After 717 shows since March 2003, Canadian singer Celine Dion’s Las Vegas Show ‘A New Day’ finally comes to an end at Caesar’s Palace. The show’s run was meant to start much earlier into the new millennium but Dion had to push the date back after knowing she was pregnant. After giving birth and after the construction of a spanking new theater specially designed for the dimensions needed for the performances in the show.
The artist best known for popularizing the motion picture’s Titanic theme song (“My Heart Will Go On”), signed a 100 million USD deal with Caesar’s Palace to perform the show on 2003, but since it was very successful, it was extended year after year. As of 2007, three million people have been said to have watched Grammy-winning Dion’s concert.
To make the event even more poignant, the singer asked her husband-manager, Rene Angelil and their now seven year-old son Rene-Charles onstage as she bade the crowd goodbye. Rene-Charles charmingly picked up the rose petals on the floor to offer it to her mother whose life and career are both about to change dramatically after performing regurlarly in Las Vegas.
Though the show’s wrapping up in Vegas, Celine’s definitely not done yet. She will be kicking off a 96-city world concert tour in Johannesburg