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Underwood wraps up part one of tour

Thursday, June 24, 2010 – Carrie Underwood wrapped the first leg of her "Play On Tour" this past weekend in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada performing for nearly 400,000 fans since the launch on March 11 in Reading, Pa. Underwood nearly sold out all 54 shows throughout North America, bringing along special guests Craig Morgan and Sons of Sylvia. The "Play On Tour" will continue this fall with shows launching Sept. 25 in Portland, Ore.

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 that one might have can add up to make a difference and help "change" the world.

Underwood will perform more than 100 shows throughout the U.S. and Canada by the end of 2010.

Summer festival dates are:
July 3 Provo, UT Stadium of Fire
July 4 Milwaukee Summerfest (w/opening act Sons of Sylvia)
July 31 Fairlea, WV Greenbrier Classic (co-headline w/Brad Paisley)
Aug. 29 Highland Park, IL Ravinia Festival
Aug. 31 St. Paul, MN Minnesota State Fair (w/ opening act Sons of Sylvia)

Fall "Play On Tour" dates are:
Sept. 25 Portland, OR Rose Garden
Sept. 27 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion at San Jose
Sept. 28 Stockton, CA Stockton Arena
Sept. 29 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena
Oct. 1 San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena
Oct. 2 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
Oct. 3 Glendale, AZ jobing.com Arena
Oct. 6 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Oct. 7 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Oct. 9 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Oct. 10 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
Oct. 12 N. Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
Oct. 13 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Oct. 15 Moline, IL i Wireless Center
Oct. 16 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Oct. 17 Omaha, NE Qwest Center
Oct. 19 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
Oct. 20 Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center
Oct. 22 Memphis, TN FedExForum
Oct. 23 Mobile, AL Mobile Civic Center
Oct. 25 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
Oct. 26 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Oct. 27 Duluth, GA Arena at Gwinnett Center
Oct. 29 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
Oct. 30 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
Nov. 1 Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center
Nov. 3 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Nov. 5 Long Island, NY Nassau Coliseum
Nov. 6 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
Nov. 12 Roanoke, VA Roanoke Civic Center
Nov. 13 University Park, PA Bryce Jordan Center
Nov. 15 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Nov. 16 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
Nov. 29 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
Dec. 1 St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena
Dec. 2 Evansville, IN Roberts Stadium
Dec. 4 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
Dec. 5 Sioux Falls, SD Sioux Falls Arena
Dec. 7 Rapid City, SD Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Ice Arena
Dec. 8 Casper, WY Casper Events Center
Dec. 10 Billings, MT Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
Dec. 12 Bozeman, MT Brick Breedan Fieldhouse
Dec. 14 Yakima, WA Yakima Valley SunDome
Dec. 16 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
Dec. 18 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
Dec. 19 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome

Billy Currington and Sons of Sylvia appear as special guests.

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