Country music star Carrie Underwood recently announced she will be performing in Phoenix next year as part of her Cry Pretty Tour 360 in support of her upcoming album “Cry Pretty” to be launched on Sept. 14 this year.
Underwood, a seven-time Grammy winner, plans to perform in 55 arenas across the United States and Canada as part of her tour. Her Phoenix appearance is scheduled for the Talking Stick Resort Arena on May 9, 2019.
The announcement of her new tour coincided with news that she is expecting her second child with husband Mike Fisher. Underwood and Fisher, a former professional hockey player, are already parents to their 3-year-old son Isaiah Michael.
“Mike and Isaiah and I are absolutely over the moon and excited to be adding another little fish to our pond,” Underwood said in a statement to fans.
“This has just been a dream come true with album and baby news and all that stuff. We’re just so excited and glad you guys can share this with us and be a part of it.”
Her new album will be Underwood’s first on Capitol Records Nashville, and mark the first time she will have co-produced her own album. It will be released ahead of her 11th appearance hosting the CMA Awards in November.
After taking a maternity break over the winter, she will kick off the Cry Pretty Tour 360 at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina on May 1 and wrap up at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on Oct. 31.
The tour will feature performing guests Maddie & Tae and Runaway June, along with a special stage placed in the middle of the arena floor.
The stage accounts for the “360” part of the tour and creates a unique 360-degree setting that allows a more intimate view of the concert according to a press release.
“I love performing in the round,” Underwood said.
“It’s so much fun for me and the band to play in every direction and creates a much more intimate and immersive experience for the audience, even in a larger arena setting.”
In addition to the exciting line-up of guest performers and the unique stage, Underwood has pledged a portion of the proceeds from each performance to Danita’s Children, a charity providing safe haven for abandoned and vulnerable children in Haiti.
“In the meantime, we’re lucky to be a part of organizations that help kids, because our focus right now in our lives is helping as many kids as possible,” Underwood said in an Aug. 2 interview for the magazine Redbook.
Tickets for the tour will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Arizona time on Aug. 17. VIP packages which include tickets, meet and greets and autographed memorabilia go on sale Monday, Aug. 13. For more information, visit www.carrieunderwoodofficial.com.