Celine Dion A New Day… Begins Its Final Year
Las Vegas Blockbuster Prepares for Final Curtain Call on December 15, 2007
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Last night Celine Dion and cast performed the first show in what will be the fifth and final year for A New Day…, the Las Vegas performance spectacular created by DRAGONE. The show is scheduled to close on December 15, 2007, after a landmark run at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, where it has been presented by Chrysler since March 2003.
“The fans have been so supportive of us, and I want to thank them for taking this journey with me. Working with Director Franco Dragone and a wonderful cast of the most incredible artists has given me the opportunity to interpret my music in a very different and profound way, and to share a unique experience with audiences from around the world every night,” said Celine Dion. “When I began this adventure four years ago, I had no idea how magical this experience truly would be. As we prepare ourselves to say goodbye, I know this will be the best year yet.”
Nearly two-and-a-half million fans have experienced A New Day… since it opened in the $95 million Colosseum designed for the show. As the performance has evolved through the years, its status as one of the hottest tickets in Las Vegas has been a constant.
“A New Day… has been a phenomenal success, and has surpassed anyone's expectations. That Celine still is selling out 4,000 seats a night after almost four years is a testament to her artistry, her passion and the connection that so many fans feel with her,” said John Meglen, president and co-CEO of AEG Live/Concerts West. “We expect this final year to hold great things for both first-time visitors and fans who will return to see how the show has changed, as we all celebrate Celine and everyone involved in this historic show.”
A New Day… will continue to evolve in its final year, including new costumes and a stunning performance of “River Deep, Mountain High.” From January 17-21, the show will be filmed in high-definition for a soon-to-be-released TV special and DVD, which will include some very unique and entertaining behind-the-scenes bonus footage.
The final block of tickets for performances from August through December will go on sale to the general public on March 1. Through a unique blend of concert, dance, theatre and multi-media, A New Day… transports audiences to a virtual world where each song shapes a universe of its own. Created by Franco Dragone, the performance is an artistic collection of powerful song and dance, fantastical imagery, reoccurring characters and special effects, including projected images that are stories high and sequences where objects and performers appear to float across the stage. The spectacle includes a cast of 50 dancers, musicians, incredible lighting effects, and the largest indoor LED screen in North America, which creates an ever-changing backdrop for the performances.
Tickets are available now for performances from January through June by calling 1-877-4-CELINE or visiting www.ticketmaster.com
, keyword "Celine Dion." Tickets also may be purchased in person at The Caesars Palace Box Office, open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For groups of 20 or more, call 800-933-7110. Ticket prices are $87.50, $127.50, $175.00 and $225.00 (including 10% Live Entertainment Tax) plus applicable handling fees.
ABOUT A NEW DAY…
A New Day… is produced by AEG LIVE, created by DRAGONE and presented by Chrysler. For more information on A New Day…, call 888-995-1555 or visit www.celinedion.com