How Shania Twain's summer tour will help underprivileged kids

Shania Twain has revealed more details about her long awaited Rock This Country summer tour – her first in 11 years – telling fans that one dollar from each ticket sale will go towards helping children in need.

Sitting down with BT Canada’s Dina Pugliese and Kevin Frankish on Friday (March 6), the Canadian superstar spoke out about her passion for helping underprivileged youth and why her foundation, Shania Kids Can (SKC), is so dear to her heart.

“This is to help kids like me growing up,” she said. “Sometimes when you are underprivileged, you feel left out. You feel insecure.”

The 49-year-old singer has previously talked about going without food and clean clothes as a child, often taking to forging doctor notes to avoid going to school embarrassed. As a teenager, she played gigs to help support her family – all the while dreaming of making it big in the music industry someday – and vowed to help others if her dream ever came true.

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Last summer, the multi-platinum selling artist launched Shania Kids Can (SKC), an organization that offers aid to kids who struggle in poor families that may not require social services to intervene.

Aside from helping children in need, Shania promises that Rock This Country tour will be one for the ages. “It will rock!” she said excitedly.

The tour includes six Canadian stops – Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton, Hamilton and Winnipeg – and tickets go on sale Friday, March 13.

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