Kelly Clarkson will use her break from The Voice next year to do more work. The 36-year-old singer recently announced that she is embarking on a tour in 2019 in support of her 2017’s studio album Meaning of Life. This will be the first major tour in almost four years so Clarkson decided to bring in some backup in Kelsea Ballerini and Brynn Cartelli, who will serve as opening acts.
“Meaning of Life is the album I always wanted to make, and I am so excited to finally be able to tour it!” said Clarkson in a statement. “Even while recording it, I couldn’t wait for people to experience the music live, to not only hear it but feel it. It has taken almost a year of planning, and I can’t wait to see y’all on the road!”
Kelly Clarkson announced the Meaning of Life Tour via Instagram as well, posting a short video of herself alongside Ballerini and Cartelli, which shows the trio singing simultaneously “Meaning of Life” track.
After her 2014’s album Piece by Piece had a lukewarm reception with the audience and critics, Kelly Clarkson decided to make a bold turn on Meaning of Life, including a lot more soul influences. It turned out to be a great decision since the record was branded as “one of her most satisfying albums.” It also had strong commercial performance, peaking at number two on the US Billboard 200 and cracking the Top 20 in seven more countries.
Meaning of Life Tour will kick off on January 24 at Oakland’s Oracle Arena and will see Clarkson touring until the last day of March when she will have the closing gig in Greenville. You can check the full dates of the tour via this link.