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Kelly Clarkson To Tour NZ

Monday 2 November 2009

Kelly Clarkson, the world’s first ‘American Idol,’ now a certified pop sensation, is bringing her ALL I EVER WANTED TOUR to Australia and New Zealand. Clarkson latest studio album, All I Ever Wanted has been dominating airwaves since it’s March 2009 release, and in April 2010 she will be hitting our shores with her infectious, high-energy live show.
The tour will begin in Auckland on Sunday 11 April at Vector Arena; it then makes the jump to the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Tuesday 13 April before heading to theNewcastle Entertainment Centre on Thursday 15 April. The following weekend, she’ll pick up at Acer Arena in Sydney, on Saturday 17 April, and then rock out in Melbourne at the Rod Laver Arena on Monday 19 April. Her last stop on the tour and in Australia will be Thursday 22 April at Challenge Stadium in Perth.
Currently opening for Kelly Clarkson in the USA, her compatriot Eric Hutchinson will also join the Australian and New Zealand legs of the “All I Ever Wanted” World tour. Eric Hutchinson, probably best known for his catchy song “Rock and Roll”, featured on the hit TV show Packed To The Rafters.
All I Ever Wanted is Clarkson’s fourth album, about which, compared to her previous releases, she says is, “definitely more in your face and kind of a dance-rock-soulful kind of thing, which is different for me.”  The tour’s title taken from the hit album is a great personal fit for Clarkson. She admits, “All I ever wanted is just to do music; I love playing, singing live, recording and writing and this song just encompasses that.”
Fans can look forward to hearing all of her hits from Since You’ve Been Gone, Because of You and My Life Would Suck Without You, to a few surprises such as covers from the likes of Kings of Leon and Patsy Cline to the White Stripes. She adds, “I cannot wait to get on the road and tour… When I’m putting an album together, I’m thinking about what am I going to want to perform on tour because I love touring. I’m always thinking, what songs will be fun to sing? It’s going to be a fun record to tour.”
Kelly Clarkson became the first winner of American Idol in 2002 and since then her records have been widely successful and she has truly broken away from the Idol mould.  Her second album Breakaway spent 52 weeks in the top 10, and was certified 6 x Platinum. It was Breakaway that earned Clarkson her two Grammy Awards; one for “Best Female Pop Vocal Performance” and “Best Pop Vocal Album.”
Clarkson has sold more than twenty million records worldwide, with over 950,000 of those in Australia alone. These sales make her the highest-selling Idol winner in history.  Eight of her singles have made it to the Top Ten and she has won two Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, two MTV Awards and 11 Billboard Awards; and even been nominated for a CMA Award.
Tickets go on sale Thursday 12 November. Don’t miss your chance to see US pop sensation Kelly Clarkson live in April 2010.  Your life would suck without this show!