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Country star Carrie Underwood brings 360-degree Cry Pretty Tour to Giant Center in Hershey on June 13, 2019

Country star Carrie Underwood brings 360-degree Cry Pretty Tour to Giant Center in Hershey on June 13, 2019
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From a press release:

Announcing it almost a year in advance, seven-time Grammy Award winner and Pollstar’s three-time top female country touring artist Carrie Underwood will launch a new arena tour, The Cry Pretty Tour 360, in the spring of 2019 with special guests Maddie & Tae and Runaway June.

Underwood made the announcement this morning in a personal video to her fans, seen below. The tour comes to the Giant Center in Hershey on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Tickets, which start at $46, plus fees, go on sale next Friday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Giant Center box office (550 Hersheypark Dr., Hershey), online at and, and by phone at 717-534-3911 or 800-745-3000.

Carrie Underwood will release her eagerly-anticipated new album, “Cry Pretty,” on Sept. 14. This will be her first studio album on Capitol Records Nashville and marks the first time she has co-produced her own album. The lead single and title track, “Cry Pretty,” debuted as the No. 1 song in the United States in all genres. The song also topped download charts in 38 countries around the world and amassed over 3.5 billion social impressions across 66 countries during its week of launch in April, which was culminated with a show-stopping performance on the 2018 ACM Awards telecast. Underwood co-wrote the powerful single with Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, and Liz Rose (a.k.a. The Love Junkies) and co-produced “Cry Pretty” with fellow writer/producer David Garcia.

Following her successful The Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round, the new production will feature a brand new stage in the middle of the arena floor, creating a unique 360-degree setting to allow fans on all sides of the arena an intimate view of the concert. Barry Lather (Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson) is the tour’s creative director, and Nick Whitehouse/Fireplay (Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé) is the production designer.

“I love performing in the round,” says Underwood. “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. It’s been exciting to introduce audiences to ‘Cry Pretty,’ and I can’t wait to bring the new album to life on this tour, along with all of the songs we love to play live. I’m thrilled to be going out with an amazing lineup – Maddie & Tae and Runaway June are incredible artists that are going to bring even more electricity to our shows.”

Underwood has arranged for a donation of $1 from each ticket sold for The Cry Pretty Tour 360 to be contributed to Danita’s Children, which provides a safe haven for abandoned and vulnerable children in Haiti while encouraging families to stay together through their education and malnutrition programs.

The 35-year-old crossover country star emerged from the promise of her 2005 “American Idol” win to become a true multi-format, multimedia superstar, spanning achievements in music, television, and film. A seven-time Grammy Award winner, she has amassed over 100 major honors, sold 64 million records worldwide, and recorded 26 No. 1 singles, 13 of which she co-wrote, with a catalog of songs that have been streamed more than 2.6 billion times worldwide.

The first female artist to be twice named the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year, Underwood was recognized by Pollstar as the top female country touring artist for each of her headlining tours in 2008, 2010, 2012, and for 2016’s The Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round. She also topped Billboard’s Top 25 Tours of 2016 as the leading female country artist and was the leading female artist on Country Aircheck’s top country radio performers list for her success in both 2015 and 2016.

All five studio albums – “Some Hearts,” “Carnival Ride,” “Play On,” “Blown Away,” and “Storyteller” – are certified platinum or multi-platinum, and each an American Music Award winner as Favorite Country Album and tallied an incredible 40 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. The RIAA’s highest certified country album artist to debut this century, Underwood also holds the distinction of the highest album certification of any country artist to emerge since 2000 with the 8x multi-platinum success of her 2005 debut, “Some Hearts.” She is the all-time Top Country Artist (male or female) on RIAA’s Digital Single Ranking, also placing her among the Top 5 females in the history of RIAA’s Digital Single Program across all genres.

In December of 2014, she released her platinum-certified “Greatest Hits: Decade No. 1,” which produced two new No. 1 hits co-written by Underwood, including the RIAA-platinum, Grammy-winning “Something in the Water.” The Grand Ole Opry member demonstrated her creative diversity in 2013, starring as Maria von Trapp in NBC’s three-hour holiday blockbuster, the Emmy-winning “The Sound of Music Live!,” whose airings attracted 44 million viewers. The reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Underwood claimed her fourth win in the category amid the ongoing success of her chart-topping platinum fifth studio album, “Storyteller,” which produced four No. 1 hits.

In 2017, Underwood returned for the fifth season as the voice of primetime television’s No. 1 program, “Sunday Night Football,” and in November, she co-hosted the CMA Awards for the 10th consecutive year.

The wristband policy will be in effect for this event. Fans are permitted on the Hersheypark Entertainment Complex property beginning at 7 a.m. on Aug. 17. Two hours prior to the on-sale, fans will be directed in front of Giant Center box office, where they will be issued a numbered wristband. Wristbands are available for one hour and, at the conclusion of that hour, a selected fan will randomly choose a wristband that will determine the line order.