No one is more disappointed by the news than Celine Dion herself
Our hearts will go on, but man, are they bummed out.
Celine Dion has canceled her first set of performances scheduled at Resorts World.
The longtime Las Vegas Headliner and her team made the announcement this morning that her opening shows were delayed due to “unforeseen medical symptoms.”
Originally, Celine was scheduled to perform at the newly opened Resorts World with the curtain being raised for the first time on November 5. That show, and those scheduled through November 20, in addition to shows marked for January 19 to February 5, 2022 are cancelled. Cue a collective, “wa wa wa.”
According to the statement, the legendary singer has been experiencing “severe and persistent muscle spasms which are preventing her from performing.” While the shows are still a few weeks away, they are preventing Dion from rehearsals. And though most of us would see Dion sit on a garbage can and belt out her bravado, in show business, no rehearsals equals no shows.
No one is more disappointed by the news than Dion herself. “I’m heartbroken by this,” said Celine. “My team and I have been working on our new show for the past eight months, and to not be able to open this November saddens me beyond words.”
Dion and her residencies have done a tremendous amount of good for the Vegas economy and for the legendary singer. Her last stint at Caesars from March 2011 to June 2019 brought her $245.5 million dollars. Her previous residency brought in even more at $385 million dollars. With numbers like that it’s not hard to see why Resorts World was so quick to lure her back to Las Vegas.
“My partners at Resorts World Las Vegas and AEG have been working around the clock to get this brand-new state-of-the-art theatre ready, and it’s absolutely beautiful. I feel so bad that I’m letting them down, and I’m especially sorry for disappointing all the fans who’ve been making their plans to come to Las Vegas,” says Dion. “Now, I have to focus on getting better… I want to get through this as soon as I can.”
Same girl. Same.
While there has been no word on her first Vegas date and when that will be, fans are hoping to see Spring ring anew with Celine’s “Courage World Tour.” It is still scheduled to begin March 9. Until then, we wait. Anyone who has ever seen Celine Dion live almost assuredly has it in their top five live experiences and there is no reason to think otherwise.
For those who spent dollars on tickets for her now cancelled shows, here is what you need to know. Tickets purchased with a credit card through axs.com or the Resorts World website will be automatically refunded. For those bought through your bank, expect up to 30 days to see your refund. For tickets purchased through non-authorized sellers, please reach out to the original point of purchase for more information.
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