Kelly Clarkson adds dates to summer outing
With her latest studio album still holding onto the top spot on the charts, Kelly Clarkson has revealed a fresh batch of dates for her impending summer tour.
The trek, which slants toward fairground appearances, gets underway June 11 in Orem, UT. The new dates fall mainly in July and August, with highlights including a July 9 show in Calgary, Alberta and an Aug. 27 appearance at the New York State Fair in Syracuse, NY. Tickets for all dates are currently on sale.
On the road, the first "American Idol" winner will be supporting her fourth studio album, the chart-topping "All I Ever Wanted," which hit stores March 10.
Clarkson employed a host of producers on the set, including alt-rock ace Howard Benson (P.O.D., Hoobastank) and OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder. The album sold briskly during its first week in circulation, moving 90,000 copies to keep it well ahead of its main competition, U2's "No Line on the Horizon."
The first single from the new disc is "My Life Would Suck Without You," which was released in mid-January and went on to top the Billboard Hot 100.