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Carrie Underwood to tour Australia

Carrie Underwood will tour Australia for the first time in June.
Carrie Underwood will tour Australia for the first time in June.

AMERICAN country music darling Carrie Underwood will tour Australia for the first time in June.

The five-time Grammy Award winner announced the special four-date Australian leg of her world tour today.

Underwood said she was excited to finally play live shows in Australia after visiting for a promotional tour last year.

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"I talked to a lot of great people and had a lot of fun there," she said.

"It's really nice to be able to go back and play shows.

"'I've worked really hard here in the US and North American for the past seven years, and it seems only natural that I should branch out finally and take country music, and my country music, to a different place."

The tour starts at Melbourne's Palais Theatre on June 26 and plays TRECC in Tamworth and the Brisbane Convention Centre before finishing at the Sydney Opera House on July 2.

"Last time we came to visit we were in Sydney and Melbourne and Brisbane, so those three obviously were easy choices to say 'yeah we need to go play shows there'," Underwood said.

"Tamworth is a place I haven't ever been before. We know it's the country music capital so it seems natural and we know Keith Urban played a show there recently and got a really great response."

Promoter Michael Chugg expects the tour to sell out quickly.

"Tickets to Carrie's Royal Albert Hall concert (in London) sold out in 90 minutes," Chugg said.

"We're expecting Australian fans will be equally as quick."

Tickets go on sale Monday, May 14, at 9am through Ticketek for the Brisbane show, the Sydney Opera House, Visit Tamworth and Ticket Master for the Melbourne show.

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