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Underwood goes international

Monday, December 3, 2012 – Carrie Underwood will once again take her "Blown Away Tour" overseas in 2013 with shows planned in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Underwood announced seven foreign dates today, including several in Canada.

The tour will stop in Dublin on March 14, Belfast on March 15, and then continue on to London to headline March 17 on the first-ever Country To Country music festival being held at O2 Arena.

Remaining 2012 dates for The Blown Away Tour are:
Dec. 4 Albany, NY Times Union Center
Dec. 6 London, ON Canada Budweiser Gardens
Dec. 8 Kanata, ON Canada Scotiabank Place
Dec. 9 Toronto, ON Canada The Air Canada Centre
Dec. 11 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
Dec. 12 Chicago United Center
Dec. 14 Des Moines, IA Iowa Events Center
Dec. 15 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Dec. 18 Memphis, TN FedExForum
Dec. 19 Duluth, GA Arena at Gwinnett Center
Dec. 21 Orlando Amway Center
Dec. 22 Sunrise, FL BankAtlantic Center

2013 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 SaveMart Center
March 8 Rio Rancho, NM Santa Ana Star Center
March 14 Dublin, Ireland ** Olympia Theater
March 15 Belfast, Ireland ** Belfast Waterfront Hotel
March 17 London ** London O2 Arena- Country to Country Festival
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 Canada Copps Coliseum
March 30 Kingston, ON Canada K-Rock Centre
April 2 St. John, NB Canada 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 War 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, Weset Va. 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 Canada MTS Centre
May 17 Moose Jaw, SK Canada ** Mosaic Place
May 18 Edmonton, AB Canada Rexall Place
May 20 Dawson Creek, BC Canada ** EnCana Events Center
May 21 Prince George, BC Canada ** CN Centre
May 23 Abbotsford, BC Canada ** Abottsford Entertainment & Sports Centre

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