After getting into a “My December” album feud with RCA chairman Clive Davis and after making a decision to depart with her manager Jeff Kwatinetz, American Idol
’s first champ Kelly Clarkson
has now postponed her upcoming summer tour.
The former American Idol
winner’s tour has been originally scheduled on Wednesday, July 11 at Portland, Oregon's Rose Garden Arena and covers more than 30 cities before Saturday, September 29 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
"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,'" Clarkson’s representative Paul Freundlich has said in a statement.
According to People, the tour’s promoter LiveNation has revealed that the entire summer tour has been scrapped because of slow sales caused by poor promotions. "Ticket sales have not been what we anticipated and we came to the realization that we had bit off more than we could chew," Michael Rapino, CEO of the tour's promoter LiveNation, has said.
As for the 25-year old singer-songwriter, she has expressed her sentiments on the postponement of her tour on her website. She has stated, "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."
To console and reassure her fans, Clarkson’s website has also stated that current ticket holders can get refunds at their original price of purchase and will be given the priority to purchase tickets once the new tour dates have already been announced. She has added, “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."
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: RealityTV World
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