BY TER STAFF
Carrie Underwood’s sensational Storyteller Tour told a tale with a happy ending last night in Milwaukee, as fans left the BMO Harris Bradley Center with a night that they will not soon forget. While Milwaukee is no stranger to great country performances, with Summerfest and Country USA which both bring in some of the biggest names in country music every year, las night’s performance was on an entirely different level. You didn’t just have an artist and their guitar on stage last night, as Underwood brought her talented band and her huge Storyteller stage, which reached across the length and width of the BMO’s floor section and added an unimaginable amount of production value to the night.
And to get the crowd warmed up for Underwood’s headlining set, the Oklahoma native brought some talented names for the North American leg of her tour, with Easton Corbin and The Swon Brothers. The Swon Brothers, a country duo from Muskogee, OK got the night started with performances from their 2014 self-titled album, while country music veteran Easton Corbin treated his Wisconsin fans to a number of records, including various songs from his most recent LP, About to Get Real. Whether they were performing for their day one fans, or if they made new fans last night, both Corbin and The Swon Brothers got the mood right for Underwood’s performance to come.
After a brief intermission, it was time for the moment fans were waiting for. Emerging on a huge multi-circular platform, country mega-star Carrie Underwood appeared above to greet her Milwaukee fans with her opening track from her Storyteller LP, ‘Renegade Runaway’. Following with songs like 2007’s ‘Last Name’, her Miranda Lambert collaboration ‘Something Bad’, Carrie Underwood didn’t just stick to the new records, as she performed a plethora of her biggest hits to date.
And although Carrie Underwood made sure to perform collections from her entire discography, this is the Storyteller Tour and Underwood performed the majority of her 2015 album, which has been loved by critics and fans alike and debuted #2 on the Billboard 200, something that she has done (at #1 or #2) for every one of her five albums to date. Highlights of the night were hard to pinpoint as energy levels were high throughout the entire performance.
But with memorable performances of ‘Before He Cheats’, ‘Church Bells’ and an encore performance of ‘Smoke Break’, no fan left without their money’s worth, money which we can only hope will be spent on another awesome stage design for her next tour.
Check out our photos from last night’s performance below and check out the tour’s remaining dates here.
Photos by Amanda Shepherd/The Early Registration