Celine Dion’s First Live-Stream Concert Since Rene’s Death
Celine Dion live-streamed her first concert as a widow to fans around the world as a thank you for helping to support her as she mourned her husband’s death in January this year.
The singer returned return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and resume her residency there on February 23, and just like her husband Rene Angelil‘s funeral in Montreal, Canada and his tribute event earlier in February, devotees were able to watch online.
Before the live-stream, sources revealed that the start of the show would include a special tribute to her late husband – and that part of the concert be be available to fans around the globe.
A message on Celine‘s website, where the stream was available, read: “On Tuesday, February 23 at 10:30 PM (Eastern time), join the public and fans who came to salute her return and witness with us live Celine’s love tribute to Rene as we all take a trip down memory lane.”
Angelil lost his battle with cancer on January 14, 2016. He was laid to rest at the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, where he wed Celine in 1984.
Dion returned to The Colosseum stage at the beginning of February for a tribute event held in Rene‘s honour, but she did not perform. Instead, she used the opportunity to address the crowd and thank everyone for the tributes that had been paid to her late husband.
“This is my home away from home,” Celine said. “At the same time I’m supposed to feel extremely comfortable being home and right now I’m not sure how comfortable I feel.
“I feel his (Rene‘s) love in this room. I feel his strength and his warmth being reflected in all of you. Rene always surrounded me with the best people who believed in us and always worked so hard on our behalf.”
Celine was joined by Rene‘s children from his previous marriages and his brother at the memorial event. Many of her late husband’s music industry friends and business associates, including Caesars Palace executives, recalled their memories of the music manager.