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  
1 Celine 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)
   
2 Eagles
  $18,589,983
  Sept. 27 - Oct. 5
  MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas (3/3)
  37,578 (37,578)
   
3 Carrie 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)
   
4 KISS
  $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)
   
5 Fleetwood Mac
  $7,303,980
  Sept. 2 - 9
  Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia (4/4)
  53,072 (53,072)
   
6 Muse
  $4,952,593
  Oct. 2 - 3
  Foro Sol, Mexico City (1/2)
  94,400 (120,000)
   
7 The 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)
   
8 King 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)
   
9 Bad Bunny
  $2,007,385
  Nov. 17
  The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (1/1)
  16,564 (16,564)
   
10 Eric Church
  $1,617,825
  Nov. 15 - 16
  The Anthem, Washington, D.C. (2/2)
  12,456 (12,456)
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