Kelly Clarkson is gearing up to head on her eighth headlining tour this summer, which kicks off in early July. The American Idol alum will perform a total of 47 shows across North America in both arenas and amphitheatres. This guide to Clarkson's seating charts will help fans find the best seats in each city and venue.
Published June 25, 2015
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The Piece by Piece tour begins on July 11 at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Penn., and concludes at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Oct. 17. Select cities will feature Abi Ann, Eric Hutchinson, Nick Jonas, Pentatonix or Tyler Shaw as openers. The seating charts for each show differ according to venue types and some even feature a heart-shaped stage.
Amphitheatre venues in many cities
Clarkson performs about half of the tour in amphitheatres, which are open-air, fan-shaped venues, usually with reserved seating and general admission lawn sections. Some amphitheatre seating charts will also feature pit sections directly in front of the stage, which will have the best views in the venue. Those without pit sections will have the best views from the reserved seating sections directly in front of the stage.
Arenas have a heart-shaped surprise
For the other half of the tour, Clarkson will perform in arenas, which have a unique stage setup. Though these seating charts still feature an end stage, a catwalk extends to a small, heart-shaped stage near the center of the floor, where Clarkson will be for portions of the performance.
This extension from the main stage gives fans near the back of the venue unexpectedly closer views. This also places many floor sections directly in front of either the catwalk or heart-shaped stage. For many of the arena shows, there are multiple floor sections of reserved seating surrounding the stage and extension, like the one on July 23 at Uncasville's Mohegan Sun Arena.
For other arenas, there is just one section of reserved seating surrounding the stage and its extension, like the Moda Center in Portland, where Clarkson performs on Aug. 10. With this type of seating chart, fans will want to note that the floor section will have many rows and seats near the back of the section may have obstructed views due to their location on the same level as the seats in front of them.
A few arena exceptions
There are a few exceptions to this arena seating chart, including the concert at Ottawa's Canadian Tire Center on Oct. 1. The seating chart for this show does feature a catwalk into the center of the floor, but without the heart-shaped stage at the end. There is also just one floor section, B, that surrounds the catwalk, where fans can find the best views.
Other exceptions to the arena seating charts include venues that have end stage setups with reserved floor seating and no catwalk.
Raised level seating options
Tickets are also available for sections in the raised levels surrounding the stage and floor in arenas. Views from these sections are usually unobstructed due to their raised position, but the best views will be found in the side sections closest to the stage.
Clarkson's unique stage setup will make for better views at many of her shows, while others have the advantage of being smaller amphitheatres. With different venue types, fans have a multitude of options when searching for tickets for the Piece by Piece tour.
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