Carrie Underwood extends tour

Carrie Underwood

The excitement and overwhelming demand from fans for tickets to Carrie Underwood’s headline tour, the “Carnival Ride Tour,” is no surprise. As one of the hottest country tours on the road this year, additional dates have been added through December. Shows beginning September 23 will feature special guest Little Big Town.

Nearly 600,000 fans have been a part of the “Carnival Ride Tour” audience to date. Underwood will hit 51 cities in the U.S. and Canada this fall, in addition to her wrapping the current leg with opening act Jason Michael Carroll ending June 24. She will also play a select number of fairs and festivals this summer.

Underwood was recently inducted as the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry and named Top Female Vocalist at the 2008 Academy of Country Music Awards for the second consecutive time. Her current album CARNIVAL RIDE, which contains the #1 co-written smash hits “So Small,” “All-American Girl” and “Last Name,” was certified double-platinum within 2 months of its release. Her debut album, SOME HEARTS, was certified 7x-Platinum, becoming the best-selling solo female country debut in RIAA history and surpasses all other releases as the all-time U.S. top-selling album by any American Idol contestant.

Little Big Town released platinum-selling record, THE ROAD TO HERE, in 2005 which included gold digital certified, “Boondocks.” In 2006, the foursome landed two Grammy nominations including Best Country Album for THE ROAD TO HERE and Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group for “Boondocks.” Billboard Magazine also named them Independent Artist of the Year and named THE ROAD TO HERE Independent Album of the Year. In 2007, they were awarded Academy of Country Music’s Top New Vocal Group. The band’s sophomore CD, critically-acclaimed A PLACE TO LAND, will be re-released on Capitol Nashville October 14th. To learn more, visit www.littlebigtown.com.

Fall dates for the “Carnival Ride Tour” are below, with select dates going on sale starting Friday, June 20. Please go to www.carrieunderwood.fm for a listing of all tour cities/dates, special fan club pre-sales, and more information.

9/23 Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center @ Cleveland State University
9/24 Highland Heights, KY Bank of Kentucky Center
9/25 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
9/27 Grand Forks, ND Ralph Engelstad Arena
9/28 Sioux City, IA Tyson Events Center
9/30 Topeka, KS Landon Arena
10/2 Champaign, IL Assembly Hall @ University of Illinois
10/3 Hoffman Estates, IL Sears Centre
10/4 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
10/ 6 London, Ontario CANADA John Labatt Centre
10/7 Toronto, Ontario CANADA Air Canada Centre
10/10 St. John, NB CANADA Harbour Station
10/11 Moncton, NB CANADA Moncton Coliseum
10/12 Halifax, NS CANADA Halifax MetroCentre
10/14 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Centre
10/15 Boston, MA Agganis Arena
10/16 Kingston, RI Ryan Center
10/18 Syracuse, NY OnCenter at War Memorial
10/19 Philadelphia, PA Liacouras Center
10/21 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
10/23 Hampton, VA Hampton Coliseum
10/24 Winston-Salem, NC LJVM Coliseum
10/26 Southaven, MS DeSoto Civic Center
10/27 Jonesboro, AR ASU Convocation Center
10/29 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
10/30 Grand Prairie, TX Nokia Theatre
11/1 Houston, TX Reliant Arena
11/2 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
11/6 Las Cruces, NM Pan American Center
11/7 Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena
11/8 San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena
11/9 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre
11/14 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena
11/15 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
11/17 Portland, OR Rose Garden
11/19 Salt Lake City, UT E Center
11/21 Missoula, MT Adams Center
11/22 Billings, MT Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
11/24 Lethbridge, AB CANADA Enmax Centre
11/25 Edmonton, AB CANADA Rexall Place
11/29 Saskatoon, SK CANADA Credit Union Centre
12/1 Regina, SK CANADA Brandt Centre
12/2 Winnipeg, CANADA MTS Centre
12/4 Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center Memorial Coliseum
12/5 St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena
12/7 Nashville, TN Sommet Cener
12/8 Chattanooga, TN UTC McKenzie Arena
12/9 Tupelo, MS BankcorpSouth Arena
12/12 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
12/13 Orlando, FL UCF Arena
12/14 Gainesville, FL Stephen Connell Center