the exciting news. Wearing a pretty floral-printed pink blouse with a blue collar and bow. Celine addresses her fans in her signature animated style, saying: “Hello everyone! This is Celine Dion and I’m very excited to let you know that we’re touring Australia and New Zealand this coming July and August. I can’t wait to see you; I can’t wait to sing for you. Take care! We’re going to have a great time. So, see you soon, ok? Be there. Ciao!”

It’s official! We are adding shows to the #celinedionlive2018 tour and heading to Australia and New Zealand. We’ll be visiting Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne & Auckland in July and August. I hope to see you there and I can’t wait to celebrate this tour with you! // C’est officiel! Nous ajoutons des spectacles à la tournée #celinedionlive2018. J’aurai la chance d’aller en Australie et en Nouvelle-Zélande pour visiter Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne & Auckland. J’espère vous y voir pour célébrer cette tournée avec moi ! - Céline xx… Team Céline ticket pre-sale starts on February 12 at 12PM, be sure to subscribe for free here  http://www.celinedion.com/join & get your tickets before the general public sale. // La prévente Team Céline commence le 12 février à 12:00 pm. Inscrivez-vous gratuitement ici  http://www.celinedion.com/join pour mettre la main sur une sélection de billets avant même le début des mises en vente générales.

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This will be the first time in 20 years that Celine has been in New Zealand, and she’s so excited to be there, “I think it’s my turn to visit you,” she told TimeOut magazine about taking a break from her Las Vegas residency to go abroad. “It’s a different energy. When you go in a theatre, it’s more classical, like an opera, but when you go on tour it’s rock n roll.”

Aussies and Kiwis alike are bound to be over-the-moon as it’s also been ten years since their favourite Quebec talent, 49, traveled Down under. Back in 2008, the now mother of three performed a series of shows in Australia, where she was forced to take a 48-hour break toheal a thnroat infection. And it’s been a whopping 20 yhears since she set foot in New Zealand!

While waiting for tickets to go on sale Feb. 19, take a look back at some of her best photos from her past shows down under.

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