Play On Tour

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Play On Tour
Play On Tour poster.jpg
Play On Tour poster
Tour by Carrie Underwood
Associated album Play On
Start date March 11, 2010
End date January 1, 2011
Legs 2
Shows 109
Carrie Underwood concert chronology
Carnival Ride Tour
(2008)
Play On Tour
(2010-11)
Blown Away Tour
(2012-13)

The Play On Tour is the second headlining tour by country music singer Carrie Underwood. It was in support of her third studio album. Play On. The first legs which contains dates only in North America, were announced on December 10, 2009.

The second leg was announced on April 16, 2010. Tickets went on sale on April 24, 2010.

Underwood announced that 36 cents from each ticket sale will be donated to the Save the Children program, inspired by a line in her song "Change" from her Play On album.[citation needed]

In July 2010, Pollstar.com revealed the Top 100 tours of the first half of the year for North American statistics. The "Play On Tour" clocked in at number fifteen, bringing in a total of $18.4 million. It brought in a collective total of more than 375,000 tickets in its first four months.[1] In December 2010, Pollstar.com revealed the Top 50 tours of 2010 for both North American and worldwide statistics. The "Play On Tour" clocked in at number nineteen on the North American raking, and number thirty-one worldwide.

In December 2010, Billboard ranked the Play On Tour at number twenty-four for all tours of 2010. On January 4, 2011, official statistics revealed that Underwood played to over 1 million fans throughout the tour, becoming her largest tour to date.[2]

Opening acts[edit]

Setlist[edit]

  1. "Cowboy Casanova"
  2. "Quitter"
  3. "Wasted"
  4. "I Know You Won't"
  5. "Some Hearts"
  6. "Just a Dream"
  7. "Temporary Home"
  8. "There's A Place For Us" (only in some concerts)
  9. "Someday When I Stop Loving You"
  10. "All-American Girl"
  11. "So Small"
  12. "Take Me Home, Country Roads"
  13. "This Time"
  14. "Undo It"
  15. "Jesus, Take the Wheel"/"How Great Thou Art"
  16. "What Can I Say?" (with Sons of Sylvia)
  17. "Change"
  18. "I Told You So" (with Randy Travis; virtual duet)
  19. "Mama's Song"
  20. "Last Name"

Encore: "Play On Video Segue"

  1. "Before He Cheats"
  2. "Songs Like This" (excerpts from "White Liar" and "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)")

Fan club member's choice[edit]

From March 11 to April 14, Underwood covered a song from one of four genres (Rock, '90's Country, '80's, and Classic Country) based on how fans voted. The winner for each city was revealed and performed during that night’s show of the Play On Tour.[3]

  1. Reading, PA on March 11, 2010 - "Summer Of '69" - Rock
  2. Albany, NY on March 12, 2010 - "Home Sweet Home" - Rock
  3. Providence, RI on March 13, 2010 - "Chasin' That Neon Rainbow" (duet with Craig Morgan) - 90's Country
  4. Portland, ME on March 15, 2010 - "9 to 5" - 80's
  5. Bridgeport, CT on March 16, 2010 - "9 to 5" - 80's
  6. Atlantic City, NJ on March 19, 2010 - "Summer Of '69" - Rock
  7. Mashantucket, CT on March 20, 2010 - "Stand By Your Man" - Classic Country
  8. Worcester, MA on March 21, 2010 - "Home Sweet Home" - Rock
  9. Hamilton, ON on March 23, 2010 - "Stand By Your Man" - Classic Country
  10. Ottawa, ON on March 24, 2010 - "Summer Of '69" - Rock
  11. Trenton, NJ on March 26, 2010 - "Sweet Child o' Mine" - Rock
  12. Amherst, MA on March 27, 2010 - "Summer Of '69" - Rock
  13. Wilkes-Barre, PA on March 29, 2010 - "Stand By Your Man"- Classic Country
  14. Rochester, NY on March 31, 2010 - "9 to 5" - 80's
  15. Pittsburgh, PA on April 1, 2010 - "Livin' on the Edge" - Rock
  16. Pikeville, KY on April 3, 2010 - "Don't Rock the Jukebox" (duet with Craig Morgan) - 90's Country
  17. Columbus, OH on April 6, 2010 - "Don't Rock the Jukebox" (duet with Craig Morgan) - 90's Country
  18. Peoria, IL on April 7, 2010 - "Summer Of '69" - Rock
  19. Indianapolis, IN on April 9, 2010 - "Home Sweet Home"- Rock
  20. Rockford, IL on April 10, 2010 - "Don't Rock the Jukebox" (duet with Craig Morgan) - 90's Country
  21. Ft Wayne, IN on April 12, 2010 - "9 to 5" - 80's
  22. Saginaw, Michigan on April 13, 2010 - "Summer Of '69" - Rock
  23. East Lansing, Michigan on April 14, 2010 - "Paradise City" - Rock

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America Leg 1
March 11, 2010 Reading United States Sovereign Center
March 12, 2010 Albany Times Union Center
March 13, 2010 Providence Dunkin Donuts Center
March 15, 2010 Portland Cumberland County Civic Center
March 16, 2010 Bridgeport Arena at Harbor Yard
March 19, 2010 Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
March 20, 2010 Ledyard MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods
March 21, 2010 Worcester DCU Center
March 23, 2010 Hamilton Canada Copps Coliseum
March 24, 2010 Ottawa Scotiabank Place
March 26, 2010 Trenton United States Sun National Bank Center
March 27, 2010 Amherst Mullins Center
March 29, 2010 Wilkes-Barre Wachovia Arena
March 31, 2010 Rochester Blue Cross Arena
April 1, 2010 Pittsburgh Petersen Events Center
April 3, 2010 Pikeville Eastern Kentucky Expo Center
April 6, 2010 Columbus, Ohio Schottenstein Center
April 7, 2010 Peoria Peoria Civic Center
April 9, 2010 Indianapolis Conseco Fieldhouse
April 10, 2010 Rockford Rockford MetroCentre
April 12, 2010 Fort Wayne Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
April 13, 2010 Saginaw Dow Event Center
April 14, 2010 Lansing Breslin Student Events Center
April 23, 2010 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena
April 24, 2010 Toledo Lucas County Arena
April 25, 2010 Cincinnati US Bank Arena
April 27, 2010 Richmond Richmond Coliseum
April 28, 2010 Charleston Charleston Civic Center
April 30, 2010 Fayetteville Crown Coliseum
May 1, 2010 Columbia Colonial Life Arena
May 2, 2010 Augusta James Brown Arena
May 4, 2010 Tallahassee Tallahassee County Civic Center
May 5, 2010 Pensacola Pensacola Civic Center
May 7, 2010 New Orleans Lakefront Arena
May 8, 2010 Lafayette Cajundome
May 10, 2010 Beaumont Ford Park Events Center
May 12, 2010 Austin Frank Erwin Center
May 13, 2010 Corpus Christi American Bank Center
May 15, 2010 Tucson Tucson Convention Center
May 18, 2010 Fresno SaveMart Center
May 20, 2010 Sacramento ARCO Arena
May 21, 2010 Reno Reno Events Center
May 22, 2010 Las Vegas Orleans Arena
May 29, 2010 Everett Comcast Arena at Everett
May 30, 2010 Spokane Spokane Arena
June 1, 2010 Nampa Idaho Center
June 3, 2010 Broomfield Odeum Colorado
June 4, 2010 Colorado Springs Colorado Springs World Arena
June 12, 2010 Birmingham BJCC Arena
June 13, 2010 Lexington Rupp Arena
June 15, 2010 Springfield JQH Arena
June 17, 2010 Fargo Fargodome
June 18, 2010 Winnipeg Canada MTS Centre
June 20, 2010 Saskatoon Credit Union Centre
North America Leg 2
September 25, 2010 Portland United States Rose Garden
September 27, 2010 San Jose HP Pavilion at San Jose
September 28, 2010 Stockton Stockton Arena
September 29, 2010 Bakersfield Rabobank Arena
October 1, 2010 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
October 2, 2010 Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl
October 3, 2010 Glendale Jobing.com Arena
October 6, 2010 Houston Toyota Center
October 7, 2010 San Antonio AT&T Center
October 9, 2010 Dallas American Airlines Center
October 10, 2010 Tulsa BOK Center
October 12, 2010 North Little Rock Verizon Arena
October 13, 2010 Nashville Bridgestone Arena
October 15, 2010 Moline i Wireless Center
October 16, 2010 Kansas City Sprint Center
October 17, 2010 Omaha Qwest Center
October 19, 2010 Wichita Intrust Bank Arena
October 20, 2010 Oklahoma City Ford Center
October 22, 2010 Memphis FedExForum
October 23, 2010 Mobile Mobile Civic Center
October 25, 2010 Tampa St. Pete Times Forum
October 26, 2010 Jacksonville Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
October 27, 2010 Duluth Arena at Gwinnett Center
October 29, 2010 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum
October 30, 2010 Charlotte Time Warner Cable Arena
November 1, 2010 Cleveland Wolstein Center
November 3, 2010 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
November 5, 2010 Uniondale United States Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
November 6, 2010 Manchester Verizon Wireless Arena
November 12, 2010 Roanoke Roanoke Civic Center
November 13, 2010 University Park Bryce Jordan Center
November 15, 2010 Newark Prudential Center
November 16, 2010 Baltimore 1st Mariner Arena
December 1, 2010 St. Louis Chaifetz Arena
December 2, 2010 Evansville Roberts Stadium
December 4, 2010 Des Moines Wells Fargo Arena
December 5, 2010 Sioux Falls Sioux Falls Arena
December 7, 2010 Rapid City Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
December 8, 2010 Casper Casper Events Center
December 10, 2010 Bismarck[4] Bismarck Civic Center[B], [C]
December 12, 2010 Bozeman Worthington Arena
December 14, 2010 Yakima Yakima SunDome
December 15, 2010 Penticton Canada South Okanagan Events Centre[C]
December 16, 2010 Vancouver Rogers Arena
December 18, 2010 Edmonton Rexall Place
December 19, 2010 Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome
December 22, 2010 Auburn Hills United States The Palace of Auburn Hills[E]
December 30, 2010 Ledyard MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods
January 1, 2011 Atlantic City Borgata Events Center
  • A^ This show was co-headlined with Brad Paisley.
  • B^ This show was originally scheduled to be held in Billings, but due to tornado damage at the selected venue, the show was cancelled, and later changed to Bismarck.

Festivals & Events[edit]

Date City Country Venue
June 10, 2010 Nashville United States LP Field - CMA Music Festival
July 3, 2010 Provo Stadium of Fire
July 4, 2010 Milwaukee Marcus Amphitheater - Summerfest
July 31, 2010 Fairlea Greenbrier Classic [A]
August 29, 2010 Highland Park Ravinia Festival
August 31, 2010 Saint Paul Minnesota State Fair

Box office score data[edit]

Date Venue City Tickets Sold / Available Gross Revenue
March 11, 2010 Sovereign Center Reading 6,489 / 6,489 (100%) $321,375
March 12, 2010 Times Union Center Albany 8,316 / 8,316 (100%) $393,200
March 13, 2010 Dunkin Donuts Center Providence 8,075 / 8,075 (100%) $389,495
March 15, 2010 Cumberland Country Civic Center Portland 5,591 / 5,591 (100%) $275,715
March 16, 2010 Arena at HarborYear Bridgeport 6,724 / 7,284 (92%) $329,770
March 19, 2010 Boardwalk Hall Atlantic City 9,854 / 9,926 (99%) $476,021
March 21, 2010 DCU Center Worcester 8,178 / 8,178 (100%) $397,580
March 23, 2010 Copps Coliseum Hamilton 8,138 / 8,138 (100%) $439,172
March 24, 2010 Scotiabank Place Ottawa 8,674 / 9,098 (95%) $478,270
March 26, 2010 Sun National Bank Center Trenton 6,831 / 6,831 (100%) $335,565
March 27, 2010 Mullins Center Amherst 6,510 / 7,320 (89%) $328,360
March 29, 2010 Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza Wilkes-Barre 6,694 / 7,130 (94%) $329,760
March 31, 2010 Blue Cross Arena Rochester 7,160 / 8,055 (89%) $355,540
April 1, 2010 Petersen Civic Center Pittsburgh 7,360 / 7,954 (93%) $359,210
April 3, 2010 Eastern Kentucky Expo Center Pikeville 5,668 / 5,668 (100%) $286,940
April 6, 2010 Schottenstein Center Columbus 6,516 / 6,516 (100%) $319,140
April 7, 2010 Peoria Civic Center Peoria 6,215 / 7,087 (88%) $311,455
April 9, 2010 Conseco Fieldhouse Indianapolis 7,796 / 7,796 (100%) $386,750
April 10, 2010 Rockford MetroCentre Rockford 6,748 / 6,748 (100%) $338,340
April 12, 2010 Allen Country War Memorial Coliseum Fort Wayne 6,239 / 7,391 (84%) $310,065
April 13, 2010 Dow Event Center Arena Saginaw $5,252 / 5,252 (100%) $263,500
April 14, 2010 Breslin Student Events Center East Lansing 5,537 / 6,342 (87%) $283,295
April 23, 2010 Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids 9,193 / 9,193 (100%) $436,175
April 24, 2010 Huntington Center Toledo 7,268 / 7,268 (100%) $356,970
April 25, 2010 U.S. Bank Arena Cincinnati 6,398 / 6,831 (94%) $317,540
April 27, 2010 Richmond Coliseum Richmond 6,647 / 7,709 (86%) $331,685
April 28, 2010 Charleston Civic Center Charleston 5,527 / 6,010 (92%) $280,265
April 30, 2010 Crown Coliseum Fayetteville 7,151 / 7,402 (97%) $351,145
May 1, 2010 Colonial Life Arena Columbia 8,131 / 8,463 (96%) $398,075
May 2, 2010 James Brown Arena Augusta 6,089 / 6,089 (100%) $299,755
May 4, 2010 Tallahassee-Leon Country Civic Center Tallahassee 5,137 / 6,088 (84%) $264,285
May 5, 2010 Pensacola Civic Center Pensacola 6,415 / 6,703 (96%) $321,555
May 7, 2010 Lakefront Arena New Orleans 5,291 / 5,291 (100%) $272,175
May 8, 2010 The Cajundome Lafayette 7,561 / 7,897 (96%) $371,295
May 10, 2010 Ford park Event Center Beaumont 5,291 / 5,850 (90%) $266,740
May 12, 2010 Frank Erwin Center Austin 6,917 / 6,917 (100%) $339,315
May 13, 2010 American Bank Center Corpus Chris 6,658 / 6,843 (97%) $290,945
May 15, 2010 Tucson Convention Center Tucson 6,259 / 6,470 (97%) $289,760
May 18, 2010 Save Mart Center Fresno 7,126 / 7,126 (100%) $347,010
May 20, 2010 ARCO Arena Sacramento 9,072 / 9,072 (100%) $437,060
May 21, 2010 Reno Events Center Reno 6,104 / 6,104 (100%) $304,390
May 22, 2010 Orleans Arena Las Vegas 7,671 / 7,671 (100%) $374,895
May 29, 2010 Comcast Arena Everett 7,961 / 7,961 (100%) $389,955
May 30, 2010 Spokane Arena Spokane 7,618 / 7,618 (100%) $369,220
Jun 1, 2010 Idaho Center Nampa 6,881 / 6,881 (100%) $275,825
Jun 3, 2010 1st Bank Center Broomfield 5,642 / 5,642 (100%) $289,930
Jun 4, 2010 World Arena Colorado Springs 5,858 / 6,075 (96%) $285,920
Jun 12, 2010 BJCC Arena Birmingham 6,740 / 6,963 (97%) $311,755
Jun 13, 2010 Rupp Arena Lexington 8,267 / 8,534 (97%) $364,055
Jun 15, 2010 JQH Arena Springfield 8,499 / 8,499 (100%) $412,175
Jun 17, 2010 Fargodome Fargo 10,394 / 10,394 (100%) $510,160
Jun 18, 2010 MTS Centre Winnipeg 6,418 / 6,660 (96%) $353,823
Jun 20, 2010 Credit Union Centre Saskatoon 7,231 / 7,644 (95%) $393,142
Sep 25, 2010 Rose Garden Portland 7,365 / 7,365 (100%) $366,658
Sep 27, 2010 HP Pavilion San Jose 7,818 / 8,161 (96%) $375,667
Sep 28, 2010 Stockton Arena Stockton 8,320 / 8,320 (100%) $412,260
Sep 29, 2010 Rabobank Arena Bakersfield 7,621 / 7,621 (100%) $329,352
Oct 1, 2010 San Diego Sports Arena San Diego 7,412 / 7,603 (97%) $325,007
Oct 2, 2010 Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles 16,583 / 16,848 (98%) $1,020,188
Oct 3, 2010 Jobing.com Arena Glendale 7,974 / 8,170 (98%) $378,172
Oct 6, 2010 Toyota Center Houston 7,968 / 8,436 (94%) $389,363
Oct 7, 2010 AT&T Center San Antonio 6,587 / 6,587 (100%) $326,554
Oct 9, 2010 American Airlines Center Dallas 10,445 / 10,925 (96%) $495,788
Oct 10, 2010 BOK Center Tulsa 11,340 / 11,340 (100%) $547,870
Oct 12, 2010 Verizon Arena North Little Rock 6,827 / 6,827 (100%) $345,099
Oct 13, 2010 Bridgestone Arena Nashville 8,152 / 8,152 (100%) $411,106
Oct 15, 2010 i Wireless Center Moline 9,657 / 10,040 (96%) $462,394
Oct 16, 2010 Sprint Center Kansas City 10,649 / 11,105 (96%) $498,090
Oct 17, 2010 Qwest Center Omaha 9,703 / 9,936 (98%) $471,597
Oct 19, 2010 Intrust Bank Arena Wichita 9,091 / 9,091 (100%) $443,611
Oct 20, 2010 Ford Center Oklahoma City 10,118 / 11,028 (92%) $468,143
Oct 22, 2010 FedExForum Memphis 7,501 / 7,501 (100%) $371,486
oct 23, 2010 Mobile Civic Center Mobile 4,968 / 5,566 (89%) $251,761
Oct 25, 2010 St. Pete Times Forum Tampa 7,454 / 7,454 (100%) $372,169
Oct 26, 2010 Veterans Memorial Arena Jacksonville 10,048 / 10,700 (94%) $447,976
Oct 27, 2010 Arena at Gwinnett Center Duluth 9,613 / 9,613 (100%) $456,952
Oct 29, 2010 Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro 7,427 / 7,611 (98%) $372,169
Oct 30, 2010 Time Warner Cable Arena Charlotte 7,353 / 7,604 (97%) $365,788
Nov 1, 2010 Wolstein Center Cleveland 5,893 / 6,535 (90%) $299,128
Nov 3, 2010 Air Canada Centre Toronto 11,044 / 11,798 (92%) $554,735
Nov 5, 2010 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Uniondale 9,504 / 9,911 (96%) $472,042
Nov 6, 2010 Verizon Wireless Arena Manchester 8,487 / 8,487 (100%) $421,039
Nov 12, 2010 Roanoke Civic Center Roanoke 7,473 / 7,473 (100%) $373,662
Nov 13, 2010 Bryce Jordan Center University Park 7,611 / 7,611 (100%) $379,141
Nov 15, 2010 Prudential Center Newark 8,137 / 8,635 (94%) $414,344
Nov 16, 2010 1st Mariner Arena Baltimore 8,965 / 9,512 (94%) $435,678
Dec 1, 2010 Chaifetz Arena St. Louis 7,431 / 7,431 (100%) $375,361
Dec 2, 2010 Roberts Stadium Evansville 6,456 / 6,930 (93%) $323,276
Dec 4, 2010 Wells Fargo Arena Des Moines 9,914 / 9,914 (100%) $483,167
Dec 5, 2010 Sioux Falls Arena Sioux Falls 5,757 / 5,757 (100%) $298,484
Dec 7, 2010 Rushmore Plaza Rapid City 6,415 / 6,415 (100%) $327,003
Dec 8, 2010 Casper Events Center Casper 4,758 / 4,904 (97%) $231,776
Dec 12, 2010 Brick Breeden Fieldhouse Bozeman 6,153 / 6,831 (90%) $299,642
Dec 14, 2010 Yakima Valley Yakima 5,508 / 5,905 (93%) $275,436
Dec 16, 2010 Rogers Arena Vancouver 9,808 / 10,493 (93%) $526,610
Dec 18, 2010 Rexall Place Edmonton 9,548 / 10,103 (95%) $477,588
Dec 19, 2010 Pengrowth Saddledome Calgary 11,111 / 11,325 (98%) $553,117
Dec 22, 2010 Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills 10,553 / 10,553 (100%) $485,723
TOTAL (99%) $37,027,684

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Category Result
1st American Country Awards Touring Artist of the Year (Carrie Underwood) Won
22nd Pollstar Awards Most Creative Stage Production Nominated

Tour preparation[edit]

The tour was reportedly being rehearsed in Mobile, Alabama for two weeks behind locked and tightly sealed doors to keep all hints and clues about the tour completely unknown. Underwood was spotted with stage crew and 6 semi-trucks hauling stage props and pieces to the arena the tour was being rehearsed in. Underwood reportedly paid a near $500,000 for the stage preparation.[5] In interviews, Underwood stated that there will be a lot of "moving parts" on the stage. During the show, she swings from vines, gets transported and lifted across the arena audience while standing in the bed of a large blue pickup truck, has interchangeable backgrounds for the stage backdrop, a lifting stage piece, and does a virtual duet with Randy Travis from what appears to be the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, performing her Grammy-Award winning collaboration "I Told You So".[6]

Crew member's death[edit]

On Saturday, March 20, crew members were carrying Underwood's set pieces from Atlantic City, New Jersey to Mashantucket, Connecticut for her show that day in semi-trucks when a trailer truck driving northbound on the opposite side of the medians began to lose control of the vehicle, causing the trailer truck to slide into the median for approximately 400 feet. Eventually, the trailer truck crashed through the separator, slashing open the semi-truck's fuel engine. The crash ignited a large fire, causing the driver of the semi-truck to lose all control of the vehicle. The truck crashed down a large hill and eventually landed in flames on the Interstate 95 running through Stonington, Connecticut. The fire was contained, but the entire truck was horribly charred, including the body of the driver. The body was unable to be identified through body or DNA identification, so officials resorted to using dental records. The driver, Robert Allen O'Bleness, was a native of Wichita, Kansas. He was 48 years old at the time of his death.[7] In the Mashantucket concert, Underwood paid tribute to the lost employee by belting out a tearful version of her hit single "Temporary Home", also stating that the song "gives off a whole new meaning from its previous one."[8]

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