By Annie Reuter
Man, it feels good to be Shania Twain.
A day after Twain celebrated the release of her live CD and DVD, Shania Twain Still the One: Live From Vegas, the country singer announced her first major North American tour in over 11 years. Twain revealed the big tour news this morning (March 4) on Good Morning America, letting everyone know it’s her last one.
Titled Rock This Country, Twain’s 2015 tour kicks off June 5 in Seattle, Wash. The 48-date tour includes stops in New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles and Chicago as well as the Canadian cities of Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton. A full list of cities and dates is below, and tickets go on sale in the coming weeks.
And as she detailed in an interview yesterday with Radio.com, this new live show will be different from what fans witnessed during her two-year Las Vegas residency.
“I’m certainly going to change some of the material up,” she explains to Radio.com. “There will be some things I wasn’t doing in the Still the One show. It still will be the music everyone is familiar with. I want everyone to hear the hits. When I go to a show I want to hear songs that I know. So I won’t be introducing any of the new songs from the new music in this concert.”
Twain says it will be a “dynamic, kick-a– show.” As the title of the tour, Rock This Country, suggests, she promises exactly that.
“It really is a rock meets country show. It’s going to have a lot of punch and edge. I just feel like I want to go out there with a bang,” she adds.
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Twain also explains how her experience in Las Vegas helped inspire the tour and her new live CD and DVD collection.
“I felt like I had climbed a huge challenge mountain and came out the other side feeling more confident and motivated,” she reflects. “I wasn’t planning on staying in Las Vegas for the rest of my career and certainly not with the same show for the rest of my career. It’s always a good idea to refresh yourself. I know I certainly feel that way for myself personally.”
She explains that feeling sad about her Still the One residency ending was what sparked the idea for a DVD release.
“I felt like we needed to document it so I could at least have it forever. It started out as an idea just to have it for myself. We took a lot of really intimate B-roll footage that we will probably never share. We did pick a few things that we thought was appropriate to share for the sake of explaining the start to finish experience of making the show,” she says. “It felt really good to show the whole experience with the audience so now you can get it all on DVD. Now I’ve got that permanently even though I will never be doing that show physically do again.”
One of the more powerful moments of her show is when she rides out saddle-less atop a white horse as she performs “You’re Still the One.” A beautiful experience for Twain, she said it was her favorite number every night.
“I never knew what was going to happen. It was very unpredictable because animals are very unpredictable. As you can see on the DVD, I’m not holding the horse. The horse is just staying with me, we’re there together. There’s no bridle or saddle,” she explains. “It’s called liberty work. Night after night after night, the horse was my friend out there and we did the song together and it was really beautiful.”
So, will Twain be taking the horses out on the road with her to perform each night?
“It’s something that was meant for that stage, I wouldn’t be able to do that on the road,” she reflects. “I won’t be taking the horses on the tour. I’m going to be putting an entirely new show together for a concert tour. You’ll now see a completely new and different show.”
Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 10 or March 13, depending on the city—see Shania Twain’s website for details.
Check out a full list of tour dates below.
Shania Twain Rock This Country Tour Dates
06/05 – Key Arena @ Seattle, WA
06/07 – Rogers Arena @ Vancouver, BC
06/09 – Rogers Arena @ Vancouver, BC
06/11 – Rexall Place @ Edmonton, AB
06/12 – Rexall Place @ Edmonton, AB
06/14 – SaksTel Centre @ Saskatoon, SK
06/15 – MTS Centre @ Winnipeg, MB
06/19 – Budweiser Gardens @ London, ON
06/20 – Budweiser Gardens @ London, ON
06/22 – FirstOntario Centre @ Hamilton, ON
06/24 – Air Canada Centre @ Toronto, ON
06/25 – Air Canada Centre @ Toronto, ON
06/27 – Wesley Clover Field @ Ottawa, ON
06/28 – Bell Centre @ Montreal, QC
06/30 – Madison Sqaure Garden @ New York, NY
07/01 – Nassau Coliseum @ Uniondale, NY
07/03 – Mohegan Sun @ Uncasville, CT
07/07 – Prudential Center @ Newark, NJ
07/08 – TD Garden @ Boston, MA
07/10 – Consol Energy Center @ Pittsburgh, PA
07/11 – Van Andel Arena @ Grand Rapids, MI
07/13 – Bankers Life Fieldhouse @ Indianapolis, IN
07/15 – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial @ Jacksonville, FL
07/16 – American Airlines Arena @ Miami, FL
07/18 – Bon Secours Wellness Arena @ Greenville, SC
07/19 – Time Warner Cable Arena @ Charlotte, NC
07/21 – Verizon Center @ Washington, DC
07/22 – Wells Fargo Center @ Philadelphia, PA
07/25 – Palace of Auburn Hills @ Auburn Hills, MI
07/26 – iWireless Center @ Moline, IL
07/28 – Target Center @ Minneapolis, MN
07/29 – Allstate Arena @ Rosemont, IL
07/31 – Bridgestone Arena @ Nashville, TN
08/01 – Philips Arena @ Atlanta, GA
08/03 – KFC Yum! Center @ Louisville, KY Center
08/04 – Scottrade Center @ Saint Louis, MO
08/06 – Wells Fargo Arena @ Des Moines, IA
08/07 – Sprint Center @ Kansas City, MO
08/09 – Frank Erwin Center @ Austin, TX
08/10 – American Airlines Center @ Dallas, TX
08/12 – Chesapeake Energy Arena @ Oklahoma City, OK
08/14 – Pepsi Center @ Denver, CO
08/15 – Energy Solutions Arena @ Salt Lake City, UT
08/17 – SAP Center @ San Jose, CA
08/19 – The Honda Center @ Anaheim, CA
08/20 – Staples Center @ Los Angeles, CA
08/22 – Valley View Casino Center @ San Diego, CA
08/23 – SaveMart Center @ Fresno, CA