LIVE: Kelly Clarkson @ the Times Union Center, 1/17/12

February 8th, 2012, 4:00 pm by Greg
Kelly Clarkson @ The Times Union Center  1/17/12

Review and photographs by Kirsten Ferguson

There was no phalanx of half-naked warriors striking Egyptian poses, no toga-clad dancer bouncing his groin acrobatically off a tightrope, no appearance by Cee Lo Green in an over-stuffed marching band outfit.

Compared to halftime at the Super Bowl, Kelly Clarkson’s recent concert at the Times Union Center was relatively tame and uncontroversial. Its edgiest moment came when Clarkson, drenched in blood red light, performed a dramatic cover of “Heavy in Your Arms” by English indie-pop band Florence and the Machine over a tribal, primitive beat.

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