Celine Dion Manchester 2022: why has the show been cancelled, are tickets still valid - and when is new date?

The two shows have new dates in 2023

Music icon Celine Dion has announced she has been forced to cancel dates on the European leg of her world tour this year.

The singer, who is world famous for tracks such as ‘My Heart Will Go On’, has been forced to cancel the shows - including two dates in Manchester, due to poor health.

Here’s what you need to know about when the new dates are, why the shows have been cancelled, and if tickets are still valid.

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    When was Celine Dion due to play in Manchester?

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    The 2023 dates will be the fourth set of dates Celine’s two shows in Manchester have had.

    The shows have been rescheduled from 4-5 September 2020, 15-16 April 2021 and, most recently,  5-6 June 2022.

    The 2020 and 2021 dates were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    Why were the dates cancelled?

    The two dates in Birmingham are two of many on Celine’s European leg of her Courage World Tour that have been cancelled.

    They have been cancelled on this occasion due to Celine’s poor health.

    A statement on her official website outlines why the tour dates in Europe have been rescheduled, citing the reason as Celine recently being treated for severe and persistent muscle spasms which are preventing her from performing, and her recovery is taking longer than she hoped.

    When are the new dates?

    All shows on the European leg of the tour have been given a rearranged date.

    The two shows in Manchester will now take place on 5 and 6 April 2023.

    Below is the full list of UK and Ireland shows along with their rearranged dates in 2023.

    • 26-27 March Birmingham Utilita Arena
    • 30-31 March Dublin 3Arena
    • 2-3 April Glasgow OVO Hydro
    • 5-6 April Manchester, AO Arena
    • 10-11 April London, O2 Arena

    For the full list of Celine Dion’s rearranged European dates, visit her official website.

    Are my tickets still valid?

    Yes they are. Tickets bought for the 2022 dates will be valid and accepted when attending the 2023 dates.

    Tickets are currently available and are on sale through Ticketmaster.

    What has Celine Dion said about the cancelled tour dates?

    In a statement, the singer-songwriter apologised for having to push back the tour dates once again, but reassured fans that she needed to be in “top shape” whilst on stage.

    She said: “I’m so sorry we have to change our tour plans for Europe one more time; first we had to move the shows because of the pandemic, now it’s my health issues causing us to postpone the shows.”

    Celine also gave an update to fans on how her recovery is going, saying that they deserve 100% when coming to watch one of her shows.

    She added: “I am doing a little bit better…but I’m still experiencing some spasms.  I need to be in top shape when I’m on stage.

    “I honestly can’t wait, but I’m just not there yet… I’m doing my very best to get back to the level that I need to be so that I can give 100% at my shows because that’s what you deserve.”