Celine Dion has added another date to her New Zealand tour, heading to Auckland's Spark Arena in August.

The legendary Canadian singer will now perform on Sunday August 12, in addition to the original show set for Saturday August 11, as part of her LIVE 2018 Tour.

The tour marks Dion's first visit to New Zealand in over 20 years.

The superstar's ongoing Las Vegas residency is the most successful concert residency of all time, with Dion playing over 1000 shows to more than four million fans.


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In an exclusive interview with TimeOut, Dion said taking her music on tour will be an exciting change from her Las Vegas shows.

"It's a different energy. When you go in a theatre, it's more classical, like an opera, but when you go on tour it's rock n roll.

"It's fun just to change the atmosphere, it's wonderful… I think it's my turn to visit you."

Though Dion has sung her biggest hits – such as My Heart Will Go On and The Power of Love – countless times, she says it's the fans that breathe new life into the tracks every time.

"When the curtain is closed, I'm not going to hide to you that sometimes I'm like 'oh no, not that song again'. But when the curtain opens, I look at [the fans'] faces and they make it alive for the first time again."

Dion experienced double tragedy two years ago when her husband René Angélil died from cancer, followed by her brother Daniel's death, also from cancer, just two days later.

Pre-sale tickets are available now through Frontier Touring, with general sale tickets available from Monday February 19.