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Tuesday
Jun182019

Ed Sheeran's new album features Bruno Mars, Camila Cabello, Cardi B & many more 

Atlantic RecordsEd Sheeran went through his contacts list and recruited all the people for his new album, No. 6 Collaborations Project.

On Instagram, Ed has shared the track listing for the upcoming project, due July 12, and it features stars from the worlds of pop, country, R&B and rap.  Among the bigger names Ed worked with: Bruno Mars, Camila Cabello, country superstar Chris Stapleton, Cardi B, 50 Cent and Eminem.

Khalid, Ella Mai, H.E.R., Meek Mill, Travis Scott, Young Thug and Skrillex are also part of the lineup.

"Thanks to all the amazing artists I’ve worked with on this record for sharing your talent with me. No. 6 Collaborations Project comes out on July 12, hope you like it as much as I do," he captioned the track list.

Two songs from the album -- "I Don't Care" with Justin Bieber and "Cross Me" with Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock -- have already been released.

As previously reported, Ed decided to make No. 6 Collaborations Project a kind of sequel to his 2011 EP, No. 5 Collaborations Project.

Here's the track listing:

"Beautiful People" feat. Khalid
"South of the Border" feat. Camila Cabello & Cardi B
"Cross Me" feat. Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock
"Take Me Back to London" feat. Stormzy
"Best Part of Me" feat. Yebba
"I Don't Care" feat. Justin Bieber
"Antisocial" feat. Travis Scott
"Remember the Name" feat. Eminem and 50 Cent
"Feels" feat. Young Thug and J Hus
"Put It All on Me" feat. Ella Mai
"Nothing on You" feat. Paulo Londra & Dave
"I Don't Want Your Money" feat. H.E.R.
"1000 Nights" feat. Meek Mill & A Boogie with Da Hoodie
"Way to Break My Heart" feat. Skrillex
"Blow" feat. Bruno Mars & Chris Stapleton

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Tuesday
Jun182019

Taylor Swift reveals how she and Katy Perry cooked up their burger and fries costumes 

TAS Rights ManagementWe know Taylor Swift and Katy Perry have been on good terms for a while now, but they went public in Taylor’s new video for “You Need to Calm Down,” embracing lovingly while dressed as a burger and fries.

In a new interview with BBC Radio 1 Taylor explains that she initially pitched the video idea to Katy via text and wasn’t sure if she’d be down to do it -- but Katy was on board.

"I sent it to her and she was like, ‘I would love for us to be a symbol of redemption and forgiveness,’" Taylor says.

She adds that the idea for the burger and fries costumes wasn’t part of her initial treatment, but she was inspired by Katy’s burger outfit at the MET Gala after-party this year.

“I was like, ‘Can we do a burger and fries as, like, a metaphor for two people who belong together?’ Like people who are a perfect pair,” Taylor says. “And she thought it was really funny, so we did it.”

As Taylor previously stated, the two former rivals buried the hatchet after Katy sent a note and an actual olive branch to Taylor before her Reputation tour. When they ran into each other again, Taylor says, they realized they had “grown past allowing ourselves to be pitted against each other."

In other Taylor news, she's thrilled that Cher has retweeted the scene from the video that shows a framed slogan reading, "I am a rich man."  That's what Cher claims she told her mom, after her mom suggested she "marry a rich man."

Taylor wrote, "When you have a song about being calm and the video has a Cher quote in it and she posts it so henceforth you are not able to be calm anymore."

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Tuesday
Jun182019

After three weeks at #1 with "Whiskey Glasses," Morgan Wallen's ready to start "Chasin' You"

ABC/Image Group LANobody seems to want to take off their “Whiskey Glasses,” least of all Morgan Wallen. The East Tennessee native’s latest hit is currently spending its third week atop Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.

"The power of this song, my fans, and country radio continues to just blow me away," Morgan reflects. "I can’t even express how grateful I am to everybody who made this all possible.”

“Thank you for my first multi-week #1!" he adds.

Previously, Morgan took his first trip to the top of the chart last June with “Up Down,” his collaboration with his pals Florida Georgia Line.

He continues on the road this summer on FGL’s Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour, before joining Luke Combs’ Beer Never Broke My Heart trek in October.

Look for Morgan to get romantic with his next single: it’ll be “Chasin’ You” from his If I Know Me album.

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Tuesday
Jun182019

Chris Lane has "Big, Big Plans" for new fiancee Lauren Bushnell 

James Devaney/Getty ImagesChris Lane is now officially off the market, after asking girlfriend Lauren Bushnell to marry him on Sunday.

The “I Don’t Know About You” hitmaker got her dad’s permission to pop the question on Father’s Day, and did it in the backyard of her family’s Oregon home.

“I knew she wouldn’t want some elaborate crazy proposal,” Chris tells People. “So, I decided to keep it pretty casual.”

“I asked her parents for different places in Portland I could potentially take her to,” he continues, “but after a lot of thought I decided doing it at the family cookout would be the most laid-back setting and that she’d appreciate the simplicity of me proposing to her in her parents’ backyard.”

Chris wrote the song “Big, Big Plans” for Lauren and used it as part of the romantic moment, even capturing the whole thing on video. You can check it out for yourself on YouTube.

“I lost it,” The Bachelor alum admits. “It was the happiest moment of my life!”

Chris says he expects Lauren will do most of the wedding planning, though he’ll probably help pick the pastor who officiates, because that’s important to him.

The two had been friends for awhile and started dating last fall, before moving in together in March.

So far, Chris and Lauren haven’t revealed what they’re thinking as far as a wedding date.

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Tuesday
Jun182019

Cold War Kids premiere two new songs, announce fall tour dates

ABC/Randy HolmesToday's a good day to be a Cold War Kids fan.

The band has dropped new new songs -- "Complainer" and "4th of July" -- and announced a fall North American headlining tour.

The new tunes, both of which are available now for digital download, follow Cold War Kids' 2017 album, L.A. Divine. As frontman Nathan Willet tells Apple Music's Beats 1, the band's next album will be titled New Age Norms, and will be released in three eight-song volumes. "Complainer" and "4th of July" will both appear on the first volume.

As for the tour, that begins October 4 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and will wrap November 22 in Santa Cruz, California. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 21 via ColdWarKids.com.

Here are the Cold War Kids tour dates:

10/4 -- Salt Lake City, UT, The Depot
10/5 -- Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheater
10/8 -- Oklahoma City, OK, The Jones Assembly
10/9 -- Dallas, TX, The Rustic
10/10 -- Houston, TX, The Rustic
10/11 -- San Antonio, The Rustic
10/12 -- El Paso, TX, El Paso Forever Fall Benefit
10/14 -- Santa Fe, NM, Meow Wolf
11/14 -- Phoenix, AZ, The Van Buren
11/15 -- San Diego, CA, The Observatory North Park
11/16 -- Anaheim, CA, House of Blues
11/17 -- San Luis Obispo, CA, Fremont Theater
11/18 -- Sacramento, CA, Ace of Spades
11/20 -- San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore
11/22 -- Santa Cruz, CA, The Catalyst

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Tuesday
Jun182019

Mel B is "upset" Victoria Beckham didn't come to support Spice Girls tour

Dave J Hogan/Getty ImagesVictoria “Posh Spice” Beckham decided not to join the Spice Girls on stage for their U.K. reunion shows -- but she didn’t come out to see the group perform, either.

In an interview with Good Morning Britain, Mel B, aka Scary Spice, says she was disappointed Victoria didn’t attend any of the shows in support of her group mates.

"I expected her to come and just say hi at least. Not even on stage, just as an audience member supporting," she says. "I'm sure she has her reasons for not. I've already said, 'Yeah, I was upset,' I still am a little bit. It is what it is and us girls, we all support each other no matter what."

She clarified that there is no rift between them. "We're all adults, we all have to respectfully get on with whatever,” she says. “But it is a bit disappointing, let's put it that way."

When asked if superfan Adele could join the group as the next Posh, Mel B said, "Adele is Adele and there's only one Posh, come on!"

According to Victoria’s Instagram, she and husband David were away at a wedding in Spain on Saturday – the day of the Spice Girls’ final show in London. Ahead of the first show in Dublin, Ireland last month, Victoria had written on Instagram, “Good luck to the girls today as they start their tour!”

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Tuesday
Jun182019

Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" dominates thb bhe Billboard Hot 100 for its 11th week

Credit: Eric LaggLil Nas X's "Old Town Road" just keeps on going. The viral hit, featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 for it's 11th week in a row. 

The single now holds the title for the longest reign on the chart since Drake's 2018 effort "God's Plan."

In addition, the country trap record now leads the Streaming Songs chart for its 11th consecutive week, with 9.9 million streams, according to Billboard. The single set the record for the top streaming week ever with 143 million streams total, following the arrival of its recharged version featuring Cyrus.

As if that wasn't enough to celebrate, "Old Town Road" also leads the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts for an 11th week each, and the Songs of the Summer chart for a third week.

Lil Nas' X's debut EP, 7, is due to arrive on Friday.

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Tuesday
Jun182019

Motley Crue announces "The Dirt" audiobook; Nikki Sixx calls out ReelzChannel over "Breaking the Band" episode 

Credit: Paul BrownMotley Crue's The Dirt is coming to your ears.

The band's 2001 autobiography, which inspired this year's Netflix biopic of the same name, will be released as an audiobook for the first time next Tuesday, June 25.

While the members of Motley Crue were very much involved in the Dirt book and film, they were not nearly as pleased with a recent episode of Breaking the Band, a show that airs on ReelzChannel.

The series -- which tells the stories of band break-ups by "recreating the key moment the cameras missed," along with interview and off-stage footage -- aired an episode on the Crue over the weekend, which raised the ire of bassist Nikki Sixx.

"Breaking the band was not authorized by Motley Crue," Sixx tweeted. "Our lawyers sent them a cease-and-desist and further action will be taken. @ReelzChannel is the bottom of the barrel."

"Should @ReelzChannel be liable for putting out shows without so many artist[s'] approval?" he added. "I am very disappointed that they think they can tell our LIFE story just to sell advertising (mostly incorrect) and without [anybody's permission]."

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Tuesday
Jun182019

Elton John to receive France's highest civilian honor on Friday 

ABC/Randy HolmesWhen Elton John arrives in France for several concerts on his farewell tour, he won't just be earning a bunch of money: He'll also be receiving the country's highest civilian award.

On Friday, Elton will be presented with the Legion d'Honneur by French president Emmauel Macron at the Elysee [ay-lee-ZAY] Palace in Paris, reports Le Journal de DimancheThe paper reports that during the ceremony, Elton will launch an appeal for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis.

According to multiple reports, Macron described Elton as "a piano virtuoso, melodic genius and a true showman," who was also "one of the first gay artists to have the courage to say it and to give voice to the LGBT community in the media." 

In 1993, Elton was made an Officer of Arts and Letters by France, in recognition of his contributions to the arts.

Elton also plans to announce two additional shows in France for October of 2020, according to Le Journal de Dimanche.

Other famous musicians who have received the Legion d'Honneur include Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan.

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Tuesday
Jun182019

"Watch It All Fall Down": Korn shares mysterious teaser 

Credit: Jimmy FontaineKorn is up to something.

The "Freak on a Leash" rockers have shared a mysterious teaser on their social media accounts, featuring a photo of tangled-up wires. The photo caption asks you to "sign up now" for the band's mailing list via their website.

And if you go to KornOfficial.com to enter your email address, you'll find a box that reads, "Watch it all fall down..." Very mysterious, indeed.

As for what exactly Korn is teasing, that's still unknown. Perhaps they're gearing up to release new music, as they've been working on the follow-up to their 2016 album, The Serenity of Suffering.

In addition to whatever's happening, Korn already has a busy summer planned.  On July 18 in Austin, TX, they'll launch a tour with Alice in Chains which lasts into September.

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Tuesday
Jun182019

When I'm 77: Paul McCartney celebrates his 77th birthday today

MJ Kim/MPL CommunicationsYou say it's your birthday? It's Paul McCartney's birthday too, and the former Beatle turns 77 today.

In honor of his big day, Sir Paul posted a humorous photo of himself on social media sites that appears to be from the 1970s.  It shows him grabbing his face with his hands as he looks at the camera with a perturbed look. The accompanying caption reads, "It's my birthday too, yeah."

McCartney remains remarkably active for a guy who is closing in on 80. He released a chart-topping studio album, Egypt Station, last year and currently on the latest leg of his Freshen Up Tour, regularly playing close to 40 songs at each show.

The rock legend can take it easy on his birthday, as his next concert isn't until this Saturday, June 22, at Petco Park in San Diego. The trek winds down with a July 13 show at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

Here are all of McCartney's upcoming tour dates:

6/22 -- San Diego, CA, Petco Park
6/26 -- Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort Arena
6/28 -- Las Vegas, NV, T Mobile Arena
6/29 -- Las Vegas, NV, T Mobile Arena
7/6 -- Vancouver BC, Canada, BC Place
7/10 -- San Jose, CA, SAP Center
7/13 -- Los Angeles, CA, Dodger Stadium

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Tuesday
Jun182019

Rascal Flatts will take Summer to Canada in the fall on the next leg of their tour

ABC/Image Group LARascal Flatts plans to stretch summer into fall, extending their Summer Playlist trek into October for a Canadian run.

Renamed the Forever Summer Playlist Tour, the dates will kick off October 24 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, with Canadian artists Aaron Goodvin and Steve Lee Olsen joining them for the shows.

Until then, Gary LeVoxJoe Don Rooney, and Jay DeMarcus are crisscrossing the U.S. with their Summer Playlist concerts, which resume June 27 in Charlotte, North Carolina with Billy Currington and LOCASH.

Here’s the full itinerary for Rascal Flatts’ Forever Summer Playlist Tour, with tickets going on sale on Monday:

10/24 -- Medicine Hat, AB, Canalta Centre
10/26 -- Dawson Creek, BC, Encana Events Centre
10/27 -- Prince George, BC, CN Centre
10/29 -- Kamloops, BC, Sandman Centre
10/30 -- Penticton, BC, South Okanagan Centre
11/1 -- Abbotsford, BC, Abbotsford Centre

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Tuesday
Jun182019

Marilyn Manson announces new drummer Brandon Pertzborn

Mark Horton/Getty ImagesMarilyn Manson has a new drummer. The Antichrist Superstar has announced that Brandon Pertzborn will man the kit in his band, taking over for the departed Gil Sharone.

Manson confirmed the news on his Twitter with a photo of himself standing next to his new band mate alongside the caption, "Me and my drummer Brandon Pertzborn."

Pertzborn has previously played drums with Suicidal Tendencies, Black Flag and Corey Taylor. He'll make his debut with Manson on the shock-rocker's upcoming co-headlining tour with Rob Zombie, beginning July 9 in Baltimore.

Sharone, who'd been Manson's drummer for the last five years, announced in March he'd be leaving the band to pursue other projects.

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Tuesday
Jun182019

Destination, "Dive Bar": Garth & Blake throw it back to 90's country in new duet

Pearl Records“We’re gonna spend the weekend in the deep end of a dive bar,” Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton declare in their rollicking new duet.

As you might imagine, “Dive Bar” sounds a lot like the music you’d probably hear in one of the hole-in-the-wall joints that inspired it.

“This is kind of a salute back to the dive bars, the honky tonks, all those places that country music is born in and lives everyday,” Garth explains. “You know, it says in that line, 'Think of this as your oasis/It's the safest of the places/That a broken heart can find to hide.' That's what a dive bar is!”

Garth and Blake are set to perform the song together live from the first time on Saturday, July 19 during Garth’s show at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. In the meantime, Garth hints they’re already working on a unique idea for a music video.

Right now, “Dive Bar” is available exclusively via country radio, though you can sample a bit of it on Garth’s Instagram.

It’ll be available on Amazon Music on Amazon Prime Day which, although technically still a secret, is rumored to be July 15.  

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Tuesday
Jun182019

Watch Tom Morello throw fan's phone after onstage selfie attempt

ABC/Randy HolmesTom Morello has no time for onstage selfies, as one fan learned the hard way.

During a recent solo show in Chicago, the Rage Against the Machine guitarist invited the crowd to join him on stage. However, one fan decided to take one extra step, and held up his phone for a selfie attempt with the musician. In response, Morello took the phone out of the fan's hand and threw it into the crowd.

"Put a phone in my face onstage and I'll throw it," Morello tweeted alongside video of the incident. He also added the hashtag #LiveintheMoment.

Morello later clarified that he specifically told fans he'd throw their phones if they attempted an onstage selfie.

"When you invite guests to YOUR stage and CLEARLY TELL THEM 'if you stick a cell phone in my face I WILL THROW IT' and then their uncontrollable entitled selfie urges overcome their sense of reason they get their f***in phones thrown," he said. "Simple."

As for offstage selfies, though, Morello said he's for that "all day."

Oh, and don't worry. The fan got his phone back.

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Tuesday
Jun182019

Country star trivia

Comstock/Thinkstock Earlier this month, RaeLynn scored the first platinum single of her career with this song. Can you name her release from the summer of 2014? ANSWER: "God Made Girls."

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Tuesday
Jun182019

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band's Roll Me Away farewell tour extended into late October

Credit: Terry WyattBob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band have tacked on four dates to the recently announced fall U.S. leg of their Roll Me Away farewell tour, which kicks off September 12 in Rapid City, South Dakota.

The newly announced shows will take place October 10 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; October 12 in Memphis, Tennessee; October 17 in Pittsburgh; and October 19 in Chicago.

Tickets to the new concerts will go on sale to the general public this Friday, June 21, at 10 a.m. local time. Members of Bob Seger's fan club, the Bullet Club, will be able to buy pre-sale tickets starting today. To register to be a member of the club, visit BobSeger.com/bulletclub.

The 74-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and his group are winding down their current U.S. tour leg with the final two shows of a six-concert stand in the Detroit suburb of Clarkston, Michigan. The upcoming performances are scheduled for this Wednesday and Friday, June 19 and 21.

The Roll Me Away tour got underway in November 2018.

Here are all of Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band's confirmed upcoming tour dates:

6/19 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theater
6/21 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theater
9/12 -- Rapid City, SD, Rushmore Plaza
9/14 -- Fargo, ND, Fargo Dome
9/17 -- Bozeman, MT, Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
9/19 -- Spokane, WA, Spokane Arena
9/21 -- Tacoma, WA, Tacoma Dome
9/24 -- Eugene, OR, Matthew Knight Arena
9/26 -- Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/28 -- Salt Lake City, UT, Vivint Smart Home Arena
10/3 -- Columbia, MO, University of Missouri - Mizzou Arena
10/5 -- Indianapolis, IN, Bankers Life Fieldhouse
10/10 -- Baton Rouge, LA, Raising Cane's River Center+
10/12 -- Memphis, TN, FedEx Forum+
10/17 -- Pittsburgh, PA, PPG Paints Arena+
10/19 -- Chicago, IL, United Center+

+ = newly added show.

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Tuesday
Jun182019

Slipknot announces signature whiskey brand 

ABC/Randy HolmesSlipknot has announced No. 9 Iowa Whiskey, a signature craft spirit created in collaboration with the Iowa-based Cedar Ridge Distillery.

"Slipknot and Cedar Ridge Distillery -- two groups of people born and raised in Iowa, and committed to quality and hard work," says percussionist M. Shawn "Clown" Crahan in a statement.

"We collaborated on No. 9 Whiskey, which in addition to Iowa corn, gets some extra spice from its rye content," Clown adds. "I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Live life, and always be safe."

The 90-proof whiskey will officially launch August 10, and will be available on Slipknot's North American Knotfest Roadshow tour, which kicks off July 26 in Mountain View, California. For more info, visit SlipknotWhiskey.com.

Slipknot will release their new album We Are Not Your Kind, featuring the lead single "Unsainted," on August 9.

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Tuesday
Jun182019

"Old Town Road" gets longer and longer: 11 weeks at #1

Columbia Records"Old Town Road" just keeps on going: The song by Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus is number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for an 11th week.

The last time a song spent that long on top was last February, when Drake's "God's Plan" started an 11-week run that lasted through April. "Old Town Road" is only the 25th song in the history of the Hot 100 to spend 11 weeks or more at #1.

"Old Town Road" is also on its third week at #1 on Billboard's Songs of the Summer. 

Lil Nas' X's debut EP, 7, is due out on Friday.

Speaking of Drake, his new collaboration with Chris Brown, "No Guidance," debuts at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100. That gives Drake's 24th top 10 hit, which ties him with The Beatles. The only artist who's had more is Madonna, with 38.

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Tuesday
Jun182019

"Man! I Feel Like a..." residency! Shania aims to "wow every night" with new "Let's Go!" Las Vegas show

Denise Truscello

When Shania Twain kicks off her new Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood in December, she plans to deliver an experience unlike another other in Sin City.

Even the title -- which comes from her smash, "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" -- conveys her show's good-time vibe.

"Since I'm taking this production into a very 'party' theme," Shania explains, "more of a dance-along, sing-along, party theme in this room, a short, punchy, exclaimated [sic] phrase/thought seemed appropriate: Let's Go!"

In the past, Zappos Theater has been the home-away-from-home for Backstreet Boys, Florida Georgia Line, Gwen Stefani and more, but Shania's mapping out a spectacle like the venue has never seen.

"I plan on delivering something exciting and different," she tells ABC Radio. "In that room, I'm changing up the stage. So there's gonna be things done in there that have never been done before."

In fact, Shania says the Let's Go! staging is so high-tech, it could never be part of a traditional tour.

"This production is something I could never take on the road," she points out. "The quality, the standard of the technology is too fragile to pack up and tear down every night."

The Canadian pop/country superstar says her fans will be a big part of the concert.

"It's a 'let your hair down' in every way show," Shania says. "And I'm gonna pull the audience into the production. I'm really excited about it."

Shania's iconic fashion sense is a big part of the vision as well.

"I'm paying a lot of attention to the wardrobe and how much fun I'm gonna have there," she promises. "I want people to be wowed every night."

Tickets for Shania's Let's Go! Vegas residency go on sale Friday at Caesars.com.

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