Twain announces first tour in 10 years
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
– Shania Twain is launching her first North American tour in more than 10 years in June, the singer announce today.
The "Rock This Country" tour will total 48 dates and comes following her two-year residency in Las Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
The tour starts on June 5 in Seattle and concludes Aug. 23 in Fresno, Cal.
Twain has toured the U.S. 3 times, most recently on the Up! Tour in 2003-04.
American Express Card Members can purchase tickets through Front Of The Line for the Canadian shows only before the general public beginning Tuesday, March 10 at 10a a.m. through Thursday, March 12 at 10 p.m. local time, with the public on-sale for most North American shows beginning Friday, March 13 at 10 a.m. local on axs.com
Opening acts include Canadian musician and actor Wes Mack from June 5-28 and Gavin DeGraw from June 30-Aug. 23.
"This is a celebration tour. It's party time. The Rock This Country tour will have a different spirit than my past tours," said Twain. "It's a Shania they've never seen before. A lot of years have gone by, and I've got a lot more to share."
Twain did not expand upon what that meant.
Twain has been recording an album, but there was no word on the release of any new material.
Tour dates are:
Key Arena at Seattle Center
Pepsi Live! At Rogers Arena
Pepsi Live! At Rogers Arena
First Ontario Centre
Air Canada Centre
Air Canada Centre
Wesley Clover Parks
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden
Long Island, NY
Mohegan Sun Arena
CONSOL Energy Center
Grand Rapids, MI
Van Andel Arena
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
American Airlines Arena
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Time Warner Cable Arena
Wells Fargo Center
Auburn Hills, MI
Palace of Auburn Hills
KFC Yum! Center
St. Louis, MO
Des Moines, IA
Wells Fargo Arena
Kansas City, MO
Frank Erwin Center
American Airlines Center
Oklahoma City, OK
Chesapeake Energy Arena
Salt Lake City, UT
San Jose, CA
SAP Center at San Jose
Los Angeles, CA
San Diego, CA
Valley View Casino Center
Aug. 23 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
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