Seven-time Grammy winner and Pollstar’s three-time top female country touring artist, Carrie Underwood, just wrapped the spring leg of the biggest tour of her career last night in London, ON, Canada. “The Storyteller Tour” rolled in to 47 cities as well as seven different countries, playing to nearly 600,000 people since the tour launched January 30 in Jacksonville, FL. The dramatic in-the-round stage production has been seen by 360-degree sell-out arena crowds across North America in cities such as Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington DC, St. Louis, Denver, Phoenix, San Antonio, Houston, Chicago, Toronto to name just a few. The tour crossed from one coast to the other coast and cities in between as well as traveling overseas to play in Sweden, Norway, Scotland, England, and Ireland as part of Country to Country (C2C), Europe’s biggest country music festival.
Carrie shared a recap video of the spring leg of her tour on her social channels this morning which can be seen here below. Also, the music video for “Church Bells” was filmed during a live concert in Lincoln, NE at the Pinnacle Bank Arena, and can be viewed HERE.
While on the tour this Spring, Underwood not only earned her 23rd #1 single to date with “Heartbeat,” but in between shows she found time to perform on the GRAMMY Awards, the series finale of American Idol, the American Country Countdown Awards (where she also took home the trophy for Female Vocalist of the Year), and the ACM Awards with her showstopping TV debut of her current single, “Church Bells.” Underwood also visited the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, she was honored and performed at Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night, and played four shows at the Grand Ole Opry. Underwood currently has three nominations at this year’s CMT Music Awards including “Video of the Year” which she has won six times, and she was also just nominated for a Teen Choice Award for “Choice Country Artist.”
The 2016 tour is in support of Carrie’s Gold-certified Storyteller album, which made a historic debut in October when she became the only artist in the chart’s 51-year history to have each of her first six albums to enter the chart at #1. The album has produced two #1 singles so far with “Smoke Break” and “Heartbeat,” with it’s third single, “Church Bells,” currently climbing the charts.
A donation of $1 from each ticket sold on the U.S. dates of “The Storyteller Tour” will be contributed to the C.A.T.S Foundation to help aid its causes including Checotah, Oklahoma’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, Oklahoma, Carrie’s hometown, to directly impact the community.
“The Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round” in association with ALMAY, and Carnival in support of Operation Homefront, is promoted by AEG in North America and includes special guests Easton Corbin and The Swon Brothers.
The North American tour, promoted by AEG Live, includes special guests Easton Corbin and The Swon Brothers. Tickets are available now for the fall dates of The Storyteller Tour at www.aeglive.com. For information on fan club and VIP packages go to www.carrieunderwood.fm
Underwood will play various fair and festival dates this summer before returning for the fall leg of “The Storyteller Tour” kicking off on August 31 in Anchorage, Alaska, which sold out in 30 minutes. The tour will travel across North America including stops at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA, Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN, and Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. Once the fall leg of “The Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round” wraps at the end of November, Carrie will join Keith Urban on the Australian leg of his “ripCORD World Tour 2016.”
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) May 31, 2016