NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 31, 2013 – Country superstar and six-time Grammy winner Carrie Underwood is treating fans to a live concert DVD, set for release on August 13. Titled The Blown Away Tour: Live, the disc will feature behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and music videos, as well as concert performances from her 112-show world tour, which spanned six countries and three continents.
At the conclusion of 2012, Underwood, who recently achieved her 17th No. 1 radio hit “Two Black Cadillacs,” was named the Top Female Country Touring Artist of the Year by Pollstar. The forthcoming live disc was filmed in concert in March at the Ontario, Calif. stop, featuring more than twenty songs from her vast repertoire — including such hits as “Before He Cheats” and the song that inspired the tour,”Blown Away.” The 30-year-old singer-songwriter also performed such gems as “Do You Think About Me” and “Leave Love Alone,” the latter as a duet with tourmate Hunter Hayes.
In addition to roughly 100 minutes of live performance footage, fans will get sneak peeks behind-the-set into the illustrious creation of the tour, plus interviews with tour director Raj Kapoor, the mastermind behind the extravagant lighting, staging and moving screens.
The DVD, the audio of which will be in Dolby® 5.1 and stereo, is available for pre-order.
The headlining arena tour was played all over the United States, Ireland, England, Northern Ireland and Australia to mostly sell-out concerts in 2012 and all sell-outs in 2013. Throughout the run, Underwood was showered with positive reviews from countless publications.
“Thousands of fans on their feet throughout the opening number, singing along with every word, clapping their hands to the beat; that’s what it looks like when a bona fide star in the prime of her career comes through town,” said the Yakima Herald.
The Hamilton Spectator shared, “The highlight of the show was the vocal display she put on for the show’s finale, ‘Blown Away.’”
“Underwood gave a passionate nearly hour-and-forty minute performance, which kept the sold-out crowd enchanted throughout the evening,” stated the Lansing State Journal.
The Charleston Gazette claimed, “her powerhouse vocals, shining stage presence, ostentatious and ever-changing wardrobe and extravagant concert accoutrement kept the audience’s attention for the duration of her set, which featured a solid mix of fan favorites both old and new.”
Taking a look at the behind-the-scenes numbers, Underwood’s third headlining venture boasts more than a few impressive stats. The nine-month tour included bringing 9 buses and 16 trucks with 89 tour personnel to each city, traveling over 605,000 total miles, state-of-the-art production of 575,424 individual LED lights in 3,000 square feet of video walls, 23,063 feet of lighting cable (which comes to roughly 4.36 miles) and 172 different colors used in the lighting. Plus, Underwood flew 150 feet above the audience at every show at a speed of .3 feet per second on a B-stage that weighed 5,890 pounds, created a tornado at every stop that took 450 CO2 tanks and 222 Nitrogen tanks, and over 2,600 pounds of confetti and 408 beach balls (during her performance of “One Way Ticket”). Backstage, 22,636 bottles of Vitamin Water and Smart Water were consumed by Underwood and her tour personel.
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