A New Day....(show) - A New Day....(show)

A New Day...
Gira by Céline Dion
Celine Dion and Vegas.jpg
Places) Las Vegas , Nevada ,United States flag United States of America
Album (s) A New Day Has Come
Start date March 25, 2003
End date December 15, 2007
Etapas 5
Shows
  • 131 in 2003
  • 146 in 2004
  • 157 in 2005
  • 157 in 2006
  • 126 in 2007
  • 717 Total
Collection $ 385 million
Chronology
Let's Talk About Love World Tour (1998-99) "A New Day...." (2003-07) Taking Chances World Tour (2008-09)

A New Day… was a series of concerts ( residency show ) performed by the Canadian singer Céline Dion at the Coliseum of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas . [ 1 ] It was created and directed by Franco Dragone (known for his work with Cirque du Soleil ) and premiered on March 23, 2003. The 90-minute event introduces a new form of theatrical entertainment, a fusion of music, art innovative stage and cutting-edge technology.

At first Céline was hired for three years (Dion received around $ 100 million, plus 50 percent of the profits during the three-year contract), however, due to her immediate success, the show continued for two years. additional. A new Day ... ended on December 15, 2007, after a 5-year run as the most successful concert residency of all time, grossing over $ 385 million and attracting nearly three million people to 717 shows. [ 2 ]

After its completion, Céline began her new world tour called Taking Chances World Tour (2008-2009) until, after taking a 2-year break from the musical world, she returned to Las Vegas on March 15, 2011 to perform her new concert series. , «Celine».

Origin and Creation

The original inspiration for the show came when Dion and her husband René Angélil visited Las Vegas in 2000, around the time she was taking a break to raise a family, and watched a performance by Cirque du Soleil's O at the Bellagio . Dion was so moved and impressed by O that she insisted on going backstage to meet the artists. Franco Dragone in turn heard about Céline's great response upon hearing their work, and several weeks later, he wrote them a letter to pitch the idea of ​​an artistic collaboration. René called Dragone, they arranged a meeting in person, and A new day ... was the result.

Initially, Dion intended the show to be called Muse, but the band of the same name owned worldwide copyrights. Dion offered $ 50,000 for the rights, but the band refused as lead singer Matthew Bellamy explained that he didn't want people to think they were opening acts for Céline Dion. [ 3 ]

The Colosseum compound was built using accelerated construction processes in just about 140 days. The stage was designed to slope upward at 5.7 degrees from the audience, to provide the best possible acoustics in a circular theater. The other purpose of the sloped stage was to showcase lighting details, designs and textures of the stage for Dion's show. This was extremely hard on the dancers' bodies, and some were forced to leave the program early as a result of their injuries.

The original plan for the stage and backdrop (Designed for the show by Dirk Decloedt) was to simply use a giant video projector , but when lighting designer Yves Aucoin warned that this would create unacceptable shadows when the dancers ran in front From him, René turned to Phil Anschutz , (whose AEG Live channel was underwriting the production), and convinced him to contribute an additional 10 million toward the construction of the largest indoor LED screen in North America. The LED display was produced by Mitsubishi Diamond Vision LED displays.

Celine and her family moved into a house in Lake Las Vegas, located in Henderson, Nevada, where they lived for the five years that the show lasted.

Review

The year it opened, the show received mostly mixed reviews in the press, commenting that there was not enough balance between concert and theater. On TheaterMania.com, Christine Westley praised the sets but wrote that Dion's performance was " Insignificantly the best ... The most awkward moments come when the music stops, the dancers disappear, and with just Céline and her audience. That's the moment when the show's divided personality really emerges: the alternate world of Dragone is gone and now we have a Céline Dion concert, during which the star tries witty pranks as her fans obligatorily yell the statements "We love you, Céline!" and then they hold their breath, ".[4]

Phil Gallo of Variety magazine , praised the sets just like the previous article, but criticized the choices on the covers. He stated, " His career through a nostalgic trio - Etta James' first hit At Last, Peggy Lee's version of Fever, and Frank Sinatra's line I 've Got the World on a String - highlighted his soullessness. But they showed her ability to mimic: she says everything exactly as her predecessors did. In First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, it seemed that Dion and her musical director Claude Lemay had the softness of Roberta Flack.in mind. But then they come out with a strange limb, progressively bloating the arrangement and their vocal performance. Worse still, Dion ascends 70 feet into the sky with dancers around her. Good effect, but another song would be more appropriate for that .... Dion never seemed to be struggling, but if not requested the participation of the public, not going to get any anyway . " [ 5 ]

In the documentary, A New Day ... The Secrets, included as a bonus on Live in Las Vegas: A New Day ... , Dion and Dragone commented on making changes to the show over the years to include more appearances. of band members, or to change Dion's look to make her look more like what fans expected. [ 6 ]

The year A New Day ... was to end, Mike Weatherford of the Las Vegas Review-Journal wrote a positive review of Dion: "Céline has become a 'A New Day' over the years, and for better or worse, the show has become more than just a display of a diva that people expect, a high-end pop show. with some artistic details. Some early bugs quickly disappeared. It's been a long time since Dion flew in a harness or dressed as the character "Pat" on 'Saturday Night Live,' with slicked-back hair and hooked men's suspenders. Other changes replaced the bold with safe, stand-up options firm, but more common. The show now begins with the song A new Day Has Come instead of the simple capella version of Nature Boy. The classics Fever and At Last were replaced in May 2006 by a common tech gimmick, who revives Frank Sinatra to help Céline sing All the Way. ' And the final stretch celebrates the cast as a unit united with the Ike & Tina Turner River classic Deep Mountain High. Dragone would have found it cheesy in 2003. Now, he probably realizes that the show needed an energy that had been stifled in its overproduced childhood. The world's largest HD display no longer steals the show the way it did before Best Buy buyers knew the difference between a 720p and 1080p TV. However the elegant spectacle of Dragone still makes one gape from time to time Dragone would have found it cheesy in 2003. Now, he probably realizes that the show needed an energy that had been stifled in its overproduced childhood. The world's largest HD display no longer steals the show the way it did before Best Buy buyers knew the difference between a 720p and 1080p TV. However the elegant spectacle of Dragone still makes one gape from time to time Dragone would have found it cheesy in 2003. Now, he probably realizes that the show needed an energy that had been stifled in its overproduced childhood. The world's largest HD display no longer steals the show the way it did before Best Buy buyers knew the difference between a 720p and 1080p TV. However the elegant spectacle of Dragone still makes one gape from time to time ".[7]

Broadcasts and recordings

The show was first filmed to serve as an opening night television special. However, the Celine DvD in Las Vegas, Opening Night Live featured only 8 songs.

In Fall 2003, the show was filmed again and a DVD was scheduled to be released in Fall 2004. First, in June 2004, a CD titled A New Day ... Live in Las Vegas (featuring 13 songs live) was released and included promotional information that a DVD was to be released in the fall. This release was canceled with no plans to release it in the future. However, this DVD was shown to the public during one of the shows when Celine was ill and unable to perform.

Eventually, the show turned to record in high definition during the week of the 17 to the 21 January 2007 and was released on DVD on December 7, 2007 and on Blu-ray on February 5, 2008. [ 8 ] The DVD consisting of 2 discs, contains more than 5 hours of never-before-seen footage, including the show and three exclusive documentaries: Because you Loved Me (A Tribute to the Fans), A New Day: All Access and A New Day: the Secrets . It was very successful on the music DVD charts around the world. [ 9 ]

According to the Quebec press, Live in Las Vegas - A New Day ... was completely sold out in the province within hours of its launch. Additionally, Dion made history on January 18, 2008 when Live in Las Vegas - A New Day ... became the only music DVD to be triple diamond certified in Canada, selling more than 300,000 units. Dion's DVD also scored the largest debut in Nielsen SoundScan history for a DVD-only release, with more than 70,000 copies sold in its first week, something that has never happened before in Canadian music history. The DVD ranked # 1 on the Canadian music DVD chart for many weeks after its release.

At the end of 2009, the DVD was still in the top 10, being the 10th best-selling DVD in the United States. As of September 26, 2010, the DVD has sold 433,000 copies in the United States and has been certified 8 times platinum after selling 400,000 copies. According to Billboard , the DVD was the third best-selling music DVD of 2008 in the United States and the best-selling by a female artist.

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References


  1. "A New Day ... Final Countdown!" . web.archive.org . September 28, 2007 . Retrieved November 7, 2019 .
  2. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (October 18, 2008). Billboard (in English) . Nielsen Business Media, Inc . Retrieved November 7, 2019 .
  3. ^ "Band muses on Dion name victory" (in British English) . October 18, 2002 . Retrieved November 7, 2019 .
  4. «Celine Dion: A New Day | TheaterMania » . www.theatermania.com (in US English) . Retrieved November 7, 2019 .
  5. ^ Gallo, Phil (March 27, 2003). «Celine Dion: A New Day. . . » . Variety (in English) . Retrieved November 7, 2019 .
  6. Dion, Céline. (2007), Celine Dion: a new day , Columbia Music Video / Sony BMG Music Entertainment, OCLC 298477394 , accessed November 7, 2019
  7. «Las Vegas News | Breaking News & Headlines » . Las Vegas Review-Journal (American English) . Retrieved November 7, 2019 .
  8. ^ "Céline Dion" . web.archive.org . September 28, 2007 . Retrieved November 7, 2019 .
  9. ^ "Céline Dion" . web.archive.org . September 28, 2007 . Retrieved November 7, 2019 .



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