Seems like "American Idol" champ Kelly Clarkson's been everywhere lately, talking about everything to anyone who'll listen about that alleged clash with her record label boss Clive Davis (everything's fine, she says, thank you very much), her new record "My December" (Clarkson wrote much of it herself) and her love life (apparently non-existent).
There's one place you won't see or hear Clarkson, however: the concert stage.
Following on the heels of a report that Clarkson has just fired her manager comes the news that the pop queen has shelved her summer concert tour, which included a stop in Sacramento. So, don't go looking for her on July 15 at Arco Arena.
Reason? It's plain and simple, according to the concert's promoter. Ticket sales were flatter than Sanjaya Malakar's voice.
"(T)icket sales have not been what we anticipated and we came to the realization that we had bit off more than we could chew," says LiveNation CEO Michael Rapino in a prepared statement. "In the end, we are in the Kelly Clarkson business and for that reason, we believe that this decision will only benefit her and her fans in the long run.”
Clarkson explains it this way on her Web site:
"I can't tell you how much I've been looking forward to getting out there to perform for y'all. In the craziness of the music business, performing is what I look forward to doing the most, so it really is disappointing for me to have to tell you that I won't be coming out to tour this summer. The fact is that touring is just too much too soon. But I promise you that we're going to get back out there as soon as is humanly possible to give you a show that will be even better. Thanks for all of your love and continued support."
So there you are. Refunds are available at point of purchase.