After years out of the spotlight, Shania Twain is back and better than ever. Though she went on her farewell “Rock This Country Tour” in 2015, Twain couldn’t stay away from the stage–nor should she. Something made crystal clear on the “Shania Now Tour.”
On Thursday, July 12, the superstar stopped in Philadelphia, PA, at the Wells Fargo Center to perform her two-hour show for a packed house. Twain kicked off the show with “Life’s About to Get Good,” the first single from her 2017 album, Now. (Her first since 2002.) During the song, she greeted fans as she made her way through the audience to the stage.
The show was filled with hits, from “That Don’t Impress Me Much” to “Any Man of Mine,” and the over-the-top outfit changes fans have come to expect from the sexy superstar, including her sultry signature tuxedo ensemble for “Man! I Feel Like A Woman.”
One of the most touching moments of the night was during “Soldier,” a touching tribute to love and lives lost.
“It is even more about saying goodbye to someone you’re not sure you’ll ever see again,” she told Sounds Like Nashville previously. “We never know if we’re ever going to see somebody again when we say goodbye, regardless of the scenario, whether it’s war or just saying goodbye to a loved one at the beginning of a work day, that sort of thing. And I live with that fear genuinely because of my parents dying so suddenly, and even my voice just going overnight, stuff like that, unexpected losses.”
During the song, photos of soldiers displayed across the screen as Twain thanked them for their service.
“Special thank you to all the men and women that serve, and may that song be a reminder to never forget to say goodbye and I love you.”
Later, Twain called upon opener Bastian Baker to help sing “Party For Two,” a song she’s recorded with both Mark McGrath and Billy Currington. Baker hung out on stage long enough to join in on “Swingin’ With My Eyes Closed,” another song from her Now album.
Twain’s set wouldn’t be complete without returning for a special encore of “Man! I Feel Like A Woman” and “Rock This Country.” The explosive moment was filled with fans singing along as they were showered with confetti.
Check out our exclusive photos from the “Shania Now Tour” below.