Celine’s 8th concert tour, Let’s Talk About Love World Tour, supported her fifth English studio album, Let’s Talk About Love, and a French studio album, S’il suffisait d’aimer. A children’s choir joined Celine each night as she performed “Let’s Talk About Love” for a sweet simple touch, making it more personal in spite of the huge audiences.
The tour was actually planned just for the year, 1988, but it was so successful that Celine kept singing all through the year of 1999, bringing joy and delight to the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Germany, England, and Scotland.
The tour kicked off in Boston-Steve Morse with the Boston Globe wrote, “Despite Dion’s nerves, she was able to pull off a successful concert.” He continued, “For pure entertainment, however, this was a volcanic triumph.” 3 of Celine’s tours have started out in Boston due to the fact that Dion says it is the closest U.S. city to Montreal and she considers it to be a “Lucky Charm.”
Let’s Talk About Love World Tour was nominated for “Major Tour of the Year” and “Most Creative Stage Production” at the Pollstar Industry Awards. The tour grossed about $52.4 million.
Nine years later Dion began her journey on the Taking Chances World Tour. It was the second highest-grossing tour by a solo artist with the total gross of $279.2 million.
Dion performed in North America, Asia, Australia, and Europe with a total of 132 shows. These shows were directed by Jaimie King, who is known for his work with Madonna. King combined Dion’s performances with beautiful stylish costumes of color and dance including 4 male & 4 female dancers.
Celine performed her biggest hits at the time in a 2-hour show combining rock, soul, Middle-Eastern, and fashion-victim.
A selection of 2 pre-recorded videos; one of Dion’s career all over the world and another displaying the different fashions that she had performed in. An introduction video opened with her driving a car at high-speed set to the song, I Drove All Night. These were displayed on about twenty screens with one orbiting above the stage.