Seven-time Grammy winner and Pollstar’s three-time top female country touring artist, Carrie Underwood, will launch a new arena tour, The Cry Pretty Tour 360, in the spring of 2019. Sponsored by CALIA, the new tour will kick off on May 1 in Greensboro, N.C., and will play 55 arenas across the U.S. and Canada and is promoted by AEG Presents. She will be joined on tour by special guests Maddie & Tae and Runaway June. Underwood made the announcement on Aug. 8 in a personal video to her fans: https://bit.ly/2Mr64i5.
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Underwood will release her eagerly-anticipated new album, Cry Pretty, on Sept. 14. Cry Pretty will be her first studio album on Capitol Records Nashville and marks the first time she has co-produced her own album. The lead single and title track, Cry Pretty debuted as the No. 1 song in the U.S. among all-genres. The song also topped download charts in 38 countries around the world and amassed over 3.5 billion social impressions across 66 countries during its week of launch in April, which was culminated with a show-stopping performance on the 2018 ACM Awards telecast. Carrie co-wrote the powerful single with Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose (aka The Love Junkies) and co-produced Cry Pretty with fellow writer/producer David Garcia.
Following her successful The Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round, the new production will feature a brand-new stage in the middle of the arena floor, creating a unique 360-degree setting to provide fans on all sides of the arena with an intimate view of the concert. Barry Lather (Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson) is the tour’s creative director, and Nick Whitehouse/Fireplay (Justin Timberlake, Beyonce) is production designer.
“I love performing in the round,” says Underwood. “It’s so much fun for me and the band to play in every direction and creates a much more intimate and immersive experience for the audience, even in a larger arena setting. It’s been exciting to introduce audiences to Cry Pretty and I can’t wait to bring the new album to life on this tour, along with all of the songs we love to play live. I’m thrilled to be going out with an amazing line-up – Maddie & Tae and Runaway June are incredible artists that are going to bring even more electricity to our shows.”
Underwood has arranged for a donation of $1 from each ticket sold for The Cry Pretty Tour 360 to be contributed to Danita’s Children, which provides a safe haven for abandoned and vulnerable children in Haiti, while encouraging families to stay together through their education and malnutrition programs.
Prior to embarking on the tour next spring, Underwood will appear at the upcoming iHeart Music Festival in Las Vegas, as well as such international festivals as The Long Road Festival and Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park in the U.K., Tuckerville in The Netherlands and Deni Ute Muster in Australia.
Underwood was recognized by Pollstar as the top female country touring artist for each of her headlining tours in 2008, 2010, 2012 and for 2016’s The Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round. Her earlier Blown Away Tour played 112 shows in 110 cities across three continents and six countries, including sold-out shows at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall, and two nights at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia. She topped Billboard’s Top 25 Tours of 2016 as the leading female country artist and was the leading female artist on Country Aircheck’s top country radio performers list for her success in both 2015 and 2016. Her five studio albums, Some Hearts, Carnival Ride, Play On, Blown Away and Storyteller – are certified Platinum or multi-Platinum, each winning an American Music Award as Favorite Country Album and tallying an incredible 40 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. She is the first female artist to be twice named the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year. In addition to seven Grammy awards, she has won six CMA Awards, 17 CMT Music Awards, 12 American Music Awards and numerous other awards and honours. She recently took home her 14th career ACM Award for Vocal Event of the Year for The Fighter, her collaboration with Keith Urban.
CARRIE UNDERWOOD – CRY PRETTY TOUR 360 CANADIAN DATES
*All dates, cities and venues below subject to change
May 25 – Vancouver, Rogers Arena
May 28 – Edmonton., Rogers Place
May 31 – Saskatoon, SaskTel Centre
June 2 – Winnipeg, Bell MTS Place
June 9 – Toronto, Scotiabank Arena
June 10 – Ottawa, Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre
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