Shania Twain's Agent Says She Will 'Very Likely' Extend Her Tour Overseas
By Melinda Newman
July 1, 2015
Shania Twain, who is on her first North American tour in a decade, will “very likely” take her outing overseas in 2016, a source close to the superstar tells Billboard.
“We’re busy exploring an international tour,” says Marc Dennis, Twain's agent at CAA Nashville. “I think next Spring and Summer you’ll see a fairly substantial international tour. I’m not so sure it will be 75 shows like this one in [North America], but it will be substantial.”
Dennis says the negotiations are ongoing for next year’s global swing. In the meantime, Twain is busy with her AEG-promoted Rock This Country tour in North America. The arena outing has already extended its North America portion with an additional 19 Fall dates announced in May. The final date is now Oct. 11 in Toronto.
The North American tour, which will gross $75 million according to Dennis, follows Twain’s two-year residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The circuit, which is marketed as Twain’s last major tour, started June 5 in Seattle. Wes Mack opened the first portion; Gavin DeGraw took over the support role Monday (June 30) through Aug. 23.
Twain stressed in May that she is not retiring. “I will be doing music for sure until the day I die,” she told reporters in a conference call. “As much as I’m overdue for the touring, I’m overdue for new music.” Twain’s last full studio album was Up! in 2002. A new 2011 track, “Today Is Your Day” -- which was recorded as the theme for her OWN reality show, Why Not? With Shania Twain -- peaked at No. 36 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. Earlier this year, Twain released Still The One: Live from Las Vegas, an 18-track CD and 25-track DVD, which bowed at No. 2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.