Shania Twain arrived on horseback for the opening of a two-year headlining gig at Caesers Palace in Las Vegas, a grand entrance with 40 other horses that organizers referred to as a “stampede.”
The country star was met by a crowd of several hundred people who assembled around the famous Caesars fountain to greet her as she rode in on horseback. The caravan of more than 40 horses actually shut down the Las Vegas Strip for a short time as Shania made her way to the hotel/casino, a press release from Caesars Entertainment noted.
Twain’s show, “Shania: Still the One,” opens December 1 at the 4,300-seat Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The 47-year-old Twain remains one of the biggest draws among country music acts and, with 75 million albums sold worldwide, ranks as one of the best-selling female country artists of all time.
Shania Twain is coming to town just as another legendary country star is on the way out. Garth Brooks announced last month that his three-year run at the Wynn hotel and casino was coming to an end, cutting short what was believed to have been a five-year agreement. Brooks plays his last show in Las Vegas on this upcoming weekend.
The Shania Twain horseback entrance was reminiscent of Frank Sinatra’s famous entrance to the old Dunes hotel in September 1955 when he came in on the back of a camel. After the horseback ride ended, she made her way to a makeshift stage in the same place where Evel Knievel’s motorcycle crash occurred in a New Year’s Eve stunt in 1967.