Celine Dion leaves fans ecstatic as she makes exciting announcement
Celine Dion has made an exciting news which left fans overjoyed as they'd been waiting ages for the announcement
Celine Dion has been forced to postpone her 'Courage World Tour' until 2023. © Bang Showbiz Celine Dion
The 'I Drove All Night' hitmaker dealt a blow to fans as she announced that the European leg of her jaunt won't go ahead as planned this summer and will now be delayed by two years.
In a video message to fans, an upbeat Celine said: "I was really looking forward to seeing all of you in Europe this summer.
"But unfortunately because of the situation in our world things just keep getting pushed back. But please don’t despair, we feel really good about doing the shows in 2023 and I can’t wait to finally see you.
Sarah Harding planned musical reinvention
Sarah Harding had planned to reinvent herself as a blues singer but shelved her plans when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.The former Girls Aloud singer had been working hard on new material and improving her skills on guitar in a bid to "find herself musically" and be seen as a "raw" artist, but had to shelve her plans when she was told she had breast cancer last year.
"Be safe, be well, 2023 here we come."
Gallery: Can you remember the 10 most iconic concerts in history? (BANG Showbiz)
Were you there?
It’s been three years since Beyonce cemented herself as a music legend when she became the first black woman to headline Coachella in 2018. The award-winning singer’s performance achieved critical acclaim and became the most-watched live concert on YouTube of all time, making it one of history's most iconic concerts. To mark the anniversary of the event, we take a look back at 10 other concerts that will never be forgotten...
Pink Floyd - 14 Hour Technicolor Dream show
The 14 Hour Technicolor Dream show in 1967 was a fundraiser held in the Great Hall of the Alexandra Palace, London. A number of musicians performed at the concert, but Pink Floyd closed proceedings just as the sun was beginning to rise at around five o'clock in the morning. Though details of the set-list are rather sketchy, reports say they performed material from their then-unreleased debut album, 'The Piper at the Gates of Dawn'.
Elvis Presley - '68 Comeback Special
After spending seven years not touring and focusing on his movie career upon the wishes of his manager Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis returned to live performing the '68 Comeback Special on NBC. The show was initially set up as a Christmas special which would feature the King of Rock 'n' Roll singing festive tracks and carols, but Elvis was able to change the concept with the help of the special's producer Bob Finkel so that he would be showcasing new material, different to what had recorded before. 'Singer Presents...Elvis', as the show was titled, aired on December 3, 1968, and was a huge success, re-launching Elvis' music career. Following the show, Elvis returned to live performances, beginning with a four-week residency at the Las Vegas International Hotel - the first show attracted an audience of 101,500.
Jimi Hendrix - Woodstock 1969
The Woodstock Festival of 1969 attracted an audience of more than 400,000 and has since been considered a pivotal moment in popular music history. Jimi Hendrix was the last to perform at the festival with his new band Gypsy Sun and Rainbows as they took the stage at 8:30 Monday morning due to delays caused by the rain. They performed a two-hour set, including his psychedelic instrumental version of the American national anthem. Many of the songs performed at the iconic event were unreleased by Hendrix until they were put out posthumously in 1994.
Johnny Cash - Folsom State Prison 1968
Johnny Cash performed two shows at the unlikely location of Folsom State Prison in California in May 1968. Although he had been arrested several times in his life, Cash was never sentenced to jail time, despite the lyrics to songs such as 'Folsom Prison Blues', suggesting that he had and making him a hero to many inmates across the US. Cash came up with the idea to record a live album from the gigs in a bid to turn around his flagging career. The idea was given the green light by Columbia Records producer Bob Johnston and the rest is history. 'Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison' became a hit record and was the first in a series of live albums recorded at prisons that includes 'At San Quentin'.
The Who - Leeds University 1970
On February 14, 1970, The Who recorded their landmark first live album 'Live At Leeds' in the hallowed 2,000 capacity of The Leeds University Refectory. It became the only live album released with the band's original line-up - singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist Pete Townshend, bassist John Entwistle, and drummer Keith Moon. Since its release, 'Live at Leeds' has been cited by several music critics as the best live rock recording of all time.
Sex Pistols - Manchester's Lesser Free Trade Hall 1976
On June 4, 1976, approximately 40 people gathered together at the Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester to watch the Sex Pistols perform. The gig heralded the start of the punk movement in the UK and influenced the British music scene for years to come, due to the members of that limited audience. Among those in attendance were Morrissey, who went on to form The Smiths with Johnny Marr, as well as Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook, who created Joy Division, which became New Order after the death of singer Ian Curtis. Pete Shelley and Howard Devoto, who put on the gig, also went on to form The Buzzcocks, who supported the Pistols at their second Manchester gig just six weeks later.
Ozzy Osbourne - Veterans Memorial Auditorium 1982
Ozzy Osbourne's 'Diary of a Madman Tour' has gone down in rock 'n' roll infamy due to something that has never been repeated on stage. The tour rolled into Des Moines, Iowa, on January 20, 1982, for a concert at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Unbeknown to anyone, 17-year-old fan Mark Neal decided to bring a live bat to the gig and threw it onto the stage only for Ozzy to bite its head off believing it was a toy. Luckily, the Prince of Darkness did not fall ill from the bizarre incident, and lived to rock another day. In 2019, Ozzy commemorated the 37th anniversary of the historic moment by offering an 'Ozzy Plush Bat' toy "with detachable head" for sale on his website.
Nirvana - MTV Unplugged 1993
In 1993, grunge rock icons Nirvana ditched their electric guitars to perform an acoustic show at Sony Music Studios in New York City for the television series 'MTV Unplugged'. Frontman Kurt Cobain was nervous about playing an entirely acoustic show but managed to overcome his fears to film the TV program in a single take. The show aired on the cable television network MTV a month later to critical acclaim. Tragically, Kurt committed suicide on April 5, 1994, at the age of 27. The album 'MTV Unplugged in New York' was released posthumously in November 1994 and led to the band's only Grammy Award win when it was selected for the Best Alternative Music Performance prize at the 1996 Grammys.
The shows are in support of the 'My Heart Will Go On' hitmaker's first English-speaking album in six years, 'Courage'.
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Meanwhile, the 53-year-old superstar is set to receive an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Berklee College's School of Music.
The Canadian singer will join Pharrell Williams, Donald Harrison, and Chad Hugo in picking up honorary doctorates from the prestigious music school this weekend.
Celine said she was “honoured and humbled” to be named as a recipient for the degree.
She tweeted: “I’m honored and humbled to be receiving an honorary doctorate from the highly esteemed @BerkleeCollege School of Music. I feel privileged to be considered in the same company as the incredibly talented Artists who have also received this distinction over the years. – Celine (sic)”
Berklee's College of Music commencement ceremony is set to stream on May 8, whilst a virtual ensemble will perform a tribute to this year's honourees on May 7.
Crafty celebrities who knit .
Some may think knitting is just for grannies. On the contrary, these days knitting is pretty cool. It is praised as being like yoga for the mind, and at the end of it you have a lovely scarf or some socks. If you're looking for some yarnspiration, we have put together a list of celebrity knitters to get you in the stitching mood. Click on to find out which surprising celebrities can yield knitting needles.