Country music superstar Carrie Underwood has just returned from the United Kingdom and Australia, where she wrapped a promotional media tour as well as a very successful string of concerts on “The Blown Away Tour.” Her new album, “Blown Away,” was recently released in both countries, debuting at No. 1 on the U.K. and Australian Country Charts respectively.
The Checotah native’s trip included her first-ever show in the United Kingdom at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall, which sold out in 90 minutes, according to a news release. The concert performance received rave reviews, garnering four stars from the Evening Standard.
While in the U.K., the 2005 “American Idol” performed a private show at the Dover Street Arts Club for some of the U.K.’s biggest media outlets and journalists, visited the prime minister’s residence at 10 Downing Street, and held a CD signing event for her UK fans at London’s Oxford Street HMV. She also did interviews with various print, online, radio and television outlets, including interviews with Steve Wright and Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2, as well as performances on “BBC Breakfast,” “Loose Women” and more.
The Australian leg of Underwood’s trip brought “The Blown Away Tour” to Melbourne, Tamworth, and Brisbane, wrapping at the iconic Sydney Opera House, where ticket demand in the market led to the addition of a second show.
During her Australian tour, she made appearances on many of the country’s high-profile radio and television shows, including “Sunrise,” “The Today Show” and more.
Underwood’s North American tour resumes Aug. 12 at the Boots & Hearts Music Festival in Bowman, Canada. The Oklahoma native will play two home state shows this fall: Oct. 25 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City and Nov. 21 at the BOK Center in Tulsa. For more information, go to www.chesapeakearena.com or www.bokcenter.com.
Check out these Associated Press of Underwood greeting fans and signing CDs during a recent event at a central London music store: