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Queen of Country back on the road
Shania Twain's spectacular new tour reaches the UK on September 19, 2018. The British dates kick off with shows at Glasgow's SSE Arena followed by gigs in Manchester (September 22), Birmingham (September 24), Belfast (September 29) and London (October 2 and 3). Squeezed in are a brace of dates in Dublin (September 26 and 27).

Shania Twain, Now, Arena Birmingham, Country Music, The Shires

The tour has been prompted by the 2017 release of Now, Shania's first album in 15 years. The record is full of infectious pop/country tracks, including the singles Who's Gonna Be Your Girl, Life's About to Get Good and Swingin' With My Eyes Closed.

With 90 million albums sold worldwide, Shania remains the top-selling female country artist of all time. Her albums include the platinum-selling 1993 debut, Shania Twain; the GRAMMY Award-winning, double diamond-selling 1995 release The Woman in Me; Come On Over, the best-selling studio album in Soundscan history by a female artist in any genre and the best-selling country album of all time with over 40 million units sold worldwide; and UP!, Shania's third consecutive diamond-selling album release.

The 53-year-old Canadian is a five-time GRAMMY Award-winner and the only female artist to receive CMT's Artist of a Lifetime Award. She was also honoured with the Icon Award at Billboard's Women in Music ceremony. Her hit singles include Any Man of Mine, That Don't Impress Me Much, You're Still the One and Man! I Feel Like A Woman!.

Shania Twain, Now, Arena Birmingham, Country Music, The Shires

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville recently staged a special Shania exhibit as part of the museum's 50th anniversary celebration. It featured some of the singer's iconic outfits from the Man! I Feel Like a Woman! music video (including her top hat, top coat, corset, shirt, necktie, gloves, and skirt), as well as her memorable 2003 Super Bowl half time performance outfit the Marc Bouwer-designed black leather-duster coat and velvet skirt with rhinestone embellishments.

Shania Twain, Now, Arena Birmingham, Country Music, The Shires
Midland venue: Arena Birmingham

Shania Twain UK and Irish 2018 tour dates:

September 19 & 21: SSE Hydro, Glasgow;
September 22: Manchester Arena;
September 24: Arena Birmingham;
September 26 & 27: 3 Arena, Dublin;
September 29: SSE Arena, Belfast;
October 2 & 3: O2 Arena, London.
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Why? Country Queen back on the road
When: Touring from September 19, 2018; in Birmingham on September 24
Phone: 0844 33 88 222
Where: Arena Birmingham and touring
Cost: 68.70/ 80.00/ 96.95 plus fees
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