Kelly Clarkson wrapped the Meaning of Life Tour after 28 shows across the country. According to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore, Clarkson grossed $17.5 million and sold over 275,000 tickets, making it the highest grossing tour of the first American Idol winner’s career.
The tour performed consistently well, selling out all 28 performances and bringing in no less than $450,000 per night. The tour hit a high point at the TD Garden in Boston, where Clarkson grossed $1.011 million on March 8. This figure makes it her biggest single-night engagement in nearly 15 years. Previously, she had grossed $1.306 million at the Reliant Stadium in her hometown of Houston, Texas (March 16, 2004).
The biggest earner of her career came from 2006’s Addicted Tour, where she pulled in $1.385 million from a double-header at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, N.Y.
The Meaning of Life Tour eclipses the Addicted Tour and the Breakaway World Tour, both of which supported Clarkson’s 2004 blockbuster release Breakaway. Those tours grossed $9.1 million and $9.7 million, respectively, elevating Clarkson from large theaters and scaled-down arenas to sold-out amphitheaters.
These final grosses bring Clarkson’s career total to $60.7 million, including her solo headline touring combined with her co-headline runs with The Fray, fellow Idol finalist Clay Aiken, and Reba McEntire. Among American Idol contestants, she only trails Carrie Underwood ($177.9 million).
(Separately, Queen recruited Adam Lambert as their acting vocalist beginning in 2014. Billed as Queen + Adam Lambert, these shows have earned $96.2 million, according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore).
The Meaning of Life Tour is Clarkson’s first trek promoted by Messina Touring Group and AEG Presents, another in a long line of homeruns for the pair of promoters, alongside 2019 runs by Eric Church and Blake Shelton, and following 2018 stadium tours by Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, and Kenny Chesney.
Category: The Meaning Of Life
I’ve added more photos of Kelly from the Meaning of Tour from her performances in Uniondale, NY. I’ve also updated our tour page with links to photos from the shows and A Minute and a Glass of Wine videos: 2019 Meaning of Life Tour Page. Enjoy!
I know I am behind with screencaps and stills of Kelly from the current season of The Voice. Sorry about that. I’m in the middle of packing and moving across the country so my time online is limited. I do have the images, I just need to sort through them and add them. I will do this soon when I can.
I’ve added more photos of Kelly from the Meaning of Tour from her performances in St. Paul and Chicago. Check out our tour page with links to photos from the shows and A Minute and a Glass of Wine videos: 2019 Meaning of Life Tour Page. Enjoy!
Kelly was on The Ellen Show yesterday discussing Ugly Dolls, The Kelly Clarkson Show, The Voice, and more! Check out some clips below.
Kelly has kicked off her 2019 Meaning of Tour in Oakland. The internet has been booming with only glorious and praising messages about the tour. I’ve created a page to keep track of the tour’s photos and videos from A Minute and a Glass of Wine. You can check it out here: 2019 Meaning of Life Tour Page. I will be updating the links to the photos as I add them to the gallery and to the videos as they surface.
Kelly has announced today that she is going on tour!! The Meaning of Life US Tour will also feature Brynn Cartelli and Kelsea Ballerini. There are multiple tiers of VIP experiences available for sale as well. VIP pre sale starts 9/17 at 10AM local venue time. Public on sale is 9/24 at 10AM local venue time. If you preordered her album prior you should receive an email with a unique code for you.
Check out the tour dates below.
JAN 24: Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA
JAN 25: Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA
JAN 26: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA –
JAN 30: Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
FEB 1: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ –
FEB 7: Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO
FEB 8: BOK Center in Tulsa, OK
FEB 9: Landers Center in Southaven, MS
FEB 14: Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI –
FEB 15: Resch Center in Green Bay, WI
FEB 16: Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN –
FEB 21: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
FEB 22: Allstate Arena in Chicago, IL
FEB 23: Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, MO
FEB 28: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX –
MAR 2: INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, KS
MAR 7: NYCB Live Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY –
MAR 8: TD Garden in Boston, MA
MAR 9: PPL Center in Allentown, PA –
MAR 14: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT –
MAR 15: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT –
MAR 16: Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, MD
MAR 21: Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH
MAR 22: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
MAR 23: U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, OH
MAR 28: Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth, GA
MAR 29: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
MAR 30: Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC
-Without Kelsea Ballerini
Make sure to buy your tickets directly from the source to avoid getting scammed. Buy your tickets on Kelly’s Official Site.
Kelly’s posted a new video of her performance of Heat for her Nashville Sessions on Youtube. It’s beautiful! Enjoy.