Carrie Underwood Announces 41 Tour Dates

American Idol Winner Schedules Concerts Through Fall

Carrie Underwood is letting her bus driver take the wheel for her first solo concert tour. The six-month itinerary starts on April 5 in Wilmington, N.C., and will carry her through 40 cities in the U.S. and one stop in Canada. Tapping into the fair and festival circuit, this will be Underwood’s first tour since the American Idols Live tour in 2005 shortly after winning the TV competition’s top prize.

“It is so thrilling to be able to get back out and perform for the fans again,” says Underwood. “We put a band together last year to launch the album with radio and television promotion. We are all itching to get on a bus and really travel across the states and see the real America.”

Underwood’s debut album, Some Hearts, has sold more than 2 million copies on the strength of her No. 1 hit, “Jesus, Take the Wheel.” Her tour dates are as follows:

April 5: Wilmington, N.C.
April 7: Temecula, Calif.
April 8: Florence, Ariz.

May 4: West Palm Beach, Fla.
May 12: Dixon, Calif.
May 13: Kelseyville, Calif.
May 14: Cabazon, Calif.
May 27: Virginia Beach, Va.

June 8: Pryor, Okla.
June 9: Comstock, Neb.
June 10: Nashville
June 24: Grand Junction, Colo.
June 25: Cadott, Wis.

July 3: Del Mar, Calif.
July 6: Fort Loramie, Ohio
July 8: Milwaukee
July 9: Fowlerville, Mich.
July 15: St. Clairesville, Ohio
July 19: Twin Lakes, Wis.
July 21: Huntsville, Ala.
July 27: Cheyenne, Wyo.
July 28: Minot, N.D.
July 29: Great Falls, Mont.

Aug. 2: Paso Robles, Calif.
Aug. 4: Murphys, Calif.
Aug. 6: Sweet Home, Ore.
Aug. 9: Sioux Falls, S.D.
Aug. 12: Bethlehem, Pa.
Aug. 14: Lewisburg, W.Va.
Aug. 16: Hamburg, N.Y.
Aug. 17: Rama, Ontario, Canada
Aug. 27: Essex Junction, Vt.
Aug. 28: Syracuse, N.Y.
Aug. 30: Pueblo, Colo.

Sept. 8: Albuquerque, N.M.
Sept. 9: Hutchinson, Kan.
Sept. 12: York, Pa.
Sept. 14: Fayetteville, N.C.
Sept. 17: Ridgefield, Wash.
Sept. 27: Bloomsburg, Pa.

Oct. 1: West Springfield, Mass.

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