Carrie Underwood Announces 2016 Tour Dates

New Tour to Feature In-the-Round Stage

Carrie Underwood has just announced plans for her 2016 tour.

It will kick off on Jan. 30 in Jacksonville, Florida, and she will go on to play 40 arenas across the U.S. and Canada. But as big as those arenas may seem, Underwood is going to make them all feel intimate with her “in-the-round” stage set up.

The Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round will put Underwood right in the middle of the arena floor. And the 360-degree setting will allow fans on all sides of the arena to feel like they are up close.

“I can’t wait to play new music from Storyteller for the fans. I am so blessed to have this career and get to do to the things I do, but there is nothing like that moment when I get to step onto the stage to sing and all the fans are singing along with me,” she said on Tuesday (Oct. 27) in a press release.

Easton Corbin and the Swon Brothers will be Underwood’s openers, and tickets go on sale Nov. 6.

A donation of $1 from each ticket sold for the U.S. shows will go to the C.A.T.S Foundation to help aid its causes including education and literacy programs in Checotah, Oklahoma.

Here’s a list of dates for The Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round:

Jan. 30: Jacksonville, Florida (Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena)

Feb. 1: Duluth, Georgia (Infinite Energy Arena)
Feb. 3: Greensboro, North Carolina (Greensboro Coliseum)
Feb. 5: Louisville, Kentucky (KFC Yum! Center)
Feb. 17: (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (CONSOL Energy Center)
Feb. 20: Hampton, Virgina (Hampton Coliseum)
Feb. 22: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Wells Fargo Center)
Feb. 23: Boston, Massachusetts (TD Garden)
Feb. 25: Washington, D.C. (Verizon Center)

March 11: Glasgow, Scotland (Country to Country Festival/Clyde Auditorium)
March 12: London, England (Country to Country Festival/O2 Arena)
March 13: Dublin, Ireland (Country to Country Festival/3 Arena)
March 17: Youngstown, Ohio (Covelli Centre)
March 19: Allentown, Pennsylvania (PPL Center)
March 22: Auburn Hills, Michigan (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
March 24: St. Louis, Missouri (Chaifetz Arena)
March 26: Lincoln, Nebraska (Pinnacle Bank Arena)
March 29: Colorado Springs, Colorado (Broadmoor World Arena)
March 30: Denver, Colorado (Pepsi Center)

April 1: Las Vegas, Nevada (ACM Party for a Cause Festival)
April 5: Fresno, California (Save Mart Center)
April 8: Reno, Nevada (Reno Events Center)
April 10: Oakland, California (Oracle Arena)
April 12: Stockton, California (Stockton Arena)
April 14: Phoenix, Arizona (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
April 16: Las Cruces, New Mexico (Pan American Center)
April 18: San Antonio, Texas (AT&T Center)
April 19: Houston, Texas (Toyota Center)
April 22: Bossier City, Louisiana (CenturyLink Center)
April 24: Lafayette, Louisiana (Cajundome)
April 27: Tulsa, Oklahoma (BOK Center)
April 28: N. Little Rock, Arkansas (Verizon Arena)
April 30: Indio, California (Stagecoach Festival)

May 3: Madison, Wisconsin (Kohl Center)
May 5: Green Bay, Wisconsin (Resch Center)
May 7: Grand Forks, North Dakota (Ralph Engelstad Arena)
May 10: Casper, Wyoming (Casper Events Center)
May 12: Billings, Montana (Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark)
May 15: Kansas City, Missouri (Sprint Center)
May 17: Rosemont, Illinois (Allstate Arena)
May 18: Cleveland, Ohio (Quicken Loans Arena)
May 24: Buffalo, New York (First Niagara Center)
May 27: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Canadian Tire Centre)
May 28: Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Air Canada Centre)
May 30: London, Ontario, Canada (Budweiser Gardens)

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