Underwood brings "Storyteller" on tour
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
– Carrie Underwood, who released her fifth studio album, "Storyteller," on Friday, said today she will launch a new arena tour in 2016.
The Storyteller Tour - Stories in the Round will kick off on Jan. 30 in Jacksonville, Fla., playing 40 arenas across the U.S. and Canada.
"I can't wait to play new music from 'Storyteller' for the fans," said Underwood. "I am so blessed to have this career and get to do to the things I do, but there is nothing like that moment when I get to step onto the stage to sing and all the fans are singing along with me."
The tour will be Underwood's first tour in the round with the stage in the middle of the arena floor.
The North American tour, promoted by AEG Live, will include special guests Easton Corbin and The Swon Brothers. Tickets will be available for The Storyteller Tour beginning Friday, Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. local time at www.aeglive.com.
Underwood has arranged for a donation of $1 from each ticket sold at the U.S. dates of The Storyteller Tour to be contributed to the C.A.T.S Foundation to help aid its causes including Checotah, Okla.'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, Underwood's hometown.
Underwood also has previously-announced festivals scheduled in 2016, including international dates in Ireland, England, and Scotland for the C2C Festival.
Tour dates are:
Jan.30 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Feb. 1 Duluth, GA Infinite Energy Arena
Feb. 3 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
Feb. 5 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
Feb. 17 Pittsburgh, PA CONSOL Energy Center
Feb. 20 Hampton, VA Hampton Coliseum
Feb. 22 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Feb. 23 Boston, MA TD Garden
Feb. 25 Washington, DC Verizon Center
March 11 Glasgow, Scotland C2C/ Clyde Auditorium*
March 12 London, England C2C/ O2 Arena*
March 13 Dublin, Ireland C2C/ 3 Arena*
March 17 Youngstown, OH Covelli Centre
March 19 Allentown, PA PPL Center
March 22 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
March 24 St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena
March 26 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
March 29 Colorado Springs, CO Broadmoor World Arena
March 30 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
April 1 Las Vegas, NV ACM Party for a Cause Festival*
April 5 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
April 8 Reno, NV Reno Events Center
April 10 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
April 12 Stockton, CA Stockton Arena
April 14 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
April 16 Las Cruces, NM Pan American Center
April 18 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
April 19 Houston, TX Toyota Center
April 22 Bossier City, LA CenturyLink Center
April 24 Lafayette, LA Cajundome
April 27 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
April 28 N. Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
April 30 Indio, CA Stagecoach*
May 3 Madison, WI Kohl Center
May 5 Green Bay, WI Resch Center
May 7 Grand Forks, ND Ralph Engelstad Arena
May 10 Casper, WY Casper Events Center
May 12 Billings, MT Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
May 15 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
May 17 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
May 18 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
May 24 Buffalo, NY First Niagara Center
May 27 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre
May 28 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
May 30 London, ON Budweiser Gardens
* festival date
Each of Underwood'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 more than 1 million fans. When the "Blown Away Tour" wrapped in 2013, Underwood had performed 112 shows in 110 cities across 3 continents and 6 countries, including sold-out shows at London's Royal Albert Hall, and two nights at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia.
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