After 16 years of performing in Vegas, Celine Dion is packing up the circus and headed out on the road.

Over the weekend, she performed her final scheduled show and debuted a new song aptly titled “Flying on my Own.” 


What was initially meant to be a three-month residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, somehow became a 16-year stint. Like her peers Elton John and Cher, Dion paved the way for more modern performers like Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez who all landed their own residency shows in the past few years.

For a long time, Vegas residencies were regarded as a performer’s final act, open only to veteran artists who could not withstand touring anymore. That shifted in recent years, notably with the announcement of Britney Spears’ Piece of Me residency in 2013. Now, the door is open to artists at the height of their careers, and instead of artists traveling the world to accommodate fans, fans are traveling to see their favorites perform.


In a couple of Instagram posts, Dion posted a picture of herself and her sons on the Colosseum stage for the last time and a video of her performing her new song.

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It is reported that Dion spent the night partying following her final performance, with several publications stating that she partied up until 3:30 in the morning. Not bad for a show-biz veteran who just wrapped up a 16-year show.

The end of Dion’s residency does not mean that she won’t be performing anymore, however. Her upcoming album and Courage World Tour are slated for this fall. The song, likely to be featured on the album contains lyrics like “there’s something shifting in the air” and “I look to the sky now, it’s a beautiful day.”

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