As widely suspected--right here in this blog a few months ago, as a matter of fact!--Shania Twain will be taking over Sin City very soon. The best-selling female country artist of all time announced on Wednesday that she'll be headlining at Las Vegas's Caesar's Palace next year.
Twain's residency at the resort's Colosseum will begin on December 1, 2012. The show will be called "Shania: Still The One" and is currently scheduled for a two-year run, with 60 dates per year.
Twain, who made the announcement at a press conference in Nashville, noted that the opportunity is an "exceptional gift" and "a dream for any recording artist." The singer has been out of the performing spotlight for some time now, battling a disorder which has compromised her ability to sing.
Caesar's Palace has hosted its share of pop legends--most recently Celine Dion, Elton John, and Rod Stewart--but hasn't had a headlining country artist on its lineup to date. However, it looks like Vegas is falling under the spell of country music's currently massive popularity: Twain's residency will mark two huge country acts in the city (Garth Brooks at the Wynn being the first).
Fans can get up-to-date information, as well as purchase tickets, at a special site created for the show.
If you're jonesing for a dose of Shania before next year, be sure to tune into the 2011 CMT Awards Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET--she'll be making a special appearance as a presenter on the program.
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