Taking chances pays off for Celine Dion



    World tour opens in South Africa and plays to more than 300,000 fans

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Feb. 29 /CNW/ - South Africa is presently
hosting the country's biggest concert tour ever by a major international
artist. Canadian superstar CELINE DION is currently on an unprecedented nine
city tour of the country playing to capacity crowds, primarily in stadiums
from coast to coast. She concludes her successful South African journey with
two outdoor performances in Johannesburg, on February 29 and March 1st.
    Though Celine has been performing in her record-breaking Las Vegas
engagement for the past 5 years, it has been close to 10 years since she has
toured around the world. On her Taking Chances World tour, Celine will visit
many territories for the very first time, including this inaugural visit to
South Africa where she holds the record for being the country's biggest
selling artist of all time.
    Celine Dion has played to over 300 000 South Africans who have been
mesmerized by her incredible, new show. "Starting in South Africa on my World
Tour has been a fantastic experience and a perfect way for my family and I to
begin this new chapter on the road. It's a wonderful feeling to be back on
tour and to be re-connecting with all of my fans around the world."
    Immediately following this current leg, Celine continues with
performances in Japan, Korea, Australia, Malaysia and China. In May 2008 the
tour moves to the UK and Europe playing stadiums and arenas, and finally it
heads back across the ocean where Celine will open the North American leg of
her tour in Boston on August 12th.

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