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Underwood announces Cry Pretty tour, baby #2

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 – Carrie Underwood announced today she would launch The Cry Pretty Tour 360 next spring.

The singer also said that she was pregnant with her second child with husband Mike Fisher, the former NHL player.

The tour starts May 1 in Greensboro, N.C., hitting 55 arenas across the U.S. and Canada. She will be joined on tour by special guests Maddie & Tae and Runaway June, a female trio.

Tickets for the concerts go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. local time.

Underwood will release her new album, "Cry Pretty," on Sept. 14. This will be her first studio album on Capitol Records Nashville and marks the first time she has co-produced her own album. The lead single and title track was penned by Underwood with Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, and Liz Rose (aka The Love Junkies). Underwood co-produced "Cry Pretty" with fellow writer/producer David Garcia.

Underwood will perform in the middle of the arena floor, creating a 360-degree setting

"I love performing in the round," said Underwood. "It's so much fun for me and the band to play in every direction and creates a much more intimate and immersive experience for the audience, even in a larger arena setting. It's been exciting to introduce audiences to 'Cry Pretty,' and I can't wait to bring the new album to life on this tour, along with all of the songs we love to play live. I'm thrilled to be going out with an amazing line-up - Maddie & Tae and Runaway June are incredible artists that are going to bring even more electricity to our shows."

Underwood posted a video on social media where she announced the tour and her pregnancy. "You might be wondering or asking 'Carrie, why is your tour starting in May? Well, yay," she said as a silver balloon spelling out "Baby" came into view. "Mike and Isaiah and I are absolutely over the moon and excited to be adding another little fish to our pond. This is has just been a dream come true with album and baby stuff." Isaiah Fisher is three years old.

Underwood will donate $1 from each ticket sold to Danita's Children, which provides a safe haven for abandoned and vulnerable children in Haiti, while encouraging families to stay together through their education and malnutrition programs.

Underwood will appear at the upcoming iHeart Music Festival in Las Vegas, as well as such international festivals as The Long Road Festival and Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park in England, Tuckerville in The Netherlands and Deni Ute Muster in Australia.

Tour dates are:
May 1, 2019 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
May 3, 2019 Birmingham, AL Legacy Arena at the BJCC
May 4, 2019 N. Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
May 6, 2019 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
May 9, 2019 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
May 11, 2019 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
May 12, 2019 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
May 14, 2019 Sacramento, CA Golden1 Center
May 16, 2019 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
May 18, 2019 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena
May 21, 2019 Portland, OR MODA Center at Rose Garden
May 22, 2019 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
May 24, 2019 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
May 25, 2019 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
May 28, 2019 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
May 31, 2019 Saskatoon, SK SaskTel Centre
June 2, 2019 Winnipeg, MB Bell MTS Place
June 9, 2019 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
June 10, 2019 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre
June 13, 2019 Hershey, PA GIANT Center
June 15, 2019 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
June 16, 2019 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
June 18, 2019 St. Louis, MO Enterprise Center
June 20, 2019 Milwaukee, WI Fiserv Forum
June 21, 2019 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
June 23, 2019 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sept. 10, 2019 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
Sept. 12, 2019 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
Sept. 14, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
Sept. 16, 2019 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Sept. 18, 2019 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
Sept. 19, 2019 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Sept. 21, 2019 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Sept. 22, 2019 Lafayette, LA Cajundome
Sept. 24, 2019 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Sept. 25, 2019 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
Sept. 27, 2019 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Sept. 29, 2019 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena
Sept. 30, 2019 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
Oct. 2, 2019 New York City, NY Madison Square Garden
Oct. 4, 2019 Washington, D.C. Capital One Arena
Oct. 5, 2019 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Oct. 10, 2019 Boston, MA TD Garden
Oct. 12, 2019 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
Oct. 13, 2019 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center
Oct. 16, 2019 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
Oct. 17, 2019 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
Oct. 19, 2019 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
Oct. 20, 2019 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Oct. 23, 2019 Memphis, TN FedExForum
Oct. 24, 2019 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
Oct. 26, 2019 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
Oct. 27, 2019 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Oct. 29, 2019 Chicago, IL United Center
Oct. 31, 2019 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena
* Tickets on sale Friday, Aug 24th in Wichita, Kansas City and Sioux Falls

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