Kelsea Ballerini Says She Is Stoked to Learn From “Real, Authentic, Successful” Kelly Clarkson on “Meaning of Life Tour”

Kelsea Ballerini Says She Is Stoked to Learn From “Real, Authentic, Successful” Kelly Clarkson on “Meaning of Life Tour”

Kelly Clarkson will hit the road for her 28-date Meaning of Life Tour on Jan. 24—and the original American Idol will be bringing along Kelsea Ballerini for 19 dates.

Kelsea will serve as Kelly’s support during stops in Oakland, Salt Lake City, Detroit, Chicago, Nashville and more.

For Kelsea, who headlined The Unapologetically Tour in 2018 and will headline The Miss Me More Tour in April, opening for Kelly gives her the chance to learn from an artist she truly admires.

“I literally love her so much, and I think the thing that I admire most about her is she’s so real,” says Kelsea. “She just does not care to say something wrong. She doesn’t care—like, she’s just so authentic, and to be that successful and that authentic, I think is something that I really want to learn how to navigate and stand up for and be confident with, so I’m stoked.”

Meaning of Life Tour

Jan. 24 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena**
Jan. 25 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center**
Jan. 26 – Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center*
Jan. 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena**
Feb. 1 – Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena*
Feb. 7 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center**
Feb. 8 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center**
Feb. 9 – Southaven, MS – Landers Center**
Feb. 14 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena*
Feb. 15 – Green Bay, WI – Resch Center**
Feb. 16 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center*
Feb. 21 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena**
Feb. 22 – Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena**
Feb. 23 – St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena**
Feb. 28 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center*
March 2 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena**
March 7 – Uniondale, NY – NYCB Live Nassau Coliseum*
March 8 – Boston, MA – TD Garden**
March 9 – Allentown, PA – PPL Center*
March 14 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena*
March 15 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena*
March 16 – Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena**
March 21 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena**
March 22 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse**
March 23 – Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena**
March 28 – Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Arena **
March 29 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena**
March 30 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena**

**with Kelsea Ballerini and Brynn Cartelli
*with Brynn Cartelli

photo by Arroyo/O’Connor,