It’s the hottest ticket in town: Shania Twain has extended her highly anticipated Rock This Country summer tour, adding 19 new concert dates due to popular demand. After teasing fans with “exciting news” on Twitter for weeks, the Canadian country superstar announced in March that she would be going on tour for the first time in more than 11 years.
The response so far has been overwhelming – especially since the 49-year-old singer says this tour will be her last.
Shania has added 19 more dates to her summer tour. Photo © Getty
"Las Vegas was meant to be my last one," she told Hello! after announcing the news. “Now I want to carry on the momentum the Vegas experience gave me and just enjoy. I'm exhaling. And I want to enjoy the exhale!"
Describing the upcoming North American tour as a “celebration” and an “after-party,” the songstress explained the decision for embarking on a goodbye tour, saying she wanted to go out with a bang in a "much more freestyle show."
Originally, Shania had planned a 50-date run, telling reporters that 50 seemed appropriate, since she celebrates her milestone 50th birthday in August. However, the buzz has been so tremendous that the Canadian chanteuse decided to add more dates, with the tour now stretching until October and coming to a close in Toronto at the Air Canada Centre.
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Rock This Country kicks off on June 5 in Seattle and includes multiple stops in Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton. The pre-sale starts on May 19, with ticket sales opening to the general public on May 22.
Meanwhile, Shania continues to work on new music, with fans eagerly hoping that she’ll release a fifth album before the year is through. "I want to write a lot more records," she told Hello!.
The Timmins, Ont. native teased that she was writing new songs just last month, sharing a glamorous, seaside photo with her guitar on Twitter. In the snap, Shania is sitting outdoors on a beachfront deck as she strums her guitar. She has a laptop in front of her and her headphones on. Shania simply captioned the photo, “Writing,” along with a guitar and paper-and-pen emoji.