Carrie Underwood excited for BOK Center show Wednesday
BY JENNIFER CHANCELLOR World Scene Writer
Thursday, November 15, 2012
11/15/12 at 4:50 AM
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Country music powerhouse Carrie Underwood's "Blown Away" tour rips through Tulsa's BOK Center on Wednesday, just in time for Thanksgiving.
The Checotah native is happy to come home, she said in a recent telephone interview.
"Coming back to Oklahoma for concerts is always exciting - I'm definitely looking forward to it."
But like any holiday get-together, she also gets the jitters.
"I've spent so much time around Tulsa my whole life, so when I'm in Tulsa, even though it's an hour away from my parents house and my hometown, and that's why all of this still feels like home," she said, then paused.
"I have to add, there still feels like there's a little added stress because we generally have so many family members and friends coming to those shows.
"I'm like 'Where are your tickets, where are your tickets?' 'When are you going to get here?' 'Yes, I want to say hi to you, don't leave without saying hi!' So, yeah, it can get a little hectic sometimes."
Look for things to get a little windblown on stage, she said.
The tornado scene from her latest video hit (and the title track from her latest album), "Blown Away," makes a real appearance in her stage show, she said.
"I don't want to give away all of our tricks, but we do have some pretty big things to re-create that environment onstage," she said. "Lots of tanks and fans and CO2 tanks to carry around with us, yeah, really. So we get that visual happening."
with opening act Hunter Hayes
When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
Where: BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave.
Tickets: $46, $56 and $66, available at tulsaworld.com/bok, the Arby's Box Office at the BOK Center and all Tickets.com outlets, or by calling 866-726-5287.
Original Print Headline: Carrie in concert
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Carrie Underwood performs at the 46th Annual Country Music Awards. The singer returns to her home state for a show Wednesday at the BOK Center. WADE PAYNE / Invision / Associated Press