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Celine Dion Debuts Courage World Tour to $30 Million

Celine Dion
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Celine Dion performs on the opening night of her Courage World Tour at the Videotron Centre in Quebec City, Quebec, on Sept. 18, 2019.

After spending much of the 2010s on the Las Vegas strip, Celine Dion launched the Courage World Tour on Sept. 18. The opening North American leg is the first time she has toured around the continent since 2009, and the backlogged anticipation has risen to the surface. According to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore, Dion tops the Nov. 30-dated Hot Tours recap with $33.2 million from the tour’s first 19 shows.

Almost evenly split between the U.S. and Canada, Dion has played ten domestic shows and nine homeland dates. Most impressively, she grossed $7 million in four shows at Montreal’s Bell Centre, sold out at 53,864 tickets. She also played multiple shows in Quebec City and Ottawa, as opposed to single-show engagements across the Midwest.

The opening leg averages out to $1.747 million and 12,414 tickets per show, maximizing her audience beyond her historic Las Vegas residencies. Playing at the 4,000-cap Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace, Dion paced $693,000 per night in the 2011-19 Celine residency. It was a phenomenal figure for a theater show but is out of its league when compared to her new arena tour.

These figures boost Dion’s career-total to $1.115 billion and 8.8 million tickets sold, as reported to Billboard Boxscore. While she ranked No. 5 on Billboard’s overall Top Pop Artists of the ‘90’s, her touring total by the end of the decade had “only” hit $77.9 million. It was in the 2000s with her first Vegas residency and in the last ten years with her second and greater expansion into international touring that her live business soared.

The Courage World Tour is in support of Dion’s newest album, Courage. The set was released on Nov. 15 and debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart dated Nov. 30 with 113,000 equivalent album units. It is her first album to top the chart in 17 years since she debuted in the poll position with 2002’s A New Day Has Come.

See below for the full Hot Tours tally, featuring the Eagles, Muse, and Bad Bunny.

 

 HOT TOURS - NOV. 30, 2019
 Ranked by Gross, Compiled from Boxscores reported Nov. 19 - 25
  
 ACT
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Venue, City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
  
RANK 
1Celine Dion
 $33,194,537
 Sept. 18 - Nov. 22
 Centre Videotron, Quebec City, Quebec (3/3)
 Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Ont. (2/2)
 Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, Cleveland, Ohio (1/1)
 Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio (1/1)
 KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky. (1/1)
 U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio (1/1)
 Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Mo. (1/1)
 Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. (1/1)
 Fargodome, Fargo, N.D. (0/1)
 Target Center, Minneapolis, Minn. (1/1)
 Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisc. (1/1)
 Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Mich. (1/1)
 Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec (4/4)
 235,868 (237,634)
  
2Eagles
 $18,589,983
 Sept. 27 - Oct. 5
 MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas (3/3)
 37,578 (37,578)
  
3Carrie Underwood
 $15,379,490
 Oct. 4 - 31
 Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C. (1/1)
 Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pa. (1/1)
 TD Garden, Boston, Mass. (1/1)
 PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pa. (1/1)
 KeyBank Center, Buffalo, N.Y. (1/1)
 Scotiabank Arena, Toronto (1/1)
 Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, Cleveland, Ohio (1/1)
 KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky. (0/1)
 State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Ga. (1/1)
 Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Fla. (1/1)
 FedExForum, Memphis, Tenn. (0/1)
 BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla. (0/1)
 Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa (1/1)
 Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, S.D. (1/1)
 United Center, Chicago (1/1)
 Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Mich. (1/1)
 190,264 (194,405)
  
4KISS
 $8,316,017
 Sept. 1 - 12
 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, Mo. (1/1)
 Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa (0/1)
 Simmons Bank Arena, North Little Rock, Ark. (1/1)
 Centurylink Center, Bossier City, La. (1/1)
 AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas (1/1)
 Toyota Center, Houston, Texas (1/1)
 Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque, N.M. (1/1)
 Pepsi Center, Denver, Colo. (1/1)
 85,102 (89,852)
  
5Fleetwood Mac
 $7,303,980
 Sept. 2 - 9
 Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia (4/4)
 53,072 (53,072)
  
6Muse
 $4,952,593
 Oct. 2 - 3
 Foro Sol, Mexico City (1/2)
 94,400 (120,000)
  
7The Black Keys
 $2,441,912
 Oct. 4 - Nov. 17
 Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wis. (1/1)
 Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas (1/1)
 Pechanga Arena San Diego, San Diego, Calif. (0/1)
 24,785 (26,682)
  
8King Crimson
 $2,295,556
 Oct. 4 - 13
 Espaco das Americas, Sao Paulo, Brazil (0/1)
 Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina (0/2)
 Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile (0/2)
 28,242 (31,664)
  
9Bad Bunny
 $2,007,385
 Nov. 17
 The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (1/1)
 16,564 (16,564)
  
10Eric Church
 $1,617,825
 Nov. 15 - 16
 The Anthem, Washington, D.C. (2/2)
 12,456 (12,456)