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Shania rocks Kelowna

Shania Twain rocked Prospera Place Tuesday night to a sold-out crowd at the final show of her farewell North American tour.

The Rock this Country tour was the first the Canadian country superstar has done in more than a decade, and Twain has said it will be her last on Canadian soil – a European leg of the tour is anticipated in 2016.

Twain had been off the stage for a decade before a Las Vegas residency two years ago.

Tuesday's crowd was clearly excited to see her back on tour – tickets to the show sold out in just five minutes.

Swiss singer-songwriter Bastian Baker opened the show with a well-received performance before Twain took the stage. She came on with a bang, rocking a glittering Rolling Stones shirt as she rose out of the stage on a silver platform.

Twain performed for more than 90 minutes, singing her greatest hits from the last 20 years, including From This Moment, I'm Gonna Getcha Good!, Up!, That Don't Impress Me Much, Man! I Feel Like A Woman, Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You), (If You're Not In It For Love) I'm Outta Here! Any Man Of Mine, Party For Two (which she sang with opening act Bastian Baker) and a roaring encore of I Feel Like A Woman.

Twain made several outfit changes, each with a rock theme with a Rolling Stones shirt, an AC/DC outfit and an encore performance body suit that screamed 80's rock.

The Prospera crowd was of all ages, as Twain's music seemed to resonate with young and old.

Fans cheered and sang along with each song, and Twain turned the mic on the crowd to serenade her with You're Still The One. 

“See, look how beautiful you all sound,” she said.

That moment wasn't seen by all, though, as two sections of seats behind the stage added after the sellout were blocked by a red curtain. As the curtain lowered, the sections booed. Twain apologized.

“To all of my crew and band who have been with me this whole time, basically half a year, we've spent our lives together – they are just amazing people. It is hard to say goodbye today, it is so hard,” said Twain.

She told the crowd the tour required 105 people, 15 transport trucks, 11 buses and 600 tonnes of stage that was driven across the continent.

“That is a sh*tload of stuff,” Twain said with a laugh to a cheering crowd.

Twain has multi-platinum album sales in 32 countries with over 75 million albums sold, and 17 top 10 singles.



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