Carrie Underwood Covers Coldplay’s ‘Fix You’ at Recent Show

2012-06-23

Story by Anne Erickson

Country singer Carrie Underwood performed a Coldplay cover in London last week

Carrie Underwood may be country music’s princess, but she’s also apparently an alternative rock fan. The singer covered the Coldplay’s recent hit, “Fix You,” during her sold-out show at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Thursday (June 21). The show was Underwood’s first in the U.K., and fans responded well, as the gig sold out in just 90 minutes. Her international tour — which is in support of her current album, “Blown Away” — will continue with stops in Australia, including a two-night stint at the world-famous Sydney Opera House on July 2 and 3.

Underwood begins the U.S. portion of her tour on Sept. 14 in Manchester, N.H., with opening act Hunter Hayes.

In other unlikely Underwood news, the singer recently declared herself a fan of ‘90s alternative rock and grunge. “I grew up listening to ’80s glam hair metal. And then, when I got older in the ’90s, the whole grunge thing was huge and I was totally into it,” Underwood told Spinner. “I was all about Pearl Jam, all about Alice in Chains and Nirvana and all of that stuff.

“…I wore those wide-legged jeans, like skater wide-legged jeans and a black and white oversized plaid shirt. And I remember when I got my picture back, one of my friends saying I looked like I was going to go rob somebody. Like, I was a menace!”

What’s next at Underwood’s shows– a cover of Nirvana’s, “Smells Like Teen Spirit?” Stranger things have happened!

 




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