Over 300,000 fans crashed the online ticketing system after seats went up for grabs Monday (22nd) for international pop sensation Celine Dion's first-ever concerts to be held in the Taiwanese capital.
China Times reported the crash after tickets went on sale at noon at eight different price levels ranging from C$35 to $550, as over 300,000 fans desperately clambered to buy up the 20,000 seats available for her two shows on July 11 and July 13 at the Taipei Arena.
It’s her first visit following Dion cancelling a number of Asian concert dates in 2014 to care for her husband René Angélil who was suffering from cancer, which he later succumbed to two years later.
While in Asia in June, July and August, Dion will perform in Japan, Macao, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines.
In an exclusive interview with ABS-CBN News’ MJ Felipe, Dion apologized for not being able to push through with the 2014 concert and said she is excited about this new tour.
"If I may, I apologize again to the fans that I had to cancel the tour. But I hope you understand. But now, we’re gonna have a fun time," she said.
In between her residency shows in Las Vegas, Dion meets up with her team on what songs to bring to the tour.
She said she would love to customize her repertoire per country. "The fans would love to hear the hits, so there'll be hits like 'Because You Loved Me' and 'My Heart Will Go On,'" she said.
I can't wait to be there with you. I can't wait to sing for you. I can't wait to see you again. Be well," she said in a social media video posted to her website (below). – Various sources including The Manila Times