Blown Away Tour

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Blown Away Tour
Tour by Carrie Underwood
CUnderwood 2012TourPoster.jpg
Promotional poster for the tour
Location Worldwide
Associated album Blown Away
Start date May 26, 2012 (2012-05-26)
End date June 30, 2013 (2013-06-30)
Legs 6
No. of shows 105 in North America
4 in Europe
5 in Australia
114 Total
Carrie Underwood concert chronology

The Blown Away Tour was the third headlining tour by country music singer Carrie Underwood and is in support of her fourth album Blown Away. The tour was her first worldwide tour, with Underwood playing in Europe and Australia for the first time.

Underwood announced that she would be donating $1 from each ticket sold on the North American leg of the "Blown Away Tour" to support Red Cross disaster relief.[1]

The Blown Away Tour was the 47th best-selling tour in the world in 2012, having earned $29.2 million with sold 486,504 tickets. In 2013 it was the 31st best-selling tour, mid-year, with $23.6 million and 386,695 tickets sold. Overall, the tour is the best of Underwood's career thus far with a total gross of $52.8 million, with one million tickets sold by its end.[2]

Background[edit]

On May 1, 2012, Underwood announced the Blown Away Tour. The tour included an international run of shows during the summer of 2012, including her first-ever United Kingdom concert, taking place at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London on June 21. Underwood announced four dates in Australia on May 6, 2012.[3] Opening for Underwood was country singer Hunter Hayes, who was the opening act for the North American leg of the tour.[4] On October 29, 2012, dates for the second North American leg of the tour were announced.[5] On November 30, 2012, it was announced that Underwood would be taking the tour to Ireland and Northern Ireland in March 2013.[6] They were Underwood's first-ever concerts in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Opening acts[edit]

Setlist[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Attendance Gross revenue
North America
May 26, 2012 [A] Baton Rouge United States Bayou Country Superfest N/A N/A
June 8, 2012 [B] Nashville CMA Music Festival N/A N/A
Europe Leg 1
June 21, 2012 London England Royal Albert Hall N/A $150,890
Australia
June 26, 2012 Melbourne Australia Palais Theatre N/A $246,789
June 29, 2012 Tamworth Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre N/A $434,845
June 30, 2012 Brisbane Brisbane Convention Centre 2,571 / 3,222 (80%) $228,552
July 2, 2012 Sydney Sydney Opera House N/A $678,234
July 3, 2012 N/A
North America Leg 1
August 12, 2012 [C] Oro-Medonte Canada Boots & Hearts Music Festival N/A N/A
September 14, 2012 Manchester United States Verizon Wireless Arena 7,944 / 8,133 (98%) $476,254
September 15, 2012 Bridgeport Webster Bank Arena 6,232 / 6,426 (97%) $378,872
September 17, 2012 Providence Dunkin' Donuts Center 6,114 / 6,388 (96%) $377,554
September 19, 2012 Worcester DCU Center 6,073 / 6,366 (95%) $373,018
September 20, 2012 Reading Santander Arena 5,535 / 5,883 (94%) $329,633
September 22, 2012 Louisville KFC Yum! Center 10,069 / 10,583 (96%) $593,576
September 23, 2012 Nashville Bridgestone Arena 9,856 / 10,023 (98%) $591,096
September 26, 2012 Ashwaubenon Resch Center 7,381 / 7,381 (100%) $426,273
September 27, 2012 Minneapolis Target Center 9,519 / 9,735 (98%) $567,614
September 29, 2012 Fargo Fargodome 10,228 / 10,514 (97%) $578,158
October 1, 2012 Saskatoon Canada Credit Union Centre 7,879 / 8,096 (98%) $495,426
October 2, 2012 Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome 11,213 / 11,213 (100%) $697,172
October 4, 2012 Vancouver Rogers Arena 8,559 / 8,920 (96%) $540,531
October 6, 2012 Seattle United States KeyArena 8,957 / 9,185 (98%) $531,922
October 7, 2012 Portland Moda Center 7,347 / 7,347 (100%) $424,695
October 10, 2012 West Valley City Maverik Center 8,948 / 8,948 (100%) $504,638
October 12, 2012 Reno Reno Events Center 6,164 / 6,164 (100%) $367,394
October 13, 2012 Sacramento Power Balance Pavilion 8,804 / 8,804 (100%) $524,704
October 14, 2012 San Jose HP Pavilion 7,884 / 8,120 (97%) $473,154
October 16, 2012 Los Angeles Staples Center 11,105 / 11,105 (100%) $611,918
October 18, 2012 Bakersfield Rabobank Arena 7,297 / 7,350 (97%) $421,765
October 20, 2012 San Diego Valley View Casino Center 7,767 / 8,114 (96%) $450,005
October 21, 2012 Glendale Jobing.com Arena 8,369 / 8,369 (100%) $486,582
October 24, 2012 Dallas American Airlines Center 9,414 / 9,414 (100%) $559,724
October 25, 2012 Oklahoma City Chesapeake Energy Arena 8,327 / 8,704 (96%) $507,310
October 27, 2012 Wichita Intrust Bank Arena 7,712 / 7,959 (97%) $449,208
October 28, 2012 Springfield JQH Arena 7,612 / 7,794 (98%) $434,197
November 3, 2012 Charlotte Time Warner Cable Arena 8,613 / 8,830 (98%) $515,371
November 4, 2012 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum 9,372 / 9,992 (94%) $428,377
November 7, 2012 Baltimore Royal Farms Arena 7,291 / 7,291 (100%) $551,182
November 9, 2012 Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall 9,447 / 10,431 (91%) $561,992
November 10, 2012 Hartford XL Center 6,903 / 6,903 (100%) $418,368
November 13, 2012 University Park Bryce Jordan Center 7,147 / 7,844 (91%) $417,715
November 15, 2012 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena 10,093 / 10,093 (100%) $565,292
November 16, 2012 Moline iWireless Center 9,711 / 9,711 (100%) $547,039
November 20, 2012 St. Louis Scottrade Center 10,415 / 10,796 (96%) $570,743
November 21, 2012 Tulsa BOK Center 10,073 / 10,073 (100%) $605,878
November 24, 2012 Indianapolis Bankers Life Fieldhouse 8,964 / 8,964 (100%) $499,966
November 25, 2012 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills 11,796 / 11,796 (100%) $668,236
November 27, 2012 Pittsburgh Consol Energy Center 9,492 / 9,875 (96%) $530,212
November 28, 2012 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center 9,547 / 10,216 (93%) $550,278
November 30, 2012 Uniondale Nassau Coliseum 8,526 / 8,777 (97%) $512,836
December 1, 2012 Newark Prudential Center 10,698 / 11,499 (93%) $642,908
December 4, 2012 Albany Times Union Center 7,601 / 8,018 (95%) $438,454
December 6, 2012 London Canada Budweiser Gardens 7,995 / 7,995 (100%) $500,955
December 8, 2012 Ottawa Canadian Tire Centre 9,622 / 10,255 (94%) $593,561
December 9, 2012 Toronto Air Canada Centre 12,212 / 12,212 (100%) $748,206
December 11, 2012 Columbus United States Schottenstein Center 9,022 / 9,022 (100%) $515,172
December 12, 2012 Chicago United Center 11,930 / 11,930 (100%) $696,120
December 14, 2012 Des Moines Wells Fargo Arena 10,056 / 10,251 (98%) $574,911
December 18, 2012 Memphis FedExForum 8,367 / 8,367 (100%) $476,935
December 19, 2012 Duluth Arena at Gwinnett Center 9,887 / 9,887 (100%) $591,240
December 21, 2012 Orlando Amway Center 11,017 / 11,017 (100%) $631,232
December 22, 2012 Sunrise BB&T Center 7,945 / 8,226 (97%) $477,040
North America Leg 2
February 13, 2013 Colorado Springs United States Colorado Springs World Arena 6,263 / 6,263 (100%) $387,748
February 14, 2013 Broomfield 1stBank Center 5,525 / 5,525 (100%) $341,970
February 17, 2013 Boise Taco Bell Arena 7,254 / 7,254 (100%) $421,569
February 19, 2013 Billings Rimrock Auto Arena 7,711 / 7,711 (100%) $437,939
February 21, 2013 Spokane Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena 9,914 / 9,914 (100%) $563,349
February 22, 2013 Yakima Yakima SunDome 6,719 / 6,719 (100%) $384,497
February 25, 2013 Oakland Oracle Arena 6,719 / 6,719 (100%) $384,497
February 26, 2013 Stockton Stockton Arena 8,501 / 8,501 (100%) $484,884
March 2, 2013 Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Events Center 7,912 / 7,912 (100%) $477,392
March 3, 2013 Ontario Citizens Business Bank Arena 7,548 / 7,548 (100%) $476,330
March 5, 2013 Fresno Save Mart Center 10,333 / 10,333 (100%) $550,616
March 8, 2013 Rio Rancho Santa Ana Star Center 6,409 / 6,409 (100%) $373,752
Europe
March 14, 2013 Dublin Ireland Olympia Theatre N/A N/A
March 15, 2013 Belfast Northern Ireland Waterfront Hall N/A N/A
March 17, 2013 [D] London England C2C: Country to Country N/A N/A
North America Leg 3
March 21, 2013 Richmond United States Richmond Coliseum 8,419 / 8,419 (100%) $480,987
March 23, 2013 Roanoke Roanoke Civic Center 6,894 / 6,894 (100%) $406,339
March 25, 2013 Hershey Giant Center 8,624 / 8,624 (100%) $483,364
March 26, 2013 Buffalo First Niagara Center 12,484 / 12,484 (100%) $683,154
March 28, 2013 Hamilton Canada Copps Coliseum 11,488 / 11,488 (100%) $702,891
March 29, 2013 Windsor WFCU Centre 6,488 / 6,488 (100%) $539,387
March 30, 2013 Kingston K-Rock Centre 6,488 / 6,488 (100%) $539,387
April 2, 2013 Saint John Harbour Station 6,532 / 6,532 (100%) $415,256
April 9, 2013 Portland United States Cumberland County Civic Center 5,751 / 5,751 (100%) $337,409
April 11, 2013 Youngstown Covelli Centre 5,635 / 5,635 (100%) $348,460
April 13, 2013 East Lansing Breslin Student Events Center 8,276 / 8,276 (100%) $462,336
April 14, 2013 Fort Wayne Allen County War Memorial Coliseum 8,492 / 8,492 (100%) $470,712
April 16, 2013 Greenville Bi-Lo Center 9,695 / 9,695 (100%) $541,443
April 17, 2013 Columbia Colonial Life Arena 8,357 / 8,357 (100%) $438,030
April 19, 2013 Augusta James Brown Arena 6,093 / 6,093 (100%) $356,436
April 20, 2013 Jacksonville Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena 10,221 / 10,221 (100%) $562,284
April 23, 2013 Houston Toyota Center 8,246 / 8,246 (100%) $493,596
April 25, 2013 San Antonio Freeman Coliseum 7,134 / 7,134 (100%) $417,099
April 27, 2013 Cedar Park Cedar Park Center 6,629 / 6,629 (100%) $404,514
April 29, 2013 Lafayette Cajundome 9,288 / 9,288 (100%) $520,588
May 1, 2013 Kansas Citya Sprint Center 11,778 / 11,778 (100%) $681,238
May 2, 2013 Bloomington U.S. Cellular Coliseum 6,458 / 6,458 (100%) $374,403
May 3, 2013 Milwaukee BMO Harris Bradley Center 11,592 / 11,592 (100%) $674,402
May 5, 2013 Toledo Huntington Center 7,446 / 7,446 (100%) $431,981
May 6, 2013 Springfieldb Prairie Capital Convention Center N/A N/A
May 8, 2013 Charleston Charleston Civic Center 7,914 / 7,914 (100%) $443,659
May 10, 2013 Rockford BMO Harris Bank Center 6,807 / 6,807 (100%) $402,015
May 12, 2013 Omaha CenturyLink Center Omaha 12,600 / 12,600 (100%) $723,880
May 13, 2013 Sioux City Tyson Events Center 7,036 / 7,036 (100%) $403,316
May 15, 2013 Winnipeg Canada MTS Centre 9,630 / 9,630 (100%) $591,841
May 17, 2013 Moose Jaw Mosaic Place 4,039 / 4,039 (100%) $478,223
May 18, 2013 Edmonton Rexall Place 12,136 / 12,136 (100%) $717,473
May 20, 2013 Dawson Creek EnCana Events Centre 4,368 / 4,368 (100%) $492,866
May 21, 2013 Prince George CN Centre 5,055 / 5,055 (100%) $588,294
May 23, 2013 Abbotsford Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre 5,909 / 5,909 (100%) $521,208
June 30, 2013 [E] Dauphin Dauphin's Countryfest N/A N/A
TOTAL $51,956,206
List of festivals and rescheduled shows
A This concert was a part of the Bayou Country Superfest at Tiger Stadium (LSU).
B This concert was a part of CMA Music Festival at LP Field.
C This concert was a part of the Boots and Hearts Music Festival at the Burl's Creek Event Ground.
D This concert was a part of C2C: Country to Country country music festival at The O2 Arena.
E This concert was a part of Daupin's Countryfest.
Rescheduled shows
  • ^Note a The Kansas City show was originally scheduled for December 15, 2012, but was moved to May 1, 2013 due to illness.[8]
  • ^Note b The Springfield show was originally scheduled for May 1, 2013, but was moved to May 6, 2013 due to illness that caused her show in Kansas City to be moved to May 1, 2013.[8]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Category Result
2013 American Country Awards Touring Artist of the Year (Carrie Underwood) Nominated

Tour DVD[edit]

A concert DVD entitled The Blown Away Tour: Live was released on August 12, 2013, in the United Kingdom, August 13, 2013 in North America and on August 16, 2013, in Australia.[9] The footage was captured during Underwood's concert in Ontario, California on March 3, 2013. The DVD includes more than twenty songs performed by Underwood on tour, as well as exclusive interviews with Underwood, tour director of The Blown Away Tour, Raj Kapoor, and other behind-the-scenes footage about the tour.[10]

Tour exhibition[edit]

From June 5, 2013, to November 10, 2013, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum displayed The Blown Away Tour Exhibit for visitors in Nashville, Tennessee. The exhibit featured costumes, set pieces, microphones, and other novelties from the tour.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ May 01, 2012. "The Official Carrie Underwood Site". Carrieunderwoodofficial.com. Archived from the original on 2013-05-21. Retrieved 2012-05-02. 
  2. ^ "Pollstar Year-End Top 50 World Tours" (PDF). Pollstar. January 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-03-01. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Seanna Cronin (6 May 2012). "Carrie Underwood to tour Australia". Noosa News. Retrieved 2012-05-06. 
  4. ^ "Carrie Underwood announces 'Blown Away' tour". 
  5. ^ "Carrie Underwood". Archived from the original on 2012-11-01. 
  6. ^ "Carrie Underwood to play Dublin and Belfast shows – News". 30 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-09-18. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  8. ^ a b "Carrie Underwood Kansas City Concert Rescheduled · The Official Carrie Underwood Fan Club". 
  9. ^ http://hotcountry.net.au/index.php/news/16726-carry-underwood-back-with-new-dvd-for-australia[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "Carrie Underwood Concert DVD Due Aug. 13". 
  11. ^ "Carrie Underwood: The Blown Away Tour Exhibition". Country Music Foundation, Inc.,. Retrieved August 3, 2013.