Kelly 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 [article id="1673646"]#2 debut[/article] 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 [article id="1672756"]Mylo Xyloto topped the charts[/article] 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 [article id="1673070"]Clarkson has already said[/article] that she feels Stronger 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.
Dates for Kelly Clarkson's Stronger tour:
» January 13 - Mashantucket, CT @ MGM Grand Theater
»January 15 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Trump Taj Mahal - Mark G.
»January 17 - Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
»January 19 - Verona, NY @ Turning Stone Resort Casino
»January 21 - New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
»January 24 - Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless Arena
»January 26 - Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre
»January 28 - Johnstown, PA @ Cambria County War Memorial
»February 2 - Jacksonville, FL @ Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts - Moran Theater
»February 4 - Shreveport, LA @ Horseshoe Bossier City - Riverdome
»February 10 - Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre
»February 14 - Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Live
»February 16 - Hollywood, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock
»February 18 - Orlando, FL @ Universal Studios Florida
»February 21 - Tampa, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
»February 23 - Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
»March 2 - Niagara Falls, ON @ Fallsview Casino Resort
»March 3 - Niagara Falls, ON @ Fallsview Casino Resort
»March 6 - London, ON @ John Labatt Centre
»March 8 - Windsor, ON @ The Colosseum at Caesars
»March 10 - Hammond, IN @ The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
»March 14 - Springfield, MO @ O'Reilly Family Event Center
»March 16 - St. Louis, MO @ Fox Theatre
»March 18 - Denver, CO @ 1st BANK Center
»March 20 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Maverik Center
»March 22 - Seattle, WA @ ShoWare Center
»March 27 - San Jose, CA @ Event Center at San Jose
»March 29 - Bakersfield, CA @ Rabobank Arena
»March 31 - Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center
»April 3 - Los Angeles, CA @ Nokia Theatre
»April 5 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl Concert Theater
»April 7 - Indio, CA @ Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
»April 10 - San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center