Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Carrie Underwood Tour Midpoint

Carrie Underwood Wraps Spring Leg Of The Biggest Tour of Career “The Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round” 

Underwood Plays To Nearly 600,000 People 
Since Tour Launched In January 

“….from a pure standpoint of vocals and showmanship,
no other female vocalist comes close!” – Sounds Like Nashville

Lasers and swaying spotlights and fireworks and explosions
all added to the spectacle. But make no mistake,
Underwood was the star of the show.” - Florida Times-Union

“The most stunning part of the production however, remains
Underwood’s voice, strong and nuanced.” -
The Boston Globe
Photo credit: Jeff Johnson
Photo credit: Jeff Johnson
Photo credit: Jeff Johnson
Photo credit: Steve Jennings
Nashville, TN – (May 31, 2016) – Seven-time Grammy winner and Pollstar’s three-time top female country touring artist, Carrie Underwood, just wrapped the spring leg of the biggest tour of her career last night in London, ON, Canada.  “The Storyteller Tour” rolled in to 47 cities as well as seven different countries, playing to nearly 600,000 people since the tour launched January 30 in Jacksonville, FL. The dramatic in-the-round stage production has been seen by 360-degree sell-out arena crowds across North America in cities such as Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington DC, St. Louis, Denver, Phoenix, San Antonio, Houston, Chicago, Toronto to name just a few. The tour crossed from one coast to the other coast and cities in between as well as traveling overseas to play in Sweden, Norway, Scotland, England, and Ireland as part of Country to Country (C2C), Europe’s biggest country music festival.
Carrie shared a recap video of the spring leg of her tour on her social channels this morning which can be seen here
http://www.smarturl.it/CUTOURVID. Also, the music video for “Church Bells” was filmed during a live concert in Lincoln, NE at the Pinnacle Bank Arena, and can be viewed here:  http://smarturl.it/cuchurchbellsvevo

While on the tour this Spring, Underwood not only earned her 23rd #1 single to date with “Heartbeat,” but in between shows she found time to perform on the GRAMMY Awards, the series finale of American Idol, the American Country Countdown Awards (where she also took home the trophy for Female Vocalist of the Year), and the ACM Awards with her showstopping TV debut of her current single, “Church Bells.” Underwood also visited the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, she was honored and performed at Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night, and played four shows at the Grand Ole Opry. Underwood currently has three nominations at this year’s CMT Music Awards including “Video of the Year” which she has won six times, and she was also just nominated for a Teen Choice Award for “Choice Country Artist.” 

“The Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round,” 
one of her most spectacular concert tours to date, has caught the attention of fans and music critics alike because of the stand-out performances and the dynamic production. 
The show “is a no-expense-spared spectacle that highlights her approachable beauty, her roar of a voice and a substantive set of songs that have commanded the charts since her ‘American Idol’ victory a long decade ago.” Atlanta Journal Constitution.

“The most stunning part of the production however, remains Underwood’s voice, strong and nuanced.” - The Boston Globe
Granted, it’s early in the year, but the songstress dazzled the crowd with relative ease and class that it’s not outside the realm of possibility that she might just reclaim the Female Vocalist of the Year prize from the CMA – and also the top prize of Entertainer of the Year. To say she deserves it would be a huge understatement, because from a pure standpoint of vocals and showmanship, no other female vocalist comes close!” – Sounds Like Nashville
“Underwood’s two-hour Monday night show (Feb. 22) was anything but a traditional country show, as the superstar presented a visual spectacle with a stage set-up that has to be seen to be believed.” -Billboard 

If they came (fans) for an arena spectacle with absolutely perfect, dead-on vocals, this was your All-American Girl.” – Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Lasers and swaying spotlights and fireworks and explosions all added to the spectacle. But make no mistake, Underwood was the star of the show.” - Florida Times-Union
The Washington Post claimed she’s “at the top of her game” 

“The singer flawlessly delivered note-perfect versions of her biggest hits over the years…” Sounds Like Nashville

The show’s “presentation is overwhelming, from start to finish- a spectacular sensory overload that had the crowd roaring all night long.” –Hampton Daily Press

“the in-the-round setting provides each concertgoer with the best experience possible. Simpler still is the storytelling aspect of the show and country music’s reliance on conveying memorable stories in song.”- Rolling Stone Country

“Underwood demonstrated that she now truly can stare unflinchingly into those lights and dominate a stage, with a confidence, defiance, and a sense of ownership that have been a treat to watch come to fruition.” – Boston Globe

The show “
served proof once again why the singer remains one of the most popular in the format.” – Sounds Like Nashville
“A rock-solid, deftly sequenced hour-and-45-minue long set, which moved from playful to solemn, smooth to twangy, and from cinematic scope to smaller, intimate moments.”-The BostonGlobe 

To view some of the tour’s magnificent moments go to

The 2016 tour is in support of Carrie’s Gold-certified Storyteller album, which made a historic debut in October when she became the only artist in the chart’s 51-year history to have each of her first six albums to enter the chart at #1. The album has produced two #1 singles so far with “Smoke Break” and “Heartbeat,” with it’s third single, “Church Bells,” currently climbing the charts.

A donation of $1 from each ticket sold on the U.S. dates of “The Storyteller Tour” will be contributed to the C.A.T.S Foundation to help aid its causes including Checotah, Oklahoma’s education and literacy programs. Established in 2009, the C.A.T.S. (Checotah Animal, Town, and School) Foundation helps with general causes, needs, and services in the area of Checotah, Oklahoma, Carrie’s hometown, to directly impact the community.

“The Storyteller Tour - Stories in the Round
in association with ALMAY, and Carnival in support of Operation Homefront, is promoted by AEG in North America and includes special guests Easton Corbin and The Swon Brothers.
The North American tour, promoted by AEG Live, includes special guests Easton Corbin and The Swon Brothers. Tickets are available now for the fall dates of The Storyteller Tour at
www.aeglive.comFor information on fan club and VIP packages go to www.carrieunderwood.fm
Underwood will play various fair and festival dates this summer before returning for the fall leg of “The Storyteller Tour” kicking off on August 31 in Anchorage, Alaska, which sold out in 30 minutes. The tour will travel across North America including stops at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA, Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN, and Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. Once the fall leg of “The Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round” wraps at the end of November, Carrie will join Keith Urban on the Australian leg of his “ripCORD World Tour 2016."

The Storyteller Tour fall dates:
Anchorage, AK
Alaska Airlines Center
Spokane, WA
Spokane Arena
Boise, ID
Taco Bell Arena
Seattle, WA
KeyArena at Seattle Center
San Jose, CA
SAP Center at San Jose
Bakersfield, CA
Rabobank Arena
Los Angeles, CA
San Diego, CA
Valley View Casino Center
Dallas, TX
American Airlines Center
Nashville, TN
Bridgestone Arena
Columbia, SC
Colonial Life Arena
Roanoke, VA
Berglund Center
Providence, RI
Dunkin' Donuts Center
Manchester, NH
Verizon Wireless Arena
Hershey, PA
Giant Center
Indianapolis, IN
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Milwaukee, WI
BMO Harris Bradley Center
Des Moines, IA
Wells Fargo Arena
Sioux Falls, SD
Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Cincinnati, OH
U.S. Bank Arena
Charlottesville, VA
John Paul Jones Arena
Charlotte, NC
Time Warner Cable Arena
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden
Albany, NY
Times Union Center
Uncasville, CT
Mohegan Sun Arena
Hamilton, ON
FirstOntario Centre
Rockford, IL
BMO Harris Bank Center
Evansville, IN
Ford Center
Memphis, TN
Birmingham, AL
Legacy Arena at The BJCC
Tampa, FL
Amalie Arena
Sunrise, FL
BB&T Center
Wichita, KS
INTRUST Bank Arena
Oklahoma City, OK
Chesapeake Energy Arena
Las Vegas, NV
T-Mobile Arena
West Valley City, UT
Maverik Center
ripCORD World Tour 2016 Australia tour dates:
Entertainment Centre
Rod Laver Arena
GIO Stadium
Allphones Arena
Entertainment Centre
Entertainment Centre
Each of Carrie’s three previous headline arena tours, 2008’s Carnival Ride Tour, the Play On Tour in 2010, and 2012-2013’s Blown Away Tour played for over one million fans. When the Blown Away Tour wrapped in 2013, Carrie had performed 112 shows in 110 cities across three continents and six countries, including sold-out shows at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall, and two nights at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia.