Shania Twain to headline PEI 2014 Founders Week Concert

Shania Twain to perform in Atlantic Canada on the Charlottetown Events Grounds on August 30, 2014 (CNW Group/AEG Live Canada Ltd.)

Superstar Shania Twain to perform in Atlantic Canada on the Charlottetown Events Grounds on August 30, 2014

CHARLOTETTOWN, Feb. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - DONALD K. DONALD and AEG Live Canada are pleased to announce that Canadian icon Shania Twain will perform a special concert on Saturday, August 30, at the Charlottetown Events Grounds as part of the PEI 2014 Founders Week festivities.  The concert will be Twain's first performance in Atlantic Canada in 15 years.

Tickets range from $89.50 to $179.50 and will go on sale to the public on Friday, March 7 at 10:00 a.m. AT. Fans can buy their tickets online at ShaniaPEI.ca, in person at the Eastlink Centre Charlottetown box office or by phone at 1-902-629-6625.

"I am looking forward to returning to Atlantic Canada after fifteen years and playing Charlottetown and PEI for the first time," said Shania Twain. "I'm so excited to participate in this very special anniversary event."

Shania Twain is an international superstar and the world's best-selling female country artist of all time. An amazing and accomplished singer and songwriter, Shania Twain boasts more than 75 million albums sold worldwide. She has multi-platinum album sales in 32 countries, has the eighth-biggest selling album of all time in the U.S. and 18 top ten songs, eight of which reached #1.

Most amazing of all, Shania has reached beyond all feasible music boundaries with just four studio albums, three of which have received Diamond certification by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for sales of 10 million copies in the U.S. She is the only female artist to have three consecutive albums sell more than 10 million copies.

Twain's performance will be the PEI 2014 Founders Week Concert as part of the 150th Anniversary of the historic 1864 Charlottetown Conference, which led to the Canadian Confederation in 1867.

"We couldn't be more pleased to bring one of North America's most treasured artists to the Maritimes for this very special concert," said Debra Rathwell, Senior Vice President, AEG Live. "We just added more dates to her 'Shania: Still The One' residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas because of overwhelming fan demand. We're looking forward to extending that enthusiasm to Atlantic Canada with an explosive concert by Canada's country music darling."

"This fantastic event will be an exclusive opportunity for fans to see Shania for the first time in Atlantic Canada in over 15 years," said Andre Hudon, President & CEO, DONALD K. DONALD. "It will be a brilliant addition to the 150 plus events planned as part of PEI 2014 celebrations."

"The 150th anniversary of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference that led to the creation of Canada, is a once in a generation opportunity to celebrate the founding of our great country right here in Prince Edward Island where it all began," says Premier, Robert Ghiz. "We are thrilled to welcome one of Canada's all-time greatest superstars, Shania Twain, to help kick off Founders Week, and we invite all Canadians and visitors from around the world to join us in the celebrations."

Shania can also be seen in Las Vegas performing her critically-acclaimed residency show SHANIA: STILL THE ONE at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Directed by Raj Kapoor and produced by AEG Live, the high-energy production takes fans on a spectacular journey through the various stages of Shania's life and career. Tickets for performances from May 20 - July 26 are on-sale now. Visit www.shaniainvegas.com for more information.

As a commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference that led to Canadian Confederation, PEI 2014 has established the first week of September 2014 as Founders Week, when Prince Edward Island will be host to a number of special events including the PEI 2014 Tall Ships Festival, as well as cultural programming and more.

For more information about concert tickets, visit www.ShaniaPEI.ca.

For more information about Founders Week and PEI 2014 visit www.pei2014.ca.

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SOURCE AEG Live Canada Ltd.

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