Celine Dion announces 2017 European tour dates, including four UK arena shows

They're her first UK dates in nine years

Celine Dion has announced a string of tour dates across Europe, including four UK arena shows. 

The superstar will play 16 dates across 14 cities in Europe over six weeks this summer. tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 3 at 9am, with special fan-only pre-sales from January 26. 

Watch her announce the news on her Facebook page (in French and English, of course!) below:

Celine has regularly toured in France, releasing a French album Encore Un Soir last September, but it's the first time she's played UK shows in nine years. 

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The UK tour dates appear below: 

20 June - The O2 - London, UK
21 June - The O2 - London, UK
25 June - Manchester Arena, UK 
27 July - Barclaycard Arena - Birmingham, UK

Celine said: "I am so looking forward to returning to the UK and Europe this summer, these wonderful cities hold such special memories for me and I’m really excited to be coming back and seeing all my fans again."

 

The European tour coincides with a break in her long-running Las Vegas residency at Caesers Palace. 

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Celine has notched up an impressive five Number 1 albums and two chart-topping singles on the Official UK Chart since her breakthrough in the early '90s. Check out Celine Dion's complete UK chart history here

The full list of Celine Dion's European tour dates appear below:

15 June - Royal Arena - Copenhagen, Denmark
17 June - Tele2 Arena - Stockholm, Sweden
20 June  The O2 - London, UK
21 June - The O2 - London, UK
23 June - GelreDome - Arnhem, Netherlands
25 June - Manchester Arena, UK
29 June - Matmut Atlantique - Bordeaux, France
1 July - Stade Pierre Mauroy - Lille, France
4 July - AccorHotels Arena - Paris, France
5 July - AccorHotels Arena - Paris, France
12 July - Parc Olympique Lyonnais - Lyon, France
15 July - Stade de Suisse - Bern, Switzerland (Tickets on sale to the general public Wed. Feb. 1) 
18 July - Orange Velodrome - Marseille, France
20 July - Allianz Riviera - Nice, France
24 July - Mercedes-Benz Arena - Berlin, Germany
27 July - Barclaycard Arena - Birmingham, UK