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Kelly Clarkson restarts Las Vegas Strip residency

The Summer of Clarkson shall be celebrated on the Strip.

Superstar recording artist and TV talk-show host Kelly Clarkson mixes it up with “Chemistry” at the freshly renamed Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood. The 10-show residency runs July 28-29, and for eight dates Aug. 2-19.

All shows are listed at 8 p.m.; tickets are on sale 10 a.m. Friday (go to ticketmaster.com/KellyVegas for info).

Clarkson was prepped for such a run 3½ years ago. Her “Invincible” residency was announced in November 2019 before COVID-19 pushed back those plans. Clarkson most recently performed on stage in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2021, at “The Event,” Shaquille O’Neal’s charity gala, dinner and concert. Shaq burst into Clarkson’s duet for an unbilled (and seemingly, unrehearsed) duet of “Since You’ve Been Gone.”

The announcement follows buzz around the Strip last week that Clarkson was due to perform an extended series at then-Zappos Theater. As is the case with most Vegas extended engagements, Clarkson’s show is custom-produced for its host theater.

“I am so excited for these shows and couldn’t think of a better place to get back on stage than Las Vegas,” Clarkson said in a news release. “The crowds in Vegas are such an amazing collection of people that simply want to have a great time and that’s what we’re going to do.”

She continued, “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.”

John Katsilometes’ column runs daily in the A section. His “PodKats!” podcast can be found at reviewjournal.com/podcasts. Contact him at jkatsilometes@reviewjournal.com. Follow @johnnykats on Twitter, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.

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