Carrie Underwood, kicked off her new arena trek, The Denim & Rhinestones Tour, Saturday night (October 15) with a sold-out show at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC.
Live Nation sent over these details: With dates in Fall 2022 and Spring 2023, promoted by AEG Presents, the tour will make stops in 43 U.S. cities including New York's Madison Square Garden, Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, and L.A.'s Crypto.com Arena before concluding in Seattle, WA on March 17. Underwood is joined on THE DENIM & RHINESTONES TOUR by special guest Jimmie Allen on all dates.
In addition to many of the popular hits spanning her stellar 17-year career, Underwood's nearly two-hour set featured songs from her new album, Denim & Rhinestones, which she co-produced with David Garcia, including lead single "Ghost Story" - where she traveled from the arena's main stage on a florally adorned swing reminiscent of the one featured in the song's cinematic music video - and "Hate My Heart," which Underwood recently announced as her next single.
She also performed other fan favorites including "She Don't Know" and "Crazy Angels," the latter of which again brought Underwood high above the crowds, delivering gravity-defying vocals while performing aerial acrobatics within a suspended sphere-shaped apparatus. The packed arena went wild when Underwood brought Allen onstage to join her for a duet - and a bit of dancing - on the album's title track, "Denim & Rhinestones."
Other highlights of the show showcased Underwood's renowned vocal range, creativity, dazzling wardrobe, and pure showmanship, as she seamlessly transitioned between cinematic storytelling, resolutely faithful performances, and high-powered rockstar delivery she is known for. Underwood was, quite literally, brought to new heights with impressive lifts and aerial stunts throughout the night, in addition to pyrotechnics that punctuated songs with flare and new live spins on her classic hits.
Her cover of Guns N' Roses' "Welcome to the Jungle" electrified the crowd, just months after she welcomed Axl Rose as a surprise guest during her headlining set at Stagecoach in May, followed by her surprise performance during the band's UK shows at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London in July.
Underwood was joined onstage by her 8-piece band. THE DENIM & RHINESTONES TOUR is directed by Barry Lather and Nick Whitehouse/Fireplay is the Production Designer.
$1 from each ticket sold for THE DENIM & RHINESTONES TOUR will be contributed to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation (t2t.org), which has been helping America's heroes since 9/11 by providing mortgage-free homes to Gold Star and fallen first responder families with young children and by building custom-designed smart homes for catastrophically injured veterans and first responders.
THE DENIM & RHINESTONES TOUR
DATE - CITY - VENUE
October 15, 2022 - Greenville, SC - Bon Secours Wellness Arena
October 17, 2022 - Indianapolis, IN - Gainbridge Fieldhouse
October 18, 2022 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
October 20, 2022 - Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena
October 22, 2022 - Rosemont, IL - Allstate Arena
October 23, 2022 - Milwaukee, WI - Fiserv Forum
October 25, 2022 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
October 27, 2022 - Grand Forks, ND - Alerus Center
October 31, 2022 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
November 2, 2022 - Austin, TX - Moody Center
November 3, 2022 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
November 5, 2022 - New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center
November 7, 2022 - St. Louis, MO - Enterprise Center
November 12, 2022 - Moline, IL - Vibrant Arena at The MARK
November 13, 2022 - Kansas City, MO - T-Mobile Center
November 15, 2022 - Denver, CO - Ball Arena
November 17, 2022 - Salt Lake City, UT - Vivint Arena
November 19, 2022 - San Francisco, CA - Chase Center
February 2, 2023 - Miami, FL - FTX Arena
February 4, 2023 - Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena
February 6, 2023 - Jacksonville, FL - Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena
February 7, 2023 - Atlanta, GA - State Farm Arena
February 8, 2023 - Charlotte, NC - Spectrum Center
February 10, 2023 - State College, PA - Bryce Jordan Center
February 11, 2023 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
February 14, 2023 - Charleston, WV - Charleston Coliseum
February 15, 2023 - Washington DC - Capital One Arena
February 17, 2023 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
February 18, 2023 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
February 21, 2023 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
February 22, 2023 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
February 24, 2023 - Charlottesville, VA - John Paul Jones Arena
February 25, 2023 - Pittsburgh, PA - PPG Paints Arena
February 26, 2023 - Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena
March 1, 2023 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
March 2, 2023 - Cincinnati, OH - Heritage Bank Center
March 4, 2023 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
March 8, 2023 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
March 11, 2023 - Glendale, AZ - Gila River Arena
March 13, 2023 - Los Angeles, CA - Crypto.com Arena
March 14, 2023 - Sacramento, CA - Golden 1 Center
March 16, 2023 - Portland, OR - MODA Center
March 17, 2023 - Seattle, WA - Climate Pledge Arena