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Underwood extends Blown Away tour

Monday, October 29, 2012 – Carrie Underwood will continue her "Blown Away Tour" in 2013 with an additional 40 North American dates beginning Feb. 13 in Colorado Springs, Col.

Following an international run in June, this will bring the tour's combined total to more than 100 shows. Hunter Hayes will continue as special guest.

Tickets will be available for the 2013 dates in select markets beginning Friday, Nov. 2. The donation of $1 from each ticket sold on the North American leg of "The Blown Away Tour" will continue in 2013 to support Red Cross disaster relief.

"Blown Away" made history this spring by debuting at number 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums Chart, making Underwood only the second country artist in the 47-year history of the chart to have each of their first 4 albums debut at the top. The disc also debuted at the top of the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, making her only the second country artist in history to have 3 consecutive albums debut at number 1.

Tour dates are:
Feb. - 13 Colorado Springs, CO Colorado Springs World Arena
Feb. - 14 Broomfield, CO 1STBANK Center
Feb. - 17 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
Feb. - 19 Billings, MT MetraPark
Feb. - 21 Spokane, WA Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
Feb. - 22 Yakima, WA Yakima Sundome
Feb. - 25 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
Feb. - 26 Stockton, CA Stockton Arena
March 2 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
March - 3 Ontario, CA Citizens Business Bank Arena
March - 5 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
March - 8 Rio Rancho, NM Santa Ana Star Center
March - 21 Richmond, VA Richmond Coliseum
March - 23 Roanoke, VA Roanoke Civic Center
March - 25 Hershey, PA Giant Center
March - 26 Buffalo, NY First Niagara Center
March - 28 Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum
March - 30 Kingston, ON K-Rock Centre
April - 2 St. John, NB Harbour Station
April - 9 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center
April - 11 Youngstown, OH Covelli Centre
April - 13 Lansing, MI Breslin Student Events Center
April - 14 Ft. Wayne, IN Allen County Memorial Coliseum
April - 16 Greenville, SC BiLo Center
April - 17 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena
April - 19 Augusta, GA James Brown Arena
April - 20 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
April - 23 Houston, TX Toyota Center
April - 25 San Antonio, TX Freeman Coliseum
April - 27 Cedar Park, TX Cedar Park Center
April - 29 Lafayette, LA Cajundome
May - 2 Bloomington, IL U.S. Cellular Coliseum
May - 3 Milwaukee, WI BMO Harris Bradley Center
May - 5 Toledo, OH Huntington Center
May - 8 Charleston, WV Charleston Civic Center
May - 10 Rockford, IL BMO Harris Bank Center
May - 12 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
May - 13 Sioux City, IA Tyson Events Center
May - 15 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
May - 18 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place

Underwood's 2 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.

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