Shania Twain restarts Vegas residency with honor
Residency returns since being sidelined by pandemic
The Music Universe
By Buddy Iahn
December 3, 2021
Shania Twain reopened her Let’s Go! The Las Vegas Residency at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Thursday (Dec 2nd) with a bang. The Canadian country pop star started her second residency in December 2019, but was delayed nearly two years due to the pandemic.
The concert was full of brilliant lighting and 3D effects that entertained the packed house of nearly five thousand, including celebrities such as Miranda Lambert, Ray Parker Jr of “Ghostbusters” fame, and members of the rock band TOTO.
Twain opened the show with “Rock This Country” which celebrated America with red, white and blue graphics. The stage was set with several moving cubes that doubled as 3D 4K screens and featured an array of graphics. The theater is intimate enough that Twain did not need to be projected onto any of the screens herself. Therefore, the screens were all encompassing which enticed the energetic crowd to its feet much of the night.
Twain performed 21 songs which totaled a bit over two hours. She stopped the show a few times to greet fans who were brought on stage for a quick meet and greet and photos. She signed several shirts and tossed them into the crowd during a Christmas segment that included a tree and sleigh setup.
Twain, who was very personable throughout the evening, also shared some inspiration behind some of her biggest hits, including “Up.”
“Music is always a go-to for me when I need to like pick up my spirits, no doubt about it,” she tells the crowd before being whisked high above the stage. “So I write songs like this. If I’m having a shitty day or I just can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, I literally just sit down and force myself to write about things that are positive in life and a positive point of view. It’s kinda like a mind over matter exercise.”
Twain is no doubt a well renown entertainer with her eight costume changes and a savvy stage presence. Without giving spoilers, this residency includes some miraculous staging and one of a kind graphics that are sure to turn heads.
The final song, “Man! I Feel Like A Woman,” indeed had every man, woman and child in attendance feeling the groove of the now iconic hook that has become Shania’s theme song. It left the fans in complete awe.
Thirteen additional shows are scheduled throughout December and February. Tickets on sale now via Ticketmaster with $1 of every ticket purchased being donated to Shania Kids Can.
This review was co-written with Matt Bailey.