Having wrapped up a two-year Las Vegas residency in December, pop-country superstar Shania Twain is undertaking her first full-fledged tour in more than a decade, a North America run she's also describing as her final tour.
"This is a very, very important time on the road for me," she told Robin Roberts on ABC's "Good Morning America" Wednesday in announcing one last round of shows. "I just feel like I'm ready to hang my hat up in that regard. I just really want to go out with a bang."
Her Rock This Country tour is set to open June 5 in Seattle and cover 48 dates that will extend the run into August. Twain is scheduled to hit Southern California with an Aug. 19 stop at the Honda Center in Anaheim, followed by appearances Aug. 20 in Los Angeles at Staples Center and Aug. 22 at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego on Aug. 22.
Following the tour opener in Seattle, Twain is to spend quality time in front of fans in her native Canada with a string of stops in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec before heading back across the border into New York to continue the U.S. stretch of the tour.
Despite performing last in just one city, where she gave 48 shows, Twain ranked No. 51 on Pollstar magazine's list of the top-200-grossing North American tours of 2014, having pulled in $18.5 million. Her average ticket price of $114.02 was relatively modest by Las Vegas standards, and she sold more than 160,000 tickets for those 48 performances at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
That show, "Shania: Still the One," earned her Las Vegas Weekly's 2014 award for best resident performer.