DETROIT (CBS Detroit) Superstar Carrie Underwood announced Friday that she’ll promote her new album “Blown Away,” with a major North American arena tour — including stops in Michigan.

“The Blown Away Tour” will stop not once — but twice — in the Mitten State, with appearances Nov. 15, 2012 at Van Andel Arena in  Grand Rapids and Nov. 25, 2012, at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Special guest Hunter Hayes will open the shows. Tickets will be available for “The Blown Away Tour” beginning Friday, May 11. Get sales information at

“I can’t wait to get back out on the road and perform new music from my new album for my fans,” Underwood said in a press release.  “We have a lot of exciting things planned!”

Underwood told USA Today she decided to start her tour in the fall so she could spend the summer with her husband, Nashville Predators player Mike Fisher.

The crossover star will donate $1 from each ticket sold on the North American leg of “The Blown Away Tour” to support Red Cross disaster relief, to help the Red Cross provide shelter, food, and emotional support for those in need after a disaster.

Want tickets? Better grab them fast. Underwood’s two previous headline tours, 2008’s “Carnival Ride Tour” and 2010’s “Play On Tour,” performed for a combined total of nearly 250 shows with 2.2 million fans in attendance.

Since releasing “Some Hearts” in 2005, Underwood has sold more than 14 million albums with “Some Hearts,” 2007’s “Carnival Ride,” and 2009’s “Play On.”

Opening act Hunter Hayes, a writer, musician, producer, and performer, is the only country artist to play every instrument, write/co-write every song, and co-produce his critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. His current Top 40 hit “Wanted” is quickly climbing the radio charts and holds the unprecedented No. 1 slot for three weeks in a row on GAC’s Top 20 Countdown.


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