Falling into You: Around the World
Falling Into You: Around the World is the seventh world concert tour by Canadian pop singer, Céline Dion. It was organized to support one of the best selling albums of all time, Falling into You, which has sold over 32 million copies.
|Tour by Céline Dion|
Promotional handbill for tour
|Associated album||Falling into You|
|Start date||18 March 1996|
|End date||28 June 1997|
|No. of shows||75 in North America |
53 in Europe
11 in Asia
10 in Oceania
149 in total
|Céline Dion concert chronology|
In February 1996, Céline Dion announced the launch of her tour in support of a new album. Dion and her band toured Australia, Canada, United States, and many countries in Europe and Asia. In all, the tour lasted more than a year, with 149 shows in 17 different countries.
The sold out tour began on 18 March 1996 in Perth, Australia and continued to major cities around the world. It ended on 28 June 1997 in Nice, France. In June 1997, Céline Dion toured the biggest stadiums in Europe and sang before huge crowds ranging from 35,000 to 70,000 people. At the end of the Asian leg, in early 1997, Celine performed for the sultan in Brunei.
- "It's All Coming Back To Me Now" was not performed in one (or both) concerts in Ghent, Belgium.
- "Falling into You", "Fly", and "Where Does My Heart Beat Now" were removed from the set list in March 1997.
- "To Love You More" was the final song during the Asian leg of the tour.
- During the second European leg "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" was removed from the set list and was replaced by "Call the Man."
- "Because You Loved Me" was the final song during the second European leg of the tour.
- "Quand on n'a que l'amour" was performed in August 1996 in Las Vegas.
- "Les derniers seront les premiers" was performed on 18 October at Rotterdam.
Box office score dataEdit
|Venue||City||Tickets sold / available||Gross revenue|
|Molson Centre ( 17–19 December 1996)||Montreal||30,928 / 34,734 (89%)||$1,106,457|
|FleetCenter||Boston||15,508 / 15,508 (100%)||$445,000|
|Madison Square Garden||New York||13,524 / 13,524 (100%)||$624,260|
|Orlando Arena||Orlando||11,674 / 11,674 (100%)||$447,150|
|Ice palace||Tampa||11,333 / 11,333 (100%)||$436,977|
Broadcasts and recordingsEdit
The 14–15 March 1997 shows at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee, were filmed and the concert aired on television. It was also released on VHS in November 1998. The DVD was supposed to be released on 27 February 2008 in Japan but it was cancelled.
The Zurich concert in 1996 was recorded for a promo release as a live CD. Limited copies of this CD were made.
Concerts in both Australia and Montreal were recorded and broadcast as television specials. The Australia concert special featured four songs and interviews with Dion about the new album. The Montreal special featured six songs. The performances of "All By Myself" and "To Love You More" from the Montreal concert were later used as live music videos.
- Tour director: Bud Scheatzle
- Production director: Ian Donald
- Assistant to the tour director: Michel Dion
- Front of house sound engineer: Denis Savage
- Stage sound engineer: Daniel Baron
- Sound system technicians: François Desjardins, Marc Beauchamp, Marc Thériault
- Lighting director: Yves Aucoin
- Assistant lighting director: Normand Chassé
- Video Director : Yves "kiwwi" Lefebvre
- Camera tech : Yves "Uncle Bill" Beriault, Louis Lefebvre
- Lighting technicians: Jean-François Canuel, Antoine Malette, Michel Pommerleau
- Band gear technicians: Jean-François Dubois, Guy Vignola, Stéphane Hamel
- Set: Tonje Wold, Donald Chouinard
- Head rigger: Frédéric Morosovsky
- Production assistant: Patrick Angélil
- Tour assistant: Louise Labranche
- Assistant to Céline: Manon Dion
- Bodyguard: Eric Burrows
- Hairstylist: Louis Hechter
- Stylist: Annie L. Horth
- Choreographer: Dominique Giraldeau
- Musicians' wardrobe: D-U-B-U-C mode de vie
- Musical director and keyboards: Claude "Mego" Lemay
- Drums: Dominique Messier
- Bass: Marc Langis
- Keyboards: Yves Frulla
- Guitars: André Coutu
- Percussion: Paul Picard
- Violin on "To Love You More": Taro Hakase
- Backing vocals: Terry Bradford, Rachelle Jeanty (1996), Julie LeBlanc (1997)
- Backing vocals and Cello: Elise Duguay
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