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Rock This Country Tour

The Rock This Country Tour was the third concert tour by Canadian recording artist Shania Twain. The tour was Twain's first tour in eleven years and was billed as her farewell tour. The tour kicked off on June 5, 2015, in Seattle, and concluded in Kelowna on October 27, 2015. The trek preceded the release of Twain's fifth studio album.[1] At the end of 2015, the tour placed 19th on Pollstar's "2015 Year-End Top 100 Worldwide Tours" list, grossing $69 million from 69 shows with a total attendance of 703,148.[2]

Rock This Country Tour
Tour by Shania Twain
Shania Twain - Rock This Country Tour (Official Poster).jpg
Start dateJune 5, 2015 (2015-06-05)
End dateOctober 27, 2015 (2015-10-27)
Legs2
No. of shows72 in North America
Box officeUS $69 million
Shania Twain concert chronology

BackgroundEdit

On March 4, 2015, while appearing on Good Morning America, Twain announced the tour as well as her upcoming album. Since this is her last tour, Twain said that she wants to go out on bang and she's "ready to hang my hat up in that regard", which is touring. Twain also shared that this going to "be a real, kickin' hard-hitting, fun party show".[3] Due to popular demand, nineteen additional dates were added in May 2015, forming the second North American leg.[4]

In July 2015, Twain's agent said it was very likely an international leg of the tour would take place in the spring and summer of 2016.[5]

On August 24, 2015, Shania Twain announced in an interview that she is not ready to give up touring and that "She's decided that a 2-year return residency to Las Vegas is back in her plans."[6]

Concert synopsisEdit

After a video introduction, Twain emerges onstage atop a rising platform in thigh-high leather boots, a red, sequined mini-dress and a black leather jacket singing "Rock This Country!" From there, Twain continues the opening portion of the show with "Honey, I'm Home" and "You Win My Love", number one country radio hits from 1998 and 1996, respectively, before launching into a punchy take on her first radio hit, "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?"[7] After a chat with the audience, Twain keeps the show in full country mode with the line dance worthy "I Ain't No Quitter", and fiddle-heavy tunes "Love Gets Me Every Time", her five-week number one single from 1997, and fan favorite "Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)".

After making her way through the audience during "Any Man of Mine", Twain disappears for a costume change while her seven-member band provides an interlude of her 2003 international hit "Ka-Ching!". Accompanied by a flurry of pyrotechnics, Twain reappears on stage in a black leather, body-hugging ensemble for "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" After the breezy "Come On Over" and opening act accompanied duet of "Party for Two", Twain takes a moment to chat with the audience about the voice struggles she has had in recent years and how she thought she "would never sing again" and that it is a "miracle" she made it back onstage. Exclaiming that "there's no way but up from here", Twain ascends into the air on a saddle that takes her in a long, slow circle above the audience as she sings "Up!".

Once back onstage, Twain and her band begin an acoustic set, beginning with her most recent single, 2011's "Today Is Your Day" and the infectious and light "No One Needs to Know". Twain is then left alone on center stage with her guitar, singing her biggest hit, 1998's multi-platinum and Grammy award-winning "You're Still the One". Along with the following song, "From This Moment On", this performance is considered the highlight of the nearly two-hour concert. Returning in thigh-high red leather boots and an oversized black shawl, Twain closes out the main portion of the show with the one-two punch of "That Don't Impress Me Much" and "(If You're Not in It for Love) I'm Outta Here!". She returns in a half-body catsuit for the fiery, firework filled finale of "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!".

Opening ActsEdit

SetlistEdit

ShowsEdit

Date City Country Venue Opening act(s) Attendance Revenue
North America — Leg 1[8][9][10][11][12][13]
June 5, 2015 Seattle United States KeyArena Wes Mack 11,428 / 11,428 $1,123,180
June 7, 2015 Vancouver Canada Rogers Arena 26,418 / 26,418 $2,436,050
June 9, 2015
June 11, 2015 Edmonton Rexall Place 26,892 / 26,892 $2,709,440
June 12, 2015
June 14, 2015 Saskatoon SaskTel Centre 12,927 / 12,927 $1,271,280
June 15, 2015 Winnipeg MTS Centre 11,265 / 11,265 $1,145,700
June 19, 2015 London Budweiser Gardens 16,901 / 16,901 $1,977,840
June 20, 2015
June 22, 2015 Hamilton FirstOntario Centre 13,197 / 13,197 $1,375,830
June 24, 2015 Toronto Air Canada Centre 29,259 / 29,259 $2,819,350
June 25, 2015
June 27, 2015 Ottawa Wesley Clover Parks Wes Mack
Dan + Shay
The Doobie Brothers
18,426 / 18,426 $1,672,780
June 28, 2015 Montreal Bell Centre Wes Mack 14,141 / 14,141 $1,380,360
June 30, 2015 New York City United States Madison Square Garden Gavin DeGraw 12,396 / 12,396 $1,425,828
July 1, 2015 Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum N/A N/A
July 3, 2015 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena
July 7, 2015 Newark Prudential Center
July 8, 2015 Boston TD Garden 10,644 / 11,822 $1,147,214
July 10, 2015 Pittsburgh Consol Energy Center 12,497 / 13,035 $1,162,682
July 11, 2015 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena 9,729 / 10,202 $973,974
July 13, 2015 Indianapolis Bankers Life Fieldhouse 8,081 / 9,726 $742,758
July 15, 2015 Jacksonville Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena 7,905 / 8,649 $686,888
July 16, 2015 Miami American Airlines Arena N/A
July 18, 2015 Greenville Bon Secours Wellness Arena 7,922 / 8,730 $712,654
July 19, 2015 Charlotte Time Warner Cable Arena 9,003 / 10,386 $802,928
July 21, 2015 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center 9,126 / 11,119 $975,520
July 22, 2015 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center 8,913 / 10,469 $926,338
July 25, 2015 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills 12,833 / 12,833 $1,183,978
July 26, 2015 Moline iWireless Center 9,499 / 9,824 $888,554
July 28, 2015 Minneapolis Target Center 13,858 / 13,858 $1,227,618
July 29, 2015 Rosemont Allstate Arena 12,331 / 12,331 $1,265,461
July 31, 2015 Nashville Bridgestone Arena 13,495 / 13,495 $1,313,440
August 1, 2015 Atlanta Philips Arena 11,840 / 11,840 $1,137,640
August 3, 2015 Louisville KFC Yum! Center 10,730 / 11,406 $1,001,680
August 4, 2015 St. Louis Scottrade Center 10,767 / 11,203 $961,602
August 6, 2015 Des Moines Wells Fargo Arena 11,855 / 11,855 $1,064,870
August 7, 2015 Kansas City Sprint Center 13,154 / 13,154 $1,190,374
August 9, 2015 Austin Frank Erwin Center 10,083 / 11,571 $990,618
August 10, 2015 Dallas American Airlines Center 12,066 / 12,066 $1,127,536
August 12, 2015 Oklahoma City Chesapeake Energy Arena 9,436 / 10,342 $905,344
August 14, 2015 Denver Pepsi Center 10,823 / 10,823 $1,039,436
August 15, 2015 Salt Lake City EnergySolutions Arena 11,677 / 11,677 $854,366
August 17, 2015 San Jose SAP Center 8,517 / 10,290 $864,917
August 19, 2015 Anaheim Honda Center 7,307 / 9,236 $749,465
August 20, 2015 Los Angeles Staples Center 8,198 / 9,930 $790,511
August 22, 2015 San Diego Valley View Casino Center 7,647 / 8,989 $727,900
August 23, 2015 Fresno Save Mart Center 9,410 / 9,983 $914,788
North America — Leg 2[4][14][15]
September 12, 2015 Spokane United States Spokane Arena Gavin DeGraw 6,742 / 7,172 $548,642
September 13, 2015 Portland Moda Center 6,908 / 8,256 $659,428
September 15, 2015 Boise Taco Bell Arena N/A
September 17, 2015 Calgary Canada Scotiabank Saddledome 19,191 / 21,128 $1,619,760
September 18, 2015
September 20, 2015 Winnipeg MTS Center 10,786 / 11,313 $908,433
September 21, 2015 Fargo United States Fargodome 11,488 / 13,200 $1,079,078
September 23, 2015 Sioux Falls Denny Sanford Premier Center 9,925 / 9,925 $1,007,240
September 24, 2015 Lincoln Pinnacle Bank Arena 12,311 / 12,311 $1,098,114
September 26, 2015 Minneapolis Target Center 10,441 / 11,701 $832,988
September 27, 2015 Madison Kohl Center 8,774 / 9,845 $818,292
September 29, 2015 Peoria Peoria Civic Center 5,410 / 7,147 $450,300
September 30, 2015 Columbus Nationwide Arena 8,667 / 10,541 $697,222
October 2, 2015 Allentown PPL Center 7,442 / 8,326 $644,023
October 3, 2015 Buffalo First Niagara Center 9,468 / 10,443 $725,391
October 9, 2015 Quebec City Canada Videotron Centre 13,284 / 13,284 $1,288,990
October 11, 2015 Toronto Air Canada Centre 14,639 / 14,639 $1,349,540
October 18, 2015 Regina Brandt Centre Wes Mack N/A N/A
October 19, 2015
October 21, 2015 Grande Prairie Revolution Place
October 22, 2015 Prince George CN Centre
October 24, 2015 Victoria Save on Foods Memorial Centre
October 25, 2015
October 27, 2015 Kelowna Prospera Place
Total 648,072 / 683,325 $61,396,133

Cancelled showsEdit

List of cancelled concerts, showing date, city, country, venue and reason for cancellation
Date City Country Venue Reason
October 6, 2015 Manchester United States Verizon Wireless Arena Respiratory Infection[16]
October 7, 2015 Albany Times Union Center

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Shania Twain Announces Farewell Tour". ABC News. March 4, 2015. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  2. ^ "Pollstar Top 100 Worldwide Tours 2015" (PDF). Pollstar. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  3. ^ Dukes, Billy (March 4, 2015). "Shania Twain Announces Rock This Country Tour, Says It's Her Last". tasteofcountry.com. Retrieved March 31, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Weiner, Natalie (May 7, 2015). "Shania Twain Extends Her 'Rock This Country' Tour With 19 New Dates". billboard.com. Billboard.
  5. ^ Newman, Melinda (July 2, 2015). "Shania Twain's Agent Says She Will 'Very Likely' Extend Her Tour Overseas". Billboard.
  6. ^ Leach, Robin (August 24, 2015). "Shania Twain hopes to return to Las Vegas, extends 'Rock This Country Tour'". Las Vegas Sun.
  7. ^ "Shania Twain Kicks Off Fiery Final Tour in Seattle". Rolling Stone. June 6, 2015. Retrieved June 8, 2015.
  8. ^ Hudak, Joseph (March 4, 2015). "Shania Twain Announces Final Tour". Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  9. ^ Marchand, François (March 4, 2015). "Shania Twain announces 2015 summer tour, Vancouver dates in June". The Vancouver Sun. Postmedia Network. Retrieved March 14, 2015.
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  12. ^ "Current Boxscore". Billboard. August 26, 2015. Archived from the original on August 26, 2015. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  13. ^ "Current Boxscore". Billboard. September 1, 2015. Archived from the original on September 1, 2015. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  14. ^ "WESTERN CANADIAN DATES ADDED". ShaniaTwain.com. July 16, 2015. Archived from the original on July 29, 2016. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  15. ^ "Billboard Boxscore :: Current Scores". Billboard. October 13, 2015. Archived from the original on October 14, 2015. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  16. ^ "Shania Twain – Cancelled Shows". www.shaniatwain.com. Retrieved October 9, 2015.