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|Aug 2||Kelly Clarkson with Pentatonix and Eric Hutchinson||Hollywood Casino Amphitheater Maryland Heights, Missouri||Find Tickets|
|Aug 4||Kelly Clarkson with Pentatonix||Xcel Energy Center Saint Paul, Minnesota||Find Tickets|
|Aug 6||Kelly Clarkson with Pentatonix||Pepsi Center Denver, Colorado||Find Tickets|
|Aug 8||Kelly Clarkson with Pentatonix||USANA Amphitheatre Salt Lake City, Utah||Find Tickets|
|Aug 10||Kelly Clarkson with Pentatonix||Moda Center (formerly the Rose Garden Arena) Portland, Oregon||Find Tickets|
|Aug 12||Kelly Clarkson with Pentatonix and Eric Hutchinson||KeyArena at Seattle Center Seattle, Washington||Find Tickets|
|Aug 15||Kelly Clarkson with Pentatonix and Eric Hutchinson||Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Las Vegas, Nevada||Find Tickets|
|Aug 16||Kelly Clarkson With Special Guest Pentatonix||Viejas Arena San Diego, California||Find Tickets|
|Aug 19||Kelly Clarkson and Pentatonix||Staples Center Los Angeles, California||Find Tickets|
|Aug 21||Kelly Clarkson with Pentatonix and Eric Hutchinson||Toyota Amphitheatre Wheatland, California||Find Tickets|
|Aug 23||Kelly Clarkson with Pentatonix and Eric Hutchinson||Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, California||Find Tickets|
|Aug 25||Kelly Clarkson with Pentatonix||Ak-Chin Pavilion Phoenix, Arizona||Find Tickets|
|Aug 27||Kelly Clarkson with Pentatonix||Isleta Amphitheater Albuquerque, New Mexico||Find Tickets|
|Aug 29||Kelly Clarkson with Pentatonix and Eric Hutchinson||Austin360 Amphitheater Del Valle, Texas||Find Tickets|
|Aug 30||Kelly Clarkson with Pentatonix and Eric Hutchinson||Gexa Energy Pavilion Dallas, Texas||Find Tickets|
Kelly Clarkson is a Grammy Award-winning American singer and actress who has enjoyed success in the pop and rock music genres. Clarkson made her debut under RCA Records after she won the highly-publicized first season of the television series American Idol in 2002. She was originally marketed as a pop musician with her debut album Thankful (2003). With the release of her multi-platinum sophomore album Breakaway (2004), Clarkson moved to a more rock-oriented style of music.
Clarkson was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and grew up in the small town of Burleson, Texas. She is the third and youngest child of Jeanne Ann Rose, a first grade teacher who is of Greek and Irish descent, and Stephen Michael Clarkson, a former engineer who is of Welsh extraction. Clarkson's siblings include her brother Jason, and her sister Alyssa. When Clarkson was six years old, her parents split up after seventeen years of marriage; her brother went to live with her father, her sister went to live with an aunt, and Clarkson remained with her mother. Clarkson frequently moved around Texas while her mother managed several professions in order to support the family. Clarkson has since stated that, being six years old at the time, she did not understand why her family had been constantly moving. Eventually, the family settled in Burleson, where Clarkson's mother married her second husband, Jimmy Taylor.
Clarkson attended Fulton Middle School and Burleson High School. She originally wanted to become a marine biologist, but in seventh grade, a teacher overheard her singing in a hallway and asked her to audition for the school choir. Clarkson told the teacher that she had never received professional vocal training before. In high school, Clarkson performed in musicals such as Brigadoon.
Upon graduation in 2000, Clarkson worked several occupations to finance her demo CD that she hoped to market toward record labels. She received few responses, and eventually decided to move to Hollywood to seek out other opportunities in music, one of which was a mentorship under songwriter Gerry Goffin. However, Goffin fell ill, and to make ends meet, Clarkson appeared as an extra on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and That '70s Show among others. She played a small role in the 2002 film Issues 101. Following four months in Hollywood, Clarkson was discouraged when her apartment burnt down and decided to return to Texas, where she worked at a cinema, and as a cocktail waitress, Six Flags performer, telemarketer, Kirby Vacuum salesperson, and a Red Bull promoter.
bio from Wikipedia's article on Kelly Clarkson
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