Since Shania Twain launched her first residency in Las Vegas seven years ago, Sin City has been invaded with contemporary pop stars, from Lady Gaga to Drake to Christina Aguilera, jumping on the residency trend. Even Cardi B has plans for a short-term Vegas residency this year.
“I know! What are these people [doing] jumping on my bandwagon?” a smiling Twain said as she announced her return to Vegas for a new residency, starting Dec. 6. “Everybody knows that Vegas is awesome and it’s only getting better.”
Twain, of course, follows in the footsteps of other Las Vegas stalwarts over the decades, from the Rat Pack and Wayne Newton to Cher and Celine Dion.
The queen of country pop announced 23 performances for her ‘Let’s Go!’ residency at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Tickets go on sale Friday.
Britney Spears, Bruno Mars, Mariah Carey, Calvin Harris, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Aeromsith, Boyz II Men, Pitbull, Gwen Stefani and Backstreet Boys are just some of the acts who have bombarded Vegas with long and short-term residencies since Twain wrapped her first two-year stint in 2014.
“Not everybody gets invited to do a residency and certainly not a long-term residency. It’s one thing to go and do six shows or something like that, but when you’re in a long-term residency, it’s a commitment,” she said. “A really big commitment.”
After Vegas, Twain went on traditional tours — in 2015 and 2018 — but said there’s a plus side to performing at the same venue every night.
“You can really take advantage of the highest standard technology that is usually too sensitive to take on the road and travel. You can’t pack it up and take it down every day. So it’s a production dream, Las Vegas,” she said.
“And also, it’s just great for my voice to be able to be stabilised in an environment that I can control. And I really appreciate that these days with all my Lyme disease voice issues.”
Twain trained with coaches and worked extensively to rebuild her voice after she contracted Lyme disease. After 15 years, she finally released an album, 2017’s ‘Now’.