"I'm finally, after 11 years, I'm going back on tour," she said. "It's the after-party tour. That's how I see it. It's the after-party to all of these years."
"This is a very, very important time on the road for me," Shania Twain said. "I just feel like I'm ready to hang my hat up in that regard. I just really want to go out with a bang."
The 'You're Still the One' and 'Man! I Feel Like A Woman' singer recently completed a two-year residency in Las Vegas. Like Britney Spears and Celine Dion learned, doing a residency is a lot of work.
— Shania Twain (@ShaniaTwain) March 4, 2015
Shania Twain called her residency a "huge mountain to climb," and admitted she relied on two very close friends--Lionel Richie and Gladys Knight--for help when vocal challenges got the best of her.
"They were just so encouraging and basically told me to get over it," she said. "[They said] 'Get back on the microphone. You can do it.' And they were right."
Shania Twain hit it big with her 1997 album, "Come on Over." It remains the best selling album ever by a woman and the best selling country album of all time. If fans are disappointed that this will be Shania Twain's final tour, their disappointment will be somewhat relieved when they learn she will release a new album shortly thereafter.
"I want it to come out when I'm 50, so it will happen," Twain said. She will turn 50 in August. "I'm on the microphone every day recording stuff."
Of her tour Shania Twain says, "I want to just enjoy that party, that celebration party, and then I'll get back to the record."
Shania Twain's final tour is called the "Rock This Country" tour. Tickets go on sale to the public on March 13th. Check out Shania Twain's website for show locations and dates.