Only a few days after firing her manager, Kelly Clarkson has canceled her summer tour. According to People:
“Plans for Kelly Clarkson’s summer tour have been shelved for now as the singer and her team re-evaluate her show’s size and scope – a decision made even more difficult by the impending release of her album, My December,” Paul Freundlich said in a statement.
In the same statement, LiveNation CEO Michael Rapino said: “[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.
Pollstar lists nearly 40 dates for the tour, which was scheduled to kick off July 11th in Portland, Oregon. No word on whether this will affect the release date of My December, or, for that matter, the release date of Clive Davis’ next anti-Kelly tirade.
UPDATE: Kelly has posted a statement where she calls touring “too much too soon” on her Web site–we’ve reprinted it in total after the jump.
“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.”