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Celine Dion Puts Courage World Tour on Pause Amid Coronavirus

Celine Dion
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Celine Dion

Shows from March 24-April 27 will be rescheduled.

After postponing two dates earlier this week due to what she said was a case of the common cold, Celine Dion announced the postponement of a month-plus of shows on her Courage World Tour due to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The singer announced that all her gigs from March 24 through April 27 will be rescheduled.

The pushing back of the remainder of Dion's North American tour will affect 14 markets, from Denver to Los Angeles, Portland, Vancouver and Winnipeg. New dates will be announced soon, with ticket-holders encouraged to hold on to their original tickets.

Dion joins an ever-expanding list of dozens of tours and festivals that have pulled up stakes in an effort to control the virus, which at press time had exploded into 138,156 confirmed cases and resulted in 5,080 deaths, 36 of which occurred in the United States. As fears of transmission ramp up, AEG and Live Nation recommended all U.S. concerts be postponed through the end of March, even as Broadway shows go dark, along with the bulk of the major U.S. sports leagues.

See Dion's post below for the affected dates.

For information on how to stay safe and receive updates on the spread of the disease in the U.S., visit the CDC website.

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