Country Singer Shania Twain Quits Singing Live.
Shania Twain Twain became a massive singing star in the 1990s but spent much of the next decade out of the limelight. The star, whose 1997 album Come On Over remains the best-selling country album ever, will play 48 dates across the US and Canada, kicking off in June. “This is my last tour, so I’m going to make the most of it,” Twain said on US TV. “I want to go out with a bang.”
The Rock This Country tour will be Twain’s first tour in more than 10 years, and follows a two-year residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. “I feel that Las Vegas, the show, was a huge mountain to climb for me,” Twain – who turns 50 later this year – said on ABC’s Good Morning America. “I not only got through it, but I enjoyed it.”
The Canadian singer became a massive star in the mid-1990s, with hits such as Man! I Feel Like A Woman and That Don’t Impress Me Much. Twain sold more than 75 million albums worldwide and became the best-selling female artist in the history of country music, but largely disappeared from the limelight between 2004 and 2009, citing personal issues and creative inertia. She returned to live performing in 2011.
The new tour will begin in Seattle, before heading north to Canada, then returning to the US for dates across the country – including New York, Washington and Miami. The “custom-made” tour will conclude in Fresno, California, days ahead of the singer’s birthday in August.
Twain also announced that she is currently “working on new music” to be released after the tour. “I want to enjoy that party and then I’ll get back to the record,” she said. “I want it to come out when I’m 50, so I’m going to make it happen.”