BIG STARS ...withing our reach


Sri Lankan music lovers hardly get the opportunity of seeing some of the best international acts live in action, in Colombo.

What comes our way are artistes whose expiry dates have lapsed and, in the recent past, we have seen quite a few of them do their thing, in Colombo.

Big acts, being featured in Sri Lanka, are not possible, mainly because of the cost factor.

So, what is the next best thing a Sri Lankan music lover should do! Hop a plane and head for a destination where these internationally famous stars perform?

Yes, that is now possible – thanks to certain local travel agents who are giving local fans that opportunity.

And, guess what! Celine Dion will be in our region before long. She has announced she will head overseas this summer with her highly anticipated LIVE 2018 Tour to perform in seven cities across the Asia-Pacific region.

Scheduled to kick-off on June 26th, in Tokyo, the CELINE DION LIVE 2018 Tour will see Celine perform, for the first time ever, in Singapore, Jakarta, Taipei, Manila and Bangkok.

In Jakarta, she will be performing live at the Sentul International Convention Center, on July 7th, and this particular concert should interest Sri Lankans as a travel agent, in Colombo, has put together a tour package – two nights in Jakarta for the concert.

Celine Dion herself had this to say about performing in Jakarta.:

"Hello Jakarta! I’m coming to sing for you for the very first time in my life. I can’t believe, it took us so long. But, you know what! We are going to make up for all that lost time. This July, Sentul International Convention Center. See you there. I hope so. Thanks."

One of the most immediately recognized, widely respected and successful performers in pop music history, Celine Dion has sold almost 250 million albums during her over 30-year career. She has earned five Grammy Awards, two Academy Awards and seven American Music Awards. 

In 2004, Celine received the Diamond award at the World Music Awards, recognizing her status as the best-selling female artiste of all time.

In 2016, the Billboard Music Awards presented her with the lifetime achievement Icon Award. 

Well, I think this is an opportunity Celine Dion fans, in Sri Lanka, should not miss. And, going to Jakarta is no hassle – visa on arrival.

John Legend is another artiste doing a concert close to our scene – in Malaysia – on March 17th.

This will mark his third show in Malaysia, where he last performed four years ago.

And, a local travel company is offering quite an attractive package for this concert, as well.

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