Carrie Underwood tours Gayly region in "The Storyteller Tour- Stories in the Round"

Carrie Underwood announces The Storyteller Tour- Stories in the Round. Photo provided.

Nashville, TN – (March 31, 2016) – Seven-time Grammy winner and ACM Female Vocalist of the Year nominee Carrie Underwood has just announced The Storyteller Tour- Stories in the Round will extend through the fall including stops not only in Los Angeles, CA and New York City, NY, but also in The Gayly's region of Tulsa, OK, Little Rock, AR, Kansas City, MO, Wichita, KS, and Oklahoma City, OK. The in-the-round arena tour launched to rave reviews in January and has already played sold out shows across the U.S., including a crowd of over 17,000 at Boston's TD Garden. Carrie recently returned from Europe where she played five shows in five countries, each part of Country to Country Festival (C2C).

"I always love being on the road performing for my fans," shares Underwood, "but something about this tour feels more magnetic than ever. Having a 360-degree view of the audience gives me the opportunity to connect with more fans and feed off their energy. I can't wait to continue this tour into the fall!"

Concert review critics have applauded Underwood's confidence and command over the massive stage that spans the entire length of the arena floor. The Washington Post claimed she's "at the top of her game," and the Hampton Daily Press said the show's "presentation is overwhelming, from start to finish- a spectacular sensory overload that had the crowd roaring all night long." praised "the in-the-round setting provides each concertgoer 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." The Boston Globe stated, Underwood "demonstrated that she now truly can stare unflinchingly into those lights and dominate a stage, with a confidence, defiance, and a sense of ownership that have been a treat to watch come to fruition. A rock-solid, deftly sequenced hour-and-45-minue long set, which moved from playful to solemn, smooth to twangy, and from cinematic scope to smaller, intimate moments. The most stunning part of the production however, remains Underwood's voice, strong and nuanced."

The North American tour, promoted by AEG Live, will include special guests Easton Corbin and The Swon Brothers. Tickets will be available for The Storyteller Tour beginning Friday, April 8 at 10am local time at  American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets for the U.S. shows before the general public beginning Monday, April 4th at noon local time through Thursday, April 7th at 10 p.m. local time. For information on fan club and D2C pre-sale opportunities and VIP packages go to

Carrie will continue a donation of $1 from each ticket sold at the U.S. dates of The Storyteller Tour to be contributed to the C.A.T.S Foundation to help aid its causes including Checotah, Oklahoma's education and literacy programs. Established in 2009, the C.A.T.S. (Checotah Animal, Town, and School) Foundation helps with general causes, needs, and services in the area of Checotah, Oklahoma, Carrie's hometown, to directly impact the community.

The Storyteller Tour spring leg dates remaining:

Apr-1 Las Vegas, NV ACM Party for a Cause Festival*

Apr-5 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center

Apr-8 Reno, NV Reno Events Center

Apr-10 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena

Apr-12 Stockton, CA Stockton Arena

Apr-14 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena

Apr-16 Las Cruces, NM Pan American Center

Apr-18 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center

Apr-19 Houston, TX Toyota Center

Apr-22 Bossier City, LA CenturyLink Center

Apr-24 Lafayette, LA Cajundome

Apr-27 Tulsa, OK BOK Center

Apr-28 N. Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena

Apr-30 Indio, CA Stagecoach*

May-3 Madison, WI Kohl Center

May-5 Green Bay, WI Resch Center

May-7 Grand Forks, ND Ralph Engelstad Arena

May-10 Casper, WY Casper Events Center

May-12 Billings, MT Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark

May-15 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center

May-17 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena

May-18 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena

May-24 Buffalo, NY First Niagara Center

May-27 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre

May-28 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre

May-30 London, ON Budweiser Gardens

*festival date

The Storyteller Tour fall leg dates:

Sept-4 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena

Sept-6 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena

Sept-8 Seattle, WA KeyArena at Seattle Center

Sept-10 San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose**

Sept-13 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena

Sept-14 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center

Sept-20 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center

Sept-22 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena

Sept-24 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena

Sept-26 Roanoke, VA Berglund Center

Sept-28 Providence, RI Dunkin' Donuts Center

Sept-29 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena

Oct-1 Hershey, PA Giant Center

Oct-4 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse**

Oct-5 Milwaukee, WI BMO Harris Bradley Center

Oct-7 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena

Oct-8 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford PREMIER Center

Oct-20 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena

Oct-22 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena

Oct-23 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena

Oct-25 New York, NY Madison Square Garden

Oct-27 Albany, NY Times Union Center

Oct-28 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena

Nov-6 Hamilton, ON FirstOntario Centre

Nov-9 Rockford, IL BMO Harris Bank Center

Nov-11 Evansville, IN Ford Center

Nov-13 Memphis, TN FedExForum

Nov-14 Birmingham, AL Legacy Arena at The BJCC

Nov-16 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena

Nov-17 Sunrise, FL BB&T Center

Nov-22 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena

Nov-23 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena

Nov-26 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena

Nov-28 West Valley City, UT Maverik Center

** San Jose goes on sale May 6th and Indianapolis goes on sale May 13th


Each of Carrie's three previous headline arena tours, 2008's Carnival Ride Tour, the Play On Tour in 2010, and 2012-2013's Blown Away Tour played for over one million fans. When the Blown Away Tour wrapped in 2013, Carrie had performed 112 shows in 110 cities across three continents and six countries, including sold-out shows at London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall, and two nights at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia.


The tour is in promotion of Carrie's new album, Storyteller, which was heralded by Rolling Stone as "the most anticipated country album of the year." The album was produced by Jay Joyce, Mark Bright, and Zach Crowell with six of its 13 songs co-written by Carrie, including the #1 hits "Smoke Break" and "Heartbeat."

About C.A.T.S. Foundation (Checotah Animal, Town, and School Foundation): Established in 2009, the C.A.T.S. Foundation helps to improve Checotah, Oklahoma by assisting with causes, fulfilling needs, and providing services to the community and surrounding area.  Funds for the Foundation are raised through public and private donations as a way to support on-going efforts in communal areas as well as aid for the local school system for projects such as updated computer labs to enhance the learning experience, musical instruments and equipment for music education, new playground equipment to promote being active, and the building of a new animal shelter where emphasis is placed on the importance of spay and neutering, pet adoption, and general pet welfare. "My hometown is extremely supportive of me and I feel blessed to be able to create something as a way of giving back; to say thank you," said Carrie Underwood.  For additional information go to