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Thursday
Oct032013

Kelly Clarkson's Flying High as She Winds Down Tour with Maroon 5, Eyes Wedding

Facebook.com/KellyClarksonKelly Clarkson and Maroon 5 have been on the road on their joint Honda Civic Tour since August, but now, the tour is finally winding down: the last date is this Sunday at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.  And Kelly says she's just loved being on the road with Adam Levine and guys all these months.

Calling from the road, Kelly tells ABC News Radio, "Honestly, it's been really awesome. I think we compliment each other very well and everybody's really nice. And it's just been a cool tour."  Not only that, but it's been a very successful tour, with sold-out crowds nearly every night -- a fact which Kelly credits to Adam's star power.

"You know, him being on The Voice -- he just can pack a crowd," she says.  "Like, I mean, there's twenty-eight thousand people there.  It's fun to be able to get to perform for that big of an audience as well."

The one disappointment of the tour, in some fans' eyes, has been that Kelly hasn't made it a habit of joining Maroon 5 onstage every night for a duet.  But as Kelly explains, it's not that she doesn't want to -- it's that she goes on first, and then leaves right away, so she's never around when Maroon 5 are performing.  And the way that she leaves is pretty unique: in an airplane, with her behind the controls.

"I'm getting my pilot's license, so I fly in and out a lot," Kelly explains to ABC News Radio. "I mean, if I'm flying, or if I'm not, my manager has a plane.  And there's a bunch of construction going on at our house...a lot of times I will fly right after I get off stage -- I will just make a run for the airport and fly home and be [there] for all the stuff going on."

Once the tour wraps, the stuff that Kelly has going on at home will include her wedding: she and fiance Brandon Blackstock plan to elope at some point this fall.  Asked if they'll at least have family and friends over for any sort of party or shower beforehand or afterwards, Katy says no, because they think it's unnecessary.

"We're not doing that...we're just keeping it low key," she explains.  "I mean, we're gonna see our family at Christmas -- and our life is kind of constantly one big party!"

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