CARRIE UNDERWOOD BLOWS AWAY FANS ACROSS THREE
CONTINENTS AND SIX COUNTRIES AS HER “BLOWN AWAY TOUR” WRAPS WITH ONE
MILLION FANS ATTENDING
Six-time Grammy winner Carrie Underwood wrapped her international
“Blown Away Tour” last week having performed 112 shows in 110 cities
before one million fans across three continents and six countries since
its launch last spring. Carrie’s headline arena tour played throughout
the United States as well as Canada, Ireland, England, Northern Ireland
and Australia, boasting mostly sell-outs in 2012 and all sell-outs
during the 2013 leg.
Concert review critics praised Carrie throughout the tour’s run.
“Thousands of fans on their feet throughout the opening number, singing
along with every word, clapping their hands to the beat; that’s what it
looks like when a bona fide star in the prime of her career comes
through town,” said the Yakima Herald. The Hamilton Spectator shared,
“the highlight of the show was the vocal display she put on for the
show’s finale, ‘Blown Away.’” “Underwood gave a passionate nearly
hour-and-forty minute performance, which kept the sold-out crowd
enchanted throughout the evening,” stated the Lansing State Journal and
the Charleston Gazette claimed, “her powerhouse vocals, shining stage
presence, ostentatious and ever-changing wardrobe and extravagant
concert accoutrement kept the audience’s attention for the duration of
her set, which featured a solid mix of fan favorites both old and new.”
Interesting by the numbers details on Carrie’s “Blown Away Tour”
include bringing 9 buses and 16 trucks with 89 tour personnel to each
city, including support acts, who traveled over 605,000 total miles
through the life of the tour. Her state-of-the-art stage production
included 575,424 individual LED lights in 3,000 square feet of video
walls,23,063 feet of lighting cable (which is 4.36 miles!) with 172
different colors used in the show’s lighting. Carrie and her band flew
150 feet above the audience at every show at a speed of .3 feet per
second on a B-stage that weighed 5,890 pounds. To create the “Blown
Away” tornado at each concert, 450 CO2 tanks and 222 Nitrogen tanks were
used. Over 2,600 pounds of confetti were diffused into the air and 408
beach balls were blown up to toss to the fans. Backstage, tour
personnel consumed 22,636 bottles of vitaminwater® and smartwater®.
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. She wrapped 2008, 2010, and
2012 as the top female country touring artist.
Charitable contributions from tour proceeds were made to the American
Red Cross and Canadian Red Cross, as well as local charities in
Atlantic City, New Jersey and Des Moines, Iowa.
The North American dates were presented and hydrated by vitaminwater®.
Since releasing her debut album in 2005, Carrie has sold over 15
million albums and placed 17 No. 1 singles on the charts. Her recent
album, Blown Away, made history by debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top
Country Albums Chart, making Carrie only the second country artist in
the 47-year history of the chart to have each of their first four albums
debut at No. 1. The now platinum-selling Blown Away album also debuted
at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, making Carrie only the
second country artist in history to have three consecutive albums debut
at No. 1. She is a six-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.