Celine Dion concert is confirmed on April 08, 2008 at Stadium Merdeka. Visit www.galaxy.com.my for information and tickets.
PETALING JAYA: Canadian superstar Celine Dion is set to thrill Malaysian fans on April 8.
The lanky songstress will be having a show here as part of her smashing year-long Taking Chances World Tour, following the release in November of her latest album Taking Chances.
“This is her first tour in Asia and it is significant that she chose KL instead of our neighbouring countries,” said Arianna Teoh, executive director of Artiste World, the organiser of the show.
Artiste World is a subsidiary of top concert promoter, Galaxy Group.
The world tour, to kick off in South Africa this month, will be the first for the 39-year-old since her return to the music scene in 2002, after a three-year hiatus.
Apart from Malaysia, Dion will also be performing in Australia, Belgium, China, Germany, France, Italy, Japan and the United States.
“This is a lifetime opportunity and definitely a family affair. Her hits transcend all ages,” Teoh said.
“The show is also the biggest production ever done in the country and we are certain it would lift the entertainment industry to a greater height,” Artiste World managing director Alan Chan added.
“This is a very brave move for us. In the past, promoters have not dared to bring in A-list artistes or rather it was rare,” Chan said.
Born to a large impoverished family in Quebec, Dion, the youngest of 14 children, first gained international recognition in the 1980s after she won the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival and the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest.
Dion achieved worldwide success with the release of several English and French albums.
At the height of her success in 1999, Dion announced a temporary withdrawal from entertainment in order to start a family and enjoy life. Her music has been influenced by genres ranging from pop, soul, and rock to classical and gospel.
To date, she has sold over 200 million albums worldwide and has under her belt the 2004 Chopard Diamond Award from the World Music Awards show for becoming the Best Selling Female Artist in the World.
The concert will be held at Stadium Merdeka on April 8 at 8pm.
For details, contact 03-2282 2020 or visit www.galaxy.com.my.