didn’t disappoint fans last night at the arena. The 15,000 seat venue was crammed with locals as well as many that traveled from Hong Kong and the mainland to see the tour.

Starting at just past 9pm, Dion gave fans a taste of her new album as well as wooing the audience with many of the old favorites. During the one and a half hour show, Dion changed wardrobe over five times. She performed more than 20 songs, saving the fans’ favorite until the end.

The title track to the movie “Titanic”, “My Heart Will Go On” brought the crowd to their feet during the one song encore.

During the show Dion chatted with the audience. She had spent the last three days in , during which time she checked out some of the local tourist attractions, she told the audience.
Dion even learned some Mandarin for the occasion, thanking the crowd with the phrase “Xiexie”.

The tour, promoting the singers latest album, kicked off in Johannesburg, South Africa last month where she played to over 300,000 fans. The grueling schedule will see the Canadian perform more than 100 shows over the next year.

In a sign of the new status of in the region, Dion skipped Hong Kong, traveling to from Osaka, Japan.

Dion is also a favorite in the US gaming capital, Las Vegas. Beginning in 2003, the star sang five nights a week at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in a 4,000-seat arena designed specifically for her show.

“A 90-minute event, “A New Day” introduced a new form of theatrical , a fusion of song, performance art, innovative stage craft and state-of-the-art technology,” a press release states.

“Over the course of the shows record-breaking sold-out run, more than 3,000,000 people have seen ’s “A New Day.”

The show took in approximately USD400 million according to promoters, making it “one of the highest concert grosses in music history”.

“A New Day” was created by , who will also create a performance for the ‘ development beginning next year.

From , Dion will fly to Seoul, South Korea for two shows.

With Permission :: Daily Times

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