Celine Dion, Peter Gabriel Set For Canadian Benefit
Celine Dion and Peter Gabriel will perform at an American Red Cross benefit concert Friday (Sept. 28) at Montreal's Molson Centre for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the U.S. According toCeline Dion and Peter Gabriel will perform at an American Red Cross benefit concert Friday (Sept. 28) at Montreal's Molson Centre for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the U.S. According to sources and Canadian media reports, the first three hours of the five-hour event will be broadcast live on the TQS television network. The show will feature 100 Canadian artists, including Bruno Pelletier, Garou, Claude Dubois, and the performance troupe Cirque du Soleil.
Dion is slated to perform her live favorite "L'Amour Existe Encore (Love Still Exists)." The artist, who rarely has appeared rarely in public in the past year, resurfaced last Friday on the "America: A Tribute to Heroes" telethon to perform "God Bless America." As previously reported, she plans to return to performing in March 2003 for a three-year, 600-show engagement at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.
Meanwhile, a number of classic rock and pop acts are confirmed to play two concerts under the banner "Volunteers for America," to benefit those affected by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The shows, to be announced today (Sept. 25), are set for Oct. 20 at Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre near Atlanta and Oct. 21 at Smirnoff Amphitheatre in Dallas.
The lineup includes Styx, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Journey, Bad Company, Kansas, REO Speedwagon, John Waite, Mark Farner, Edgar Winter Group, and Eddie Money, with others pending. An all-star backing band will include drummer Liberty DiVito (Billy Joel), and guitarists Derek St. Holmes (Ted Nugent) and Jeff Carlisi (.38 Special).