Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson link up for tour

November 15, 2007 02:11 PM
Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson , who scored a hit earlier this year with the duet "Because of You," will join forces for an early 2008 roadtrip.

Dubbed the "2 Worlds 2 Voices Tour," the run is scheduled to kick off Jan. 17 in Ohio, and will touch down in 15 cities, all of which are located in the South and Midwest. Details are included below.

Fans can probably count on a very short wait between McEntire's and Clarkson's individual sets, as the two plan to share the same backing band throughout the run. It's also a safe bet that the pair will hit the stage together for a rendition of "Because of You," a cut that appears on McEntire's latest album, "Reba Duets," which surfaced in September.

Before hitting the road with McEntire, Clarkson will finish up her own in-progress headlining tour, which currently has her on the West Coast, and will wrap up Dec. 3 in Nashville. The Grammy-winning "American Idol" victor is backing her latest album, "My December," which surfaced in July.

Clarkson's current theater outing came about after the singer pulled the plug on a summer arena trek due to poor ticket sales. Shortly after scrubbing that outing, Clarkson split with her longtime manager, Jeff Kwatinetz, and signed on with Starstruck Entertainment CEO Narvel Blackstock--who, not coincidentally, is McEntire's husband.

[Note: The following tour dates have been provided by artist and/or tour sources, who verify its accuracy as of the publication time of this story. Changes may occur before tickets go on sale. Check with official artist websites, ticketing sources and venues for late updates.]
 tour dates and tickets
January 2008
17 - Dayton, OH - Ervin J. Nutter Center
18 - Louisville, KY - Freedom Hall
19 - Morgantown, WV - West Virginia University
24 - Norfolk, VA - Norfolk Scope Arena
25 - Winston-Salem, NC - Lawrence Joel Complex
26 - Fayetteville, NC - Crown Center
31 - Valley Center, KS - Kansas Coliseum

February 2008
1 - Tulsa, OK - Mabee Center
2 - Bossier City, LA - CenturyTel
7 - Saint Charles, MO - Family Arena
8 - Indianapolis, IN - Conseco Fieldhouse
9 - Rockford, IL - Metro Center
14 - Tupelo, MS - Bancorpsouth Arena
15 - Jonesboro, AR - ASU Convocation Center
16 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center

 tour dates and tickets
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