Carrie Underwood is gearing up to head out on her Storyteller — Stories in the Round Tour in just over two weeks, so we’re gearing up for the country star’s latest tour by taking a look at everything we know so far about what could be Carrie’s biggest tour to date.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Carrie’s Busy Rehearsing
With just over two weeks to go until she hits the road for the first time since 2012/13’s The Blown Away Tour, Underwood teased her more than four million Instagram followers with a sneak peek inside her rehearsal schedule on January 11. “Hmmm…” Carrie captioned a snap of a microphone pack with “CU Harp” written across it, teasing the hashtags “#Rehearsals” and “#TheStorytellerTour.”
Underwood’s band members are also sharing shots from the rehearsal room, with Carrie’s fiddle player Jimmy Herman revealing on Instagram that the Storyteller Tour “is going to be the best tour ever.” Adding “In the history of ever. Ever,” alongside the hashtags “#touringmusician” and “#nashville,” the musician also shared a black and white shot from Carrie’s rehearsal space.
It’s Going To Be Big
Though Underwood hasn’t given too much away about her latest tour, LSii International revealed earlier this week that the Storyteller tour may be one of Carrie’s biggest productions yet. The lighting and media company teased in a tweet on January 12 that Carrie will be taking to the stage in Nashville this week to test out the latest LED lighting technology. “Carrie Underwood performs live in Nashville this week with our LED Video technology to start her 2016 tour,” the company tweeted out, adding the hashtag “live.”
You’ll See Carrie Underwood From All Angles
If you’ve already bought your ticket to Carrie’s latest tour, chances are you’ll have a pretty good view. In a press release, Underwood revealed that her latest string of shows will be her first tour played in the round, meaning that Carrie will spend the night in the middle of the arena floor. Carrie Underwood’s official site also revealed that lucky fans will be immersed in a “360-degree setting” that “will allow fans on all sides of the arena to get a very intimate and unique concert experience” as she performs tracks from her history making new album, Storyteller.
Carrie’s Going International
With 42 North American tour dates announced so far, according to Rolling Stone, this will be Underwood’s first tour that extends beyond North America and the United Kingdom. Carrie previously announced that she’ll be playing multiple shows in Europe as part of her latest tour in association with Country to Country Festival, which will see her play in Sweden and Norway for the very first time.
Little Isaiah Is Along For The Ride
In an interview with Taste Of Country last year, Carrie Underwood revealed that she’s baby-proofed her tour bus to accommodate her 11-month-old son, Isaiah. “We’ve had one built that accommodates a baby a little better,” Underwood told the site of her revamped tour bus, which will become her home away from home. “In the back there’s my bed, and then on the other wall is a crib that you can take the side panel down,” Carrie told the site last year, “It’s just built in so he’s secure in his bed and he can have his own space and everything. It all slides out so he’ll have plenty of room to roam around.”
There Are Big Names Involved
Underwood previously announced that former The Voice contestants The Swon Brothers and rising country star Easton Corbin will be joining her on the road as support acts across North America. Carrie’s also teamed-up with Creative Director Barry Lather for the big project, who’s previously worked with Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Usher, and Michael Jackson, as well as Production Designer Butch Allen, whose clients include Metallica and No Doubt.
Carrie Underwood’s Storyteller — Stories in the Round Tour is set to begin on January 30 in Jacksonville, Florida.
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