Shania Twain just announced that she’ll be going on tour this summer, hitting 48 cities across the U.S. and Canada. As excited as fans are to hear this, there is a downside: it’ll be Twain’s last tour.
Twain appeared on Good Morning America Wednesday to share the news. The tour isn’t the only thing to be excited about, either: after it’s over, Shania will be releasing a new album.
She says she wanted to release an album at age 50, and this one will be timed to release after her birthday in August. The tour will come to a close a few days before that, on August 23rd.
After her appearance on Good Morning America, Shania posted on Twitter, spreading the word about the tour and inviting fans to her website for more information.
— Shania Twain (@ShaniaTwain) March 4, 2015
Shania Twain has spent most of the past two years performing at Ceasar’s Palace in Las Vegas, finishing up in December. Since she’d already extended her stay in Vegas once, it wouldn’t have come as a great surprise if she’d decided to stay on again — but instead, she’s hitting the studio, preparing for the new album, an getting ready to hit the road.
According to Rolling Stone, the past decade or so has been a struggle for Shania. She disappeared from stage for years, citing vocal problems. When she returned in 2012, it wasn’t to tour, but to book a long-term performance series in Vegas, titled ‘Shania: Still The One.’
Tour dates, starting in Washington on June 5th, are listed on Shania’s website, where you can also find a contest to win a pair of tickets to see her on tour. A concert commemorative package is already available, including t-shirt, poster, DVD and CD.
The Canadian-born singer holds the record for highest-selling album by a female act, and for the best-selling country album of all time. Shania Twain may be diving into her last tour, but even if this is retirement for her, her legacy will live on.