Carrie Underwood Closes Denim & Rhinestone Tour in Seattle
Carrie Underwood, wrapped her 43-city arena tour, THE DENIM & RHINESTONES TOUR, on Friday night with a sold-out show at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena.
“The Oklahoma singer prowled across the diamond-shaped stage like an apex predator, soared high over the crowd twice and even bashed a ferocious drum solo,” wrote the Seattle TImes. “Throughout it all, she treated the raucous mix of young and older fans on hand to 24 of her biggest hits and brought her ‘Denim & Rhinestones” tour to a triumphant close.”
The tour began with a sold-out performance in Greenville, SC on October 15th, 2022. The first leg continued through November and resumed in Miami in February 2023 with stops at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, and L.A.’s Crypto.com Arena before concluding in Seattle, WA on Friday (March 17th). Carrie was joined on THE DENIM & RHINESTONES TOUR by special guest Jimmie Allen on all dates.
$1 from each ticket sold for THE DENIM & RHINESTONES TOUR was contributed to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation (t2t.org), which has been helping America’s heroes since 9/11 by providing mortgage-free homes to Gold Star and fallen first responder families with young children and by building custom-designed smart homes for catastrophically injured veterans and first responders.
Highlights from the tour included
- At the top of her sold-out “hometown” show in Nashville, Carrie thrilled the SRO crowd when country singer Jason Aldean joined Carrie onstage to perform their multi-week #1 hit single, “If I Didn’t Love You,” usually performed by a virtual version of her duet partner in the tour’s set list.
- Later in the Bridgestone show, the audience went wild when Carrie’s longtime friend and 11-time CMA Awards co-host Brad Paisley appeared next to her onstage. The twosome performed a comedic parody number celebrating the unexpected reunion of “Paisleywood.” Brad and Carrie also their hit duet, “Remind Me.”
- One of the nightly highlights of Carrie’s nearly two-hour set was when Jimmie Allen returned to the stage each night to join her for a rousing,rendition of the title track from her Denim & Rhinestones album, complete with a high-energy dance break.
- During her L.A. show at Crypto.com Arena, Carrie brought the house down with a surprise appearance by Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose, who joined her for a performance of the band’s iconic “Welcome to the Jungle,” which she usually performs on her own as her first encore. The pair first performed together last year in a surprise appearance during Carrie’s headlining Stagecoach set and she would later join the band for two 2022 performances at UK’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
“Words can’t describe how thankful I am to this band and crew”
Carrie posted a heartfelt message on Instagram alongside photos, “Celebrating after our last show Friday night in Seattle – love these guys!” Tour opener Jimmie Allen wrote in comments, “…Nights I’ll remember for the rest of my life. Thank you for giving me and my guys the chance to play in front of your amazing supporters.”
In another Instagram post Carrie wrote, “Words can’t describe how thankful I am to this band and crew who helped put on this show night after night ? Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen and to all the venue staff who made us feel at home every night. @jimmieallen, thank you for putting on such a GREAT show – it was so fun to listen to you every night!! ? This was a tour I’ll never forget!”
Following the conclusion of THE DENIM & RHINESTONES TOUR, Underwood resumes her ongoing REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency, returning to the Resorts World Theatre in June.