Kelly Clarkson announces Piece By Piece Tour with Pentatonix

Kelly Clarkson dropped her new album Piece By Piece today (March 3) and has started the U.S. promo circuit. Appearing on "Good Morning America" this morning, she performed for fans and chatted with the crew. While plugging the new album, she announced that she will be going on tour beginning July 11 in Hershey, Penn.

The Piece By Piece Tour will run through the summer and into late September making 37 stops. Touring across North America, she'll finish in Tampa, Florida on Sept. 20. Joining her on the road are Pentatonix and Eric Hutchinson, the latter having a song on Clarkson's previous album Stronger. Presale for the upcoming tour opens Monday, March 9 at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Kelly Clarkson released the upbeat Piece By Piece after recording while being pregnant with daughter River. The new set is a fresh new approach for the singer-songwriter who usually is backed by roaring pop guitars, now taking on dance elements and a vocal range uneasy to match in today's collection of pop singers. The lead single, "Heartbeat Song," isn't one of Clarkson's strongest singles but the album is filled with gems that will surely get listeners saying "That's Kelly Clarkson?!" Highlights on the album include the dreamy "Take You High," the reflective "Piece By Piece," Sia-penned anthem "Invincible" and thunderous "Dance With Me."

The new album began its conception while on tour with Maroon 5 in 2013. Though it seems Clarkson has been away a while, she's been working on being a mother and perfecting the album that is the first in a new chapter in her life. In the works is also a country record that is almost complete. Piece By Piece is the final pop album in the current contract, allowing Kelly to rework her visions and expand her horizons in music.

The Piece By Piece Tour dates:

July 11 – Hershey, Pa. - Hersheypark Stadium
July 12 – Mansfield, Mass. - Xfinity Center
July 14 – Holmdel, N.J. - PNC Bank Arts Center
July 16-17 – New York City - Radio City Music Hall
July 19 – Pittsburgh - First Niagara Pavilion
July 21 – Darien Center, N.Y. - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 23 – Uncasville, Conn. - Mohegan Sun Arena
July 25 – Toronto - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 26 – Clarkston, Mich. - DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 28 – Cincinnati - Riverbend Music Center
July 30 – Indianapolis - Klipsch Music Center
Aug. 1 – Rosemont, Ill. - Allstate Arena
Aug. 2 – St. Louis - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 4 – St. Paul, Minn. - Xcel Energy Center
Aug. 6 – Denver - Pepsi Center
Aug. 8 – Salt Lake City - USANA Amphitheatre
Aug. 10 – Portland, Ore. - Moda Center
Aug. 12 – Seattle - KeyArena
Aug. 15 – Las Vegas - Mandalay Bay Events Center
Aug. 16 – San Diego - Viejas Arena
Aug. 19 – Los Angeles - Staples Center
Aug. 21 – Wheatland, Calif. - Toyota Amphitheatre
Aug. 23 – Mountain View, Calif. - Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug. 25 – Phoenix - Ak-Chin Pavilion
Aug. 27 – Albuquerque - Isleta Amphitheater
Aug. 29 – Austin, Tex. - Austin360 Amphitheater
Aug. 30 – Dallas - Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sept. 1 – Houston - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sept. 3 – Little Rock, Ark. - Verizon Arena
Sept. 5 – Nashville - Bridgestone Arena
Sept. 10 – Atlanta - Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Sept. 12-13 – Vienna, Va. - Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Sept. 15 – Tampa - MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sept. 17 – West Palm Beach, Fla. - Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Sept. 19 – Raleigh, N.C. - Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
Sept. 20 – Camden, N.J. - Susquehanna BankCenter