It has been 11 years since Shania Twain, one of the biggest names in country music, last went out on tour, reports People magazine. Add to that fact that Twain has announced that this will be her final tour and fans can expect a huge event, even without knowing that Shania has dubbed this final go-around as the "Shania Rocks This Country" tour.
The concert tour, which she announced at an appearance on Good Morning America, is scheduled to kick off this coming June with Twain's first appearance in Seattle.
"I'm finally going back on tour. This is going to be a big tour for me because it's going to be my last," Ms. Twain revealed. "This is my last tour. I'm going to make the most of it. Let's put it that way... I just really want to go out with a bang."
Eleven years hasn't dulled her celebrity status one bit. Following her Good Morning America announcement, Twain's fans crashed her official website.
While Shania hasn't been on tour, she has been performing live. Most recently, Ms. Twain has been headlining at Caesars Palace Colosseum in Las Vegas for two years, according to CBC News. The performances, each one lasting a strong 100 minutes, was an event in itself with highlights that include trained horses, a live 13-piece band and a flying motorcycle.
"[The production] was a huge mountain to climb, for me. I enjoyed it, it was a huge reward, and I see the upcoming tour as a celebration of that."Even before her Las Vegas appearances, Ms. Twain was a big draw to country music fans. Shania Twain's self-titled debut album in 1993 set the stage for a successful career that would sell 75 million records and produce 17 Top-10 singles, reports Entertainment Weekly. Twain, who has taken home five Grammys in her career, also hinted at a new album to be released sometime following her final tour. The album will be her first new release, since 2002's Up!.
"I want it to come out when I'm 50, so it will happen," Twain said. Her birthday is in August. "I'm on the microphone every day recording stuff."
The "Shania Rocks This Country" tour, which spans 48 dates with a final appearance in Fresno, California, on August 23, will undoubtedly be another huge success for Ms. Twain. Tickets are expected to sell fast, when they become available on March 13.
Another project that drew attention to Shania was her appearance on this P.S.A. for domestic violence.
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