Kelly Clarkson Summer Tour Delayed, Changed

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This is far from a good sign for Kelly Clarkson and her fans: her summer tour has been re-scheduled.

"Plans for Kelly Clarkson's summer tour have been shelved for now as the singer and her team re-evaluate her show's size and scope – a decision made even more difficult by the impending release of her album, My December," Paul Freundlich said in a statement.

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Similarly, LiveNation CEO Michael Rapino admitted: "[T]icket sales have not been what we anticipated and we came to the realization that we had bit off more than we could chew."

Fortunately, ticket holders can get refunds at the point of purchase and will be notified of future concert dates once they are scheduled. But this isn't what Clarkson and her followers wish to hear. She can't sell out a stadium?!?

The new dates may well take place at smaller venues than originally planned.

Gregg Perloff, CEO of Another Planet Entertainment, said: "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."

This has been a tumultuous week for the 2002 American Idol winner, who on Tuesday parted with her manager, Jeff Kwatinetz of the Los Angeles-based company The Firm.

My December – the first album she co-produced and wrote entirely – is set for release June 25, but it has already made headlines, thanks to a well-publicized clash between Clarkson and her label chief, Clive Davis.

Among other things, Clarkson complained that label execs asked her to cover a Lindsay Lohan song.

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