Kelly Clarkson is playing a free show in Vancouver later this year. Sort of. There are a few hoops to jump through.
The American Idol pop superstar is scheduled to sing in commemoration of a Microsoft store opening at Metropolis at Metrotown on Friday, November 8.
Microsoft broke the news via one of its Facebook pages.
“Are you ready to rock, Vancouver?” a post there reads. “Kelly Clarkson will be performing a free concert to celebrate our new retail store opening in November!”
The announcement bills the event as a three-day extravaganza.
Beginning at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6, fans are encouraged to “start lining up” for a chance to touch Clarkson’s hand at an exclusive meet and greet.
At 10:30 a.m. the following morning, “grand opening ceremonies” at Metrotown will officially begin. That’s when and where free tickets for the show will be distributed.
According to the event’s FAQ, the first 100 people in line will receive “two premier viewing tickets” plus one ticket for the meet and greet. Each of the next 2,000 people cued for the store opening will get a pair of tickets for the concert.
“Camping” inside the mall will be allowed the night of November 6.
Finally, on Friday, November 8, at 7 p.m., Clarkson will perform at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby.