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Storyteller Tour: Stories in the Round

The Storyteller Tour: Stories in the Round was the fifth headlining concert tour from American country music artist Carrie Underwood. The tour is in support of her fifth studio album Storyteller (2015) and began on January 30, 2016, in Jacksonville, Florida. It concluded on November 28, 2016, after 92 shows. For the shows in the United States, $1 from each ticket sold will be donated to Underwood's C.A.T S. Foundation. This was her first tour in three years.

Storyteller Tour: Stories in the Round
Tour by Carrie Underwood
CUnderwood 2016TourPoster.jpg
Promotional poster for the tour
LocationNorth America
Europe
Associated albumStoryteller
Start dateJanuary 30, 2016 (2016-01-30)
End dateNovember 28, 2016 (2016-11-28)
Legs4
No. of shows87 in North America
5 in Europe
92 Total
Box office$56,804,491
Carrie Underwood concert chronology

The tour sold over 1.2 million tickets during its run.[1] By June, 2016, Billboard had named the number-one country tour of the first half of the year.[2]

Due to the high demand of fans, on October 3, 2017, Carrie Underwood announced via Instagram that she would be releasing a concert film entitled The Storyteller Tour: Live from Madison Square Garden. It was made available digitally on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, and Qello Concerts on November 17.[3]

Contents

BackgroundEdit

News of the tour was first mentioned in a Rolling Stone interview in September 2015.[4] The tour was officially announced on October 27, 2015, via Underwood's Official Fan Club website. "Stories in the Round" comes from this being Underwood's first tour where the stage is 360 degrees and in the middle of the arena floor. Underwood shares her excitement for the tour stating;

I can't wait to play new music from Storyteller for the fans. I am so blessed to have this career and get to do the things I do, but there is nothing like that moment when I get to step onto the stage to sing and all the fans are singing along with me.[5]

The second leg was announced on March 31, 2016.[6]

Concert synopsisEdit

Moments before the show starts AC/DC's "Back in Black" is played. Then the lighting structure above the stage descends to the floor of center stage where Underwood and her band emerge. She starts off with "Renegade Runaway" a new track off Storyteller followed by "Last Name" that contains bits of her duet with Miranda Lambert, "Somethin' Bad". The setlist consists of new and past favorites, and covers. For the encore she closes with "Smoke Break" and "Something in the Water".[7]

Stage design and productionEdit

The 360 degree center stage of three circles is equipped with movable parts that allows Underwood and her band access to below the stage where they can change outfits or swap out instruments. The three tier lighting structure displays lyrics and colors and moves, rotates, and twists. In addition there are sparkles, fireworks, lasers, smoke and explosions, and a big light show. Underwood's goal was to harmonica for "Choctaw County Affair", which she reached. Drums were added during "Church Bells" in the fall leg.[7]

Opening actsEdit

SetlistEdit

[7][8]

Act 1
  1. "Renegade Runaway"
  2. "Last Name"/"Somethin' Bad"
  3. "Undo It"
  4. "Good Girl"
  5. "Church Bells"
Act 2
  1. "Cowboy Casanova"
  2. "Heartbeat"
  3. "Jesus, Take The Wheel"
  4. "Wasted"
Act 3
  1. "Blown Away"
  2. "Two Black Cadillacs"
  3. "Dirty Laundry"
  4. "Choctaw County Affair"
Act 4
  1. "I Will Always Love You" (Dolly Parton cover)
  2. "What I Never Knew I Always Wanted"
  3. First and Second Leg-"Fishin' in the Dark" (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band cover w/ Easton Corbin and The Swon Brothers) Third Leg- "Mountain Music" (Alabama cover w/ Easton Corbin and The Swon Brothers)
  4. "Clock Don't Stop"
  5. "All-American Girl"
  6. "Little Toy Guns"
  7. "Before He Cheats"
Encore
  1. "Smoke Break"
  2. "Something in the Water"

Tour datesEdit

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, opening acts, tickets sold, amount of available tickets and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Opening acts Attendance Revenue
North America Leg 1[9]
January 30, 2016 Jacksonville United States Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena Easton Corbin
The Swon Brothers
Kelsea Ballerini
13,581 / 13,581 $865,536
February 1, 2016 Duluth Infinite Energy Arena 11,574 / 11,574 $776,244
February 3, 2016 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum 10,760 / 10,760 $727,460
February 5, 2016 Louisville KFC Yum! Center 13,613 / 13,613 $897,128
February 17, 2016 Pittsburgh Consol Energy Center 11,768 / 11,768 $797,198
February 20, 2016 Hampton Hampton Coliseum 10,277 / 10,277 $680,672
February 22, 2016 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center 12,562 / 12,562 $867,962
February 23, 2016 Boston TD Garden 16,786 / 16,786 $1,076,169
February 25, 2016 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center 13,124 / 13,124 $899,315
Europe[10]
March 4, 2016[A] Stockholm Sweden Hovet Lauren Alaina
Jill Johnson
Pauper Kings
N/A N/A
March 5, 2016[A] Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum N/A N/A
March 11, 2016[A] Glasgow Scotland Clyde Auditorium Little Big Town
Sam Hunt
Maddie & Tae
N/A N/A
March 12, 2016[A] London England The O2 Arena N/A N/A
March 13, 2016[A] Dublin Ireland 3Arena N/A N/A
North America Leg 2[9]
March 17, 2016 Youngstown United States Covelli Centre Easton Corbin
The Swon Brothers
Kelsea Ballerini
6,645 / 6,645 $492,360
March 19, 2016 Allentown PPL Center 9,012 / 9,012 $629,892
March 22, 2016 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills 13,771 / 13,771 $892,996
March 24, 2016 St. Louis Chaifetz Arena 9,626 / 9,626 $666,656
March 26, 2016 Lincoln Pinnacle Bank Arena 14,964 / 14,964 $904,074
March 29, 2016 Colorado Springs Broadmoor World Arena 7,935 / 7,935 $542,490
March 30, 2016 Denver Pepsi Center 12,830 / 12,830 $841,100
April 1, 2016[B] Las Vegas Las Vegas Festival Grounds Kelsea Ballerini N/A N/A
April 5, 2016 Fresno Save Mart Center Easton Corbin
The Swon Brothers
Kelsea Ballerini
9,534 / 9,534 $676,344
April 8, 2016 Reno Reno Events Center 6,234 / 6,234 $475,939
April 10, 2016 Oakland Oracle Arena 9,775 / 10,375 $715,339
April 12, 2016 Stockton Stockton Arena 8,145 / 9,109 $552,900
April 14, 2016 Phoenix Talking Stick Resort Arena 12,815 / 12,815 $829,160
April 16, 2016 Las Cruces Pan American Center 10,582 / 10,582 $687,352
April 18, 2016 San Antonio AT&T Center 9,918 / 10,666 $690,558
April 22, 2016 Bossier City CenturyLink Center 10,883 / 10,883 $737,228
April 24, 2016 Lafayette Cajundome 9,474 / 10,089 $615,582
April 25, 2016[C] Houston Toyota Center 9,684 / 10,624 $677,934
April 27, 2016 Tulsa BOK Center 14,627 / 14,627 $915,842
April 28, 2016 North Little Rock Verizon Arena 9,171 / 9,171 $635,166
April 30, 2016[D] Indio Empire Polo Club Lee Ann Womack
Chris Stapleton
The Band Perry
N/A N/A
May 3, 2016 Madison Kohl Center Easton Corbin
The Swon Brothers
Kelsea Ballerini
11,886 / 11,886 $773,376
May 5, 2016 Green Bay Resch Center 9,358 / 9,358 $651,358
May 7, 2016 Grand Forks Ralph Engelstad Arena 11,205 / 11,205 $721,680
May 10, 2016 Casper Casper Events Center 6,395 / 7,507 $435,500
May 12, 2016 Billings Rimrock Auto Arena 8,771 / 9,855 $612,026
May 15, 2016 Kansas City Sprint Center 12,131 / 12,131 $815,966
May 17, 2016 Rosemont Allstate Arena 15,761 / 15,761 $1,028,181
May 18, 2016 Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena 12,270 / 12,270 $815,190
May 24, 2016 Buffalo First Niagara Center 14,355 / 14,355 $907,410
May 27, 2016 Ottawa Canada Canadian Tire Centre 10,467 / 10,467 $713,228
May 28, 2016 Toronto Air Canada Centre 17,499 / 17,499 $1,121,200
May 30, 2016 London Budweiser Gardens 9,628 / 9,628 $632,121
June 10, 2016[E] Nashville United States Nissan Stadium

[[Kelsea Ballerini

N/A N/A
June 18, 2016[F] Cadott Chippewa Valley Festival Grounds
July 22, 2016[G] Monticello Great Jones County Fairgrounds
July 29, 2016[H] Sweet Home Oregon Jamboree
July 30, 2016[I] Duncan Canada Cowichan Valley
July 31, 2016[J] Camrose Camrose Camping Grounds
North America Leg 3[11][12]
August 31, 2016 Anchorage United States Alaska Airlines Center Easton Corbin
The Swon Brothers
Kelsea Ballerini
4,304 / 4,304 $504,280
September 4, 2016 Spokane Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena 11,389 / 11,389 $727,474
September 6, 2016 Boise Taco Bell Arena 8,276 / 9,476 $547,292
September 8, 2016 Seattle KeyArena 9,905 / 10,448 $681,068
September 10, 2016 San Jose SAP Center 8,335 / 8,819 $606,713
September 13, 2016 Bakersfield Rabobank Arena 7,910 / 8,652 $548,570
September 14, 2016 Los Angeles Staples Center 13,274 / 13,274 $921,093
September 16, 2016 San Diego Valley View Casino Center 7,216 / 8,140 $517,752
September 20, 2016 Dallas American Airlines Center 13,271 / 13,271 $888,335
September 22, 2016 Nashville Bridgestone Arena 14,005 / 14,005 $932,078
September 24, 2016 Columbia Colonial Life Arena 11,350 / 11,350 $750,190
September 26, 2016 Roanoke Berglund Center 5,350 / 6,034 $372,960
September 28, 2016 Providence Dunkin' Donuts Center 7,805 / 8,988 $574,178
September 29, 2016 Manchester SNHU Arena 8,843 / 9,727 $615,059
October 1, 2016 Hershey Giant Center 10,560 / 10,560 $716,610
October 4, 2016 Indianapolis Bankers Life Fieldhouse N/A N/A
October 5, 2016 Milwaukee BMO Harris Bradley Center N/A N/A
October 7, 2016 Des Moines Wells Fargo Arena 12,451 / 12,451 $845,735
October 8, 2016 Sioux Falls Denny Sanford Premier Center 11,472 / 11,472 $796,824
October 11, 2016 Saskatoon Canada SaskTel Centre N/A N/A
October 13, 2016 Edmonton Rogers Place N/A N/A
October 15, 2016 Winnipeg MTS Centre N/A N/A
October 17, 2016 Saint Paul United States Xcel Energy Center 14,714 / 14,714 $961,143
October 20, 2016 Cincinnati U.S. Bank Arena N/A N/A
October 22, 2016 Charlottesville John Paul Jones Arena N/A N/A
October 23, 2016 Charlotte Spectrum Center N/A N/A
October 25, 2016 New York City Madison Square Garden 17,815 / 17,815 $1,362,263
October 27, 2016 Albany Times Union Center N/A N/A
October 28, 2016 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena N/A N/A
November 6, 2016 Hamilton Canada FirstOntario Centre 9,077 / 10,317 $662,273
November 9, 2016 Rockford United States BMO Harris Bank Center 6,600 / 6,866 $492,870
November 11, 2016 Evansville Ford Center 9,886 / 9,886 $696,117
November 13, 2016 Memphis FedExForum 9,321 / 10,201 $643,656
November 14, 2016 Birmingham Legacy Arena 11,475 / 11,475 $749,490
November 16, 2016 Tampa Amalie Arena 13,271 / 13,271 $891,365
November 17, 2016 Sunrise BB&T Center 10,340 / 10,340 $738,990
November 22, 2016 Wichita Intrust Bank Arena 10,000 / 10,747 $711,720
November 23, 2016 Oklahoma City Chesapeake Energy Arena 11,306 / 11,912 $798,117
November 26, 2016 Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena 9,794 / 10,633 $699,513
November 28, 2016 West Valley City Maverik Center 10,738 / 10,738 $761,211
Total $56,804,491
List of festivals and other miscellaneous performances, rescheduling
A These concerts were a part of C2C: Country to Country.[13]
B This concert is a part of the ACM Party for a Cause Festival.[14]
C The Houston concert was supposed to take place on April 19, but was rescheduled to April 25 due to severe weather.[15]
D This concert is a part of the Stagecoach Festival.[16]
E This concert is a part of the CMA Music Festival.[17]
F This concert is a part of the Country Fest 30th Anniversary.[18]
G This concert is a part of the Great Jones Country Fair.[19]
H This concert is a part of the Oregon Jamboree.[20]
I This concert is a part of the Sunfest Country Music Festival.[21]
J This concert is a part of the Big Valley Jamboree.[22]

ReceptionEdit

Scott Mervis of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says, "As she's not much of a talker, this was not a "Storyteller" tour in the sense of narrating the show with stories. She let the music and character-driven lyrics do most of the talking, at max volume."[23] Tampa Bay Times's Jay Cridlin said that Underwood packed "nearly two dozen hits into an overpowering set that felt a whole more like arena rock than a country bar." Also, "Underwood alone remains the one with the voice and ambition to go full pop star, unleashing the full force of her roaring band and singing like a woman ready to take the wheel back from Jesus."[24]

ReferencesEdit

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  18. ^ "Buy Country Fest Tickets – Country Fest I Cadott WI Country Music Festival".
  19. ^ "The 2016 Great Jones County Fair presented by Wellmark".
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