Carrie Underwood's "PLAY ON TOUR" To Continue with Additional Shows Through End of 2010- 36 Cents Per Ticket Charitable Donation to Be Made In the Spirit of Underwood's Inspiring Album Track, "Change"

36 Cents Per Ticket Charitable Donation To Be Made In the Spirit of Underwood’s Inspiring Album Track, “Change”

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Nashville – April 16, 2010 – 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. Tickets for the newly announced fall dates will go on sale beginning Saturday, April 24th at 10am – please see local venues for specific information. The “Play On Tour” is Presented by AEG Live.

Ever the charitable soul, 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 (www.savethechildren.org) 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.

Fans and critics alike give high praise to Underwood for her incredible vocals as well as the dynamite tour production on her “Play On Tour.” The Albany Times Union said, “When she let loose with a long high note, it just filled the huge arena and raised a million goose-bumps...Underwood understands how to connect with her audience, and her songs of love lost and won resonate with more resolve. And her voice, it’s just a gift from God.” “For nearly two hours, Underwood put on a veritable vocal clinic, nailing every note of her demanding set list,” claimed the Boston Herald. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review shared, “Her energy, charisma and talent are boundless, and hearing her belt out her hits with such passion is captivating….Underwood’s voice alone could make for a great concert, but the backing props, lighting and electronic effects also were spectacular.” The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette explained, “You quickly realize she’s one of those rare singers who sounds even better live. Numerous times throughout the set, her vocals grew gasps and screams from the packed house.” And Reading, PA’s Leigh Valley Music shared, “And when it's all said and done and the lights go off, the stage stops shifting and the streamers and confetti are swept from the floor, Underwood's voice is still the most special effect of all.”

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.

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. Visit www.billycurrington.com

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.” More info on Sons of Sylvia is available at www.sonsofsylvia.com.

The updated tour itinerary below reflects the full schedule of shows, including the new fall leg. Please go to www.carrieunderwood.fm for up-to-date tour information.

Date -- City -- Venue

***Craig Morgan and Sons of Sylvia to appear as special guest opening acts

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:

***Billy Currington and Sons of Sylvia to appear as special guest opening acts

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 -- obing.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

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