Carrie Underwood to play club show in Boston
Carrie Underwood will hit Boston next month for a rare and intimate club show. The country superstar, who will tour arenas in the fall, will perform at Royale in the Theatre District on Tuesday, July 31 as part of the “CMA Songwriters Series”. The show will feature Underwood alongside songwriters Brett James, Luke Laird and Hillary Lindsey who have penned some of her biggest hits. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Bob DiPiero will host the concert.
Tickets for the 21+ show, which range in price from $25 to $50, will go on sale Friday at noon through Ticketmaster. Fans can purchase up to four tickets, which are non-transferable and will only be available at the box office will call window on the day of the show. Purchasers must present a photo ID in order to receive their tickets and then must immediately enter the venue with their entire party. Tickets may not be picked up in advance.
Blown Away, Underwood’s fourth studio effort and follow-up to 2009′s Play On, debuted at #1 on Billboard 200 after its release in May. Produced by Mark Bright (Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire), the album has been powered by lead single “Good Girl”. Since her debut in 2005, Underwood has sold more than 14 million albums and amassed 15 #1 singles, seven of which she co-wrote.
Joining Underwood at Royale will be a collection of acclaimed songwriters she has worked with in the past. James helped pen the former American Idol winner’s hits “Jesus, Take the Wheel” and “Cowboy Casanova”, as well as Jason Aldean’s “The Truth” and Kenny Chesney’s “Out Last Night”. Laird co-wrote several of the Okalahoma native’s biggest hits including “So Small” and “Temporary Home”, along with Miranda Lambert’s “Baggage Claim” and Eric Church’s “Drink In My Hand”. Lindsey is another frequent collaborator of Underwood with “Just a Dream” and “Wasted among her credits, along with Lady Antebellum’s “American Honey” and Sara Evans’ “A Little Bit Stronger”. Veteran DiPiero is known as one of Nashville’s most consistent and prolific writers with a collection of hits including Montgomery Gentry’s “If You Ever Stop Loving Me” and Tim McGraw’s “Southern Voice”.
“I’m so excited to be a part of the CMA Songwriter Series with Hillary, Luke, Brett, and Bob!”, declared Underwood in a press release. “Not only are they some of the most respected songwriters in Nashville, but I’m very lucky to call them my friends. It’s going to be a great night!”
The show will mark Underwood’s first appearance in the CMA Songwriters Series, and just the series’ second stop in Boston. Last summer, Chesney headlined the series first stop in the hub with a performance at Royale.
“We first brought the CMA Songwriters Series to Boston last year and it was a huge success,” said CMA Chief Executive Officer Steve Moore in a press release. “We are so excited to have Carrie participating in this event. New England’s country music fans are in for an unforgettable night.”
As previously announced, Underwood will kick off a nationwide tour this September with several shows in New England. She’ll play shows in Massachusetts (at the DCU Center in Worcester on September 19), New Hampshire (at the Verizon Wireless Arena Manchester on September 14), Rhode Island (at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center on September 17) and Connecticut (at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport on September 15 and the XL Center in Hartford on November 10).