NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 28, 2013 – Six-time Grammy-award winner Carrie Underwood wrapped her critically acclaimed Blown Away World Tour last week, ending another hugely successful era for the singer. Having performed 112 shows in 110 cities, over on million fans across three continents and six countries came out to show their support. The tour was launched following the platinum-selling success of Underwood’s fourth studio effort, a 14-track collection featuring some of her best work to-date — including the title track “Blown Away.”
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.
Along the length of the tour, Underwood made various charitable contributions to the American Red Cross and the Canadian Red Cross, as well as small donations to local chapters in Atlantic City, New Jersey and Des Moines, Iowa.
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