Pollstar’s Top Female Country Touring Artist of 2012, six-time Grammy winner Carrie Underwood will bring her sold-out “Blown Away Tour” to DVD with the Aug. 13 release of “The Blown Away Tour: Live,” and in the wake of today’s exclusive reveal of the DVD cover on Vine, additional details of the DVD content are also being revealed.
Filmed in concert this past March, “The Blown Away Tour: Live” features nearly 100 minutes of performance footage, including a dozen of the Checotah native’s No. 1 singles, with such favorites as “Before He Cheats,” “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” “Two Black Cadillacs,” and the album title track that inspired her tour name, “Blown Away.” The live concert was directed by Christian Lamb and produced by Domenic Potter.
Here is the newly released complete DVD concert track listing:
“I Told You So”
“Two Black Cadillacs”
“Jesus, Take the Wheel” / “How Great Thou Art”
“Get Out of This Town”
“Nobody Ever Told You”
“One Way Ticket”
“Leave Love Alone”
“Flat on the Floor”
“See You Again”
“Cupid’s Got a Shotgun”
“Before He Cheats”
“I Know You Won’t”
Alongside the performance footage are exclusive bonus clips, produced and directed by Todd Cassetty, providing a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the tour, including interviews with Carrie and Raj Kapoor, tour director responsible for the large production and effects that defined the remarkable visual elements of “The Blown Away Tour.”
Additional content includes a photo gallery, as well as all four of the music videos from the 2005 “American Idol” winner’s platinum-certified “Blown Away” album: “Good Girl,” “Blown Away,” “Two Black Cadillacs,” and “See You Again.”
DVD audio for “The Blown Away Tour: Live” will be in Dolby 5.1 and stereo.
“The Blown Away Tour: Live” is available for pre-order at http://smarturl.it/blownawaylive.
Carrie’s remarkable “Blown Away Tour” launched in the spring of 2012 and continued through May 23, for a total of 112 dates in 110 cities, six countries, and three continents, playing for more than 1 million fans and selling out every concert this year.
By the numbers, the state-of-the-art stage production for the “Blown Away Tour” included 575,424 individual LED lights in 3,000 square feet of video walls and an incredible 23,063 feet of cable to generate the 172 different colors used in the show’s lighting. As part of each show, Carrie and her band flew 150 feet above the audience at a speed of .3 feet per second on a secondary stage that weighed 5,890 pounds, while a total of 450 CO2 tanks and 222 Nitrogen tanks were used during the life of the tour to create the “Blown Away” tornado effect at each performance.
Carrie’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. She wrapped 2008, 2010, and 2012 as the top female country touring artist.
Since releasing her debut album in 2005, Carrie has sold more than 15 million albums and placed 17 No. 1 singles on the charts. Her current album, Blown Away, made history by debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart, making Carrie only the second country artist in the 47-year history of the chart to have each of their first four albums debut at No. 1. The now platinum-selling “Blown Away” album also debuted at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, making Carrie only the second country artist in history to have three consecutive albums debut at No. 1. She is a six-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.
Carrie will give a special performance Saturday at the Grand Ole Opry that will be beamed via satellite to the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium as part of Toby Keith’s Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert.
Along with Keith, the sold-out benefit show will feature performances by Owasso residents Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, former Tulsan Ronnie Dunn, Willie Nelson, Sammy Hagar, Mel Tillis and John Anderson. Net proceeds will benefit the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund. For more information, go to www.tobykeith.com.
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