The upcoming tour will be done in part to support Clarkson's fifth and latest studio album, 'Stronger', which dropped in late 2011, and The Fray's new record, 'Scars & Stories', which was released in February. It also sounds like after working together at various functions, the two parties have been eyeing such a collaboration for some time now.
"We were kind of doing a radio circuit together and we did a couple together. We got to sing a Christmas song together on stage and we just sounded really good together, so I was like: 'Man, we should tour or something'," Clarkson told American Idol host and radio personality Ryan Seacrest, before adding, "If you want to see us both together we're going to maybe sing together in the show as well. It will be cool."
A total of 30 stops have been revealed for the upcoming tour, which is slated to kick off in Ridgefield, WA at the Sleep Country Amphitheater on July 21st. Other notable shows include a concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA on July 30th and an appearance at the Summer MixTape Festival held in Hershey, PA at Hersheypark Stadium on August 17th.
Tentatively, the upcoming concert series will run through August and into September before wrapping up with a final show at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN on September 15th. However, additional dates could be added at some point down the line.
Tickets are set to go on sale starting Friday, April 20th and can be purchased via Ticketmaster or the artists' official website.
Check out more information about Clarkson's upcoming tour with The Fray and her new album at the artist's official website. See the full list of Kelly Clarkson - The Fray 2012 summer tour below.
Kelly Clarkson & The Fray 2012 Summer Tour - Dates | Cities | Venues
- Jul 21 - Ridgefield, WA Sleep Country Amphitheater
- Jul 22 - Airway Heights, WA Northern Quest Resort & Casino
- Jul 25 - Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord
- Jul 27 - Las Vegas, NV The Chelsea Ballroom
- Jul 28 - Aug 12 Murphys, CA Ironstone Winery
- Jul 30 - Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
- Aug 01 - Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center
- Aug 02 - Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino
- Aug 04 - Thackerville, OK Winstar Casino
- Aug 06 - Orange Beach, AL Amphitheater at the Wharf
- Aug 08 - Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
- Aug 10 - Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
- Aug 14 - Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
- Aug 16 - Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
- Aug 17 - Hershey, PA HersheyPark Stadium
- Aug 19 - Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center
- Aug 21 - Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
- Aug 23 - Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
- Aug 25 - Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
- Aug 26 - Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
- Aug 28 - Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
- Aug 29 - Canandaigua, NY Constellation Brands
- Sept 01 - Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
- Sept 02 - Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
- Sept 05 - Independence, MO Independence Events Center
- Sept 09 - Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
- Sept 11 - Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
- Sept 12 - Charlotte, NC Charlotte Verizon Amphitheatre
- Sept 14 - Tuscaloosa, AL Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
- Sept 15 - Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
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