Shania Twain beguiles Tacoma Dome audience at May 3 concert
By Bill Bungard
May 10, 2018
The Tacoma Dome was filled with anticipation awaiting country music superstar Shania Twain’s return after 20 years. (The sultry singing sensation did hit Seattle during her 2015 “Up” tour.) Twain, country music’s best-selling female artist — with more than $100 million in record sales — brought her “Now” tour to the dome in classic style. She entered at the back of the arena and worked her way up to the stage, where she kicked the show into gear with “Life’s About to Get Good” from her “Now” album. The multi Grammy Award-winner delivered her signature high-octane country/pop coupled with brilliant stage production. Twain did not sell the fans short; having learned a thing or two from her recent two-year in-residence gig in Las Vegas where over-the-top choreography, wardrobe and set changes are the norm. At times during her Tacoma Dome performance, Twain was performing three stories above her dancers and musicians.
Twain, the original female country-pop artist before the term “crossover” was used, pioneered a path for the likes of Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga. The “Now” tour finds 52-year-old Twain looking amazing and rocking the fans now as well as ever.
A little over halfway through the show, Twain did an aerial traverse of the dome on a swing made of a guitar case while playing her mega hit and fan favorite “Your Still the One” with the crowd singing along.
The “Now” tour began its 77-city world tour in Tacoma, and by the looks of the fans singing and dancing in the aisles, this will not be Twain’s last tour. It was a show not to be missed.