CONCERT IN MONTREAL
On February 12, 2009 Celine Dion performed at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada with the "Taking Chances Tour". When Montreal saw Celine by the last time, she was settling in for eight sold-out nights at the Bell Centre at the end of August 2008, a little more than halfway through the tour. On this night she returned for the first of three more Montreal dates, with the tour´s end just a couple of weeks away. An air of familiarity permeated the evening. She was again playing to a sellout crowd of over 22,400 people. Singer-comedian Véronic Dicaire again warmed up the room with impressions of various Quebec music personalities, culminating in an all-in-good-fun sendup of Celine herself. With few exceptions, the set list and staging were virtually identical. First song "I drove all night" launched the party on a Euro-dance note. Celine skipped to all corners of the open-concept stage, waving to her fans as she went. "J´irai où tu iras" next, had a boogie rock feel. "The power of love" brought the imperative power-ballad. "Merci beaucoup" Celine said, after this last song (she addressed the crowd in French all night). "Finally, I´m back home. I missed you. I have to say, in a few days, this great adventure that started a year ago in South Africa will end. This year, I had the opportunity, with my family and team, to live moments that were honestly wonderful. But the most wonderful thing is coming home". She performed "Taking chances" early in the night, delivering her lines with streamlined, quivering emotion. Cue flamenco interlude, Celine´s dancers and 10-piece band taking the spotlight while she changed costumes. The dramatic ballad "L´amour existe encore" came with a dedication to recently hospitalized rocker Éric Lapointe. "Dans un autre monde" was straight ´90s pop-rock, while "All by myself" gave her a chance to tug at people´s heartstrings. She sat on the piano, just like last time, to tell the audience how producer Linda Perry wrote a song for her, "My love" which she sang a cappella (prompting catcalls from the crowd). She again performed "The prayer", in video-duet with Andrea Bocelli, and wrapped up the show with a string of soul hits, including "It´s a man´s man´s man´s world" and "River deep, mountain high". She dropped the Queen medley with "We will rock you" and "The show must go on", performed last time. The Queen medley was never performed in 2009. And finally "My heart will go on" and "Pour que tu m´aimes encore", in the second encore, complete with "Titanic" video montage, candles and Celine in a flowing black gown, singing from atop a podium, centre stage. The audience lapped up every overwrought minute.
CONCERT IN MONTREAL
On February 15, 2009 Celine Dion performed at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada with the "Taking Chances Tour". This was Celine´s last concert in Montreal with this tour. Véronic DiCaire made the opening act. After a video introduction with a remix of "I drove all night", Celine performed this song. Then, she sang "J´irai où tu iras" in duet with Marc Langis, "The power of love", "Destin", "Taking chances" and "Et s´il n´en restait qu´une". After that a flamenco number performed by the band and dancers, Celine sang "Eyes on me", "L´amour existe encore", "Dans un autre monde" and "All by myself". Another interlude video and a costume change and a remix of the song "My heart will go on" and then Celine sang a remix version of "I´m alive", "Je sais pas", "My love", "S´il suffisait d'aimer" and "Alone". The show almost was ended after she sang "It´s a man´s man´s man´s world" and "Love can move mountains" (in wich she almost fall during the walking with the dancers), but after another costume change, Celine sang "River deep, mountain high". And after that, she also sang "My heart will go on" and the last song of this concert, "Pour que tu m´aimes encore". During the show, Celine received a lot of presents as a frog after "My love" and flowers, and even a necklace from her fans.
CONCERT IN OMAHA
On February 26, 2009 Celine Dion performed at the Qwest Center Omaha in Omaha, USA with the "Taking Chances Tour" in front of about 18,000 people. This was the last concert of the tour. Gordie Brown did the opening act. Around 9:20 hs. p.m the lights went down and the opening video started. The energy and excitement from everyone in the audience was unbelievable. Celine appeared and as the screens rose she had her eyes closed with a nervous/excited look on her face. "I drove all night" was the first song. Then after "The power of love" Celine spoke mentioning that "tonight is bitter sweet" talking about it being the last show, but it was a time to move on. The rest of the show was unbelievable for the fans. All of the songs seemed to be sang live, no playbacks were used. Celine sang a song to the city "Ay Oma ma ma ma ay Oohh". Celine was so generous excepting gifts from fans and she spent a lot of time talking to audience.
DISNEY PARKS CHRISTMAS DAY PARADE
On December 4, 2009 Celine Dion performed at the taping of the "Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade" holliday TV special, wich took place at the Disney´s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Hotel in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA. This year, the 26th annual "Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade" featured performances by Celine Dion and Stevie Wonder. Also, kids can look forward to seeing their favorite stars from Mickey Mouse and Princess Tiana to the Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato. Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest co-hosted the event. The theme this year, admirably, was "Seasons of Giving", which corresponds to Disney´s "Give a Day, Get a Disney Day" campaign in which Disney celebrated volunteerism by giving a free, one-day admission to a Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort theme park to 1 million people in the United States and Canada who perform volunteer service with a participating organization starting January 1, 2010. The two-hour televised special was aired nationally in High-definition on December 25, 2009 on ABC channel at 10 a.m. Eastern and 9 a.m. Central, Mountain and Pacific times. Celine performed "O come all ye faithful" and the heartwarming ballad "Don´t save it all for Christmas day". The TV special featured interviews with the Jonas Brothers, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and Meaghan Martin originating from Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort.