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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Kelly Postpones Her Tour

The Kelly Clarkson news just keeps getting worse and worse…

Kelly has postponed her entire summer tour. Kelly posted this announcement on her website: "I can't tell you how much I've been looking forward to getting out there to perform for y'all. In the craziness of the music business, performing is what I look forward to doing the most, so it really is disappointing for me to have to tell you that I won't be coming out to tour this summer. The fact is that touring is just too much too soon. But I promise you that we're going to get back out there as soon as is humanly possible to give you a show that will be even better. Thanks for all of your love and continued support.”
Kelly’s rep made this statement to “Entertainment Weekly”: “Plans for Kelly Clarkson's summer tour have been shelved for now as the singer and her team re-evaluate her show's size and scope — a decision made even more difficult by the impending release of her album, My December.” LiveNation CEO Michael Rapino (the tour’s promoter) said in a statement, also to “EW,” “[T]icket sales have not been what we anticipated and we came to the realization that we had bit off more than we could chew. In the end, we are in the Kelly Clarkson business and for that reason we believe that this decision will only benefit her and her fans in the long run.”

Tickets are being refunded at the point of purchase.

Could her album be the next thing that gets shelved? Stay tuned…