American Idol winner turned country superstar Carrie Underwood released her new album, Storyteller last Friday, and now she has just announced the “Storyteller” tour to go along with her fifth album. Launching in January in Jacksonville, FL, the “Storyteller” tour is scheduled to make over 40 stops across North America with the last show scheduled to take place on May 30 in London, Ontario. That said, Underwood’s previous two tours, the “Play On Tour” and the “Blown Away Tour,” the latter of which played for over one million fans, each had over 100 shows, which suggests more dates are likely to be added this time around.
Undoubtedly the most talked-about thing this week was the presidential election in the United States, but other things happened, too. So let's get right to it.
Obama gets re-elected
For a politics geek like me, the worst part about Tuesday night is that it was too short. I eagerly anticipated following developments into the wee hours of the morning. But, alas, it was not to be. Things were decided rather quickly overall. Currently, the President is up 303 electoral votes to Mitt Romney's 206. The final count will come when the results from Florida are reported—probably this weekend. No matter how you feel about the outcome, I think people are glad it's over. Unless you're me, in which case it's never over.
Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood onsales next week
Two weeks ago, Taylor Swift announced 2013 tour dates for her new RED Tour on ABC's "20/20." A few days later Carrie Underwood revealed a new leg of her Blown Away Tour. That was then. Now we know that the first tour dates will go on sale next Friday.
Skyfall opens today
Almost 50 years to the day that the first James Bond film, the Sean Connery-starring Dr. No, was released to theaters, the latest Bond flick has opened in the United States. By all accounts, the new film is very good; it has received a 93% "fresh" rating on RottenTomatoes.com.
That does it for this week. Have a great weekend, everybody!