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Underwood announces Play On tour

Thursday, December 10, 2009 – Carrie Underwood announced she will launch a North Americvan tour in 2010 in support of "Play On."

The "Play On Tour," backed by vitaminwater, will kick off March 11, 2010 with special guests Craig Morgan and Sons of Sylvia. The first leg of 45 shows runs through May 30 with tickets for all shows going on sale starting next Friday, Dec. 18.

"I am getting so excited about next year as we are currently working through all the big plans for the tour," said Underwood. "I cannot wait to perform new music and see familiar faces across the U.S. and Canada."

Underwood spent this past year writing and recording for "Play On" and performed a few select concerts. Her previous tour, 2008's "Carnival Ride Tour" wrapped after 137 shows with 1.2 million fans in attendance.

Craig Morgan is signed to Sony Entertainment Nashville's BNA Records label, and released his fifth studio album, "That's Why," last fall. His latest hit, Bonfire, is currently top five at country radio.

Sons of Sylvia are currently finishing up their debut album release on 19 Recordings/Interscope Records due out in 2010. Ashley, Austin, and Adam Clark (formerly known as The Clark Brothers who won FOX's Next Great American Band) are longtime friends of Underwood, and the band is currently featured on her new album in a powerful collaboration called What Can I Say.

Tour dates are:
March 11 Reading, PA Sovereign Center
March 12 Albany, NY Times Union Center
March 13 Providence, RI Dunkin Donuts Center
March 15 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center
March 16 Bridgeport, CT Arena at HarborYard
March 19 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
March 20 Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods
March 21 Worcester, MA DCU Center
March 23 Hamilton, Ontario Copps Coliseum
March 24 Kanata, Ontario Scotiabank Place
March 26 Trenton, NJ Sun National Bank Center
March 27 Amherst, MA Mullins Center
March 29 Wilkes Barre, PA Wachovia Arena
March 31 Rochester, NY BlueCross Arena
April 1 Pittsburgh, PA Petersen Civic Center
April 3 Pikeville, KY Eastern Kentucky Expo Center
April 6 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
April 7 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
April 9 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse
April 10 Rockford, IL Rockford MetroCentre
April 12 Ft Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial
April 13 Saginaw, MI Dow Events Center
April 14 Lansing, MI Breslin Student Events Center
April 23 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
April 24 Toledo, OH Lucas County Arena
April 25 Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena
April 27 Richmond, VA Richmond Coliseum
April 28 Charleston, WV Charleston Civic Center
April 30 Fayetteville, NC Crown Coliseum
May 1 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena
May 2 Augusta, GA James Brown Arena
May 4 Tallahassee, FL Tallahassee County Civic Center
May 5 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Civic Center
May 7 New Orleans, LA Lakefront Arena
May 8 Lafayette, LA Cajundome
May 10 Beaumont, TX Ford Park Events Center
May 12 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
May 13 Corpus Christi, TX American Bank Center
May 15 Tucson, AZ Tucson Arena
May 18 Fresno, CA SaveMart Center
May 20 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena
May 21 Reno, NV Reno Events Center
May 22 Las Vegas, NV Orleans Arena
May 29 Everett, WA Comcast Arena at Everett Events Center
May 30 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena

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