Shania Twain Extends Tour, Talks Missing Life on the Road

Superstar's first tour in 11 years launches next month, runs through mid-October

Rolling Stone
By Andrew Leahey
May 8, 2015

More than a decade after wrapping up her 10-month Up! Tour, Shania Twain is hitting the highway again. The Rock This Country Tour, which recently swelled from 48 to 67 dates, won't just mark her long-awaited return to the road; it'll double as the final tour of her career, with Twain building up buzz for a new album along the way.

The summertime trek was originally scheduled to end in late August, following a string of shows in Southern California. Earlier this week, Twain announced an extension of 19 shows across the United States and Canada, with the Rock This Country Tour now coming to a close on October 11th in Toronto, less than a four-hour drive from her birthplace of Windsor, Ontario.

Twain didn't allow much time to elapse between the end of her two-year Las Vegas residency, which wrapped in December, and the new tour, which kicks off June 5th in Seattle. She did, however, spend the interim whipping up an entirely new production.

"The atmosphere of going to the people is just different," she told Rolling Stone Country this week, highlighting the distinctions between a residency that stays in one place and a tour that crisscrosses the continent. "When you're going to them and in you're in their zone, it's different. They're at home and you're visiting and they're welcoming you to their place. I feel more like I'm hosting them in Vegas, but when I go to their town, they're welcoming you with these open arms and their spirit is just so alive, and they're excited. And they're grateful that you've come to their town. They love to share their space and their world, and so do I, and that's where we come together."

Meanwhile, Twain continues to work on new music, with the goal of releasing her fifth album after the tour's end.

Here's the full Rock This Country Tour itinerary, including new dates in bold:

June 5 Seattle, Washington, Key Arena at Seattle Center
June 7 Vancouver, British Columbia, Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
June 9 Vancouver, British Columbia, Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
June 11 Edmonton, Alberta, Rexall Place
June 12 Edmonton, Alberta, Rexall Place
June 14 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, SaskTel Centre
June 15 Winnipeg, Manitoba, MTS Centre
June 19 London, Ontario, Budweiser Gardens
June 20 London, Ontario, Budweiser Gardens
June 22 Hamilton, Ontario, FirstOntario Centre
June 24 Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre
June 25 Toronto, Ontario. Air Canada Centre
June 27 Ottawa, Ontario, Wesley Clover Parks
June 28 Montreal, Quebec, Bell Centre
June 30 New York City, New York, Madison Square Garden
July 1 Long Island, New York, Nassau Coliseum
July 3 Uncasville, Connecticut, Mohegan Sun Arena
July 7 Newark, New Jersey, Prudential Center
July 8 Boston, Massachusetts, TD Garden
July 10 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, CONSOL Energy Center
July 11 Grand Rapids, Michigan, Van Andel Arena
July 13 Indianapolis, Indiana, Bankers Life Fieldhouse
July 15 Jacksonville, Florida, Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
July 16 Miami, Florida, American Airlines Arena
July 18 Greenville, South Carolina, Bon Secours Wellness Arena
July 19 Charlotte, North Carolina, Time Warner Cable Arena
July 21 Washington, D.C., Verizon Center
July 22 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Wells Fargo Center
July 25 Auburn Hills, Michigan, Palace of Auburn Hills
July 26 Moline, Illinois, iWireless Center
July 28 Minneapolis, Minnesota, Target Center
July 29 Rosemont, Illinois, AllState Arena
July 31 Nashville, Tennessee, Bridgestone Arena
August 1 Atlanta, Georgia, Philips Arena
August 3 Louisville, Kentucky, KFC Yum! Center
August 4 St. Louis, Missouri, Scottrade Center
August 6 Des Moines, Iowa, Wells Fargo Arena
August 7 Kansas City, Missouri, Sprint Center
August 9 Austin, Texas, Frank Erwin Center
August 10 Dallas, Texas, American Airlines Center
August 12 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Chesapeake Energy Center
August 14 Denver, Colorado, Pepsi Center
August 15 Salt Lake City, Utah, EnergySolutions Arena
August 17 San Jose, California, SAP Center at San Jose
August 19 Anaheim, California, Honda Center
August 20 Los Angeles, California, Staples Center
August 22 San Diego, California, Valley View Casino Center
August 24 Fresno, California, Save Mart Center
September 12 Spokane, Washington, Spokane Arena
September 13 Portland, Oregon, Moda Center
September 15 Boise, Idaho, Taco Bell Arena
September 17 Calgary, Alberta, Scotiabank Saddledome
September 18 Calgary, Alberta, Scotiabank Saddledome
September 20 Winnipeg, Manitoba, MTS Centre
September 21 Fargo, North Dakota, FARGODOME
September 23 Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
September 24 Lincoln, Nebraska, Pinnacle Bank Arena
September 26 Minneapolis, Minnesota, Target Center
September 27 Madison, Wisconsin, Kohl Center
September 29 Peoria, Illinois, Peoria Civic Center
September 30 Columbus, Ohio, Nationwide Arena
October 2 Allentown, Pennsylvania, PPL Center
October 3 Buffalo, New York, First Niagara Center
October 6 Manchester, New Hampshire, Verizon Wireless Arena
October 7 Albany, New York, Times Union Center
October 9 Quebec City, Quebec, Videotron Centre
October 11 Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre