Carrie Underwood’s 'Play On Tour' Plays On


NASHVILLE (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Six-time 2010 Academy of Country Music nominee Carrie Underwood will continue her highly successful “Play On Tour” through the end of this year as a result of fan demand and thriving ticket sales. The “Play On Tour” is hydrated by vitaminwater and is now slated to run through December 19, 2010. Underwood will perform over 100 shows throughout the U.S. and Canada through the end of the year since launching her “Play On Tour” on March 11. Billy Currington and Sons of Sylvia will appear this fall as special guests.

Underwood will be donating 36 cents of every ticket sold for the fall tour dates to Save the Children’s United States Programs. This initiative was inspired by the “36 cents” written in the lyrics of her album track “Change” which addresses how even the smallest bit of spare change that one might have can add up to make a difference and help “change” the world. Fans can see Underwood perform this song, “Change,” on Idol Gives Back this Wednesday, April 21 on FOX. Save the Children is also a beneficiary of Idol Gives Back, and is the leading independent organization creating real and lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world.

The “Play On Tour,” under the direction of Raj Kapoor, brought in renowned set designer Michael Cotten, perhaps best known as Michael Jackson’s production designer for “This Is It,” as well as Emmy Award winning costume designer, Soyon An, who created one of a kind costumes for Underwood.

Underwood is a five-time Grammy Award winner, a member of the Grand Ole Opry, the 2009 Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, and three-time CMA and ACM Female Vocalist winner. Carrie Underwood has amassed more than 11 million in U.S. album sales since her debut CD in 2005, more than any other American Idol winner. Along the way, she has consistently broken new ground and became the first country artist in history to achieve twelve consecutive #1 singles. She also just made history at the ACM Awards April 18 when she became the first woman to win entertainer of the year twice.

Mercury Nashville singer/songwriter Billy Currington made his country debut in ‘03 with the Top 10 hit “Walk A Little Straighter” and the Top 5 smash “I Got A Feelin.’” He went on to duet with Shania Twain on “Party for Two.” On his second and platinum-certified album Doin’ Somethin’ Right, Currington delivered “Why, Why, Why,” which he co-wrote, and #1 hits “Good Directions” and “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right,” the latter for which he won “Hottest Video of the Year” at the ’06 CMT Music Awards. In the fall of ’08, Currington debuted his third album Little Bit Of Everything, and he just picked up his third, fourth and fifth #1 singles consecutively, for “Don’t,” “People Are Crazy,” and “That’s How Country Boys Roll,” which he co-wrote. He’s co-written 19 of the tracks off his trio of albums and has been nominated for two Grammys and multiple CMA and ACM awards. He’s performed on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America and MARTHA. He has toured with Brad Paisley, Sara Evans, Trace Adkins and Sugarland and been chosen as People magazine’s “Sexiest Man.” Currington's next single from his forthcoming fourth album is due out soon.


Sons of Sylvia recently completed their debut album Revelation set for release April 27 on 19 Recordings/Interscope Records. Their first single “Love Left To Lose,” has just arrived at radio, and the group will soon be shooting the video with famed director, Wayne Isham (Shania Twain, Muse, Keith Urban). Ashley, Austin, and Adam Clark (formerly known as The Clark Brothers who won FOX’s Next Great American Band) are longtime friends of Underwood, and the band is currently featured on her current album in a powerful collaboration called “What Can I Say.”


Tour dates:

April 23 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
April 24 – Toledo, OH – Lucas County Arena

April 25 – Cincinnati, OH – US Bank Arena

April 27 – Richmond, VA – Richmond Coliseum

April 28 – Charleston, WV – Charleston Civic Center

April 30 – Fayetteville, NC – Crown Coliseum

May 1 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena

May 2 – Augusta, GA – James Brown Arena

May 4 – Tallahassee, FL – Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center

May 5 – Pensacola, FL – Pensacola Civic Center

May 7 – New Orleans, LA – Lakefront Arena

May 8 – Lafayette, LA – Cajundome

May 10 – Beaumont, TX – Ford Arena

May 12 – Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center

May 13 – Corpus Christi, TX – American Bank Center

May 15 – Tucson, AZ – Tucson Arena

May 18 – Fresno, CA – SaveMart Center

May 20 – Sacramento, CA – ARCO Arena

May 21 – Reno, NV – Reno Events Center

May 22 – Las Vegas, NV – Orleans Arena

May 29 – Everett, WA – Comcast Arena at Everett

May 30 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena

June 1 – Nampa, ID – The Idaho Center

June 3 – Broomfield, CO – 1stBANK Center

June 4 – Colorado Springs, CO – Colorado Springs World Arena

June 10 – Nashville, TN – CMA Music Festival – LP Field (festival line-up)

June 12 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC Arena

June 13 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena


June 15 – Springfield, MO – JQH Arena

June 17 – Fargo, ND – Fargodome

June 18 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre

June 20 – Saskatoon, SK – Credit Union Centre

Summer festival dates:


July 3 – Provo, UT – Stadium of Fire

July 4 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest (with opening act Sons of Sylvia)

July 31 – Fairlea, WV – Greenbrier Classic (co-headline with Brad Paisley)

August 29 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Festival

New dates:


September 25 – Portland, OR – Rose Garden

September 27 – San Jose, CA – HP Pavilion at San Jose

September 28 – Stockton, CA – Stockton Arena

September 29 – Bakersfield, CA – Rabobank Arena

October 1 – San Diego, CA – San Diego Sports Arena

October 2 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl (previously announced-support TBC)

October 3 – Glendale, AZ – jobing.com Arena

October 6 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center

October 7 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center

October 9 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center

October 10 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center

October 12 – N. Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena

October 13 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

October 15 – Moline, IL – i Wireless Center

October 16 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center

October 17 – Omaha, NE – Qwest Center

October 19 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena

October 20 – Oklahoma City, OK – Ford Center

October 22 – Memphis, TN – FedExForum

October 23 – Mobile, AL – Mobile Civic Center

October 25 – Tampa, FL – St. Pete Times Forum

October 26 – Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

October 27 – Duluth, GA – Arena at Gwinnett Center

October 29 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum

October 30 – Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena

November 1 – Cleveland, OH – Wolstein Center

November 3 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre

November 5 – Long Island, NY – Nassau Coliseum

November 6 – Manchester, NH – Verizon Wireless Arena

November 12 – Roanoke, VA – Roanoke Civic Center

November 13 – University Park, PA – Bryce Jordan Center

November 15 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center

November 16 – Baltimore, MD – 1st Mariner Arena

November 29 – Auburn Hills, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills

December 1 – St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena

December 2 – Evansville, IN – Roberts Stadium

December 4 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena

December 5 – Sioux Falls, SD – Sioux Falls Arena

December 7 – Rapid City, SD – Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Ice Arena

December 8 – Casper, WY – Casper Events Center

December 10 – Billings, MT – Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark

December 12 – Bozeman, MT – Brick Breedan Fieldhouse

December 14 – Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley SunDome

December 16 – Vancouver, BC – General Motors Place

December 18 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place

December 19 – Calgary, AB – Pengrowth Saddledome


–by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers