Carrie Underwood Tour is Kicking In
The “American Idol” winner Carrie Underwood will hit the road this year in support of her last year’s album – “Cry Petty”. Her first major tour since “Storyteller” (2016) will kick off on 1st of May in Greensboro, North Carolina, features stops in locations like Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Diego, Los Angeles, Dallas, New York, Washington, Boston and will wrap up with a show in Detroit on 31st of October. You can find the full list of dates and venues at the end of this article.
The tour’s production will deliver a stage in the middle of the arena setting, which will enable fans to have a close view of the musician. Maddie & Tae and Runaway June will open this all-female live series of concerts that has also a charity feature: $1 from each sold ticket will be donated to an organization that helps children in Haiti. If you want to see Carrie Underwood perform live while contributing to a good cause, you can get your tickets from some of the better sites out there.
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Underwood’s latest album – “Cry Pretty” has been released on 14th of September 2018. Labeled mainly as a country album, it displays also influences from pop and R&B and features tracks with profound messages about important topics, as well as songs dealing with everyday themes. “Low” and “Ghosts on the Stereo” are two pop songs with a country theme. In “Low”, Underwood shows amazing vocals that accompany powerful lyrics. “Drinking Alone” brings in the foreground a lasting chorus – “We should be drinking alone together”, meant to highlight the self-disappointment caused by giving in to the bad habit of drinking. Strong guitar chords and a Sunday church-like organ complete the musician’s message of pain.
The album’s most touching tracks are “The Bullet” and “Love Wins”. “The Bullet” opens with the scene of a funeral for a mother’ son, killed by a “stray bullet”. The anti-gun song, apparently built in a too polite note considering the importance of the topic, can actually be seen as an act of courage since there aren’t many famous country musicians to treat this issue in their repertoire. “Love Wins” is an anthem encouraging people to look after each other and a display of Underwood’s powerful voice, as she seems to send a message of support also to the LGBT community.
All in all, Underwood’s sixth studio album offers fans familiar music, approaching themes that audience can relate to, either by transmitting heartfelt political messages either by “dressing” common topics in powerful vocals’ coat. If you want to see Carrie Underwood perform live the tracks from this album.
Carrie Marie Underwood was born on 10th of March 1983 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Just before graduating from high school, she tried out for “American Idol” and she won the fourth season of the show. She released her debut album called “Some Hearts” in 2005, which became the fastest-selling female country album, with its first track – “Inside Your Heaven” topping Billboard pop charts. Her road to success continued with two Grammy Awards – “Best Female Country Vocal Performance” and “Best New Artist” for the single “Jesus”. The song won also the ACM and CMA “Single of the Year” awards. 2007 brought Underwood a new Grammy Award, this time for “Before He Cheats”, a single that won “Best Female Country Vocal Performance” category. The same year, her new album – “Carnival Ride” topped the album charts. Underwood won her fourth Grammy – “Best Female Country Vocal Performance” with the song “Last Name” in February 2009.
As of May 2013, Underwood began to perform “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” – the weekly “Sunday Night Football” theme song, passed on by Faith Hill. She featured also in TV series such as “True Blood” and in the live broadcast of “The Sound of Music”, which brought her four nominations to “Emmy”. “Greatest Hits: Decade #1” was released in 2014 and the new hit “Something in the Water” won the Grammy for “Best Country Solo Performance”. The next year, in 2015, she released “Storyteller” album, which she began to promote with a tour in February 2016.
On 10th of November 2017, Carrie Underwood fell outside her home and needed about 40 stitches to treat the cuts and abrasions. She returned to the stage on 15th of April 2018, still showing small signs of the accident on her face. Yet, that didn’t stop her from offering a touching performance of “Cry Petty” to the audience that rewarded her with standing ovations.
As for personal life, the musician is married to hockey player Mike Fisher since 10th of July 2010 and they have together two sons: Isaiah Michael, born on 27th of February 2015 and Jacob Bryan, born on 21st of January 2019.
Here is the full list of the last dates and venues of the tour:
May 1 – Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina
May 3 – Legacy Arena at the BJCC, Birmingham, Alabama
May 4 – Verizon Arena, N. Little Rock, Arkansas
May 6 – AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
May 9 – Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
May 11 – MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
May 12 – Save Mart Center, Fresno, California
May 14 – Golden1 Center Sacramento, California
May 16 – Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
May 18 – Rabobank Arena, Bakersfield, California
May 21 – MODA Center at Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon
May 22 – Spokane Arena, Spokane, Washington
May 24 – Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Washington
May 25 – Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia
May 28 – Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta
May 31 – SaskTel Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
June 2 – Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba
June 9 – Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario
June 10 – Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Ontario
June 13 – GIANT Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania
June 15 – U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio
June 16 – Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
June 18 – Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Missouri
June 20 – Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
June 21 – Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
June 23 – Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska
September 10 – Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, California
September 12 – STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California
September 14 – Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
September 16 – Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
September 18 – INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, Kansas
September 19 – Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
September 21 – Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
September 22 – Cajundome, Lafayette, Louisiana
September 24 – American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
September 25 – Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
September 27 – Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
September 29 – Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, South Carolina
September 30 – PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
October 2 – Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
October 4 – Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
October 5 – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
October 10 – TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
October 12 – PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
October 13 – KeyBank Center, Buffalo, New York
October 16 – Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
October 17 – KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky
October 19 – Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
October 20 – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida
October 23 – FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
October 24 – BOK Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
October 26 – Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa
October 27 – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
October 29 – United Center, Chicago, Illinois
October 31 – Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan