Celine Dion’s long-awaited, March 9 concert at Ball Arena has been canceled, the singer announced, further dimming the prospects of her Courage World Tour making good on its Denver date.
“I was really hoping that I’d be good to go by now, but I suppose I just have to be more patient and follow the regimen that my doctors are prescribing,” the French-Canadian singer wrote in a Twitter message, in both English and French, on Saturday, Jan. 15. She cited ongoing, non-specific medical issues — and not COVID — as the reason for the cancellation.
The nixed concert at Ball Arena would have been Dion’s latest attempt to reunite with her Colorado fans. Originally scheduled for March 29, 2020 (and on sale as far back as October of 2019), the tour was last year pushed to March 9, 2022.
Dion had already completed the first 52 dates of the sprawling tour before COVID hit in March 2020, according to a press statement, but that doesn’t change the fact that some Denverites have been holding onto their tickets (and the money they represent) for more than two years.
The postponements have lasted so long that the venue for which Dion announced her Denver date — downtown’s Pepsi Center — has since changed its name to Ball Arena. Dion’s March 9 concert here at the venue have led the way for her refreshed tour by kicking off the North American leg. It also would have been a full-circle return for Dion, who performed the first-ever concert at the Pepsi Center in 1999.
While her statement hints at a future rescheduling, all other sources (ticketing websites, press releases) refer to it as an outright cancellation. Refunds for the cancel-weary are now available at the point of purchase, likely ticketmaster.com, and can take up to 30 days to show up. All tickets will be automatically refunded to credit cards if that was the purchasing method, according to the press statement. Visit celinedion.com for more information.
Here are more Denver concert cancellations and postponements that have been announced since our Friday, Jan. 14 roundup. Original dates are followed by the rescheduled dates, where available. This list will be updated through Friday, Jan. 21.
Jan. 15 — Lee Brice; Mission Ballroom. Rescheduled to March 24, 2022. axs.com
Jan. 21 — Bury Mia, The Losers Club, Dayshaper, Slap Happy; Fox Theatre. Rescheduled to April 30, 2022. foxtheatre.com
Jan. 28 — Wayfarer; Bluebird Theater. Rescheduled to March 17, 2022. axs.com
Feb. 1 — Anais Mitchell, Bonny Light Horseman; Fox Theatre. Postponed indefinitely. foxtheatre.com