CONCERT IN CHARLOTTE
On August 7, 1992 Celine Dion performed at the Blockbuster Pavilion (wich is the current Verizon Wireless Amphitheater) in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA with the "Celine Dion Tour", also known as "Celine Dion In Concert" and in front of more than 18,000 people. Actually, this concert was one of the opening acts for Michael Bolton´s "Time, Love and Tenderness Tour". During the summer of 1992, Celine did an American tour as the opening act for Michael Bolton´s tour. According to some USA newspapers, Celine was scheduled to open 18 shows for Bolton. According to La Presse (a French-language daily newspaper published in Montreal, Canada), she opened 16 shows and the last one was in Indianapolis, USA.
MONTRÉAL AU RYTHME DES AMÉRIQUES
On August 15, 1992 Celine Dion took part at the "Montréal Au Rythme des Amériques", an special concert to celebrate the 350th anniversary of Montreal, Canada. This was one of the 3 mega concerts celebrating Montreal´s 350th anniversary. The firt, took place on July 19, 1992 in front of 70,000 people. Another concert took place on July 25, 1992 in front of 55,000 people and the third was "Montréal Au Rythme des Amériques", in front of 45,000 people. These concerts were part of various special events organized by the "Corporation des célébrations du 350e anniversaire de Montréal", wich was created in 1988 to plan the celebrations. "Montréal Au Rythme des Amériques" took place at Park Des Iles, on the Island of St-Hélène, situated immediately southeast of the Island of Montreal, in the extreme southwest of Quebec. Celine performed the The Beatles famous song "Let it be", in duet with Aaron Neville. She also performed "Beauty and the beast" in duet with Peabo Bryson, "Nothing broken but my heart" and "Love can move mountains" with The Atlanta Super Choir. Daniel Lavoie, Tito Puente, The Neville Brothers, Tom Cochrane, Joe Cocker and many others also took part on this concert. At the end of the show, all the singers sang together on the song "Bye bye". The concert was broadcasted on late August 1992 on the TV show "Les Beaux Dimanches", from Radio-Canada channel in Quebec, Canada.
FESTIVAL DES MONTGOLFIERES
On September 6, 1992 Celine Dion performed at the Parc de la Baie in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada with the "Celine Dion Tour". This concert was part of the "Festival Des Montgolfieres", an yearly festival that was meant primarily a promotional activity in the young city of Gatineau, Quebec. It was also primarily a family celebration. However, the festival has quickly become the go number one summer in Ottawa. This year, 125 balloonists came to the 5th edition of the Gatineau "Hot Air Balloon Festival" (or "Festival Des Montgolfieres") as the event marked the closing of Canada´s 125th birthday celebrations in the National Capital Region. Good weather conditions made for a perfect score of seven launches, much to the delight of over 170,000 spectators. Main stage concerts featured Richard Séguin, Luc De Larochellière, Celine Dion and Les B.B. The Festival also staged the first Canada-USA "Hot Air Balloon Race", the Gatineau and Adirondack Festivals (New York State) joining in a friendly competition. The Festival´s honorary president was Rocky Aoki, the famous Japanese-American businessman who founded the BENIHANA Restaurant empire and crossed the Pacific Ocean aboard his "Double Eagle V", hot air balloon in just three and a half days. Celine performed "Did you give enough love", "Love can move mountains" and "Nothing broken but my heart". 170,000 people attended to the event. Richard Séguin, Luc De Larochellière and Les B.B. also performed at the festival.
FOR OUR CHILDREN CONCERT
On September 22, 1992 Celine Dion performed at "For Our Children", a special benefit concert produced by the Walt Disney Corppration. The concert took place at the Universal Amphitheatre in California, USA and profits from the show were given to a pediatric foundation against AIDS. Sheila E, Maurice Davis, Paula Abdul, Patti LaBelle, Melissa Etheridge, Peter Alsop and Ted Danson also took part at this concert. The show was hosted by Mayim Bialik, Kadeem Hardison, Neil Patrick Harris, Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen and Jason Priestley. Celine, who was using a sexy black outfit, performed "Beauty and the beast", in duet with Maurice Davis. A CD and a video were recorded during the concert and made available to the public. That´s the only recording of the song "Beauty and the beast" where Celine is not singing with Paebo Brysor, since he wasn´t available for that event. Maurice Davis also accompanied Celine during her tour in 1992 as one of the back-up singers.
OPENING GALA FOR CAPITOLE THEATRE
On November 22, 1992 Celine Dion performed at the opening Gala-concert for the Le Théâtre du Capitol or Capitole Theatre in Quebec, Canada. The promoters spared no effort in preparing this impressive display, and they have succeeded, judging by the audience´s reaction. Although initially somewhat reserved, the audience got into the game, which was masterfully executed by the evening´s two hosts, Rémy Girard and Marc-André Coallier. The former, acting as the Capitole´s ghost, and the latter as a young hoodlum heading a qroup of squatters who had been illegally occupying the theatre’s ruins for almost ten years. The hosts control the evening´s transitions by their acting and singing performances. Performers take the stage in rapid succession; Louise Marleau, Robert Charlebois, who literally jump-started the proceedings with his fiery rendition of "Fu man chu", Celine with the very moving song "L´amour existe encore" (in wich she was using a red dress), Alain Choquette, who quickly made Julie Masse disappear and reappear to perform, to the audience´s disbelief, as well as the very popular Patrick Bruel, Gildor Roy, Renée Martel and many others. Journalistic constraints being what they are, we were unable to stay until the end and see Michel Sardou perform his greatest hits, especially Celine´s finale, performing the public´s choice for the Song of the Century. Raymond Lévesque´s "Quand les hommes vivront d´amour" (performed by Celine, using another outfit and hairstyle), was selected from among 10 popular songs, some of which were performed by Nathalie Simard and Francis Martin as an opening preview. Guy Neveux´s original and versatile stage sets alone were an impressive sight for the 1,360 spectators attending this gala event. The center of the stage featured a theatre façade with windows that became a giant screen when needed. Two addional lateral screens appear on occasion to further amplify the performer’s moves. This makes for an uncluttered stage allowing for a smooth transition between numbers. Danse-partout´s dancers turned in a wonderful performance keeping pace with the various rhythms.