Shania Twain announces 2018 North American tour

By Meaghan Wray

Shania Twain is going back on tour in 2018! The singer delighted fans when she made the announcement on Thursday (Aug 17) following an appearance on The Tonight Show. The 51-year-old rocked the late night stage in a stunning black sequinned jumpsuit while performing her new track, “Swinging with My Eyes Closed” off of her upcoming album NOW.

The SHANIA NOW tour kicks off on May 3 in Tacoma, Washington, and will see the singer make stops in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Hamilton, Ottawa, London and Quebec City. Tickets to see the Canadian country queen go on sale Aug 23.

The mother of one is keeping busy in the run up to the start of the tour. The Timmins native is set to perform at the Opening Night Ceremony for the US Open on Aug 28 and come November, will headline the halftime show at this year’s Grey Cup in Ottawa.

The GRAMMY award winner is no stranger to the Grey Cup. In 2002, Shania played its halftime show in Edmonton only days after her album UP! was released. Her upcoming album debuts on Sept 29, just two months shy of her performance this year.

In a media release, the “Come On Over” singer gushed, “It’s an absolute honour to return to the Grey Cup stage in the nation’s capital during Canada’s 150 th birthday,” she continued, “I’m thrilled to be coming home and being a part of the country’s biggest annual party.”

Her performance will mark a triumphant return to music after a battle with Lyme disease left her unable to sing. Over the past few years, Shania has opened up about her struggle with dysphonia, a condition linked to the disease. She explained to the Los Angeles Times that she’s went through extensive physical therapy to get her voice back before the start of her residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

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