Carrie Underwood’s Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round Resumes With Sold Out Shows in Anchorage and Spokane09/06/16
Receives Four CMA Award Nominations Including Her First Entertainer of the Year Nod
New Single “Dirty Laundry” At Radio Now
Carrie Underwood kicks off the fall leg of The Storyteller Tour with a sold-out show in Anchorage, Alaska. Photo credit: Jeff Johnson
NASHVILLE, Tenn – (September 6, 2016) – Seven-time Grammy winner and Pollstar’s three-time top female country touring artist, Carrie Underwood, has launched the fall leg of “The Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round.” She played Anchorage, AK for the first time and in front of a sold-out audience, and then continued on to Spokane, WA for another sold out show this past weekend. View highlights from the Anchorage show here and the Spokane show here.
Carrie received four CMA Award nominations last week including her first ever nomination for the coveted Entertainer of the Year award. She also received nominations for Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year forStoryteller, and Musical Event of the Year with Keith Urban for “The Fighter.” Carrie was in Alaska when she got the news of her nominations and immediately took to twitter: This morning I feel happy, excited, blessed, surprised, humbled, & incredibly thankful. Nothing like waking up to great news! @CountryMusic Carrie will return for the ninth consecutive year as co-host for “The 50th Annual CMA Awards, November 2, (8:00 – 11:00PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.
“Dirty Laundry” is Carrie’s newest single and the fourth from her gold-certified, fifth studio album, Storyteller. The album has produced three consecutive #1 singles, “Smoke Break,” “Heartbeat” and “Church Bells.” The New York Times says the song is “elegantly structured and technically impressive.” “Dirty Laundry” was produced by Jay Joyce and written by Zach Crowell, Ashley Gorley, and Hillary Lindsey.
Billboard ranked “The Storyteller Tour” the #1 country tour for the first half of 2016. During that time the tour rolled in to 47 cities as well as seven different countries, playing to nearly 600,000 people since the tour launchedJanuary 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.
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 atwww.aeglive.com. For information on fan club and VIP packages go to www.carrieunderwood.fm.
The Storyteller Tour fall dates:
|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-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-8||Melbourne||Rod Laver Arena|
|Dec-9||Melbourne||Rod Laver Arena|
|Dec-12||Sydney||Qudos Bank Arena|
|Dec-14||Sydney||ICC Sydney Theatre|
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.