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Concert news: Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan coming to Fresno’s Save Mart Center

Carrie Underwood, seen here on NBC’s “Today” show at Rockefeller Plaza on Friday, Oct, 23, will perform in Fresno in April 2016.
Carrie Underwood, seen here on NBC’s “Today” show at Rockefeller Plaza on Friday, Oct, 23, will perform in Fresno in April 2016. Invision/AP

The Save Mart Center has announced two big country music concerts for April 2016.

Seven-time Grammy winner Carrie Underwood will kick off The Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round on Jan. 30 in Jacksonville, Fla. The tour will stop at 40 arenas across the United States and Canada, including Fresno’s Save Mart Center at 7 p.m. April 5.

Tickets are $46 to $76 and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at select Save Mart supermarkets, online at www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000 or at the Save Mart Center Box Office.

Underwood, who recently released her fifth studio album, Storyteller, says in a news release: “I can’t wait to play new music from ‘Storyteller’ for the fans. … I am so blessed to have this career and get to do to the things I do, but there is nothing like that moment when I get to step onto the stage to sing and all the fans are singing along with me.”

This will be Underwood’s first tour “in the round,” meaning the stage will be in the middle of the arena to give fans on all sides a more intimate experience.

Fans who buy the “Storyteller” album through Underwood’s website will get a code for presale tickets.

Also, reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year and two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan will perform April 30 at the Save Mart Center.

Bryan, who earlier this month finished his seventh annual Farm Tour and is in the final stages of his Kick the Dust Up Tour, will kick off his new Kill The Lights Tour on Feb. 16in Evansville, Ind. Opening acts are Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch.

No ticket information has been released.

Kathy Mahan: 559-441-6351, @km_squared

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