Stronger Tour

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Stronger Tour
KellyClarkson StrongerTour Banner.jpg
Promotional image for tour
Tour by Kelly Clarkson
Associated album Stronger
Start date January 13, 2012 (2012-01-13)
End date October 20, 2012 (2012-10-20)
Legs 4
Shows 43 in North America
7 in Europe
1 in South America
6 in Australia
57 Total
Kelly Clarkson concert chronology
All I Ever Wanted Tour
(2009–10)
Stronger Tour
(2012)
2012 Summer Tour
(2012)



2012 Summer Tour
(2012)
Stronger Tour

(2012)
12th Annual Honda Civic Tour
(2013)

The Stronger Tour was the sixth headlining tour by American pop artist Kelly Clarkson. Beginning in January 2012, the tour supports her fifth studio album, Stronger (2011). With over fifty dates, the tour traveled to the Americas, Australia and Europe

Background[edit]

During an interview with MTV News, Clarkson stated a tour was being planned for "sometime in 2012".[1] The tour was officially announced on November 14, 2011 with over 30 shows in the United States and Canada.[2] Joining the singer on tour is Matt Nathanson as the opening act on select shows. Clarkson mentioned she was looking forward to performing "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)".[3] She explained, "I can't wait to perform What Doesn't Kill You. We've already rehearsed it, and it's so much fun. It's like this big dance anthem".[3] For the show, Clarkson asked her fans to votes to requests on Twitter.[4]

Opening acts[edit]

Setlist[edit]

Fan requests[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America[17][18]
January 13, 2012 Ledyard United States MGM Grand Theater
January 15, 2012 Atlantic City Etess Arena
January 17, 2012 Albany Times Union Center
January 19, 2012 Verona Turning Stone Event Center
January 21, 2012 New York City Radio City Music Hall
January 24, 2012 Manchester Verizon Wireless Arena
January 26, 2012 Boston Wang Theatre
January 28, 2012 Johnstown Cambria County War Memorial Arena
January 31, 2012 Durham Durham Performing Arts Center
February 2, 2012 Jacksonville Moran Theater
February 4, 2012 Bossier City Riverdome
February 6, 2012 San Antonio Majestic Theatre
February 8, 2012 Austin Long Center for the Performing Arts
February 10, 2012 Grand Prairie Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
February 14, 2012 Biloxi Hard Rock Live
February 16, 2012 Hollywood Hard Rock Live
February 18, 2012[A] Orlando Universal Music Plaza Stage
February 21, 2012 Clearwater Ruth Eckerd Hall
February 23, 2012 Atlanta Fox Theatre
February 25, 2012 Champaign Assembly Hall
February 28, 2012 Greenville Timmons Arena
March 2, 2012 Niagara Falls Canada Avalon Ballroom Theatre
March 3, 2012
March 6, 2012 London John Labatt Centre
March 8, 2012 Windsor The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
March 10, 2012 Hammond United States The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
March 12, 2012 Sioux Falls Sioux Falls Arena
March 14, 2012 Springfield O'Reilly Family Event Center
March 16, 2012 St. Louis Fox Theatre
March 18, 2012 Broomfield 1stBank Center
March 20, 2012 West Valley City Maverik Center
March 22, 2012 Kent ShoWare Center
March 24, 2012 Boise Taco Bell Arena
March 27, 2012 San Jose Event Center Arena
March 29, 2012 Bakersfield Rabobank Arena
March 31, 2012 Reno Reno Events Center
April 3, 2012 Los Angeles Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
April 5, 2012 Paradise Pearl Concert Theater
April 7, 2012 Indio Fantasy Springs Special Events Center
April 10, 2012 San Diego Valley View Casino Center
April 13, 2012 Wenatchee Town Toyota Center
April 14, 2012 Pullman Beasley Coliseum
Europe
June 9, 2012[B] London England Wembley Stadium
South America
June 23, 2012[C] São Paulo Brazil Arena Anhembi
North America
June 29, 2012[D] Milwaukee United States Marcus Amphitheater
Australia [19]
September 25, 2012 Brisbane Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre
September 27, 2012 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre
September 29, 2012[E] Deniliquin Deni Freighters Sports Arena
October 1, 2012 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
October 3, 2012 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
October 5, 2012 Perth Challenge Stadium
Europe[20]
October 10, 2012 Dublin Ireland The O2
October 12, 2012 Manchester England Manchester Arena
October 14, 2012 Birmingham LG Arena
October 16, 2012 Glasgow Scotland Braehead Arena
October 18, 2012 Sheffield England Motorpoint Arena Sheffield
October 20, 2012 London Wembley Arena
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A This concert is a part of "Mardi Gras at Universal Studios."[21]
B This concert is a part of the "Summertime Ball"[22]
C This concert is a part of the "Pop Music Festival"[23]
D This concert is a part of "Summerfest"[24]
E This concert is a part of "Deni Ute Muster"[25]

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets sold / available Gross revenue
Times Union Center Albany 2,890 / 6,833 (42%) $143,510[26]
Radio City Music Hall New York City 5,889 / 5,889 (100%) $398,072[27]
Wang Theatre Boston 3,518 / 3,518 (100%) $201,096[27]
Cambria County War Memorial Arena Johnstown 3,299 / 4,243 (78%) $148,576[28]
Durham Performing Arts Center Durham 2,128 / 2,405 (88%) $152,969[29]
Riverdome Bossier City 1,338 / 1,400 (95%) $97,180[30]
Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie Grand Prairie 5,778 / 5,778 (100%) $256,322[26]
Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater 2,052 / 2,052 (100%) $176,515[31]
Fox Theatre Atlanta 4,167 / 4,167 (100%) $203,801[31]
Timmons Arena Greenville 2,786 / 4,871 (57%) $103,582[32]
John Labatt Centre London 4,274 / 5,167 (83%) $196,127[33]
The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor Windsor 4,533 / 4,934 (92%) $451,208[30]
The Venue at Horseshoe Casino Hammond 2,396 / 3,130 (76%) $175,155[30]
Fabulous Fox Theatre St. Louis 3,895 / 3,895 (100%) $190,729[30]
Maverik Center West Valley City 3,699 / 5,595 (66%) $179,824[34]
Taco Bell Arena Boise 2,758 / 2,758 (100%) $110,228[35]
Event Center Arena San Jose 3,896 / 4,063 (96%) $241,672[36]
Rabobank Arena Bakersfield 3,946 / 4,400 (90%) $164,789[30]
Reno Events Center Reno 5,622 / 6,500 (86%) $282,026[37]
Nokia Theatre L.A. Live Los Angeles 7,000 / 7,000 (100%) $358,278[38]
Brisbane Entertainment Centre Brisbane 3,683 / 3,857 (95%) $419,154[39]
Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney 6,264 / 6,776 (92%) $604,022[40]
Manchester Arena Manchester 8,198 / 9,457 (87%) $426,879[41]
TOTAL 94,009 / 108,688 (86%) $5,581,714

Personnel[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

The show has received universal critical acclaim, praising Clarkson's vocals, as well as the production of the show and the set list. Michele Amabile from The Hollywood Reporter says that "Clarkson's personable nature and powerhouse vocals prove that she is growing stronger with each album and tour."[43] Kevin McSheffrey from Boston Music Spotlight said "The Wang was sold out and Clarkson's adoring fans stood throughout the performance, dancing along to lively tunes like Since U Been Gone and new single What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger), while still standing for ballads such as You Still Won’t Know What It's Like and Don’t You Wanna Stay, complete with Jason Aldean appearing virtually through a curtain screen."[44] Glenn Gamboa from the Long Island Newsday stated "That Clarkson can transform that pain into something so beautiful and a concert so enjoyable shows that she is so much more than a great singer. She's a great artist".[45] Greg Haymes from Timesunion.com said "While the simple but versatile stage set (featuring her backing musicians on two multi-level platforms) and the lighting both dazzled, they never over-powered Clarkson and her strong, supple voice".[46] After performing close to her hometown in Dallas, Texas, Rich Lopez from Dallasvoice.com stated "She really is the girl next door with her aw shucks sassy and fun demeanor. Every little comment she made about being home resulted in deafening roars and she punctuated her homegrown flavor with a thick "kuntry" accent. Clarkson was without any doubt, the homecoming queen for the night".[47] Preston Jones from dfw.com called I Know You Won't and Don't You Wanna Stay the songs that stood out the most in her show in Dallas, and also added: The combination of her personable nature with songs expressing deep vulnerability gave a jolt of feeling to a show that often felt like a giddy karaoke party in a superstar's living room.[48]

External links[edit]

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