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

The Canadian singer’s 2022 European dates have been pushed back to next year

Iconic singing sensation Celine Dion has been forced to rearrange her 2022 tour dates, including a show planned to take place in Birmingham.

The news has left fans wondering if they will be able to attend the new date, and if a new date has been announced.

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Here’s what you need to know about the show, including why it has been cancelled and whether or not old tickets will be valid?

What was the date of the original Birmingham show?

Get ready for some high notes. Celine Dion will be at the OVO Hydro on June 9.

Celine Dion was due to perform at the Utilita Arena on 25 and 26 May 2022, but these shows have been cancelled and rearranged.

This is the second time that the dates have been rescheduled, with the original dates being 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 Birmingham will now take place on 26 and 27 March 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 on sale for the 2023 dates through the Utilita Arena website. Prices start from £52.25.

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.”