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Carrie Underwood Launches Fall Leg of “The Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round”

08/30/16

Carrie Underwood Launches Fall Leg of “The Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round” – Billboard’s #1 Country Tour

Fall Leg of The Storyteller Tour

Photo credit: Jeff Johnson

NASHVILLE, Tenn – (August 30, 2016) – Seven-time Grammy winner and Pollstar’s three-time top female country touring artist, Carrie Underwood, will launch the fall leg of “The Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round,” the biggest tour of her career, tomorrow night in Anchorage, Alaska. Billboard ranked the tour the #1 country tour for the first half of 2016.

The fall tour dates of “The Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round” begins with Carrie’s inaugural performance in Alaska tomorrow night, and will include stops at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA, Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN and Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. When the tour wraps at the end of November she will have played 82 arenas on tour.  In December Carrie will join Keith Urban on the Australian and New Zealand leg of his “ripCORD World Tour 2016.”

During the first half of 2016 “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.

“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

“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 2016 tour is in support of Carrie’s Gold-certified Storyteller album, which made a historic debut in October 2015 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 three #1 singles so far with “Smoke Break,” “Heartbeat” and “Church Bells” with it’s fourth single, “Dirty Laundry,” 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 North American tour, with the exception of Anchorage, is promoted by AEG Live and includes special guests Easton Corbin and The Swon Brothers. Tickets are available now for the fall dates of The Storyteller Tour at www.aeglive.com. For information on fan club and VIP packages go to www.carrieunderwood.fm.

The Storyteller Tour fall dates:

Aug-31 Anchorage, AK Alaska Airlines Center
Sept-4 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
Sept-6 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
Sept-8 Seattle, WA KeyArena at Seattle Center
Sept-10 San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose
Sept-13 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena
Sept-14 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
Sept-16 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
Sept-20 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Sept-22 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Sept-24 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena
Sept-26 Roanoke, VA Berglund Center
Sept-28 Providence, RI Dunkin’ Donuts Center
Sept-29 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
Oct-1 Hershey, PA Giant Center
Oct-4 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Oct-5 Milwaukee, WI BMO Harris Bradley Center
Oct-7 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
Oct-8 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Oct-11 Saskatoon, SK SaskTel Centre
Oct-13 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
Oct 15 Winnipeg, MB MTS Center
Oct-17 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Oct-20 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
Oct-22 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
Oct-23 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
Oct-25 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Oct-27 Albany, NY Times Union Center
Oct-28 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Nov-6 Hamilton, ON FirstOntario Centre
Nov-9 Rockford, IL BMO Harris Bank Center
Nov-11 Evansville, IN Ford Center
Nov-13 Memphis, TN FedExForum
Nov-14 Birmingham, AL Legacy Arena at The BJCC
Nov-16 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
Nov-17 Sunrise, FL BB&T Center
Nov-22 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
Nov-23 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
Nov-26 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
Nov-28 West Valley City, UT Maverik Center

ripCORD World Tour 2016 New Zealand & Australia tour dates:

Dec-3 Wellington Westpac Stadium
Dec-6 Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Dec-8 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
Dec-9 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
Dec-10 Canberra GIO Stadium
Dec-12 Sydney Qudos Bank Arena
Dec-14 Sydney ICC Sydney Theatre
Dec-16 Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Dec-17 Brisbane 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.