Many Filipino fans thought they'd be able to see Celine Dion live for the first time in Manila in 2014, but she cancelled at the last minute to care for her sick husband, René Angélil, who later passed away. The excitement is set to come back to those same fans after it was confirmed on Friday that Dion will finally be performing in the country this year. Dion, best known as the powerful voice behind the enduring "Titanic" theme, "My Heart Will Go On," and many more hits, will have an Asia-Pacific tour this coming June, July, and August.
She will be playing some cities for the first time including Manila, Singapore, Jakarta, Taipei, and Bangkok. Her one-night only concert in the Philippines will be staged at the Mall of Asia Arena on July 19.
Tickets are priced at P35,380, P32,210, P19,540, P16,370, P7,920 and P2,640, and will be available to the public on January 18.
In an exclusive interview with ABS-CBN News’ MJ Felipe, Dion apologized for not being able to push through with the 2014 concert and said she is excited for this new tour. "If I may apologize again to the fans that I had to cancel the tour. But I hope you understand. But now, we’re gonna have a fun time," she said.
In between her residency shows in Las Vegas, Dion meets up with her team on what songs to bring to the tour. She said she would love to customize her repertoire per country. "The fans would love to hear the hits, so there'll be hits like 'Because You Loved Me' and 'My Heart Will Go On,'" she said.In addition to previously mentioned cities, Dion will also be returning to other places where she has already performed, such as Tokyo and Macau.
"I can't wait to be there with you. I can't wait to sing for you. I can't wait to see you again. Be well," she said in a social media video.
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