Carrie Underwood wrapped the first leg of her Play On Tour over the weekend in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. She has performed for nearly 400,000 fans since the outing launched on March 11, including selling out nearly all 54 dates throughout North America. The show received wide-ranging critical praise noting the elaborate stage sets, numerous costume changes, hi-def screens and, of course, her powerful vocal prowess. Craig Morgan and Sons of Sylvia were special guests on the run.
The Play On Tour will continue this fall with shows launching September 25 in Portland, Oregon, hydrated by vitamin water® and Presented AEG Live. Sons of Sylvia will stay on the tour with new guest Billy Currington. In the meantime, Underwood will perform a handful of fairs and festival dates this summer. She is scheduled for over 100 shows throughout the U.S. and Canada by the end of 2010, including an October 13 stop at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.
During the fall leg of the tour, Underwood will donate 36 cents of every ticket sold to Save the Children’s United States Programs. This initiative was inspired by the “36 cents” written in the lyrics of her album track “Change,” which addresses how even the smallest bit of spare change can add up to make a difference.