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Twain announces first tour in 10 years

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 – Shania Twain is launching her first North American tour in more than 10 years in June, the singer announce today.

The "Rock This Country" tour will total 48 dates and comes following her two-year residency in Las Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

The tour starts on June 5 in Seattle and concludes Aug. 23 in Fresno, Cal.

Twain has toured the U.S. 3 times, most recently on the Up! Tour in 2003-04.

American Express Card Members can purchase tickets through Front Of The Line for the Canadian shows only before the general public beginning Tuesday, March 10 at 10a a.m. through Thursday, March 12 at 10 p.m. local time, with the public on-sale for most North American shows beginning Friday, March 13 at 10 a.m. local on axs.com

Opening acts include Canadian musician and actor Wes Mack from June 5-28 and Gavin DeGraw from June 30-Aug. 23.

"This is a celebration tour. It's party time. The Rock This Country tour will have a different spirit than my past tours," said Twain. "It's a Shania they've never seen before. A lot of years have gone by, and I've got a lot more to share."

Twain did not expand upon what that meant.

Twain has been recording an album, but there was no word on the release of any new material.

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

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UP!
When listening to Shania Twain's first album in five years, the listener is faced with making the big decision - blue or green disc. Green supposedly contains 19 country songs. With red, you get the pop version of those same exact songs recorded (international fans get a blue album with Asian sounds). Twain may be generous with the amount of material here, but the overall effect is one of too much music and not enough quality. Yes, there are some country touches and instrumentation, but if you »»»
Come On Over
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
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