Shania Twain announces U.S. tour. The country diva will hit the road for her first tour in more than three years

By Brian Hiatt
Updated August 19, 2003 at 04:00 AM EDT
Credit: Shania Twain: George Holz

Shania Twain’s ”Up!” has sold 4 million copies since it hit stores last November, but the superstar is just now getting around to promoting the album with a tour. The singer will play U.S. and Canadian arenas this fall in her first outing in more than three years. The tour will kick off Sept. 25 in Hamilton, Ontario’s Copps Coliseum, and hit the U.S. beginning Sept. 29 in Pittsburgh’s Mellon Center. ”I want the show to be a huge party,” Twain said in a press release announcing the tour. ”The stage will be set up in a way that puts me in the middle of my fans, which is where I want to be.” In a conveniently timed promotion, NBC will air ”Shania Twain Up! Live in Chicago,” a show taped at a free park performance last month — tonight at 8 p.m.

Here are Shania Twain’s tour dates:

Sept. 25: Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ont.
Sept. 27: Corel Center, Ottawa
Sept. 29: Mellon Center, Pittsburgh
Sept. 30: HSBC Arena, Buffalo
Oct. 2: Air Canada Center, Toronto
Oct. 4: Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Oct. 7: Fleet Center, Boston
Oct. 8: Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, N.J.
Oct. 10: First Union Center, Philadelphia
Oct. 11: Pepsi Arena, Albany
Oct. 12: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y.
Oct. 14: Madison Square Garden, New York
Oct. 17: MCI Center, Washington, D.C.
Oct. 24: Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit
Oct. 28: Xcel Arena, St. Paul
Dec. 4: Pengrowth Saddledome, Calgary
Dec. 5: Skyreach Center, Edmonton
Dec. 7: TBD, Vancouver