CARRIE UNDERWOOD TO HEADLINE FIRST-EVER CONCERTS IN AUSTRALIA AND UNITED KINGDOM THIS SUMMER ON THE BLOWN AWAY TOUR
TOUR WILL PROMOTE BLOWN AWAY ALBUM RELEASES IN
Nashville, TN – (May 6, 2012) - Carrie Underwood will head overseas this summer to perform for the first time headline concert dates in Australia and the United Kingdom in late June to coincide with the release of her new album BLOWN AWAY. The new CD was released May 4 in Australia, and a special UK edition will be released there on June 18. These international shows on “The Blown Away Tour” are sponsored by Olay.
Carrie’s UK show, which sold out in 90 minutes, will be held at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall on June 21.
Her Australia tour dates will take her to Melbourne, Tamworth, Brisbane, and Sydney, wrapping at the iconic Sydney Opera House. Carrie made her first promotional visit to Australia last summer in support of the release of PLAY ON: DELUXE EDITION, which went on to reach Gold certification status in Australia.
International tour dates on “The Blown Away Tour” thus far include:
June 21 - London, England - Royal Albert Hall - SOLD OUT!
June 26 - Melbourne, VIC Australia - Palais Theatre - www.ticketmaster.com.au
June 29 - Tamworth, NSW Australia - Tamworth Regional Entertainment & Conference Centre (TRECC) - www.visittamworth.com
June 30 - Brisbane, QLD Australia - Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) -www.ticketek.com.au
July 2 - Sydney, NSW Australia - Sydney Opera House - www.sydneyoperahouse.com
Carrie has already announced 54 arena shows in the U.S. and Canada for the fall leg of “The Blown Away Tour,” presented and hydrated by vitaminwater®, sponsored by Olay, and promoted by AEG Live. Special guest Hunter Hayes will open on the North American dates. Tickets will be available for “The Blown Away Tour” beginning Friday, May 11. Please go to www.carrieunderwood.fm or www.carrieunderwoodofficial.com for additional on sale information.
Carrie’s two 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.
Since releasing Some Hearts in 2005, Carrie has sold more than 14 million albums with Some Hearts, 2007’s Carnival Ride, and 2009’s Play On. She’s amassed 14 No. 1 singles, six of which she co-wrote, and became the first country artist in history and the only American Idol winner ever to achieve 10 No. 1 singles from their first two albums. Underwood currently leads the nominations for the upcoming CMT Music Awards with five. She is a five-time Grammy winner, a two-time Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, a three-time Country Music Association and ACM Female Vocalist winner, and a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry.