Carrie Underwood announces new tour; Josh Turner opens
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Carrie Underwood announces new tour; Josh Turner opens

Monday, January 7, 2008 – Touring with Keith Urban apparently did not satisfy Carrie Underwood's touring jones because she now is launching a separate tour in February as well with Josh Turner as the opening act. The tour will consist of more than 30 shows and hit the road in February in the northeast as the "Carnival Ride Tour."

Underwood will also co-headline dates with Urban on the "Love, Pain & the whole crazy Carnival Ride Tour," starting Jan. 31.

"I'm so excited to be hitting the road and doing the full show of my music that I have always dreamt of doing," said Underwood. "I have been so fortunate to learn from so many other great artists while touring with them, and they have inspired me in so many ways. They have helped me to get to this stage of my first real headline shows, and now I finally feel ready. I can't wait to travel throughout the U.S. and Canada and see all my fans."

The first round of "Carnival Ride Tour" dates go on sale this Saturday, Jan. 12, with more dates to be announced soon.
Feb. 18 Wilkes-Barre, PA / Wachovia Arena
Feb. 19 Albany, NY / Times Union Center
Feb. 20 Amherst, MA / Mullins Center
Feb. 22 Pittsburgh / Petersen Events Center
Feb. 24 Providence, RI / Dunkin Donuts Center
Feb. 25 Bridgeport, CT / Arena at Harbor Yard

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