Kelly Clarkson, the sometimes-country but always-pop powerhouse, has been spinning a web of fan-requested covers since her Stronger days and continues with her latest Piece by Piece Tour. The most-recent, soul-crushing performance crashed the stage during her show in Indianapolis this week. Stripping away the Miley Cyrus ballad from pop-bop texture into a more emotional moment, Clarkson (once again) demonstrated her musical proclivity for dynamic vocals and complexly layered live deliveries. "I never meant to start a war. I just wanted you to let me in," she belts in one of the most chill-inducing moments of her career (ever).
Fans can check out the clip, filmed from a fan's phone, above.
Clarkson's recent album Piece by Piece initially earned a wide-range of reviews, from lukewarm to outright sizzling, and sees the original "American Idol" champ dabbling in EDM, R&B and her signature fist-pumping anthems ("The Heartbeat Song," "Invincible," "Nostalgic"). Of course, despite tepid sales (at best), it is her live concerts that are the real treat; most cases, she sounds even better than she does on record. On her latest tour, she has already covered such pop hits as 'N Sync's "Bye Bye Bye," Taylor Swift's ubiquitous "Blank Space," Rihanna's "Stay," Nick Jonas' "Jealous" and Tove Lo's "Habits (Stay High)," among countless others. You can grab Piece by Piece on Apple Music.
"The Sing-Off" season three winners Pentatonix, an a capella five-piece with Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Kirstie Maldonado, Avi Kaplan and Kevin Olusola, have gone on to have a platinum-selling record and a Grammy—taking home the trophy this year for their gliding Daft Punk track, in the Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella category.
Aug 1 — Allstate Arena — Rosemont, IL
Aug 2 — Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre — St. Louis, MO
Aug 4 — XCEL Energy Center — St. Paul, MN
Aug 6 — Pepsi Center — Denver, CO
Aug 8 — Usana Amphitheatre — Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 10 — Moda Center — Portland, OR
Aug 12 — Key Arena — Seattle, WA
Aug 15 — Mandalay Bay Beach — Las Vegas
Aug 16 — Viejas Arena — San Diego, CA
Aug 19 — Staples Center — Los Angeles
Aug 21 — Toyota Amphitheatre — Wheatland, CA
Aug 23 — Shoreline Amphitheatre — Mountain View, CA
Aug 25 — Ak-Chin Pavilion — Phoenix, AZ
Aug 27 — Isleta Amphitheatre — Albuquerque, NM
Aug 29 — Austin 360 — Austin, TX
Aug 30 — GEXA Energy Pavilion — Dallas, TX
Sept 1 — Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion — Houston, TX
Sept 3 — Verizon Arena — North Little Rock, AR
Sept 5 — Bridgestone Arena — Nashville, TN
Sept 10 — Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood — Atlanta, GA
Sept 12 — Wolf Trap Filene Center — Vienna, VA
Sept 13 — Wolf Trap Filene Center — Vienna, VA
Sept 15 — Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre — Tampa, FL
Sept 17 — Coral Sky Amphitheatre — West Palm Beach, FL
Sept 19 — Walnut Creek Amphitheatre — Raleigh, NC
Sept 20 — Susquehanna Bank Center — Camden, NJ