A NEW DAY HAS COME CBS SPECIAL
On March 3, 2002 Celine Dion performed at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, USA. This was the taping of a TV special for the American television, to help promote Celine´s new album, "A New Day Has Come". Before the concert, Celine posed for a photo session. The photos were used to promote the TV special aired later on April 7, 2002 on CBS channel in USA, under the title "Celine Dion: A New Day Has Come - CBS Special". This was Celine´s first appearance on a public concert since her career break in 2000. A two-year break always was the plan for the Quebec native. Celine says the TV special, taped at Hollywood´s new Kodak Theatre, is meant to show people that "I haven´t changed so much. I´ve grown up some and have a child now, and we went through some difficult times, but I´m the same person. This will be the first time I´ll be performing a bunch of songs from the new album (for an audience). I know the music industry can change a lot, but I´m not ready to make a big jump into a rap album". After a "Ladies and Gentleman, please welcome back to Celine Dion", Celine appeared on stage to perform her new single "A new day has come". Then, Celine thanked the audience at the Kodak Theatre and she also revealed how nervous she was. And then, she performed "I´m alive". Celine also performed a movie medley with the songs "Because you loved me", "Beauty and the beast" in duet with Bryan McNight and "My heart will go on". After a costume change, Celine appeared on stage and she performed "Have you ever been in love". After another costume change, Celine presented the American R&B girl group Destiny´s Child, and she invited them to sing together the Samantha Sang´s song, "Emotions". They also sang together Celine´s song, "When the wrong one loves you right". Accompanied by violinist Roddy Chong, Celine performed "At last", a gospel-tinged number first recorded by Glenn Miller in 1941, and recorded by Celine for the album "A New Day Has Come". Celine ended the concert with a touching performance of "Nature boy", while footage from her manager and husband Rene Angelil and their son Rene-Charles, was shown on the big screen. During the concert, Celine also performed the songs: "Aun existe amor" (Spanish version of "L´amour existe encore") and "Goodbye´s (the saddest word)" (both from the album "A New Day Has Come"). Although, these two performances weren´t broadcasted during the TV special. After the taping of the show, Celine signed autographs for her fans.
LA SPÉCIALE CÉLINE DION
On March 17, 2002 Celine Dion performed at the Plaine-Denis Studios in Paris, France taping a TV Special to help promote the album "A New Day Has Come". The TV Special entitled "La Spéciale Céline Dion" was hosted by Flavie Flament and it was broadcasted on March 30, 2002 on TF1 channel in France. During the show Celine performed "A new day has come", "Pour que tu m´aimes encore" in duet with Jean-Jacques Goldman, "Sous le vent" in duet with Garou, "Au bout de mes reves" in duet with Garou, Pascal Obispo, Gerald De Palmas and Jean-Jacques Goldman, "Ten days" in duet with Gerald De Palmas, who was playing the guitar, "I´m alive" and "On ne change pas" dancing with various artists as Goldman, Obispo, Lââm, Garou, De Palmas and many others. Pascal Obispo performed a little part of the song "L´envie d´aimer" on the piano, and then appeared Celine and she performed "The greatest reward" with a choir behind her. Jean-Jacques Goldman also performed "Tournent les violons" playing the violin. A choir of children appeared on scene singing to Celine celebrating her 38th birthday. Celine also was interviewed and she talked about her new album.
CONCERT IN BERCY
On March 20, 2002 in the evening, next to a press conference, Celine Dion took part in Garou´s concert which took place in Bercy, France. Celine performed the song "Sous le vent" in duet with Garou. Then Garou performed the song "Tomber" in duet with Gerald De Palmas, and Celine joined them singing in english her version of the song entitled "Ten days". Celine and Garou also appeared on a special photo session after the concert. Celine also was photographed with Gerald de Palmas and Patrick Bruel, who also performed at the concert. The concert featured various artists as Patrick Fiori and Daniel Lavoie. This concert was released on DVD on August 20, 2002 with the name "Garou Á Bercy".
ROCKIN´ THE USA CONCERT
On May 2, 2002 Celine Dion performed on a concert taping the TV special entitled "Rockin´ The USA - A Salute To The U.S Military", aboard the aircraft carrier USS Truman and broadcasted on CBS channel in USA. The show featured music performances and stand-up comedy. The band of the Air Force Reserve shares the stage with Celine and many other artists as Clint Black, Jessica Simpson, Lonestar, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Jeff Foxworthy. Celine performed "A new day has come", "I´m alive" and the last song of the show "Gog bless America", in which various artists accompanied Celine. This show was produced by Gilbert Cates.
DIVAS LAS VEGAS CONCERT
On May 23, 2002 Celine Dion performed at the benefit concert "Divas Las Vegas", which took place at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, USA. The concert was organized to promote the educational music and programs in the American schools by VH1. The show animated by Ellen DeGeneres, was diffused on June 9, 2002 on VH1 channel in USA. For the first time, "Divas Live" broadcast from a city other than New York, USA. This time around, Las Vegas played host city to the 5th Divas concert. Celine opened the show performing the AC/DC´s hit "You shook me all night long" in duet with Anastacia. Then, Cher performed "Believe", "Song for the lonely" and "If I could turn back time" in duet with Cyndi Lauper. The Dixie Chicks performed "Long time gone". Then, Shakira performed "Underneath your clothes" and Mary J. Blige and Whitney Houston performed in duet "Rainy dayz". Mary J. Blige also performed "No more drama". The Dixie Chicks performed "Wide open spaces" and in duet with Stevie Nicks they sang "Landslide". Anastacia performed "One day in your life" and Mary J. Blige and Shakira sang in duet "Love is a battlefield". Then, Celine performed "A new day has come" and "I´m alive". And for the finale, Anastacia, the Dixie Chicks, Shakira, Mary J. Blige, Stevie Nicks, Cher and Celine performed an special "Elvis Presley medley". Celine´s part of the medley was in the song "Can´t help falling in love". The concert ended with "You shook me all night long" (reprise) performed by all the divas. This concert was released on CD and DVD on October 22, 2002 under the name "Divas Las Vegas", although many of the songs were not included on CD or DVD.