Kelly Clarkson reveals 'Chemistry' album release after divorce – plus 10 shows in Las Vegas

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Kelly Clarkson is kicking off the week on a high note with multiple career announcements.

The "Since U Been Gone" singer is releasing a new album and will perform for a 10-show stint in Las Vegas this summer.

The new album, "Chemistry," follows her divorce from Brandon Blackstock and took her close to three years to complete, she said, noting she wasn't sure she was going to release it initially.

"This album is definitely the arc of an entire relationship, you know, and a whole relationship shouldn't be just brought down to one thing," she said in a video Sunday posted to Twitter. "Chemistry can be a really amazing, sexy, cool, fun thing but it can also be very bad for you."

Clarkson and Blackstock's divorce process started in 2020 and was marred by legal encounters including a property battle, a labor dispute over Clarkson’s management fees under Blackstock’s firm, as well as a custody battler over their two children. Clarkson was awarded primary custody of the children in November 2020.

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Clarkson didn't share a release date but did say music from the album would be coming soon in a tweet with a wine glass, broken heart and sun emoji.

Kelly Clarkson to perform 10 shows in Las Vegas

Aptly timed is the announcement of Clarkson's mini residency in Las Vegas.

"It's happening, y'all! I'm so excited to announce that I'm finally heading to Las Vegas for 10 shows this summer!" she wrote on Twitter Monday. "I'll be singing all of your favorites... and yes, I'll be singing some new ones, too!"

Her Vegas engagement "chemistry…an intimate night with Kelly Clarkson," kicks off July 28 at Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, according to a Monday release.

Kelly Clarkson is releasing a new album called "Chemistry" and will hold a 10 show engagement in Las Vegas this summer.
Kelly Clarkson is releasing a new album called "Chemistry" and will hold a 10 show engagement in Las Vegas this summer.

Clarkson said that she can't think of a better place to get back on stage than Las Vegas.

“So many of my musical idols have had, and still have, incredible residencies on The Strip, and I’m so excited to create my own!" she said in the release.

How to buy tickets to see Kelly Clarkson in Vegas: Presale, general sale

Tickets to Clarkson's Vegas shows will go on presale Tuesday at 1 p.m. ET through Thursday at 1 a.m. ET for Citi cardmembers. Caesars Rewards members, Live Nation and Ticketmaster users will be able to buy tickets on presale starting Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET through Thursday at 1 a.m. ET. on Ticketmaster.

General sale tickets will be available starting Friday at 1 p.m. ET.

Here's the full list of dates Clarkson will perform in Las Vegas:

  • July 28

  • July 29

  • Aug. 2

  • Aug. 4

  • Aug. 5

  • Aug. 9

  • Aug. 11

  • Aug. 12

  • Aug. 18

  • Aug. 19

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Contributing: Bryan Alexander, Edward Segarra

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Kelly Clarkson announces new album, Las Vegas concert residency