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Carrie Underwood Announces Hunter Hayes As The Opening Act On Her "The Blown Away Tour"
May 01 2012


Massive Tour Includes 5 Canadian Dates

Nashville â (May 1, 2012) â Superstar Carrie Underwood announced this morning during her appearance on Good Morning America to promote her new album, Blown Away, in stores today, that she will launch a headline North American arena tour this fall, âThe Blown Away Tour.â She also announced that Atlantic Records recording artist Hunter Hayes has been hand-picked to be the opening act on the tour.

Hunter Hayes, the multi-talented writer, musician, producer, and performer, is the only country artist to play every instrument, write/co-write every song, and co-produce his critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. As the 2012 ACM New Artist of the Year nominee, Hunter has been touring and performing live for decades, most recently selling out venues across the US and Canada on his MOST WANTED headline tour. This multi-instrumentalist continues to garner praise from fans and critics alike as he made his world-premiere national television debut on CBSâ Late Show with David Letterman and also performed with The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and on Good Morning America. The Louisiana native has shared the stage with Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Trace Adkins, Brad Paisley, and Hank Williams, Jr. to name a few. His current Top 40 hit "Wanted" is quickly climbing the radio charts and holds the unprecedented #1 slot for three weeks in a row on GAC's Top 20 Countdown.

The North American tour dates will be presented and hydrated by vitaminwater®, sponsored by Olay. Tickets will be available for âThe Blown Away Tourâ beginning Friday, May 11. Five Canadian dates have been confirmed on the tour including Saskatoon (October 1), Calgary (October 2), Vancouver (October 4), London (December 6) and Kanata (December 8). Please go to for additional on sale information.

Carrie Underwood is donating $1 from each ticket sold on the North American leg of âThe Blown Away Tourâ 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.

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Please visit for up to date information on âThe Blown Away Tour.â

9-14 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena

9-15 Bridgeport, CT Webster Bank Arena

9-17 Providence, RI Dunkinâ Donuts Center

9-19 Worcester, MA DCU Center

9-20 Reading, PA Sovereign Center

9-22 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center

9-23 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena

9-26 Green Bay, WI Resch Center

9-27 Minneapolis, MN Target Center

9-29 Fargo, ND FARGODOME

10-1 Saskatoon, SK Canada Credit Union Centre

10-2 Calgary, AB Canada Scotiabank Saddledome

10-4 Vancouver, BC Canada Rogers Arena

10-6 Seattle, WA Key Arena at Seattle Center

10-7 Portland, OR Rose Garden

10-10 West Valley City, UT Maverik Center

10-12 Reno, NV Reno Events Center

10-13 Sacramento, CA Power Balance Pavilion

10-14 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion at San Jose

10-16 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center

10-18 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena

10-20 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center

10-21 Glendale, AZ Arena

10-24 Dallas, TX American Airlines Arena

10-25 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena

10-27 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena

10-28 Springfield, MO JQH Arena

11-3 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena

11-4 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum

11-7 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena

11-9 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall

11-10 Hartford, CT XL Center

11-13 University Park, PA Bryce Jordan Center

11-15 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena

11-16 Moline, IL i wireless Center

11-20 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center

11-21 Tulsa, OK BOK Center

11-24 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse

11-25 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills

11-27 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center

11-28 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center

11-30 Long Island, NY Nassau Coliseum

12-1 Newark, NJ Prudential Center

12-4 Albany, NY Times Union Center

12-6 London, ON Canada John Labatt Centre

12-8 Kanata, ON Canada Scotiabank Place

12-11 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center

12-12 Chicago, IL United Center

12-14 Des Moines, IA Iowa Events Center

12-15 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center

12-18 Memphis, TN FedExForum

12-19 Duluth, GA Arena at Gwinnett Center

12-21 Orlando, FL Amway Center

12-22 Sunrise, FL BankAtlantic Center