Kelly Clarkson Announces Tour DatesKelly Clarkson won't have much time to nurse her New Year's Eve hangover, as she's slated to hit the road in early January for the first North American leg of her world tour in support of Stronger. The trek will kick off on January 13 with a show in Mashantucket, Connecticut, and is currently slated to run through an April 10 date at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California.
Clarkson — whose fifth album recently landed a #2 debut on the Billboard albums chart — will be joined by singer/songwriter Matt Nathanson on the outing.
Though she came in behind Coldplay during her first week in stores, Clarkson was more than happy to square off against the British group for chart supremacy. "My album came out this week, Coldplay came out at the same time, and people were like, 'Oh my God, are you kidding? Coldplay is going to kill you!' I don't care if they kill me," Clarkson told MTV News of the rock band, whose Mylo Xyloto topped the charts with 447,000 copies sold. "It's more like, how many people are going to buy their album, and then my album is right there, 'cause it's out too," she said. "I always think competition is healthy."
She's not sweating it, since Clarkson has already said that she feelsStronger is her best album to date. She's now getting ready to drop the second single off the LP, "What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)." "I think we might be going with 'Stronger,' the title track," Clarkson said. "It's just a great song, so I think we might go with that one."
As a bonus, Clarkson also expects that the song will be a blast to play in concert. " 'What Doesn't Kill You,' I can't wait to perform that live," said the singer. "We've already rehearsed it, and it's so much fun. It's like this big dance anthem." Tickets for the tour will go on sale November 18.