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Celine Dion Extends Las Vegas Residency through 2019

Image courtesy of CelineDion.com (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of CelineDion.com (via ABC News Radio)

It's official: Celine Dion is not only happening in Vegas, she's staying in Vegas.  The Canadian superstar has extended her contract at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace through 2019, reports Le Journal de Montreal .

What's interesting is that Celine actually extended her contract several years ago, but nobody knew it.  Her husband and manager, Rene Angelil, tells the paper that back in 2011, they signed an extension for eight years.  "There are still six years left on her contract," he says, "I've never spoken about this before."

Angelil tells the paper that performing in Las Vegas is "an ideal situation" for Celine, adding, "She doesn't have to tour the world. We have our house here, where we can spend the summers and holidays.  The schedule is built around [our son] Rene-Charles 's school schedule.  It was a no-brainer.  Celine loves doing this show -- for her, to be onstage with 31 musicians, it's quite something."

When 2019 rolls around, Celine will have logged 13 years in total performing in Sin City. Would she be interested in making it an even 20?  Angelil laughed, "I don't think so."

Then again, Caesars executives told the Las Vegas Sun that the report of the 2019 extension was "news to us," but added, "We always want to talk with Rene about more shows.”

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