Celine Dion - 2018 Tour - Asia and Oceania (completed)

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Postby Wayne » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:42 pm

PS - Australian ticket sales go on sale tomorrow - be good to see what the reception at general sale is!

I'm sure her big interview (part one aired this morning) will have aided ticket sales.
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Postby brunosilva » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:27 pm

Wayne wrote:According to eplus.jp (official seller for the Tokyo Dome date on 26th June), there are only 3 types of ticket left:

Vip (with goods): 1,392 left
S: 844 left
A: 2,771 left
Total Left: 5,007

Total Seats Available: 46,828
Total Seats Sold So Far: 41,821

Thanks to Dion2000 over @ CDF.

Good numbers, I wonder if they'll announce the heavily rumoured second date!
I bought one of those tickets! :)

Good sales but i don't think they will announce a 2nd date. Probably 1 or 2 more in Australia and that's all.
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Postby Wayne » Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:35 am

Awesome, she’s looking at the better part of 100,000 tickets in Aus.

PS all shows on general sale now!
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Postby Wayne » Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:48 am

Outrage as Celine Dion tickets 'sell out instantly'

Kiwi Celine Dion fans are shocked and upset after tickets to her Auckland shows seemed to sell out straight away, with scalpers quickly advertising tickets on resale websites for hundreds and even thousands of dollars extra.

The 'My Heart Will Go On' singer is coming to Auckland for two shows in August this year. Pre-sale tickets sold out earlier this month, so many Dion fans were eagerly awaiting general ticket sales, which launched at midday today.

However, many were deeply disappointed when they went to purchase and were notified that tickets were immediately unavailable.

One Motueka woman was left particularly heartbroken after trying to buy tickets to surprise her mother.

Kat Bradley told Newshub she and her sister had already booked flights and a hotel to for the surprise trip, and were waiting on the site from before midday, ready to purchase concert tickets.

"I got my husband home from work so he could help," Ms Bradley says.

"We searched and refreshed and refreshed and it just kept coming up none available.

"We saved up to buy certain tickets because it was Celine. I've been dreaming about this day for so long. "

Ms Bradley went to see if she could purchase any from re-sale websites, and was shocked at hike in cost.

"Tickets that were $119 went up to $400. I can't afford $400 a ticket. I don't think the flights and hotel are refundable either, so I'm gutted. But I guess it's a tip to Auckland for the night."

Many commenters on the event's Facebook page have expressed similar disappointment.

"To those who bought tickets and are now selling them for insane prices on Resales: you are just being inconsiderate and selfish. It's so upsetting that so many genuine fans may miss out now," one fan wrote.

"WTF!!!!! I have sat here for an hour since 12 on the dot even put time aside for this out of my day. Its sold out before they even went on sale???," another said.

Anne Changaiya posted on Twitter asking Celine Dion herself for prices to be dropped.

"It's looking like [only] the rich can go to your concert here in Auckland," she wrote, posting a screenshot of four tickets being sold by a scalper for over $25,000.

Frontier Touring spokesman Brent Eccles told Newshub the speed of sell-out was simply due to crazy demand, the likes of which he's never seen before. He says there were tickets for all seating sections for the show available at midday when they went on sale.
He agreed re-sale sites are a "real problem" in the industry, and says they've been "lobbying the government for a while".

"It's becoming a problem where we can't control the sale of our own tickets," Mr Eccles says.

"We put measures in place for that not to happen, but there are lots of unscrupulous people out there with sophisticated technology who take advantage of it."

He says he would love to think action might be put in place after today's social media uproar.

"It's been going on for a number of years now and nobody is taking it seriously."

Dion performs at Auckland's Spark Arena on August 11 and 12.

http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/entertain ... antly.html
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Postby Wayne » Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:55 pm

Wayne wrote:According to eplus.jp (official seller for the Tokyo Dome date on 26th June), there are only 3 types of ticket left:

Vip (with goods): 1,392 left
S: 844 left
A: 2,771 left
Total Left: 5,007

Total Seats Available: 46,828
Total Seats Sold So Far: 41,821

Thanks to Dion2000 over @ CDF.
Update:

Vip (with goods): 877 left
S: 792 left
A: 2,166 left
Total Left: 3,836

Total Seats Available: 46,828
Total Seats Sold So Far: 42,992
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Postby Wayne » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:54 pm

Wayne wrote:
Wayne wrote:According to eplus.jp (official seller for the Tokyo Dome date on 26th June), there are only 3 types of ticket left:

Vip (with goods): 1,392 left
S: 844 left
A: 2,771 left
Total Left: 5,007

Total Seats Available: 46,828
Total Seats Sold So Far: 41,821

Thanks to Dion2000 over @ CDF.
Update:

Vip (with goods): 877 left
S: 792 left
A: 2,166 left
Total Left: 3,836

Total Seats Available: 46,828
Total Seats Sold So Far: 42,992
Update:

Vip (with goods): 612 left
S: 708 left
A: 1,882 left
Total Left: 3,205

Total Seats Available: 46,828
Total Seats Sold So Far: 43,621 (93%)

Should be completely sold-out by the weekend/early next week.
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Postby emi » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:17 pm

Second show there? What do you think?
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Postby Wayne » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:23 pm

They should! It would sell out with no problems.

The Australian dates are apparently doing exceptionally well, I’ve read similar to how the UK dates did when they went on general sale.
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Postby Wayne » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:25 pm

NZ Fans Chide Ticketmaster Over Celine Dion Tix

Ticketmaster was in the firing line from Celine Dion fans when the singer’s tickets to two New Zealand shows went on sale at midday Feb. 19 sold out in less than a minute – and appeared on Ticketmaster’s resale site at inflated prices that afternoon. Dion is playing two shows at Auckland's Spark Arena Aug. 11-12 for Frontier Touring and Concerts West/AEG Presents, her first NZ shows in 20 years. Tickets are priced NZ$119 (US$87.90) to NZ$399 ($294.79).

But resale prices were being advertised from NZ$800 ($590) to $NZ1,150 ($849). Frustrated fans criticised Ticketmaster for “allowing scalpers to raid the tickets then sell at 150% market while is absolutely dire hard music fans can't go to the shows even though we are online right on 12 as scalpers taken the whole lot.” One posted a screenshot of four tickets being sold by a scalper for over NZ$25,000 ($18,474) and asked Dion to intervene, noting, “It's looking like [only] the rich can go to your concert here in Auckland.”

Ticketmaster responded to criticism with statement: “This is a highly popular event with thousands of people trying to secure multiple tickets” and that people should “keep trying.” It added, “While part of the same family, Resale operate independently to Ticketmaster.” The only events protected by NZ law, via the 2007 Major Events Management Act, are sporting ones, and more for “commercial exploitation” from ambush marketing.

In Australia, where Dion has been absent for 10 years, Frontier Touring added Feb. 17 a second Brisbane Entertainment Centre for July 31. The tally, following additions in three other cities, has doubled the number of dates from the original announcement.

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Postby emi » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:21 pm

Wayne wrote:They should! It would sell out with no problems.

The Australian dates are apparently doing exceptionally well, I’ve read similar to how the UK dates did when they went on general sale.
Yes you’re right! I think they could easily add a 2nd show in Tokyo and then a 3rd one in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland!
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Postby emi » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:00 pm

Both Melbourne shows are SOLD OUT! :D

C'mon Céline...add a 3rd show there!
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Postby Wayne » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:52 pm

Apparently, there will definitely be no 2nd Japan show.

A shame as the first will gross upwards of $8m - could’ve reciprocated the number!
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Postby emi » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:05 pm

Wayne wrote:Apparently, there will definitely be no 2nd Japan show.

A shame as the first will gross upwards of $8m - could’ve reciprocated the number!
I'm thinking the same :cry:

She'll still make 46k happy people 8-)

I'm sending mails and teeting Frontier Touring to know if they plan to add an extra show in Australia (i. e. Melbourne)...but no answer :-?
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Postby Wayne » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:15 pm

Wayne wrote:
Wayne wrote:
Wayne wrote:According to eplus.jp (official seller for the Tokyo Dome date on 26th June), there are only 3 types of ticket left:

Vip (with goods): 1,392 left
S: 844 left
A: 2,771 left
Total Left: 5,007

Total Seats Available: 46,828
Total Seats Sold So Far: 41,821

Thanks to Dion2000 over @ CDF.
Update:

Vip (with goods): 877 left
S: 792 left
A: 2,166 left
Total Left: 3,836

Total Seats Available: 46,828
Total Seats Sold So Far: 42,992
Update:

Vip (with goods): 612 left
S: 708 left
A: 1,882 left
Total Left: 3,205

Total Seats Available: 46,828
Total Seats Sold So Far: 43,621 (93%)

Should be completely sold-out by the weekend/early next week.
Update:

Vip (with goods): 27 left
S: 291 left
A: 177 left
Total Left: 495

Total Seats Available: 46,333
Total Seats Sold So Far: 43,621 (99%)
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Postby menime123 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:16 am

Her team is smart to keep tickets ‘low’ and demand high. The irregularity of her touring countries doesn’t harm Vegas sales and every time she visits somewhere she gets nothing but praise and adoration. She’s never going to struggle to sell tickets, but the irregularity of it and the limited performances also helps her keep prices high.

Shes certainly setting herself up for a strong era - if she can deliver the music to back it up.
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Postby SummerPeur » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:24 am

menime123 wrote:
Shes certainly setting herself up for a strong era - if she can deliver the music to back it up.
I didnt realize she was releasing music off the back of this tour.
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Postby Aries » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:46 pm

I'm glad Australia is giving her a warm welcome after the so-so numbers in 2008.

The general public don't care about new music. She's selling tickets only because she is Celine Dion. People know her thanks to her 1995-1999 heyday, they want to hear the hits in the setlist. She's never been to those countries.

I could never have guessed there would be only one show in Japan. I was expecting her to go to other cities as well. The capacity of 46,000 of her concert is beyond my expectation because she's using a standard end-stage all-seated configuration.
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Postby Wayne » Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:54 pm

Tour Update - Australia & New Zealand

Sydney 27th: Sold out
Sydney 28th: Very few Ruby & Sapphire tickets left
Brisbane 30th: Sold out
Brisbane 31st: Very few Signature and Emerald left
Perth 4th: Emerald, Sapphire, Ruby left (825 total)
Melbourne 7th: Sold out
Melbourne 8th: Only Diamond left
Auckland 11th: Sold out
Auckland 12th: Sold out

There's probably not more than a couple of thousand tickets left - amazing really, considering how underwhelming her 2008 stats were.
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Postby joiPrince_JO » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:21 pm

Wayne wrote:There's probably not more than a couple of thousand tickets left - amazing really, considering how underwhelming her 2008 stats were.
Why were they underwhelming?
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Postby Wayne » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:30 pm

She had a set of dates scheduled, tickets selling very well (new dates added due to demand) - and they they had to reschedule the dates due to personal issues which dented ticket sales quite a bit...

Brisbane Entertainment Centre Brisbane 7,835 / 13,156 (59%) $1,719,321
Rod Laver Arena Melbourne 12,266 / 15,431 (79%) $2,314,928
Members Equity Stadium Perth 10,086 / 15,613 (65%) $1,648,288
Acer Arena Sydney 20,605 / 21,752 (95%) $4,176,200
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Postby exfactor003 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:45 am

if they don’t intend to add another Tokyo show, they should at least add one in Osaka or something. the roll-out of these tour date announcements have been so strange, especially when Macau and Singapore haven’t even gone on sale yet. I guess that sort of thing could be common in Asia where they are probably dealing with a different promotor for each show, but it’s just sort of annoying for us chart watcher-type fans, lol. let’s hope for some more Australian dates at least.
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Postby Wayne » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:21 am

Celine Dion - Touring Schedule (2018)

I've recapped her tour dates below:

Asia

26-Jun-18 - Tokyo, Japan - Tokyo Dome
29-Jun-18 - Macau - Cotai Arena
30-Jun-18 - Macau - Cotai Arena
03-Jul-18 - Singapore - Marina Bay Sands Grand Ballroom
04-Jul-18 - Singapore - Marina Bay Sands Grand Ballroom
07-Jul-18 - Jakarta, Indonesia - Sentul International Convention Center
11-Jul-18 - Taipei, Taiwan - Taipei Arena
13-Jul-18 - Taipei, Taiwan - Taipei Arena
14-Jul-18 - Taipei, Taiwan - Taipei Arena
19-Jul-18 - Manila, Philippines - Mall of Asia Arena
20-Jul-18 - Manila, Philippines - Mall of Asia Arena
23-Jul-18 - Bangkok, Thailand - IMPACT Arena

Australia & New Zealand

27-Jul-18 - Sydney, Australia - Qudos Bank Arena
28-Jul-18 - Sydney, Australia - Qudos Bank Arena
30-Jul-18 - Brisbane, Australia - Brisbane Entertainment Centre
31-Jul-18 - Brisbane, Australia - Brisbane Entertainment Centre
04-Aug-18 - Perth, Australia - Perth Arena
07-Aug-18 - Melbourne. Australia - Rod Laver Arena
08-Aug-18 - Melbourne, Australia - Rod Laver Arena
11-Aug-18 - Auckland, New Zealand - Spark Arena
12-Aug-18 - Auckland, New Zealand - Spark Arena

She's looking at between $60-$70 million for these dates.
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Postby Wayne » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:18 pm



10 years ago today, Celine commenced with the Japanese leg of the Taking Chances world tour (the first of 4 shows in Japan).
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Postby exfactor003 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:59 pm

third show in Auckland added!

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