UPDATE: Tickets for Carrie Underwood’s Oklahoma City show will go on sale Friday, May 11, according to a Chesapeake Energy Arena representative. Prices for the OKC show as well as prices and sale date for the Tulsa show are still to be announced.
Oklahoma country music superstar Carrie Underwood announced this morning on “Good Morning America” that she will launch in fall a headlining North American arena tour in support of her new album, “Blown Away,” released today.
“The Blown Away Tour” will include an Oct. 25 stop at Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy Arena.
In addition, she will return to Oklahoma to play Nov. 21 at Tulsa’s BOK Center. I’ll have more information on the Checotah native’s home state tour stops as soon as it becomes available.
The tour will also include an international run of shows this summer sponsored by Olay, including Underwood’s first-ever United Kingdom concert on June 21 at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London. Her British date sold out in 90 minutes.
Additional international concert dates will be announced soon.
The North American tour dates will be presented and hydrated by vitaminwater, sponsored by Olay, and promoted by AEG Live. Special guest Hunter Hayes will open.
“I can’t wait to get back out on the road and perform new music from my new album for my fans,” said Underwood in the tour announcement. We have a lot of exciting things planned!”
Underwood is donating $1 from each ticket sold on the North American leg of “The Blown Away Tour” to support Red Cross disaster relief. Every year, the American Red Cross prepares for and responds to nearly 70,000 disasters across the United States. This donation will help the Red Cross provide shelter, food, and emotional support for those in need after a disaster. Proceeds from her Canadian concerts will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross.
The 2005 “American Idol” winner’s two previous headline tours, 2008’s “Carnival Ride Tour” and 2010’s “Play On Tour,” performed for a combined total of nearly 250 shows with 2.2 million fans in attendance, and she wrapped both years as the top-ranked female country touring artist.
Since releasing her debut “Some Hearts” in 2005, Underwood, 29, has sold more than 14 million albums with “Some Hearts,” 2007’s “Carnival Ride” and 2009’s “Play On.” She’s amassed 14 No. 1 singles, six of which she co-wrote, and became the first country artist in history and the only “American Idol” winner ever to achieve 10 No. 1 singles from their first two albums.
She is a five-time Grammy winner, a two-time Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, a three-time Country Music Association and ACM Female Vocalist winner, and a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Underwood currently leads the nominations for the upcoming CMT Music Awards with five. The fan-voted awards will be handed out June 6 in Nashville, Tenn. To vote, go to www.CMT.com.
Hunter Hayes, the multi-talented writer, musician, producer, and performer, is the only country artist to play every instrument, write/co-write every song, and co-produce his critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. As a 2012 ACM New Artist of the Year nominee, Hunter has been touring and performing live for decades, most recently selling out venues across the US and Canada on his “Most Wanted” headline tour. This multi-instrumentalist continues to garner praise from fans and critics alike as he made his world-premiere national television debut on CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman” and also performed with The Roots on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and on “Good Morning America.” The Louisiana native has shared the stage with Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Trace Adkins, Brad Paisley, and Hank Williams, Jr. to name a few. His current Top 40 hit “Wanted” is quickly climbing the radio charts and holds the unprecedented No. 1 slot for three weeks in a row on GAC’s Top 20 Countdown. For more information on Hunter Hayes, go to www.HunterHayes.com.
For more information on “The Blown Away Tour,” go to www.carrieunderwood.fm.
See her full schedule of 2012 shows, including “The Blown Away Tour” dates and additional festival dates, after the break.
5-26 Baton Rouge, LA Bayou Country Superfest*
6-21 London, England Royal Albert Hall
8-12 Toronto, ON Canada Boots & Hearts Music Festival*
9-14 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
9-15 Bridgeport, CT Webster Bank Arena
9-17 Providence, RI Dunkin’ Donuts Center
9-19 Worcester, MA DCU Center
9-20 Reading, PA Sovereign Center
9-22 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
9-23 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
9-26 Green Bay, WI Resch Center
9-27 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
9-29 Fargo, ND FARGODOME
10-1 Saskatoon, SK Canada Credit Union Centre
10-2 Calgary, AB Canada Scotiabank Saddledome
10-4 Vancouver, BC Canada Rogers Arena
10-6 Seattle, WA Key Arena at Seattle Center
10-7 Portland, OR Rose Garden
10-10 West Valley City, UT Maverik Center
10-12 Reno, NV Reno Events Center
10-13 Sacramento, CA Power Balance Pavilion
10-14 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion at San Jose
10-16 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
10-18 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena
10-20 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
10-21 Glendale, AZ jobing.com Arena
10-24 Dallas, TX American Airlines Arena
10-25 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
10-27 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
10-28 Springfield, MO JQH Arena
11-3 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
11-4 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
11-7 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
11-9 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
11-10 Hartford, CT XL Center
11-13 University Park, PA Bryce Jordan Center
11-15 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
11-16 Moline, IL i wireless Center
11-20 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
11-21 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
11-24 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
11-25 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
11-27 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center
11-28 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
11-30 Long Island, NY Nassau Coliseum
12-1 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
12-4 Albany, NY Times Union Center
12-6 London, ON Canada John Labatt Centre
12-8 Kanata, ON Canada Scotiabank Place
12-11 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
12-12 Chicago, IL United Center
12-14 Des Moines, IA Iowa Events Center
12-15 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
12-18 Memphis, TN FedExForum
12-19 Duluth, GA Arena at Gwinnett Center
12-21 Orlando, FL Amway Center
12-22 Sunrise, FL BankAtlantic Center