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Thread: OCRegister: Carrie Underwood Belts Out the Hits in Ontario (*Great review)*

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    OCRegister: Carrie Underwood Belts Out the Hits in Ontario (*Great review)*

    Carrie Underwood belts out her hits in Ontario: Soundcheck Blog: Orange County Register


    Carrie Underwood belts out her hits in Ontario

    March 04th, 2013, 11:13 am

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    posted by GEORGE A. PAUL, FOR THE REGISTER

    In top form, the singer returned to Southern California for another sold-out spectacle.







    The 'American Idol' champ greets fans in the Inland Empire. Photo: Drew A. Kelley, for the Register
    Set List: Carrie Underwood at Citizens Business Bank Arena
    Main set: Good Girl / Undo It / Wasted / I Told You So / Two Black Cadillacs / Last Name / Temporary Home / Jesus Take the Wheel > How Great Thou Art / Cowboy Casanova / Get Out of This Town / Nobody Ever Told You / All-American Girl / One Way Ticket / Leave Love Alone / Flat on the Floor / See You Again / Cupid's Got a Shotgun / Before He Cheats
    Encore: I Know You Won't / Blown Away
    Hunter Hayes: Light Me Up / Love Makes Me / Somebody's Heartbreak / Everybody's Got Somebody but Me / Where We Left Off / Wanted / More Than I Should / Storm Warning



    Halfway through a sold-out show at Citizens Business Bank Arena, Carrie Underwood soared above the crowd for a multisong segment. That high-flying stage served as an apt metaphor for her upward career trajectory since winning "American Idol" in 2005.
    The most successful singer to emerge from that show, Underwood has won loads of music awards (last month's Grammys added another to the total), notched more than a dozen Top 10 country singles as well as pop and adult contemporary chart crossovers, and she has seen all four of her studio albums reach platinum-plus status. She's even ventured into film and television acting.
    Her ongoing tour supporting last May's Blown Away ranks among 2012's top-grossing treks. But beyond all that is a memorable voice that can wail with the best of 'em – and that was in fine form Sunday night in Ontario, where Underwood was the first CBBA music performer when the venue opened in 2008.
    As screens projected images of a tornado while a large windmill spun onstage, her eight-piece band provided an ominous sonic introduction. Then Underwood emerged from the doors of a "cellar" to launch the 95-minute set with the energetic stomper "Good Girl."
    The Oklahoma native (who turns 30 on Sunday) looked resplendent as ever; her initial outfit included a metallic studded bracelet and lacy pumps. Her selections mirrored the rundown at Staples Center in October, albeit with a few tweaks. A good chunk of Blown Away was played live, with 2007's Carnival Ride comprising much of the remainder.
    During a rare song introduction, Underwood briefly recalled wearing out "my sister's cassette tape of this man's song" as a kid before delivering a subtle take on Randy Travis' "I Told You So." An early highlight, it was leavened by weepy pedal-steel accents and light brushstroke drum work.
    Fans cheered wildly at the opening dramatic strains of her latest single, "Two Black Cadillacs," and the star's hair was strategically blown back as she reached an impressively sustained note. Soon after, she half-chuckled to herself (as if thinking: "OK, here we go") before attempting another belted bit amid a snatch of the gospel classic "How Great Thou Art," which she appended to "Jesus Take the Wheel."
    Three musicians and Underwood – now casually dressed in cutoff shorts, a John Fogerty concert T-shirt and fringe vest – were hoisted across the arena for the floating-stage section of the show. Equally laid-back were the choices here, notably standouts "All-American Girl" (boasting soulful vocal flourishes) and a whistling, reggae take on "One Way Ticket," something that would fit right in at a Kenny Chesney gig. (Underwood tossed out Hawaiian leis while jumbo beach balls bounced atop folks in floor seats.)
    Toward night's end, the fiddle-laden "Flat on the Floor" proved a great showcase for her sassy singing, and the frenzied "Cupid's Got a Shotgun" was a fun country hoedown. Come encore time, the sad ballad "I Know You Won't" found Underwood emoting while sitting on a bed. Finally, her current title track was a full-fledged finale complete with confetti and fan-triggered LED bracelets ( la Coldplay's last tour) that had been distributed upon entrance.

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    They should do those LED bracelets for the rest of the tour that's a cool idea.

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    agree. The LED bracelets were so cool!
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    ^^ yeah love those. awesome picture and good review!

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    Thanks Tee, great review!!

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    Great review of a really important night in Carrie's career!

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    Quote Originally Posted by teesharky View Post
    Carrie Underwood belts out her hits in Ontario: Soundcheck Blog: Orange County Register


    Carrie Underwood belts out her hits in Ontario

    March 04th, 2013, 11:13 am

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    posted by GEORGE A. PAUL, FOR THE REGISTER

    In top form, the singer returned to Southern California for another sold-out spectacle.







    The 'American Idol' champ greets fans in the Inland Empire. Photo: Drew A. Kelley, for the Register
    Set List: Carrie Underwood at Citizens Business Bank Arena
    Main set: Good Girl / Undo It / Wasted / I Told You So / Two Black Cadillacs / Last Name / Temporary Home / Jesus Take the Wheel > How Great Thou Art / Cowboy Casanova / Get Out of This Town / Nobody Ever Told You / All-American Girl / One Way Ticket / Leave Love Alone / Flat on the Floor / See You Again / Cupid's Got a Shotgun / Before He Cheats
    Encore: I Know You Won't / Blown Away
    Hunter Hayes: Light Me Up / Love Makes Me / Somebody's Heartbreak / Everybody's Got Somebody but Me / Where We Left Off / Wanted / More Than I Should / Storm Warning



    Halfway through a sold-out show at Citizens Business Bank Arena, Carrie Underwood soared above the crowd for a multisong segment. That high-flying stage served as an apt metaphor for her upward career trajectory since winning "American Idol" in 2005.
    The most successful singer to emerge from that show, Underwood has won loads of music awards (last month's Grammys added another to the total), notched more than a dozen Top 10 country singles as well as pop and adult contemporary chart crossovers, and she has seen all four of her studio albums reach platinum-plus status. She's even ventured into film and television acting.
    Her ongoing tour supporting last May's Blown Away ranks among 2012's top-grossing treks. But beyond all that is a memorable voice that can wail with the best of 'em – and that was in fine form Sunday night in Ontario, where Underwood was the first CBBA music performer when the venue opened in 2008.
    As screens projected images of a tornado while a large windmill spun onstage, her eight-piece band provided an ominous sonic introduction. Then Underwood emerged from the doors of a "cellar" to launch the 95-minute set with the energetic stomper "Good Girl."
    The Oklahoma native (who turns 30 on Sunday) looked resplendent as ever; her initial outfit included a metallic studded bracelet and lacy pumps. Her selections mirrored the rundown at Staples Center in October, albeit with a few tweaks. A good chunk of Blown Away was played live, with 2007's Carnival Ride comprising much of the remainder.
    During a rare song introduction, Underwood briefly recalled wearing out "my sister's cassette tape of this man's song" as a kid before delivering a subtle take on Randy Travis' "I Told You So." An early highlight, it was leavened by weepy pedal-steel accents and light brushstroke drum work.
    Fans cheered wildly at the opening dramatic strains of her latest single, "Two Black Cadillacs," and the star's hair was strategically blown back as she reached an impressively sustained note. Soon after, she half-chuckled to herself (as if thinking: "OK, here we go") before attempting another belted bit amid a snatch of the gospel classic "How Great Thou Art," which she appended to "Jesus Take the Wheel."
    Three musicians and Underwood – now casually dressed in cutoff shorts, a John Fogerty concert T-shirt and fringe vest – were hoisted across the arena for the floating-stage section of the show. Equally laid-back were the choices here, notably standouts "All-American Girl" (boasting soulful vocal flourishes) and a whistling, reggae take on "One Way Ticket," something that would fit right in at a Kenny Chesney gig. (Underwood tossed out Hawaiian leis while jumbo beach balls bounced atop folks in floor seats.)
    Toward night's end, the fiddle-laden "Flat on the Floor" proved a great showcase for her sassy singing, and the frenzied "Cupid's Got a Shotgun" was a fun country hoedown. Come encore time, the sad ballad "I Know You Won't" found Underwood emoting while sitting on a bed. Finally, her current title track was a full-fledged finale complete with confetti and fan-triggered LED bracelets ( la Coldplay's last tour) that had been distributed upon entrance.

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    FANTASTIC review! Carrie Underwood is "ONE" of "THE BEST OF THE BEST" in the music industry. Carrie is a GREAT ROLE MODEL and a FUTURE ICON!
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    They had LED bracelets on the PO tour but they weren't as cool as the ones we saw last night.


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