Shania Twain will be heading out on the road in the UK and Ireland this Autumn, on her first UK tour since 2004’s ‘UP’ tour. The Canadian singer and songwriter announced the UK and Ireland arena dates for autumn 2018, in support of her new album ‘NOW’. Twain will kick start her tour in Glasgow on the 21st September 2018, before finishing in London on the 2nd of October 2018. The multiplatinum, multi-award winning performer will play six arena dates throughout September and October, in support of her new album ‘NOW’, which was released on the 29th of September 2017.
Speaking about the new styles incorporated in ‘NOW’, Twain, said: I’m experimenting more with grooves. It’s probably influenced more by my son. Because he’s 15, I’m always hearing the stuff he’s doing and working on and listening to. And I love dance as well. I love happy music. That definitely crept in more. Then there’s more of that now than the rock that was heavier in my earlier albums, that Mutt and I both loved. But on this one, there’s some lighter things for sure than I’ve done in the past.”
Shania is a five-time GRAMMY Award-winner and the reigning Queen of Country Pop, with more than 90 million albums sold worldwide and U.S. sales topping 34.5 million. Twain remains the top-selling female country artist of all time and her albums include her Platinum-selling 1993 debut, ‘Shania Twain’; the GRAMMY Award-winning, Double Diamond-selling 1995 release, ‘The Woman in Me; Come On Over’, the best-selling studio album in ‘Soundscan’ history by a female artist in any genre and the best-selling country album of all time with over 40 million units sold worldwide; and ‘UP!’, Shania’s third consecutive Diamond-selling album release.
“Even when I was realizing maybe I could record another album, then the fear was, “Where do I begin?” For the last 15 years I’ve been collaborating with the same person. Now all of a sudden I’m alone. I’m starting over. And I don’t know where to begin. I don’t even know anybody that I’ve been working with over 15 years. I just don’t know what to do. I was lost. “Home Now” is a reflection of that feeling of being lost and just I don’t know what to do and where to go. So it took a while to build up the courage to even share the songs. Once I did start sharing them, the demos [with] just the song-writing, the responses were really powerful and I thought, “You know what, I’m gonna try to do this alone. I’m gonna write the most honest experiences and emotions that I can in these songs,” says Twain, speaking about why it was important for her to write this album alone.
21/09/2018 – The SSE Hydro – Glasgow
22/09 – Manchester Arena – Manchester
24/09 – Birmingham Arena – Birmingham
26/09 – 3Arena – Dublin
29/09 – The SSE Arena – Belfast
02/10 – The O2 – London