Carrie Underwood’s “The Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round” Wraps Stellar Week in Canada10/17/16
Carrie Graces Cover of Redbook’s November “Giving” Issue
NASHVILLE, Tenn – (October 17, 2016) – Carrie Underwood’s “The Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round”played three arena shows across Canada last week and is back in the U.S. tonight for a sold-out concert at St. Paul, Minnesota’s Xcel Energy Center. Afterward, Carrie returns to Nashville for the CMT “Artists of the Year” special which premieres this Thursday, October 20 at 8PM ET/PT.
The Storyteller Tour has received rave reviews since its launch in January and the Canadian shows were no different. “She came in like a wrecking ball…destroying the crowd of about 10,000-plus with a string of scorching numbers,” said the Edmonton Journal, continuing, “Underwood’s bold voice and down-to-earth personality were the real gifts of the night, giving us electrifying moments of rock ‘n’ roll sass and country farm.” The Saskatoon Star Phoenix claimed “Underwood owned the stage,” and The Winnipeg Free Press called it “a bombastic spectacle that made the arena feel small,” adding “she worked every inch of her 360 stage…Everything about this show was big: the stage, the lights, the thunderous backing band, that voice.”
And hitting the newsstands this week are Carrie and her rat terrier pup, Ace, gracing the cover of Redbook’s November “Giving” issue. In the feature story, she discusses life with toddler Isaiah on tour and many of her charitable endeavors including her C.A.T.S. (Checotah Animal, Town, and School) Foundation in her hometown of Checotah, Oklahoma, the donation of concert ticket proceeds to several causes, and her partnership with the DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation Sports Matter Program to grant $500,000 to girls’ youth sports, to name a few. Underwood’s fitness lifestyle line Calia by Carrie Underwood is sold exclusively at DICK’S Sporting Goods.
The Storyteller Tour fall dates:
|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|
“The Storyteller Tour” has performed for over 800,000 fans since launching on January 30 playing to sold-out arena crowds in cities such as Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington DC, St. Louis, Denver, Phoenix, San Antonio, Houston, Chicago, Toronto, Hershey, Des Moines, and Sioux Falls, to name a few. Billboard ranked it as the #1 country tour for the first half of 2016. Upcoming sold-out shows include New York City’s Madison Square Garden.
The North American tour 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.
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.
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.
Live Shots- Dan Harper/ Winnipeg’s MTS Centre