Kelly Clarkson Announces 2012 'Stronger' World Tour
Kelly Clarkson gets ready for a world tour in 2012. The Texas-born star, who claimed her fame after winning the inaugural season of "American Idol", will hit the road to support her latest studio album "Stronger" which debuted at No. 2 on Billboard Hot 200.
The "Mr. Know It All" singer will kick off the first leg of her tour on January 13 at MGM Grand Theater in Mashantucket, Connecticut. If there are no additional dates, she will wrap it up at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California on April 10.
The Grammy-winning singer has tapped folk rock musician Matt Nathanson to serve as an opening act for the upcoming North American leg. It's confirmed that tickets will be made available for public purchase starting November 18.
As a warm-up, Kelly will perform at 2011 "VH1 Divas" which will air December 19. She will pay tribute to the great cities of soul music along with New Yorker Mary J. Blige, Chicago singer Jennifer Hudson, Philadelphia native Jill Scott, as well as London acts Florence and the Machine and Jessie J.
It's not the first time Kelly sings at the event. Two years ago, she helped VH1 revive the special concert after a long hiatus alongside Leona Lewis, Adele, Miley Cyrus and fellow "Idol" alums J-Hud and Jordin Sparks.
For those who can't wait for December, they could watch Kelly's performances at VH1's "Unplugged" which will start to go viral in full on November 17. A sneak peek for the acoustic gig has been revealed.
Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger" North American Tour Dates:
- Jan 13 - Mashantucket, CT at MGM Grand Theater
- Jan 15 - Atlantic City, NJ at Trump Taj Mahal - Mark G. Etess Arena
- Jan 17 - Albany, NY at Times Union Center
- Jan 19 - Verona, NY at Turning Stone Resort Casino
- Jan 21 - New York, NY at Radio City Music Hall
- Jan 24 - Manchester, NH at Verizon Wireless Arena
- Jan 26 - Boston, MA at Wang Theatre
- Jan 28 - Johnstown, PA at Cambria County War Memorial
- Feb 02 - Jacksonville, FL at Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts - Moran Theater
- Feb 04 - Shreveport, LA at Horseshoe Bossier City - Riverdome
- Feb 10 - Grand Prairie, TX at Verizon Theatre
- Feb 14 - Biloxi, MS at Hard Rock Live
- Feb 16 - Hollywood, FL at Seminole Hard Rock
- Feb 18 - Orlando, FL at Universal Studios Florida
- Feb 21 - Tampa, FL at Ruth Eckerd Hall
- Feb 23 - Atlanta, GA at Fox Theatre
- Mar 02 - Niagara Falls, ON at Fallsview Casino Resort
- Mar 03 - Niagara Falls, ON at Fallsview Casino Resort
- Mar 06 - London, ON at John Labatt Centre
- Mar 08 - Windsor, ON at The Colosseum at Caesars
- Mar 10 - Hammond, IN at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
- Mar 14 - Springfield, MO at O'Reilly Family Event Center
- Mar 16 - St. Louis, MO at Fox Theatre
- Mar 18 - Denver, CO at 1st BANK Center
- Mar 20 - Salt Lake City, UT at Maverik Center
- Mar 22 - Seattle, WA at ShoWare Center
- Mar 27 - San Jose, CA at Event Center at San Jose
- Mar 29 - Bakersfield, CA at Rabobank Arena
- Mar 31 - Reno, NV at Reno Events Center
- Apr 03 - Los Angeles, CA at Nokia Theatre
- Apr 05 - Las Vegas, NV at The Pearl Concert Theater
- Apr 07 - Indio, CA at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
- Apr 10 - San Diego, CA at Valley View Casino Center
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