Fans need not fret, for though the reigning Queen of Country is on the last throws of the North American Tour in 2012, the Blown Away Tour will continue in 2013. Technically counted as the second North American leg, it begins on February 13 in Colorado Springs at the Colorado Springs World Arena. This is the first 41 concerts scheduled in the United States and Canada.
Carrie Underwood had donated a dollar from each concert ticket purchased to the Red Cross during this first leg. With the damage done to the East Coast, it would not be a surprise to find out she plans to continue to donate on this second leg, even though the tour is called Blown Away. One could hardly blame Underwood for the album and tour title, and the Red Cross would welcome donations from any source at this point.
The album for which the tour is named has been a breakthrough for the artist. Underwood has had number one albums on the Billboard 200, but Carnival Ride and Play On could not muster more than one week atop the general albums sales chart. Blown Away has done as much and is on pace to at least match the sales of Carnival Ride, which reached triple-platinum status.
The album has also been the first to take the country star outside of North America. Thus, the Blown Away Tour has become Underwood’s first truly international tour, even if the nature of her travel across both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans has been for a combined six shows. Carrie arrived in Europe to plan London last June and she ventured to Australia for a series of five shows immediately after. This is a major tour and more international performances may be announced soon, which would take her over the century mark.