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Shania: Still the One
Residency show by Shania Twain
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Location Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Venue The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Start date December 1, 2012 (2012-12-01)
End date December 13, 2014 (2014-12-13)
Legs 10
Number of shows 105
Box office $43.6 million
Website Official website
Shania Twain concert chronology

Shania: Still the One was a residency show by Canadian singer-songwriter Shania Twain, performed at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show began on December 1, 2012, and ended on December 13, 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 June 9, 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 June 12, 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 June 8, 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]

Commercial response[edit]

The show became a box office hit grossing over $43 million from a total of 346,021 sold tickets during the two-year run.[17]

Set list[edit]

The following set list is representative of the show's opening night on December 1, 2012. It is not representative of all concerts for the duration of the residency.[18]

  1. "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!"
  2. "You Win My Love"
  3. "Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)"
  4. "Up!"
  5. "Good, Bad and Sexy" (Interlude)
  6. "I Ain't No Quitter"
  7. "No One Needs to Know"
  8. "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?"
  9. "Any Man of Mine"
  10. "Shania Style" (Interlude)
  11. "That Don't Impress Me Much"
  12. "Honey, I'm Home"
  13. "(If You're Not in It for Love) I'm Outta Here!"
  14. "Carrie Anne" (performed with RyanDan)
  15. "Come On Over" (Acoustic)
  16. "Love Gets Me Every Time" (Acoustic)
  17. "Rock This Country!" (Acoustic)
  18. "Today Is Your Day" (Acoustic)
  19. "Black Horse, White Horse" (Interlude)
  20. "You're Still the One"
  21. "From This Moment On"
Encore
  1. "Red Storm" (Interlude)
  2. "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!"

Shows[edit]

The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, the venue of the residency show
Date Attendance Revenue
Leg 1[19]
December 1, 2012 8,096 / 8,096 $1,159,920
December 2, 2012
December 5, 2012 16,342 / 16,542 $2,333,970
December 6, 2012
December 8, 2012
December 9, 2012
December 11, 2012 15,569 / 15,731 $2,212,420
December 12, 2012
December 14, 2012
December 15, 2012
Leg 2[20]
March 19, 2013 16,540 / 16,823 $2,377,550
March 20, 2013
March 23, 2013
March 24, 2013
March 26, 2013 14,206 / 16,012 $1,985,720
March 27, 2013
March 29, 2013
March 30, 2013
April 2, 2013 14,252 / 15,951 $1,994,300
April 3, 2013
April 5, 2013
April 6, 2013
April 9, 2013 6,947 / 8,080 $994,620
April 10, 2013
Leg 3[21]
May 14, 2013 13,488 / 15,594 $1,802,565
May 15, 2013
May 18, 2013
May 19, 2013
May 21, 2013 12,963 / 15,287 $1,700,460
May 22, 2013
May 25, 2013
May 26, 2013
May 28, 2013 13,911 / 15,698 $1,523,215
May 29, 2013
May 31, 2013
June 1, 2013
Leg 4[22]
October 15, 2013 14,471 / 16,805 $1,983,508
October 16, 2013
October 18, 2013
October 19, 2013
October 23, 2013 13,356 / 16,770 $1,766,309
October 24, 2013
October 26, 2013
October 27, 2013
October 29, 2013 13,398 / 15,573 $1,736,509
October 30, 2013
November 2, 2013
November 3, 2013
Leg 5[23]
November 30, 2013 30,966 / 36,176 $3,504,748
December 1, 2013
December 3, 2013
December 4, 2013
December 7, 2013
December 8, 2013
December 10, 2013
December 11, 2013
December 13, 2013
December 14,2013
Leg 6[24]
January 22, 2014 12,425 / 15,363 $1,434,025
January 23, 2014
January 25, 2014
January 26, 2014
January 31, 2014 14,060 / 16,382 $1,634,645
February 4, 2014
February 5, 2014
February 9, 2014
February 11, 2014 15,135 / 16,689 $1,735,213
February 12, 2014
February 14, 2014
February 15, 2014
Leg 7[25]
May 20, 2014 28,208 / 30,796 $3,197,239
May 21, 2014
May 24, 2014
May 25, 2014
May 28, 2014
May 31, 2014
June 1, 2014
June 3, 2014
June 4, 2014
June 6, 2014
June 7, 2014
Leg 8[26]
July 12, 2014 5,016 / 5,681 $592,808
July 13, 2014
July 15, 2014 9,765 / 10,961 $1,033,666
July 16, 2014
July 18, 2014
July 19, 2014
July 22, 2014 5,356 / 5,780 $561,167
July 23, 2014
Leg 9[27]
October 8, 2014 8,799 / 9,264 $1,099,675
October 10, 2014
October 11, 2014
October 14, 2014 10,904 / 11,776 $1,280,549
October 15, 2014
October 17, 2014
October 18, 2014
October 21, 2014 10,700 / 10,859 $1,287,866
October 24, 2014
October 25, 2014
Leg 10[28]
December 6, 2014 21,148 / 22,262 $2,630,383
December 7, 2014
December 9, 2014
December 10, 2014
December 12, 2014
December 13, 2014
Total 346,021 / 384,951 (90%) $43,563,050

Cancelled shows[edit]

Date Reason
January 28, 2014 Inflamed vocal chords[29]
January 29, 2014
February 1, 2014
July 25, 2014 Flu[30]
July 26, 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]


Releases[edit]

On March 3, 2015 Shania Twain released Still the One: Live from Vegas.[31] The set includes the entirety of the Shania: Still the One live concert and a 19 track live album.

References[edit]

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  20. ^ Sources for March and April 2013 Boxscore:
  21. ^ Sources for May and June 2013 Boxscore:
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  26. ^ Sources for July 2014 Boxscore:
  27. ^ Sources for October 2014 Boxscore:
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