Independent Tour

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Independent Tour
Kellyclarkson2004independent.jpg
Tour Book Cover
Tour by Clay Aiken and Kelly Clarkson
Associated album Measure of a Man
Thankful
Start date February 24, 2004 (2004-02-24)
End date April 16, 2004 (2004-04-16)
Legs 1
Shows 32 in North America
Clay Aiken chronology
American Idols LIVE! Tour 2003
(2003)
Independent Tour
(2004)
Clay Aiken: Live in Concert
(2004)
Kelly Clarkson chronology
Kelly Clarkson in Concert
(2003)
Independent Tour
(2004)
Breakaway World Tour
(2005-06)

The Independent Tour is a co-headlining tour by American recording artists Kelly Clarkson and Clay Aiken. The tour support their albums, Thankful and Measure of a Man. The tour only reached the United States during the winter and spring of 2004. Clarkson and Aiken performed individual shows before joining in a duet for Clarkson's encore. Many critics described the tour as the PG version of the Justified/Stripped Tour in 2003.[1] The tour placed 58th in Pollstar's annual "Top 100 Tours", earning over ten million dollars with 31 shows.[2]

Background[edit]

Clarkson announced the tour via her official website on January 7, 2004. She wrote:

"hey what’s up guys! I have some very exciting news! clay aiken and I have decided to team up and co-headline a US tour together. we’re really pumped about it and can’t wait to see y’all there. we’ll be announcing the exact tour dates soon but for now I wanted to give you guys the scoop first. more info to come. have a super day! God bless kelly :)"

Opening act[edit]

Setlist[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America[5]
February 24, 2004 Charlotte United States Charlotte Coliseum
February 25, 2004 Duluth Arena at Gwinnett Center
February 27, 2004 Tampa St. Pete Times Forum
February 28, 2004 Miami American Airlines Arena
March 1, 2004 Raleigh RBC Center
March 2, 2004 Philadelphia Liacouras Center
March 4, 2004 Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
March 5, 2004 Washington, D.C. MCI Center
March 7, 2004 Wilkes-Barre Wachovia Arena
March 8, 2004 Worcester Worcester Centrum Centre
March 10, 2004 Columbus Value City Arena
March 11, 2004 Detroit Joe Louis Arena
March 13, 2004 Winston–Salem LJVM Coliseum
March 16, 2004[A] Houston Reliant Stadium
March 17, 2004[B] Austin Luedecke Arena
March 19, 2004 Grand Prairie NextStage at Grand Prairie
March 21, 2004 St. Louis Savvis Center
March 22, 2004 Chicago United Center
March 24, 2004 Omaha Qwest Center Arena
March 26, 2004 Salt Lake City Delta Center
March 27, 2004 Paradise Thomas & Mack Center
March 30, 2004 San Diego Cox Arena
March 31, 2004 Sacramento ARCO Arena
April 2, 2004 Glendale Glendale Arena
April 3, 2004 Anaheim Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim
April 5, 2004 Los Angeles Staples Center
April 6, 2004 San Jose HP Pavilion at San Jose
April 8, 2004 Seattle KeyArena
April 9, 2004 Spokane Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
April 13, 2004 Denver Pepsi Center
April 15, 2004 Kansas City Kemper Arena
April 16, 2004 Saint Paul Xcel Energy Center
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A This concert was a part of the "Spring Break Stampede"[6]
B This concert was a part of the "Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo"[7]
  • Only Clarkson performed at these two events[8]

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets sold / Available Gross revenue
Charlotte Coliseum Charlotte 8,657 / 8,959 (97%) $367,875[9]
Gwinnett Civic Center Arena Duluth 9,166 / 9,636 (95%) $417,642[9]
St. Pete Times Forum Tampa 7,198 / 7,829 (92%) $323,247[9]
American Airlines Arena Miami 5,395 / 6,204 (87%) $245,818[9]
RBC Center Raleigh 13,538 / 13,538 (100%) $586,230[9]
Liacouras Center Philadelphia 7,934 / 9,229 (86%) $368,378[9]
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Uniondale 12,501 / 12,769 (98%) $565,198[9]
MCI Center Washington, D.C. 10,627 / 12,102 (88%) $458,128[9]
Wachovia Arena Wilkes-Barre 7,660 / 7,898 (97%) $321,470[9]
Worcester's Centrum Centre Worcester 10,408 / 10,408 (100%) $448,170[10]
Value City Arena Columbus 9,279 / 11,270 (82%) $432,283[10]
Joe Louis Arena Detroit 9,408 / 11,521 (82%) $431,584[10]
LJVM Coliseum Winston–Salem 9,829 / 9,829 (100%) $438,918[10]
NextStage at Grand Prairie Grand Prairie 6,094 / 6,094 (100%) $287,306[11]
Savvis Center St. Louis 8,195 / 10,298 (79%) $375,595[10]
United Center Chicago 10,002 / 10,724 (93%) $436,250[10]
Qwest Center Arena Omaha 7,081 / 7,526 (94%) $320,967[11]
ARCO Arena Sacramento 9,123 / 10,442 (87%) $418,330[12]
Glendale Arena Glendale 7,549 / 8,016 (94%) $365,943[12]
Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim Anaheim 9,645 / 11,505 (84%) $427,555[12]
Staples Center Los Angeles 8,131 / 9,388 (87%) $384,894[12]
HP Pavilion at San Jose San Jose 8,315 / 12,131 (68%) $372,295[12]
KeyArena Seattle 6,921 / 8,910 (78%) $304,625[13]
Pepsi Center Denver 5,960 / 10,080 (59%) $288,580[13]
Kemper Arena Kansas City 6,666 / 10,557 (63%) $290,496[13]
Xcel Energy Center Saint Paul 10,238 / 10,238 (100%) $464,227[14]
TOTAL 225,520 / 257,101 (88%) $10,142,004

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moss, Corey (13 January 2004). "Clay Aiken, Kelly Clarkson Plan Joint Headlining Tour". MTV News. MTV Networks. Archived from the original on 7 December 2011. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Pollstar Online - Pollstar Year-End 2004". Pollstar. Archived from the original on 8 March 2005. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "HOME ON THE RANGE PRODUCTION NOTES – ROUGH DRAFT". Cinematic Intelligence Agency. 14 April 2004. Archived from the original on 8 December 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Moss, Corey (6 August 2004). "Cutielicious: Kelly And Clay's Live Show Heavy On The Sugar". MTV News. MTV Networks. Archived from the original on 7 December 2011. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Tour". The Official Homepage of Kelly Clarkson. RCA Records. 2004. Archived from the original on 2 February 2004. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  6. ^ Clark, Michael D. (17 November 2003). "Rocker John Mayer kicking off RodeoHouston". Houston Chronicle. Hearst Corporation. Archived from the original on 7 December 2011. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  7. ^ "Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo- Concerts". Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo. 2003. Archived from the original on 1 April 2004. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  8. ^ http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/kelly-clarkson-and-clay-aiken-announce-thirty-city-concert-tour-2173.php
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Billboard Boxscore: Concert Grosses". Billboard (New York City, New York: Nielsen Business Media, Inc.) 116 (12): 38. 20 March 2004. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f "Billboard Boxscore: Concert Grosses". Billboard (New York City, New York: Nielsen Business Media, Inc.) 116 (16): 19. 17 April 2004. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 
  11. ^ a b "Billboard Boxscore: Concert Grosses". Billboard (New York City, New York: Nielsen Business Media, Inc.) 116 (18): 27. 1 May 2004. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 
  12. ^ a b c d e "Billboard Boxscore: Concert Grosses". Billboard (New York City, New York: Nielsen Business Media, Inc.) 116 (20): 19. 15 May 2004. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 
  13. ^ a b c "Billboard Boxscore: Concert Grosses". Billboard (New York City, New York: Nielsen Business Media, Inc.) 116 (21): 19. 22 May 2004. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 
  14. ^ "Billboard Boxscore: Concert Grosses". Billboard (New York City, New York: Nielsen Business Media, Inc.) 116 (19): 16. 8 May 2004. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 8 December 2011.