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2018 "NOW" tour (continued)


I opened this new "2018 "NOW" tour" thread and closed the original one because I started to notice some posts disappearing. The thread became too big. Here is the link to the original thread...
https://shania.activeboard.com/t63692239/2018-now-tour/

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Bastian Baker's American Debut Album Releases Worldwide Today

Broadway World | Music News Desk | October 26, 2018 

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A New York Times survey found Switzerland to be the "Best Country in the World" in 2017 and Swiss singer/songwriter Bastian Baker won't argue. His native country allowed him to go down to Montreux with "Funky Claude," play pro hockey, foxtrot on Dancing With The Stars (France), perform for Hilary Clinton and earn the title of platinum-selling recording artist. He's shared his positive demeanor and lighthearted songs with the world, performing over 850 shows in 40 different countries - including Shania Twain's ongoing Now world tour - and finding himself a little along the way. Always eager for a new adventure, the 27-year-old set his sights on uncharted territory in the U.S. and landed in the city that has always fascinated him: Nashville. He makes his official American debut today with the release of his self-titled fourth studio album, available across all digital retailers now.

Bastian Baker is available for streaming and purchase HERE.

The genre-defying project was brought to life by producers and songwriters around the globe including GRAMMY Award-winner Jacquire King (Shawn Mendes, Niall Horan, Kings of Leon, Bon Jovi). Bastian has penned a catalog of over 60 songs while in Nashville and holds a co-writing credit on each track of the new album.

He shares, "I don't look at this record as my fourth album because it feels like my first in so many ways. I've grown a lot both personally and musically the last few years and that has profoundly influenced my sound, the way I look at life and my purpose in it. Music is about bringing people together in good times and bad. This is truly the best job in the world." He recently shared with HuffPost, "My goal is to always have people leave my shows with a smile on their face and a better next day ahead. That's what I hope my record will do for them, too."

He had the chance to dazzle nearly a million people with his "confident stage presence and pleasant voice" (Nashville Scene) during this summer's US leg of Shania Twain's Now world tour. He had no issue keeping all eyes on him with his acoustic opening set, leaving critics raving he won the crowd over with his "voice handed down by some deity or other" (Popdust) and "witty banter" (Music Mayhem Magazine). The ladies line up outside his merch table each night to meet and take a selfie with the "charismatic," (Rolling Stone) "blue-eyed hunk" (Billboard) before he returns to the stage to duet with Shania for two songs.

A lot of lessons the "Swiss troubadour" (Boston Globe) has learned are showcased on the new album, including some he's gained from his tour mate, the reigning "Queen of Country Pop." He shared with Sounds Like Nashville, "an artist doesn't need to pick a particular lane when it comes to music. After all, music is the universal language." While he speaks 5 languages fluently, he's always opted to write and sing in English. His "Ed Sheeran meets Keith Urban" vocals (Hollywood Life) incorporate multiple elements - pop, folk, country, alternative, singer/songwriter - on this passion project. He shared with The Times, "That's what's good about touring with Shania. She's not country, she's not pop, she's not rock, she's all of it. We're the same that way."

Bastian Baker's track list includes the previously released "melancholy tale of love and loss, hope and tragedy," (Parade) "Six," the "sexy" (Hollywood Life) "Stay," "an uplifting tune that acknowledges the love that's prevalent in an often tumultuous world," (Billboard) "All Around Us," "Love on Fire" and his first country track, "Blame It On Me." He told The Tennessean, "the whole Nashville experience has been pretty sensational." Fellow Switzerland native and captain of the Nashville Predators, Roman Josi is partly responsible for Bastian's recruitment to Music City. Josi even booked his first gig in town at the Douglas Corner Café. 

BASTIAN BAKER TRACK LIST:
1. Stay (Bastian Baker, Vlad Holiday)~
2. All Around Us (Baker, Holiday)~
3. Love On Fire (Baker, Nathan Evans)*
4. So Low (Baker, Curtis Schneider)!
5. Young (Baker, John Lamagna, Ryan Kondrat, Emery Taylor)#
6. Six (Baker, Evans)•&@
7. You Should Call Home (Baker, Josh Bruce Williams)$
8. Yokko (Baker, Mark Domitric)~^
9. Light & Easy (Baker, Williams)$
10. Another Day (Baker, Stephan Gfeller, Mark Hildreth)=^
11. Stage Fright (Baker, John Lamagna, Kondrat)+
12. Blame It On Me (Baker, Caroline Marquard, Zoe Mirkovic)+
13. Down (Baker, Evans)*
14. Time (Baker, Marquard)*

* Produced by Jacquire King (Niall Horan, Kings of Leon, James Bay)
^ Produced by Vlad Holiday
• Produced by Bastian Baker
! Produced by Aaron Sterling (Kelly Clarkson, Liz Phair, Natasha Bedingfield)
+ Produced by Jordan Lehning (Kacey Musgraves, Charlie Worsham)
$ Produced by Josh Bruce Williams (Carlos Vara, Ruelle)
# Produced by Emery Taylor
@ Produced by Jay Lefevbre (Simple Plan)
& Produced by Ales Lo Verde
~ Produced by Charles de Schutter
= Produced by Stephen Gfeller

ABOUT BASTIAN BAKER:
Sounds Like Nashville hails "Switzerland may be neutral but one of their most talented exports is about to invade America." Bastian Baker has taken Europe by storm with his chart-topping, platinum-selling albums, sold out arenas around the world with the likes of Elton John, Bryan Adams, Boy George and more, scored numerous music awards and serves as a Brand Ambassador for esteemed brands Hugo Boss, Omega, Audi and Harley Davidson. The only thing missing from his career dance card was the United States... until now. Before embarking on a music career, Baker was a third-generation professional hockey player from Switzerland. After trading in his hockey stick for a guitar, Baker made his first professional appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival after an invite from its founder, Claude Nobs. Yes, 'Funky Claude' referenced in Deep Purple's "Smoke On the Water." It's clear that "Bastian Baker wears many hats." (Harper's Bazaar) He's been featured as a competitor on Dancing With The Stars (France), a guest coach on The Voice (Belgium) and can now be found traveling the globe alongside Shania Twain after accepting her invite to join her on her current Now world tour. Praised for being "born for the arena," (Popdust) Bastian has been named "one to watch" by Rolling Stone, Young Hollywood, Sounds Like Nashville and Taste of Country. His fourth studio album and American debut, Bastian Baker released on October 26. With his talent, undeniable charm and captivating charisma, there's no doubt of this bona fide trailblazer succeeding on his journey to worldwide superstardom.

REMAINING SHANIA NOW TOUR DATES:
November 30 - Perth Arena - Perth, Australia
December 2 - Botanic Park - Adelaide, Australia
December 5 - Entertainment Centre - Brisbane, Australia
December 6 - Entertainment Centre - Brisbane, Austraia
December 8 - Hope Estate - Hunter Valley, Australia
December 11 - Rod Laver Arena - Melbourne, Australia
December 12 - Rod Laver Arena - Melbourne, Australia
December 14 - Qudos Bank Arena - Sydney, Australia
December 15 - Qudos Bank Arena - Sydney, Australia
December 18 - Spark Arena - Auckland, New Zealand
December 19 - Spark Arena - Auckland, New Zealand
December 22 - Forsyth Barr Stadium - Dunedin, New Zealand

For more information, visit BastianBaker.com. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

Stream Bastian Baker on Spotify and Apple Music.

Watch the official music video for "Stay" here.

https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwmusic/article/Bastian-Bakers-American-Debut-Album-Releases-Worldwide-Today-20181026



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Shania Twain @ShaniaTwain

Any Man Of Mine better come to my #ShaniaNOW World Tour 😂 Who's got their tickets to the AUS & NZ leg of the tour? shaniatwain.com/tour

Video clip of Shania performing "Any Man Of Mine" - https://twitter.com/ShaniaTwain/status/1056485726961983489

6:00 AM ET - 28 Oct 18

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Shania Twain @ShaniaTwain

And whose lips have you been kissin'?
And whose ear did you make a wish in?
Is she the one that you've been missin', baby?

Video clip of Shania performing "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?" - https://twitter.com/ShaniaTwain/status/1057289774162034689

11:15 AM ET - 30 Oct 18

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Shania Twain @ShaniaTwain

See you very very soon Australia & New Zealand 😘 #ShaniaNOW shaniatwain.com/tour

Video promo with dates - https://twitter.com/ShaniaTwain/status/1058629854977916928

4:00 AM ET - 3 Nov 18

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Shania Now World Tour Features Extensive Array of Claypaky Fixtures

The Queen of Country Pop’s “Shania Now” 2018 tour is using a large complement of Claypaky Mythos2 and Scenius Unico fixtures to enhance the show’s dazzling visual palette. ACT Lighting, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Claypaky lighting in North America.

By David Steinberg | Live Design | November 6, 2018

The Queen of Country Pop’s “Shania Now” 2018 tour is using a large complement of Claypaky Mythos2 and Scenius Unico fixtures to enhance the show’s dazzling visual palette.  ACT Lighting, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Claypaky lighting in North America.

“Shania Now” takes multi-Grammy winner Shania Twain across North America and to South America and Europe this fall before culminating in a swing through Oceania prior to Christmas.  Twain has sold over 100 million records making her the best-selling female artist in country music history and among the best-selling music artists of all time.  Last year she released her fifth studio album and her first in 15 years, entitled “Now.”

The production features 48 Claypaky Mythos2 and 80 Scenius Unico fixtures.  “The Unicos are the main workhorse of the lighting rig: They provide key light, back light and floor lighting,” explains Creative Director and Production Designer Rob Sinclair. “The Mythos2 are hung on upstage torms and side ‘cakes’ to provide fill and big-picture looks during the show.”

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He notes that the lighting design for the tour “needed to be big, flexible and rectilinear to match the video cubes,” which comprise the core of the show’s visual canvas.  Five 12-foot moving video cubes, covered with a total of 18 LED surfaces, continually reconfigure and recombine during the show to create an ever-changing environment for Twain, the band and the dancers.  “It was hugely complex to rehearse as the stage reconfigures for every song. 

Sinclair adds that, “we also needed key lights that could reliably and sympathetically light Shania for camera.  The Unico is my favorite light at the moment.  It’s bright, has an even field, is easily corrected and has great optics.”

Lighting Director Michael Straun uses a light meter on the key lights every day “to ensure we always have the same brightness and color temperature.  On the whole I only need to tweek them slightly.”

He likes that the Unicos offer “lots of options within the one unit.  We are able to use the framing blades for a couple of songs, and they remain consistent every day.”

Upstaging supplied the lights and consoles for the tour.  Joel Eriksson is the Production Manager for the tour and Chris Connor is the Tour Manager.  

About ACT Lighting

A leading importer and distributor of lighting products, ACT Lighting, Inc. strives to identify future trends and cutting-edge products, and stock, sell and support their inventory.  The company provides superior customer service and value for money to all of its clients.  

For more information, visit www.actlighting.com.

https://www.livedesignonline.com/briefing-room/shania-now-world-tour-features-extensive-array-claypaky-fixtures?fbclid=IwAR2Di-vgGPbQ4smiMlJunLDMBOhY9JE8DN5qVG1QEL5EicjjYDpJbX-d1DI



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Here is a partial tour sales/attendance report

UPDATE 10/23: Shania Twain — Now Tour

North America
Total Reported Gross:  $27,385,967
Total Reported Attendance:  333,399
Average Ticket Price:  $82.14
Total Reported Shows:  28 / 46
Estimated Gross:  $41-45 million
Estimated Attendance:  160-165,00

May 3, 2018: Tacoma Dome, Tacoma (13,753 – $1,107,336)
May 5-6, 2018: Rogers Arena, Vancouver (26,375 – $2,301,320)
June 6, 2018: American Airlines Center, Dallas (11,236 – $1,121,069)
June 7, 2018: Frank Erwin Center, Austin (7,190 – $655,269)
June 16, 2018: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland (12,706 – $1,135,361)
June 26, 2018: Bell Centre, Montreal (11,592 – $1,045,900)
June 28, 2018: Videotron Centre, Quebec City (11,472 – $978,509)
June 30, 2018: FirstOntario Centre, Hamilton (12,043 – $918,236)
July 3-4, 2018: Budweiser Gardens, London (16,399 – $1,473,090)
July 6-7, 2018: Air Canada Centre, Toronto (28,360 – $2,068,550)
July 11, 2018: TD Garden, Boston (12,818 – $1,169,606)
July 12, 2018: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia (11,932 – $677,648)
July 14, 2018: Barclays Center, Brooklyn (10,286 – $850,953)
July 15, 2018: Capital One Arena, Washington (12,076 – $964,316)
July 17, 2018: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh (12,482 – $759,533)
July 20, 2018: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville (13,433 – $987,841)
July 21, 2018: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (16,264 – $1,441,204)
July 24, 2018: Sprint Center, Kansas City (12,671 – $1,055,738)
July 25, 2018: Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines (11,858 – $1,036,654)
July 27, 2018: Pepsi Center, Denver (12,075 – $1,029,394)
July 28, 2018: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City (10,256 – $916,303)
July 30, 2018: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix (12,822 – $1,177,835)
August 1, 2018: Save Mart Center, Fresno (9,830 – $613,419)
August 3, 2018: Staples Center, Los Angeles (11,954 – $892,783)
August 4, 2018: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas (11,516 – $1,008,100)

Europe
Total Reported Gross:  $9,448,729
Total Reported Attendance:  100,970
Average Ticket Price:  $93.58
Total Reported Shows:  9 / 18
Estimated Gross:  $17-19 million
Estimated Attendance:  200-215,000

September 19-21, 2018: SSE Hydro, Glasgow (21,125 – $2,097,620)
September 22, 2018: Manchester Arena, Manchester (14,331 – $1,425,280)
September 24, 2018: Arena Birmingham, Birmingham (10,713 – $1,055,379)
September 26-27, 2018: 3Arena, Dublin (24,606 – $2,157,346)
September 29, 2018: SSE Arena, Belfast (9,543 – $704,094)
October 2-3, 2018: The O2 Arena, London (20,652 – $2,009,010)

Total
Total Reported Gross:  $36,834,696
Average Gross:  $995,532
Total Reported Attendance:  434,369
Average Attendance:  11,740
Average Ticket Price:  $84.80
Reported shows:  37 / 76
Estimated Gross:  $75-80 million
Estimated Attendance:  515-525,000

https://boxofficetours.wordpress.com/2018/10/21/shania-twain-now-tour/?fbclid=IwAR1rf7B-8uopWkiSRSGw8awUfujkCjATny6niCkr-8CjSGG_0wmVFwz_5U8



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Bastian Baker Says Touring with Shania Twain Is ‘Like Being with My Family’

PEOPLE | November 7, 2018

PLUS: Bastian reveals his dad had no clue who Shania was when they met!

PEOPLE Now airs live, Monday through Friday, from the Meredith offices in New York City.

Catch PEOPLE Now every weekday at 12:00 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT on People.com or on the PeopleTV app on your favorite streaming device. Want even more? Check out clips from previous episodes of PEOPLE Now.

Click Link Below To Watch Bastian's Interview.

https://people.com/music/bastian-baker-talks-touring-with-shania-twain/



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Shania Twain

New Zealand! Not long now until my NOW World Tour comes to you guys, I can't wait to see you all! ❤️ Last remaining tickets available at: http://www.shaniatwain.com/tour

Video message from Shania - https://www.facebook.com/ShaniaTwain/videos/2235624870042896/

3:00 AM ET - 8 Nov 18

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Shania Twain @ShaniaTwain

I’m so proud of the impact we're making with @ShaniaKidsCan! If you feel inspired to support the work we’re doing, a $10 donation will give you the chance to win a trip to Sydney, Australia and a backstage meet at my show. Donate at: http://prizeo.com/shania

6:00 PM ET - 7 Nov 18

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Shania Twain @ShaniaTwain

So ready to get back onstage, see you on my #ShaniaNOW tour in a couple weeks Australia & New Zealand! Last few tickets available at shaniatwain.com/tour

Video clip of Shania performing "That Don't Impress Me Much" - https://twitter.com/ShaniaTwain/status/1063086722009960448

10:10 AM ET - 15 Nov 18

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