Concert review: Shania Twain wraps up North American tour in Las Vegas

Country megastar Shania Twain performs at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Aug. 4, 2015. (Jason Rzucidlo/AmericaJR)

LAS VEGAS — Wow. That’s all I can say. Country megastar Shania Twain rocked the house at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

The entire arena was packed with thousands of country music fans from all over. As a matter of fact, the two ladies seated next to me were from Rochester Hills, Mich. Who would have thought? Other people in line, who I talked to, said they came from Idaho. Throw in the Las Vegas locals and additional fans from Los Angeles and Phoenix. I think it was a sell-out, but I can’t confirm that.

While waiting in line, a group of people joked that we were all ’90s babies because we brought print outs of our tickets. Nowadays, people just show their smartphone to the person scanning tickets and then go inside.

When the show began, Twain walked down the steps and through the crowd to get to the stage. Along the way, she shook hands with her fans and posed for selfies. It’s amazing to me that someone so famous would do something nice like that. Other big stars just walk on stage, do their thing and leave. But not Shania Twain!

Shania performed all of her hit singles including “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!” and “Honey, I’m Home,” just to name a few. In addition, she introduced some new tunes from her latest album, Now, to the crowd.

She had several costume changes throughout the night. In the beginning, she wore a long glittering dress that almost looked like silver. Shortly after, she walked on stage in a beautiful blue dress. Later on, she came out in a black dress and cowboy hat.

The middle part of the show was particularly memorable. Shania sat on a guitar case and went gliding across the arena high above her fans. Then, she was lowered onto a smaller stage to get up-close-and-personal with fans way in the back of the arena.

Twain took several breaks during the performance. During the first one, a kiss cam was showed on the big screen just like at a baseball game. Later on, she showed some music videos from her past hits for all of us to enjoy. Then, she returned on the stage to continue singing.

The entire concert experience was positive and uplifting. It’s definitely something that we can all use in this day and age. She promised to put on an extra special show in Las Vegas and called it her second home.

“Every day is like a flower bed,” Twain told the audience. “We can only go up from here. It’s bittersweet because it’s the last leg of the Now tour in America.”

She thanked her fans for sticking with her for the past three decades. In addition, she also played a special tribute for the men and women in the United States military. That got a standing ovation.

At the end of the show, she went off stage and the lights came on. Then, everyone clapped and she returned for one final song. Finally, a bunch of confetti burst and fell like little snowflakes.

I greatly enjoyed seeing Shania Twain in Las Vegas. I particularly liked hearing all of the hits, but also some of her current songs like “Life’s About To Get Good.” It was a night that I’ll never forget.

Overall Rating: 5 stars out of 5





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