Carrie Underwood To Headline First-Ever Concerts In Australia And United Kingdom This Summer On "The Blown Away Tour"


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

June 26 Melbourne, VIC Australia Palais Theatre

June 29 Tamworth, NSW Australia Tamworth Regional Entertainment & Conference Centre (TRECC)

June 30 Brisbane, QLD Australia Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC)

July 2 Sydney, NSW Australia Sydney Opera House

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 or 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.

Full schedule of 2012 shows listed below including “The Blown Away Tour” dates and additional festival* shows.

5-26 Baton Rouge, LA Bayou Country Superfest*
6-21 London, England Royal Albert Hall
6-26 Melbourne, VIC Australia Palais Theatre
6-29 Tamworth, NSW Australia Tamworth Regional Entertainment
and Conference Centre (TRECC)
6-30 Brisbane, QLD Australia Brisbane Convention and
Exhibition Center (BCEC)
7-2 Sydney, NSW Australia Sydney Opera House
8-12 Toronto, ON Canada Boots & Hearts Music Festival*
9-14 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
9-15 Bridgeport, CT Webster Bank Arena
9-17 Providence, RI Dunkin’ Donuts Center
9-19 Worcester, MA DCU Center
9-20 Reading, PA Sovereign Center
9-22 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
9-23 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
9-26 Green Bay, WI Resch Center
9-27 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
9-29 Fargo, ND FARGODOME
10-1 Saskatoon, SK Canada Credit Union Centre
10-2 Calgary, AB Canada Scotiabank Saddledome
10-4 Vancouver, BC Canada Rogers Arena
10-6 Seattle, WA Key Arena at Seattle Center
10-7 Portland, OR Rose Garden
10-10 West Valley City, UT Maverik Center
10-12 Reno, NV Reno Events Center
10-13 Sacramento, CA Power Balance Pavilion
10-14 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion at San Jose
10-16 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
10-18 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena
10-20 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
10-21 Glendale, AZ Arena
10-24 Dallas, TX American Airlines Arena
10-25 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
10-27 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
10-28 Springfield, MO JQH Arena
11-3 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
11-4 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
11-7 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
11-9 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
11-10 Hartford, CT XL Center
11-13 University Park, PA Bryce Jordan Center
11-15 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
11-16 Moline, IL i wireless Center
11-20 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
11-21 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
11-24 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
11-25 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
11-27 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center
11-28 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
11-30 Long Island, NY Nassau Coliseum
12-1 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
12-4 Albany, NY Times Union Center
12-6 London, ON Canada John Labatt Centre
12-8 Kanata, ON Canada Scotiabank Place
12-11 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
12-12 Chicago, IL United Center
12-14 Des Moines, IA Iowa Events Center
12-15 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
12-18 Memphis, TN FedExForum
12-19 Duluth, GA Arena at Gwinnett Center
12-21 Orlando, FL Amway Center
12-22 Sunrise, FL BankAtlantic Center