Carrie Underwood’s concert DVD, “The Blown Away Tour: LIVE.” Photo by Todd Kaplan, courtesy of Schmidt Relations.
Carrie Underwood has revealed the cover art of her The Blown Away Tour Live DVD, set for release on August 13. Filmed last March during a tour stop in Ontario, California, the DVD features more than 20 songs with performances of a dozen of Carrie’s No. 1 hits, including fan favorites “Before He Cheats,” “Jesus Take The Wheel” and “Blown Away.
In addition to nearly 100 minutes of performance footage, the DVD also includes exclusive bonus clips offering a behind-the-scenes look at the tour with interviews from Carrie and Raj Kapoor, the tour’s director behind the production and special effects. Four of Carrie’s music videos as well as a photo gallery will also be featured on the DVD. Continue Reading
Eric Church photo courtesy of Essential Broadcast Media. Taken by Ann-Marie Hensley
Eric Church’s The Blood, Sweat and Beers Tour has picked up a couple of coveted year-end honors. The tour came in at No. 11 on Pollstar’s Worldwide Ticket Sales 2012 chart which includes names like Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay and Lady Gaga. He was also the only country artist to included in The New York Times feature, “The Best Concerts of 2012, as Seen by Times Critics.”
“To be listed beside these acts—based solely on the number of tickets sold throughout the year on our tour—is just incredible,” Eric said of the Pollstar honors. “I distinctively remember playing for eight people just over two years ago in a club in Texas, so to hear that that number has grown to what it was in 2012 is a true testament to the fans, their passion, and my band and crew’s dedication to making our show the best it can be night after night.” Continue Reading
Carrie Underwood photo by James White, courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.
Carrie Underwood began her 55-city headline North American arena tour last Friday, “The Blown Away Tour,” in Manchester, New Hampshire with special guest Hunter Hayes. The shows are presented and hydrated by vitaminwater®, sponsored by Olay, and promoted by AEG Live.
In perfect timing with the tour launch, Carrie’s album Blown Away remains in the No. 1 position this week on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart, marking seven weeks spent in the top spot since its debut in May. Blown Away is also back in the Top 5 of Billboard’s 200 All Genre Sales chart. The album’s million-selling status designates Carrie as the only American Idol winner to have four albums achieve platinum success.
Carrie is donating $1 from each ticket sold on the North American leg of “The Blown Away Tour” to support Red Cross disaster relief. Every year, the American Red Cross prepares for and responds to nearly 70,000 disasters across the United States. This donation will help the Red Cross provide shelter, food, and emotional support for those in need after a disaster. Proceeds from her Canadian concerts will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross.
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.
Blown Away made history this spring by Continue Reading
Carrie Underwood's 2012 CD Blown Away. Photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.
Today is the release date of Carrie Underwood‘s new CD, Blown Away (read our review of it HERE and buy a copy of it HERE). In addition to the new album, Carrie also announced her new headlining North American arena tour this fall, “The Blown Away Tour.” The tour will also include an international run of shows this summer sponsored by Olay, including her first-ever United Kingdom concert taking place at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London on June 21, which sold-out in 90 minutes. Additional international concert dates will be announced soon.
The North American tour dates will be presented and hydrated by vitaminwater®, sponsored by Olay, and promoted by AEG Live. Special guest Hunter Hayes will open. Tickets will be available for “The Blown Away Tour” beginning Friday, May 11. Please go to www.carrieunderwood.fm for additional on sale information.
“I can’t wait to get back out on the road and perform new music from my new album for my fans,” says Carrie. “We have a lot of exciting things planned!”
In preparation for the album release, Carrie filmed a video cut-by-cut. Watch our exclusive interview with Carrie below, as she talks about one of the songs on Blown Away called “See You Again”: Continue Reading