Exclusive Performance to Premiere in VR
WHAT: iHeartMedia presents “iHeartRadio LIVE with Carrie Underwood” in celebration of her new album Denim & Rhinestones. Fans with a Meta Quest 2 headset can view the performance in Meta Horizon Worlds and on iHeartRadio Facebook on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at 9 p.m. ET. The lead single from Denim & Rhinestones, “Ghost Story,” is currently in the Top 10 at country radio and has garnered over 133 million global streams. As part of a new partnership with iHeartRadio and Meta, this concert is the first of more shows to be announced this fall.
WHO: Carrie Underwood is a true multi-format, multi-media superstar, spanning achievements in music, television, film, and as a New York Times bestselling author and successful entrepreneur. She has sold more than 66 million records worldwide, recorded 28 #1 singles (14 of which she co-wrote), and has seven albums that are certified Platinum or Multi-Platinum by the RIAA, all while continuing to sell out arena tours across North America and the UK. All 10 of her albums (including nine studio albums and her 2014 Greatest Hits: Decade #1) – three of which she co-produced – have debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 chart for all genres, beginning with her first album, Some Hearts, which was released in 2005. She has won over 100 major awards including 8 GRAMMY® Awards, 16 ACM Awards including three for Entertainer of the Year (the first female in history to win twice and the only female ever to win three times), 25 CMT Music Awards (holding the record for the most award wins ever for the show), 7 CMA Awards, and 17 American Music Awards. She has also built a successful business portfolio inspired by her passion for health and wellness. She founded and created the fitness and lifestyle brand, CALIA by Carrie Underwood, and her first book, FIND YOUR PATH was an instant New York Times bestseller. She launched her fitness app, fit52, in 2020, and expanded her lifestyle portfolio with an equity partnership with BODYARMOR Sports Drink in 2021. She was the first artist to perform at the new Resorts World Theatre, where her ongoing REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency, began with sold-out runs in December 2021 and throughout Spring 2022, and will continue in 2023. Her new album, Denim & Rhinestones, which she co-produced with David Garcia, is out now, and the first single from the album, “Ghost Story” is currently climbing the charts and has garnered over 133 million global streams. Carrie’s 43-city U.S. arena tour, THE DENIM & RHINESTONES TOUR, kicks off October 15 with dates throughout Fall 2022 and Spring 2023.
WHEN: Thursday, September 29, 2022, at 9 p.m. ET
WHERE: Fans with a Meta Quest 2 headset can view the VR performance in Meta Horizon Worlds and on iHeartRadio’s Facebook.
QUOTES: “I’m thrilled to be partnering with iHeartRadio to celebrate my album Denim & Rhinestones and bring these new songs to my fans in VR with Meta Horizon Worlds,” said Carrie Underwood. “This is one of my favorite albums to perform live, and it’s so fun to bring this new music to life in such an exciting way.”
“This new partnership is a continuation of our commitment at iHeartMedia to connect artists to their fans on the most exciting new entertainment platforms,” said John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises. “We are excited to be able to kick this off with a performance from Carrie Underwood. More to come on this new partnership with Meta.”