30 Nov Carrie Underwood Wraps Up Biggest Tour of Career Playing for Over 1 Million Fans in 2016
Seven-time Grammy winner Carrie Underwood wrapped “The Storyteller Tour” last night in Salt Lake City, Utah, completing 92 shows for one million fans across seven countries since its launch in January. The tour sold out arenas across the U.S. and Canada including New York City (Madison Square Garden), Los Angeles (STAPLES Center), Nashville (Bridgestone Arena), Toronto, (Air Canada Center), and many more. In addition to the US and Canada, she traveled overseas to Sweden, Norway, Scotland, England, and Ireland as part of Country to Country (C2C), Europe’s biggest country music festival. Watch highlights from last night’s finale in Salt Lake City HERE and highlights from the fall leg of the tour HERE.
Named Billboard’s #1 country tour of the first half of 2016, and one of Forbes’ 10 hottest tours of the fall, “The Storyteller Tour” travelled over 50,000 miles among 18 trucks and 8 buses. Each show consisted of 112 automation cues controlling all elements of the 150 foot-long in-the-round stage including 7 stage elevators, 3 rings of video screen, a revolving central stage, and mirror ball, through 56 axes of motion. The tour used over 51,000 pounds of carbon dioxide, and dropped over 400 pounds of Mylar. Carrie’s wardrobe, created by Emmy-winning costume designer Marina Toybina, consisted of 32 custom made costumes and 214 pieces of jewelry, allowing for different outfit combinations across the show’s 5 Acts in each city. The tour’s Creative Director was Barry Lather (Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Usher, Michael Jackson) and Butch Allen (Metallica, The Eagles, Eric Church, No Doubt) was the Production & Lighting Designer.
The tour, named after Carrie’s Platinum-selling Storyteller album, had concert review critics applauding her confidence and command over the massive in-the-round 360-degree stage production claiming it highlighted Carrie as never-before seen:
“…the in-the-round setting provides each concert goer with the best experience possible. Simpler still is the storytelling aspect of the show and country music’s reliance on conveying memorable stories in song.”- RollingStoneCountry.com
“…one of the strongest and most engaging performers in today’s music.” – Pittsburgh Tribune
“….from a pure standpoint of vocals and showmanship, no other female vocalist comes close!” – Sounds Like Nashville
A donation of $1 from each ticket sold on the U.S. dates of “The Storyteller Tour” will be contributed to the C.A.T.S (Checotah Animal, Town, and School) Foundation, established by Carrie in 2009, to help aid its causes including Checotah, Oklahoma’s education and literacy programs.
Carrie will head to New Zealand and Australia in December to join Keith Urban on the ripCORD World Tour 2016
ripCORD World Tour 2016 New Zealand & Australia tour dates:
|Dec-8||Melbourne||Rod Laver Arena|
|Dec-9||Melbourne||Rod Laver Arena|
|Dec-12||Sydney||Qudos Bank Arena|
|Dec-14||Sydney||ICC Sydney Theatre|