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Mar042015

Shania Twain to Launch First Tour in 11 Years; Says It'll Be Her Last

Ethan Miller/Getty Images via ABCAfter spending the last couple of years doing a residency in Las Vegas, Shania Twain is taking her act on the road.  The Grammy-winning singer is launching her first tour in 11 years -- and she says it'll be her final one.

The Rock This Country tour -- named after a track on Shania's 1997 album, Come On Over -- kicks off in Seattle on June 5 and will visit 50 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada, wrapping up in August.  When it's over, there'll be no more touring, but Shania isn't retiring. She also doesn't plan for the tour to serve as a tearful farewell to her fans: quite the opposite, in fact.

In a statement, Shania says, "This is a celebration tour. It's party time. It's a celebration that after all these years, I can still do it! The Rock This Country Tour will have a different spirit than my past tours."

She adds, "It's the momentum of confidence. The Vegas show was so intense and nerve-wracking because of not being onstage for all those years. So now that I got that out of my system, this tour is all about having fun, letting go and enjoying the new-found attitude." 

To that point, Shania promises a more upbeat show than her Vegas extravaganza.  "There's a lot more punch. It's dynamic and reflects the rockier edge of things, because I have so many electric guitars in my music," she explains. "I'm looking forward to rocking out."

The tour will visit  Boston, Miami, Atlanta, New York City, Nashville and Washington, D.C., among other dates, as well as Shania's native Canada.  She promises fans "a Shania they've never seen before," adding, "A lot of years have gone by and I've got a lot more to share. It's all about looking back together. It's that unified community spirit of 'I remember where I was when I first heard that song.'"

Shania's opening acts include Wes Mack from June 5 through June 28, and then Gavin DeGraw from June 30 through August 23.

Here are Shania's tour dates:

6/5 -- Seattle, WA, KeyArena at Seattle Center
6/7 -- Vancouver, BC, Pepsi Live! At Rogers Arena
6/9 -- Vancouver, BC, Pepsi Live! At Rogers Arena
6/11 -- Edmonton, AB, Rexall Place
6/12 -- Edmonton, AB, Rexall Place
6/14 -- Saskatoon, SK,  SaskTel Centre
6/15 -- Winnipeg, MB, MTS Centre
6/19 -- London, ON, Budweiser Gardens
6/20 -- London, ON, Budweiser Gardens
6/22 -- Hamilton, ON, FirstOntario Centre
6/24 -- Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre
6/25 -- Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre
6/27 -- Ottawa, ON, Wesley Clover Parks
6/28 -- Montreal, QC, Bell Centre
6/30 -- New York, NY,  Madison Square Garden
7/1 -- Long Island, NY,  Nassau Coliseum
7/3 -- Uncasville, CT,  Mohegan Sun Arena
7/7 -- Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
7/8 -- Boston, MA, TD, Garden
7/10 -- Pittsburgh, PA, CONSOL Energy Center
7/11 -- Grand Rapids, MI, Van Andel Arena
7/13 -- Indianapolis, IN, Bankers Life Fieldhouse
7/15 -- Jacksonville, FL, Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
7/16 -- Miami, FL, AmericanAirlines Arena
7/18 -- Greenville, SC, Bon Secours Wellness Arena
7/19 -- Charlotte, NC, Time Warner Cable Arena
7/21 -- Washington, DC, Verizon Center
7/22 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
7/25 -- Auburn Hills, MI, Palace of Auburn Hills
7/26 -- Moline, IL, iWireless Center
7/28 -- Minneapolis, MN, Target Center
7/29 -- Rosemont, IL, Allstate Arena
7/31 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
8/1 -- Atlanta, GA, Philips Arena
8/3 -- Louisville, KY, KFC Yum! Center
8/4 -- St. Louis, MO, Scottrade Center
8/6 -- Des Moines, IA, Wells Fargo Arena
8/7 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
8/9 -- Austin, TX, Frank Erwin Center
8/10 -- Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
8/12 -- Oklahoma City, OK, Chesapeake Energy Arena
8/14 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
8/15 -- Salt Lake City, UT, EnergySolutions Arena
8/17 -- San Jose, CA, SAP Center at San Jose
8/19 -- Anaheim, CA, Honda Center
8/20 -- Los Angeles, CA, STAPLES Center
8/22 -- San Diego, CA, Valley View Casino Center
8/23 -- Fresno, CA, Save Mart Center


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