Swiss artist Bastian Baker was first to greet the fun-spirited audience at the Ziggo Dome last night. The Shania Now Tour is proving to offer Shania's upbeat catalog with a multimedia twist.
The art direction, stage production, digital displays, modular sets, choreography and stage cues, gave the high-energy musicians, vocalists and dancers an honest workout - even during Shania's elegant era-specific costume changes.
There during soundcheck, I listened to drummer Elijah Wood ready her kit for the show. Whoever placed the microphones knew what they were doing: the sound was fantastic! Playful Cory Churko, musical director and guitarist, doesn't fear shredding or putting the distinct edges in Shania's signature country-rock-pop sound. There were many hardcore fun-spirited fans of the Canadian in attendance to reciprocate the energy. In short: Shania Twain rocked the Ziggo Dome and left Amsterdam with its cowboy boots polished.