Underwood sells out
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
– Carrie Underwood's "Blown Away Tour" has sold out all 22 tour dates performed so far this year.
The Blown Away Tour broke records at the WFCU Centre in Windsor, Canada as the fastest sell-out to date for the arena, as well as record-breaking attendance. The tour, which launched last June, has played across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdome, Ireland and Australia, and will perform a total of 111 dates in less than a year before wrapping on May 23 in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada.
After performing last night in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, Underwood will head to Los Angeles to debut the fourth single off her platinum-selling "Blown Away" album, See You Again, on American Idol, Thursday, April 4. On Sunday, April 7, Underwood will perform on the ACM Awards in Las Vegas, where she is nominated in the Female Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year ("Blown Away") categories.
In 2012, Underwood performed for over half a million fans on the first leg of the "Blown Away Tour."
A donation of $1 from each ticket sold on the North American leg of the tour continues in 2013 to support Red Cross disaster relief.
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