(Durham, NC) – Global superstar Kelly Clarkson announces her highly anticipated Stronger Tour 2012 in support of her 5th studio album, Stronger, which was released on October 24th. The first leg of her world tour kicks off with a North American 40 plus city trek beginning in Mashantucket, CT on January 13, 2012 with special guest Matt Nathanson. Clarkson will be performing at DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center on January 31, 2012.
The album, Stronger, debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and #2 on the Digital Albums Chart. All 5 of Kelly’s albums have debuted in the Top 3. The first single, “Mr. Know It All” has reached #4 on the iTunes Singles Chart and marks Kelly’s 9th Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. Kelly recently won a Country Music Association award for Musical Event of the Year with Jason Aldean, for their hit single “Don’t You Wanna Stay.”
Entertainment Weekly calls Stronger, “a breakup album for the ages” while Billboard states, “she’s in her strongest form yet on fifth album Stronger.” The New York Times claims, “Ms. Clarkson is turning into the Mary J. Blige of pop,” while USA Today says “vocally, Clarkson has never sounded better.” Rolling Stone states Kelly has, “one of music’s most remarkable voices.”
Since bursting onto the music scene 10 years ago, Kelly Clarkson has released 5 studio albums (Thankful, Breakaway, My December, All I Ever Wanted, Stronger), sold over 20 million albums worldwide, 10 million albums in the US and has had 9 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. She is the recipient of 2 Grammy Awards, 2 American Music Awards, 2 MTV Awards, 1 Country Music Award and 11 Billboard Awards.
Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 10am:
• Online at DPACnc.com
• DPAC Ticket Center: 919-680-2787 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
• Ticketmaster.com / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800-745-3000
• Ticketmaster outlets including Crabtree Valley Mall
For exclusive information regarding ticket pre-sales, meet and greet opportunities, and other exclusive perks, log on to kellebrities.kellyclarkson.com and sign up to become a Kellebrities member. Fans who join Kelly’s fan community, Kellebrities, by Tuesday 11/15 at 5PM EST will receive an email with a presale ticket code for the tour presales starting Wednesday 11/16. Friends of DPAC members may place their orders on Thursday, November 17th. Joining the Friends of DPAC is free, and you can register at www.DPACnc.com/friendofdpac
For More Information please visit www.kellyclarkson.com.
Richard Cameron of Theatre Chat thnaks Kelly Clarkson and DPAC. Cameron’s articles have featured conversations with Tony Award winning Producer Stewart Lane, Emmy Award winning Casting Director Jeff Greenberg, multiple Broadway and TV stars and creative teams bringing arts lovers together around the world for the largest social media arts movement. Tag You’re It! Subscribe and share with your arts community.