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Shania: Still the One
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Residency show by Shania Twain
Location Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Venue The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Start date 1 December 2012 (2012-12-01)
End date 13 December 2014 (2014-12-13)
Legs 10
Shows 105
Box office $41 million
Website Official website
Shania Twain concert chronology
  • Shania: Still the One
  • (2012–14)

Shania: Still the One is the first residency show by Canadian singer-songwriter Shania Twain, performed at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show began on 1 December 2012, and will conclude on 13 December 2014, with Twain performing a total of 105 shows.

Shania: Still the One was created by Twain, produced by AEG Live and directed by Raj Kapoor. The purpose of the show is to "take fans on a spectacular journey through the various stages of Shania's life and career in an unforgettable evening filled with music, multi-sensory and visual experiences, fashion and the unexpected".[1]

Background[edit]

In 1993, Twain released her eponymous debut studio album, which caught the attention of record producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange. The two collaborated on songwriting via phone calls for six months, and later established a romantic relationship. Soon after, they wedded in December 1993[2] and Twain's second studio album The Woman in Me (1995) established Twain as a superstar, selling over 12 million copies in the United States.[3] Twain and Lange continued to collaborate on her subsequent albums Come on Over (1997) and Up! (2002); the prior went on to sell over 40 million copies worldwide[4] and became the best-selling album by a female artist.[3] After selling a total of over 75 million records worldwide, making her the top-selling female artist in country music history,[5] Twain decided to take a musical hiatus in 2005.[3] In 2008, it was announced that after 14 years of marriage, Twain and Lange were in the process of divorcing.[2] The singer later said she had discovered her husband's infidelity with her best friend Marie Anne Thiebaud, although Lange and Thiebaud have never admitted to it.[6] The divorce was finalized on 9 June 2010.[7]

According to Twain, she became depressed and lost her desire to live following the divorce.[8] As a distraction from it, Twain commenced to write her memoir From This Moment On (titled after the 1998 song of the same name). She then began to re-evaluate her life and noted a pattern of attempting to withhold emotions, which affected her voice (for both speaking and singing).[9] She explained the loss of her voice was attributed to a cumulative stress that began with domestic violence in her childhood,[6] continued with the death of her parents and the stress from her musical career,[4] and finally exploded with the divorce.[10] As a result, the singer developed dysphonia, an impairment in the ability to produce voice sounds using the vocal organs as a result of tightened muscles enveloping her voice box.[8] In order to recover her voice and heal wounds caused by the divorce, Twain embarked on a documented journey with the series Why Not? with Shania Twain.[6] The goal was executed via Twain performing acts out her comfort zone to once again be able to perform, while inspiring viewers to be proactive about their dilemmas.[10]

Twain wrote the song "Today Is Your Day" for self-inspiration, during the development of Why Not? with Shania Twain. The song premiered on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network on 12 June 2011, immediately after the broadcast premiere of Why Not? with Shania Twain '​s final episode, "Endless Love".[5] Subsequently on the same night, "Today Is Your Day" was released to country radio and digital retailers in Canada and the United States, with an international release the next day. It became her first song release since "Shoes" (2005) from the Desperate Housewives soundtrack,[11] and her first self-penned song released since "Leaving Is the Only Way Out" from The Woman in Me (1995).[12]

Development[edit]

Besides getting back onstage in the first place, I'm just looking forward to contact with the fans again. Being able to connect directly with the fans during the show has always been a pleasure, and that's probably what I'm looking forward to the most, above and beyond the live show itself

—Twain[13]

Having last performed live in July 2004 during her Up! Tour, Twain announced the Vegas residency on 8 June 2011. During a press conference announcing the show, she said that she will "let [her] imagination run wild" and that she is "going to go nuts creatively" for the show. She revealed that: "It's been a healing year, I've learned how to commit myself and put that into healing, instead of fear and anxiety, which is a big turnaround".[14]

The show was created by Twain, produced by AEG Live and directed by Raj Kapoor.[1] The purpose of the show is to "take fans on a spectacular journey through the various stages of Shania's life and career in an unforgettable evening filled with music, multi-sensory and visual experiences, fashion and the unexpected".[1] Kapoor revealed that: "Shania wants her fans to share her spirit and passion in 4D and this show will capture the essence, soul and inspirations of Shania and her timeless music and lyrics brought to life with extraordinary beauty and powerfully intense visuals. Shania's creative world will be an immersive fusion of music, fantasy, spectacle and the fragile beauty of nature all brought together in a night of unforgettable entertainment."[1]

Of getting over her vocal dysphonia, Twain told Las Vegas Weekly: "I am being very conscientious. I take a lot of steam showers, and [former Colosseum headliner] Bette Midler has recommended some [throat] sprays. Everybody has given me their little tips, and I'm just being very careful. I take good care of myself."[15]

Costumes[edit]

Marc Bouwer, "the man behind Twain's costumes for the past 15 years", redesigned a stage version of the leopard-print hooded robe from Twain's "That Don't Impress Me Much" music video and the black undertaker's coat and bowler hat that Shania wore in the music video for "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!".[16]

Set list[edit]

The following set list is representative of the show's opening night on 1 December 2012. It is not representative of all concerts for the duration of the residency.[17]

  1. "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!"
  2. "You Win My Love"
  3. "Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)"
  4. "Up!"
  5. "I Ain't No Quitter"
  6. "No One Needs to Know"
  7. "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?"
  8. "Any Man of Mine"
  9. "That Don't Impress Me Much"
  10. "Honey, I'm Home"
  11. "(If You're Not in It for Love) I'm Outta Here!"
  12. "She's Not Just A Pretty Face"
  13. "Come On Over"
  14. "Rock This Country!"
  15. "Forever and For Always"
  16. "You're Still the One"
  17. "From This Moment On"
Encore
  1. "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!"

Shows[edit]

The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, the venue of the residency show
Date Attendance Revenue
Leg 1[18]
1 December 2012 8,096 / 8,096 $1,159,920
2 December 2012
5 December 2012 16,342 / 16,542 $2,333,970
6 December 2012
8 December 2012
9 December 2012
11 December 2012 15,569 / 15,731 $2,212,420
12 December 2012
14 December 2012
15 December 2012
Leg 2[19]
19 March 2013 16,540 / 16,823 $2,377,550
20 March 2013
23 March 2013
24 March 2013
26 March 2013 14,206 / 16,012 $1,985,720
27 March 2013
29 March 2013
30 March 2013
2 April 2013 14,252 / 15,951 $1,994,300
3 April 2013
5 April 2013
6 April 2013
9 April 2013 6,947 / 8,080 $994,620
10 April 2013
Leg 3[20]
14 May 2013 13,488 / 15,594 $1,802,565
15 May 2013
18 May 2013
19 May 2013
21 May 2013 12,963 / 15,287 $1,700,460
22 May 2013
25 May 2013
26 May 2013
28 May 2013 13,911 / 15,698 $1,523,215
29 May 2013
31 May 2013
1 June 2013
Leg 4[21]
15 October 2013 14,471 / 16,805 $1,983,508
16 October 2013
18 October 2013
19 October 2013
23 October 2013 13,356 / 16,770 $1,766,309
24 October 2013
26 October 2013
27 October 2013
29 October 2013 13,398 / 15,573 $1,736,509
30 October 2013
2 November 2013
3 November 2013
Leg 5[22]
30 November 2013 30,966 / 36,176 $3,504,748
1 December 2013
3 December 2013
4 December 2013
7 December 2013
8 December 2013
10 December 2013
11 December 2013
13 December 2013
14 December 2013
Leg 6[23]
22 January 2014 12,425 / 15,363 $1,434,025
23 January 2014
25 January 2014
26 January 2014
31 January 2014 14,060 / 16,382 $1,634,645
4 February 2014
5 February 2014
9 February 2014
11 February 2014 15,135 / 16,689 $1,735,213
12 February 2014
14 February 2014
15 February 2014
Leg 7[24]
20 May 2014 28,208 / 30,796 $3,197,239
21 May 2014
24 May 2014
25 May 2014
28 May 2014
31 May 2014
1 June 2014
3 June 2014
4 June 2014
6 June 2014
7 June 2014
Leg 8[25]
12 July 2014 5,016 / 5,681 $592,808
13 July 2014
15 July 2014 9,765 / 10,961 $1,033,666
16 July 2014
18 July 2014
19 July 2014
22 July 2014 5,356 / 5,780 $561,167
23 July 2014
Leg 9[26]
8 October 2014 8,799 / 9,264 $1,099,675
10 October 2014
11 October 2014
14 October 2014 10,904 / 11,776 $1,280,549
15 October 2014
17 October 2014
18 October 2014
21 October 2014 10,700 / 10,859 $1,287,866
24 October 2014
25 October 2014
Leg 10[27]
6 December 2014
7 December 2014
9 December 2014
10 December 2014
12 December 2014
13 December 2014
Total 324,873 / 362,689 $40,932,667

Cancelled shows[edit]

Date Reason
28 January 2014 Inflamed vocal chords[28]
29 January 2014
1 February 2014
25 July 2014 Flu[29]
26 July 2014

Personnel[edit]

  • Show Creator / Executive Producer – Shania Twain
  • Show Director – Raj Kapoor
  • Production Designer – Michael Cotten
  • Costumier – Marc Bouwer
  • Lighting Designer – Peter Morse

Source:[1]

References[edit]

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  16. ^ Cassie Carpenter (2 December 2012). "I feel like a woman! Shania Twain, 47, still looks purr-fect in her sequined catsuit in Las Vegas EIGHT years after she last performed on stage". Daily Mail (London: Associated Newspapers). Archived from the original on 25 December 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 
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  18. ^ Sources for December 2012 Boxscore:
  19. ^ Sources for March and April 2013 Boxscore:
  20. ^ Sources for May and June 2013 Boxscore:
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  22. ^ "Billboard Biz: Current Boxscore". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 25 December 2013. Archived from the original on 27 December 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  23. ^ Sources for January and February 2014 Boxscore:
  24. ^ "Billboard Biz: Current Boxscore". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 11 June 2014. Archived from the original on 11 June 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  25. ^ Sources for July 2014 Boxscore:
  26. ^ Sources for October 2014 Boxscore:
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  29. ^ Guillermo, Matt (25 July 2014). "Shania cancels shows". Shania Twain official Website. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 

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