After a number of years in Las Vegas, Shania Twain announced she’s going back on tour today on Good Morning America. The five time Grammy Award winner, will launch her Rock This Country Tour on June 3 in Seattle, before heading to her native Canada. She’ll perform thirteen dates in Canada, six of which will be held in her home province of Ontario. She’ll then return back to the States where she’ll perform at Madison Square Garden on June 30.
Her Rock This Country Tour will be only her fifth headlining tour, and her first since the Up! Tour which ended in early 2004. Twain will follow in the footsteps of fellow country megastar Garth Brooks, who’s currently on tour himself. The announcement comes a little surprise to those within the industry who expected Twain would want to get back out there again. It’s been eleven years, and with new music in the works Twain knows she’ll have to get out on the road to generate buzz. Despite, claiming her previous tour was the last time out on the road, Twain again insisted that 2015 would mark the end of her touring career. At 49, she could be right.
The results will be interesting to see. At her peak Twain, was nearly as big a star as Garth Brooks. Both artists are known for walking away from creating music at their peaks, and it comes as little coincidence that they’ve both decided to return at similar times. Brooks has continued to set ticket records across the country, yet his return album, Man Against Machine, struggled by his standards. He’s made the most of his time in every city by playing double shows on weekends, usually resulting in at least six shows in just four days. For Twain, she’s currently scheduled to do only four doubles all of which are in Canada. Her US schedule is pretty tight, as she’ll perform 34 times in a little less than two months. That means it’ll be hard for her to pack in any doubles unless she takes the Garth route – which is unlikely. That means tickets will go fast and won’t be cheap. Presale tickets go on sale March 10 with regular tickets going on sale March 13. For more details, check out her website here!
Twain will stop at Mohegan Sun on July 3 and then the TD Garden on July 8. Tickets go on sale this Friday.