Kelowna crowd up for Shania

Kelowna Daily Courier
By Staff
October 27, 2015

The Queen of Country Pop blew fans away with the final show of her farewell tour in Kelowna Tuesday night.

Rock This Country, Shania Twain’s first tour in more than a decade, was also her last, she has said.

Anticipation for the tour was evident in Kelowna, with Tuesday night’s concert selling out in under five minutes.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Twain said she initially thought her two-year residency at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas would be her final performance.

“It was such a challenge getting back up on stage, getting my voice in order, getting my confidence back up. The whole mountain was pretty high,” said Twain. “(But) I felt it was a strange way to finish my performance career, not being able to get around to the people.”

Twain has no more shows booked for this year, although a European leg is expected to be announced in 2016.

Twain cancelled two tour dates in the United States because of a respiratory infection earlier in October.

The tour resumed Oct. 9 in Quebec City. Before coming to Kelowna, Twain played two shows in Victoria over the weekend.