It's almost that feeling that we've met before: Kelly Clarkson & The Fray in Detroit


Despite a recently sprained foot and hairline fracture, Kelly found her inner Kerri Strug
and bounced around the stage like a champ
Friday night, Kelly Clarkson and The Fray (with special guests, Carolina Liar) brought their co-headlining Stronger/Scars & Stories tour to a rainy, yet very enthusiastic crowd at Clarkston, Michigan's (Detroit area) DTE Energy Music Theatre. Fitting town name for a Kelly Clarkson concert, eh Seacrest? (see: 3:55.)

I know, you're wondering why these two seemingly different artists would choose to tour together this summer, but they actually have more in common than you think. First, both Kelly and The Fray began their professional music careers in 2002 and are therefore celebrating a decade of success. Second, while they've both earned rightful spots in modern music, they got their biggest breaks from TV shows (American Idol and Grey's Anatomy, respectively). Along those same lines, both artists' catalogs have become soundtrack staples over the past 10 years on the big and small screens. The Fray's career is arguably much more modest than Kelly's, but the two have chosen to alternate which artist headlines each particular show. In Detroit, Kelly took the stage first.
Isaac Slade fills in for Jason Aldean on his and Kelly's
country chart topper "Don't You Wanna Stay"

Concert review: Gavin DeGraw & Colbie Caillat - Sylvania, Ohio



Gavin DeGraw and Colbie Caillat brought their co-headlining tour to Centennial Terrace in Sylvania this past Wednesday, each putting on a nearly full set of hits. It was a beautiful, Toledo-area evening with the two artists performing their massive singles, as well as a number of other songs you didn't know you knew.

After a short and engaging set by The Voice season 1 winner, Javier Colon (who sadly has already parted ways with his new record label), Gavin took the stage to showcase his trademark voice, energy and soul. Highlights included his early singles "Follow Through," "Chariot" and "I Don't Wanna Be" as well as a cover of Aloe Blacc's "I Need a Dollar." Even Sweeter were songs from his newest album of the same name, including the title track, "Not Over You," "Radiation," "Candy," "Soldier" and "Run Every Time."