Country legend Shania Twain kicks off tour in Glasgow - and talks Storm Ali

GLASGOW witnessed the spectacle of a lifetime with the arrival of country legend Shania Twain’s highly-anticipated tour.

East Lothian Courier
By Aftab Ali
September 20, 2018

Kickstarting her 18-date European tour in Scotland’s biggest city on Wednesday night, the icon delivered a spellbinding show, performing hits “I’m Gonna Getcha Good!”, “Up!”, “That Don’t Impress Me Much”, “You’re Still The One”, “Life’s About To Get Good” and “Man! I Feel Like a Woman”.

Returning to the stage in Europe after 15 years away, the 53-year-old gushed over the Glasgow audience - and even spoke of Storm Ali which battered Scotland the whole of Wednesday.

The Canadian said it was “very windy” and that the windows of her hotel room were “shaking” through the night.

She then added: “I know there have been train cancellations and all that stuff, but I’m just so happy you’re here. We’re getting through it together.”

Performing to a sold out SSE Hydro Shania said: “I’m proud of my music and I want to share it with as many people as possible in the greatest show I’ve ever done”.

She also invited a member of the audience up on stage with her, an Emma from Fort William but who now lives in Glasgow.

She also picked a mother-and-daughter duo to take selfies with, telling the pair: “Let’s go, girls.”

They both told the singer they took “a risk” and drove through the bad weather to be in Glasgow.

“Who wouldn’t take the gamble to drive through that to see Shania Twain?”, said the mum, much to the audience’s delight.

The NOW show boasted 12-foot, larger-than-life, moving LED cubes that peaked at 30-feet height from the stage, while 4,375 lighting cues dazzled the audience.

Ever the stunning diva, elegant and stylish, Shania’s team said over 10,000 Swarovski crystal stones and 16 yards of sequin fabric have been used in her wardrobe.

The country singer will take to the stage at the Hydro again on Friday night before moving onto Manchester on Saturday and Birmingham on Monday.