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Shania Twain Extends Tour, Talks Missing Life on the Road

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

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Shania Twain, shown here at the kickoff of her Las Vegas residency, will kick off a proper tour next month.

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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, Key Arena at Seattle Center
June 7 — Vancouver, Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
June 9 — Vancouver, 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, Air Canada Centre
June 25 — Toronto, Air Canada Centre
June 27 — Ottawa, Wesley Clover Parks
June 28 — Montreal, Bell Centre
June 30 — New York City, 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, TD Garden
July 10 — Pittsburgh, CONSOL Energy Center
July 11 — Grand Rapids, Michigan, Van Andel Arena
July 13 — Indianapolis, Bankers Life Fieldhouse
July 15 — Jacksonville, Florida, Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
July 16 — Miami, 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, Wells Fargo Center
July 25 — Auburn Hills, Michigan, Palace of Auburn Hills
July 26 — Moline, Illinois, iWireless Center
July 28 — Minneapolis, Target Center
July 29 — Rosemont, Illinois, AllState Arena
July 31 — Nashville, Bridgestone Arena
August 1 — Atlanta, Philips Arena
August 3 — Louisville, Kentucky, KFC Yum! Center
August 4 — St. Louis, Scottrade Center
August 6 — Des Moines, Iowa, Wells Fargo Arena
August 7 — Kansas City, Missouri, Sprint Center
August 9 — Austin, Frank Erwin Center
August 10 — Dallas, American Airlines Center
August 12 — Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Chesapeake Energy Center
August 14 — Denver, Pepsi Center
August 15 — Salt Lake City, EnergySolutions Arena
August 17 — San Jose, California, SAP Center at San Jose
August 19 — Anaheim, California, Honda Center
August 20 — Los Angeles, Staples Center
August 22 — San Diego, Valley View Casino Center
August 24 — Fresno, California, Save Mart Center
September 12 — Spokane, Washington, Spokane Arena
September 13 — Portland, Moda Center
September 15 — Boise, ID, 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, 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, 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, Air Canada Centre

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