Is this the beginning of the end for America's torrid love affair with Kelly Clarkson? Following a very public row with her label manager Clive Davis—who has repeatedly stated that he's less-than-thrilled with Clarkson's forthcoming (maybe) My December—and having fired her manager earlier this week, Clarkson announced today that she is cancelling her summer tour, which was to have kicked off July 11th. Citing low ticket sales and Clarkson's own statement that touring is "too much too soon," all of nearly 40 dates have been shelved. Trying to put a brave spin on it, Gregg Perloff, CEO of Another Planet Entertainment, had this to say:
"The day when [Kelly] 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."
You hear that commenters? This was a difficult decision, and Clarkson needs you to understand that, y'all. Let's start cranking out that "tremendous amount of praise."