Carrie Underwood Announces 2016 Storyteller Tour
Carrie Underwood has announced her plans for a new tour in 2016.
The Storyteller Tour -- Stories in the Round will hit 40 arenas across the United States and Canada from January through May of 2016; a complete list of dates and venues is available below. The trek will be Underwood's first in-the-round tour.
“I can’t wait to play new music from Storyteller for the fans,” Underwood says in a press release. “I am so blessed to have this career and get to do to the things I do, but there is nothing like that moment when I get to step onto the stage to sing and all the fans are singing along with me.”
Fans have been hoping for this news for quite some time. Back in January, Underwood said, “I’ve already signed on for some things for next year as far as shows go. But as far as a proper ‘tour tour,’ that’ll happen after I have lots of new music.”
Not only will this tour will look different because of Underwood's new music and the in-the-round seating style, it will also be a new experience because of Underwood's new role as a mama.
“I know it’s possible to be a great mother and to be on the road,” she says. “You don’t have to sacrifice that much. I see people like Martina [McBride] do it and Faith [Hill] do it. I know it’s a possibility. I just maybe need to sit down with them and say, 'How DO you do it?'”
Tickets for Underwood's 2016 tour are scheduled to go on sale on Nov. 6 at 10AM local time; however, fans who purchase Storyteller through Underwood's online store will receive access to an exclusive pre-sale. More information is available on Underwood's website. The country superstar will be donating $1 from every ticket sold for her U.S. tour dates to the C.A.T.S. Foundation, which helps with "general causes, needs and services" in the area of Checotah, Okla., Underwood's hometown.
Underwood also has previously announced a few festival dates for 2016, including the C2C Festival in Ireland, England, and Scotland.
Carrie Underwood, The Storyteller Tour -- Stories in the Round Tour Dates:
Jan. 30 -- Jacksonville, Fla. @ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Feb. 1 -- Duluth, Ga. @ Infinite Energy Arena
Feb. 3 -- Greensboro, N.C. @ Greensboro Coliseum
Feb. 5 -- Louisville, Ky. @ KFC Yum! Center
Feb. 17 -- Pittsburgh, Pa. @ CONSOL Energy Centery
Feb. 20 -- Hampton, Va. @ Hampton Coliseum
Feb. 22 -- Philadelphia, Pa. @ Wells Fargo Center
Feb. 23 -- Boston, Mass. @ TD Garden
Feb. 25 -- Washington, D.C. @ Verizon Center
March 11 -- Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom @ C2C Festival *
March 12 -- London, England, United Kingdom @ C2C Festival *
March 13 -- Dublin, Ireland, United Kingdom @ C2C Festival *
March 17 -- Youngstown, Ohio @ Covelli Centre
March 19 -- Allentown, Pa. @ PPL Center
March 22 -- Auburn Hills, Mich. @ Palace of Auburn Hills
March 24 -- St. Louis, Mo.@ Chaifetz Arena
March 26 -- Lincoln, Neb. 2 Pinnacle Bank Arena
March 29 -- Colorado Springs, Colo. @ Broadmoor World Arena
March 30 -- Denver, Colo. @ Pepsi Center
April 1 -- Las Vegas, Nev. @ ACM Party for a Cause Festival *
April 5 — Fresno, Calif. @ Save Mart Center
April 8 — Reno, Nev. @ Reno Events Center
April 10 — Oakland, Calif. @ Oracle Arena
April 12 — Stockton, Calif. @ Stockton Arena
April 14 — Phoenix, Ariz. @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
April 16 — Las Cruces, N.M. @ Pan American Center
April 18 — San Antonio, Texas @ AT&T Center
April 19 — Houston, Texas @ Toyota Center
April 22 — Bossier City, La. @ CenturyLink Center
April 24 — Lafayette, La. @ Cajundome
April 27 — Tulsa, Okla. @ BOK Center
April 28 — North Little Rock, Ark. @ Verizon Arena
April 30 — Indio, Calif. @ Stagecoach Festival *
May 3 — Madison, Wis. @ Kohl Center
May 5 — Green Bay, Wis. @ Resch Center
May 7 — Grand Forks, N.D. @ Ralph Engelstad Arena
May 10 — Casper, Wyo. @ Casper Events Center
May 12 — Billings, Mont. @ Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
May 15 — Kansas City, Mo. @ Sprint Center
May 17 — Rosemont, Ill. @ Allstate Arena
May 18 — Cleveland, Ohio @ Quicken Loans Arena
May 24 — Buffalo, N.Y. @ First Niagara Center
May 27 — Ottawa, Ontario, Canada @ Canadian Tire Centre
May 28 — Toronto, Ontario, Canada @ Air Canada Centre
May 30 — London, Ontario, Canada @ Budweiser Gardens
* festival dates
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