Underwood’s Vocals and Tour Production Receive High Critical Praise

Nashville – June 24, 2010 – Two-time reigning Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year Carrie Underwood wrapped the first leg of her “Play On Tour” this past weekend in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada performing for nearly 400,000 fans since the launch on March 11. Underwood nearly sold out all 54 shows throughout North America, bringing along special guests Craig Morgan and Sons of Sylvia. The “Play On Tour” will continue this fall with shows launching September 25 in Portland, Oregon.

Underwood’s critical acclaim continues with high praise descriptions about her vocal prowess and the entire production on the “Play On Tour,” creating a spectacular show for Underwood’s loyal fans all over the U.S. and Canada. Nashville’s Music Row Magazine stated, (the tour) “presents an artist who has grown into her superstar role, and arrives well-armed with a versatile ‘book’ of material with which to showcase her ample vocal talents…the set and costumes designed by Michael Cotten and Soyon An are a monument to the contrast between simplicity and infinite variation.” The Ottawa Sun, said “Everything about Underwood’s new show seemed a lot bigger, from the stunning staging that looked like she’d plucked it off a movie set. It seems that just about every song had a visual storyline that Underwood carefully played out.” “The Play On Tour spared no expense, with hi-def screens, dazzling effects and rapid-fire costume changes, from the black tux to the Oklahoma denim to the satin dress, and everything between,” shared the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette.

The Grand Rapids Press said, “Plain and simple, Carrie Underwood is one of the finest singers in any genre, and she demonstrated her immense vocal talent many times.” “Her most impressive instrument is her voice,” commented the Toledo Blade, and the Sacramento Bee exclaimed, “the key to her success: that amazing voice.” The Lexington Herald Leader noted, “Underwood herself proved a dynamic and tireless vocal artist.” expressed, “She’s blessed with a strong soprano that makes even the hardest songs to sing live appear like it’s no big deal. The primary reason to catch this tour is because Underwood is one of the most potent vocalists in country music.”

Underwood will perform a handful of fairs and festival dates this summer and will resume the “Play On Tour,” hydrated by vitamin water® and Presented AEG Live, this fall launching September 25 in Portland, Oregon with special guests Billy Currington and Sons of Sylvia. During the fall leg of the tour, Underwood will donate 36 cents of every ticket sold 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.

Underwood will perform over 100 shows throughout the U.S. and Canada by the end of 2010.

Underwood is a five-time Grammy Award winner, a member of the Grand Ole Opry, a two-time reigning Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, and three-time CMA and ACM Female Vocalist winner. Carrie Underwood has amassed more than 12 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.

The updated tour itinerary below reflects the summer tour dates as well as the fall leg of the “Play On Tour.” Please go to for up-to-date tour information.

Summer festival dates:

July 3 Provo, UT Stadium of Fire

July 4 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest (w/opening act Sons of Sylvia)

July 31 Fairlea, WV Greenbrier Classic(co-headline w/Brad Paisley)

August 29 Highland Park, IL Ravinia Festival

August 31 St. Paul, MN Minnesota State Fair (w/ opening act Sons of Sylvia)

Fall “Play On Tour” dates:

***Billy Currington and Sons of Sylvia to appear as special guests

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

October 3 Glendale, AZ 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