is just not having good luck with this new album. First Clive Davis and her argued over the content of the album then the release date with her winning on both fronts. Yesterday she fired her manager and recently switched publicists too. Today she announced that she was postponing it because she said it was too early to tour with the new album, but her new publicist told a different story. He released a press release that had the following quotes:
“It is mind blowing when you stop to think about what Kelly Clarkson has achieved during her young career,” said Michael Rapino, CEO of LiveNation. “But ticket sales have not been what we anticipated and we came to the realization that we had bit off more than we could chew. 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.”
“Kelly is a spectacular artist and an incredible performer who undoubtedly has what it takes to sustain a long and prosperous career,” added Gregg Perloff, CEO of Another Planet Entertainment. “The day when she will play in sold-out arenas is, no doubt, coming, but for now her fans should look forward to seeing her in a more intimate concert environment. Kelly deserves a tremendous amount of praise for her courage in not only being a part of, but in supporting, this difficult decision.”
I am shocked she isn't selling because she seems to have such a loyal fan base, but then again concert sales are down in general. I think the big reason sales are down because between ticket prices being too high and TicketMaster charging around a $20 surcharge plus parking at the arena, it is just way too expensive to see a show. It is sad that I thought The Police were cheap and those tickets went for around $270 when the costs were calculated together and I am still not going to see that mother fing band because there were no tickets to be…can you tell how bitter I am that The Police turned out to be a total corporate like affair. But back to Kelly hopefully she will do her tour in a much more intimate setting because that is the best way to see a show.