She's riding high as her fourth album 'Blown Away' is perched atop the Billboard charts, and now Carrie Underwood is readying to embark on the first dates of the disc's accompanying tour - which runs through the end of 2012.
The 29-year-old country cutie recently spoke with "On Air with Ryan Seacrest" about her new music and hitting the road, as she dished about her single “Forever Changed' by saying, “It’s set in another time. It’s another one that you can see this movie play out as you listen to the song. It’s definitely one…I’ve been talking about it so much, because I think it’s one of the best well written songs I’ve ever heard in my life. So I’m amazed that I got my hands on it, but I am worried that me talking about it as much as I have been…I don’t want it to be a single, because I can’t sing it! I can’t do it! I’ve never been able to listen to it or sing it and actually get through the whole thing.”
Of her album as a whole, Miss Underwood explained, “There’s really no particular theme. A lot of the songs are very visual, but in different ways. It’s kind of a roller coaster, and I think I pushed things in a lot of different directions. We got a little bit darker, and a little bit lighter. I sing songs that are a little more traditional country than I’ve every done before. So…I’m a little schizo…when it comes to making an album. In a good way, because I think there's something for everyone.”
As for her tour, the "American Idol" alumna will be making a stop at LSU Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge on May 26th followed by two June shows in Tennessee before heading overseas for a single UK concert and a string of Australian appearances.
Giving herself a little over a month off to build up her energy, Carrie's main U.S. tour kicks off on September 14th in New Hampshire with the complete rundown of scheduled gigs running through December being as follows:
May 12: Grand Ole Opry Nashville, TN May 26: LSU Tiger Stadium Baton Rouge, LA Jun 05: Grand Ole Opry Nashville, TN Jun 08: LP Field Nashville, TN Jun 21: Royal Albert Hall London, United Kingdom Jun 26: Palais Theatre Vic, Australia Jun 29: Tanworth Regional Entertainment & Conference Centre Tamworth, Australia Jun 30: Brisbane Convention & Exibition Center Brisbane, Australia Jul 02: Sydney Opera House Sydney Nsw, Australia Aug 12: Boots & Hearts Music Festival Bowmanville, Canada Sep 14: Verizon Wireless Arena Manchester, NH Sep 15: Webster Bank Arena Bridgeport, CT Sep 17: Dunkin Donuts Center Providence, RI Sep 19: DCU Center Worcester, MA Sep 20: Sovereign Center Reading, PA Sep 22: KFC YUM! CENTER Louisville, KY Sep 23: Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN Sep 26: Resch Center Green Bay, WI Sep 27: Target Center Minneapolis, MN Sep 29: Fargodome Fargo, ND Oct 01: Credit Union Centre Saskatoon, Canada Oct 02: Scotiabank Saddledome Calgary, Canada Oct 04: Rogers Arena Vancouver, Canada Oct 06: KeyArena Seattle, WA Oct 07: Rose Garden Portland, OR Oct 10: Maverik Center West Valley City, UT Oct 12: Reno Events Center Reno, NV Oct 13: Power Balance Pavilion Sacramento, CA Oct 14: HP Pavilion At San Jose San Jose, CA Oct 16: STAPLES Center Los Angeles, CA Oct 18: Rabobank Arena Bakersfield, CA Oct 20: Valley View Casino Center San Diego, CA Oct 21: Jobing.com Arena Glendale, AZ Oct 24: American Airlines Center Dallas, TX Oct 25: Chesapeake Energy Arena Oklahoma City, OK Oct 27: INTRUST Bank Arena Wichita, KS Oct 28: JQH Arena Springfield, MO Nov 03: Time Warner Cable Arena Charlotte, NC Nov 04: Greensboro Coliseum Complex Greensboro, NC Nov 07: 1st Mariner Arena Baltimore, MD Nov 09: Boardwalk Hall Arena Atlantic City, NJ Nov 10: XL Center Hartford, CT Nov 13: Bryce Jordan Center University Park, PA Nov 15: Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, MI Nov 16: i wireless Center Moline, IL Nov 20: Scottrade Center St Louis, MO Nov 21: BOK Center Tulsa, OK Nov 24: Bankers Life Fieldhouse Indianapolis, IN Nov 25: Palace Of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills, MI Nov 27: CONSOL Energy Center Pittsburgh, PA Nov 28: Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, PA Nov 30: Nassau Coliseum Uniondale, NY Dec 01: Prudential Center Newark, NJ Dec 04: Times Union Center Albany, NY Dec 06: John Labatt Centre London, Canada Dec 08: Scotiabank Place Ottawa, Canada Dec 11: Schottenstein Center Columbus, OH Dec 12: United Center Chicago, IL Dec 14: Wells Fargo Arena Des Moines, IA Dec 15: Sprint Center Kansas City, MO Dec 18: FedEx Forum Memphis, TN Dec 19: The Arena At Gwinnett Center Duluth, GA Dec 21: Amway Center Orlando, FL Dec 22: Bank Atlantic Center Fort Lauderdale, FL