Carrie Underwood, who told a sold-out crowd at the Rabobank Arena in 2010 that her mother was born in Bakersfield, will return to town in October, she announced Tuesday morning. Tickets will go on sale May 12, and will range from $39.50 to $59.50, plus fees.
Tickets will be available at the Rabobank Arena and via Ticketmaster. Underwood said she will donate $1 from each ticket sold to the Red Cross disaster relief fund.
According to her website, 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, and she wrapped both years as the top-ranked female country touring artist.
"Since releasing Some Hearts in 2005," her website said, "Underwood has sold more than 14 million albums with Some Hearts, 2007's Carnival Ride, and 2009's Play On.
"She's amassed 14 No. 1 singles, six of which she co-wrote, and became the first country artist in history and the only American Idol winner ever to achieve 10 No. 1 singles from their first two albums.
"Underwood currently leads the nominations for the upcoming CMT Music Awards with five. She is a five-time Grammy winner, a two-time Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, a three-time Country Music Association and ACM Female Vocalist winner, and a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry."