If anyone thought there was going to be a lull in the ClayNation, they were sorely mistaken. Clay Aiken’s name is everywhere. Even though the Timeless Tour ended less than a week ago, articles about Clay Aiken and his upcoming Tried & True Tour and PBS Special can be found all over the internet.
The Hennepin Theatre Trust in Minneapolis posted the following about the March 5th Tried & True concert.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
MINNEAPOLIS—Clay Aiken, the 2003 “American Idol” runner-up and pop music sensation with powerhouse tenor vocals, brings his “Tried and True Tour” to Hennepin Theatre Trust’s State Theatre at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2011. Supporting his fifth studio album, “Tried and True,” and recently released DVD of his 2010 PBS special “Clay Aiken: Tried and True Live!,” this performance will feature Aiken’s distinctive take on classic favorites such as “Unchained Melody” and “Mack the Knife.” Tickets go on sale Monday, August 23 at 10 a.m. For tickets and information visit www.HennepinTheatreTrust.org or call 1.800.982.2787.
With his southern charm and geek chic, Clay Aiken won over millions of fans competing in the second season of Fox’s “American Idol.” Though he finished the season as runner-up, Aiken quickly achieved pop stardom with his 2003 debut album on RCA Records, “Measure of a Man,” which peaked at number one on the Billboard Charts Top 200. He has since released four other studio albums and made numerous TV appearances on talk shows and sitcoms including “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Scrubs” and “30 Rock.” In 2008, he debuted on Broadway as Sir Robin in the hit musical Spamalot. As an active philanthropist, Aiken serves as a National Ambassador for UNICEF and founded an organization for children with autism called the National Inclusion Project. His “Tried and True Tour” plays Minneapolis in conjunction with PBS pledge drives across the country, visiting more than 20 cities including Orlando, Houston and Baltimore.
Clay Aiken performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Hennepin Theatre Trust’s State Theatre (805 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, 55403). Tickets go on sale Monday, August 23 at 10 a.m. and range from $53 to $63 depending on seating preference. All prices include applicable facility fees. Additional service charges may apply. Tickets may be purchased in person at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, 55402), online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org, or by calling 1.800.982.2787 or visiting a Ticketmaster Center.
HENNEPIN THEATRE TRUST, owner of the historic State, Orpheum and Pantages Theatres, is a non-profit organization devoted to enriching the vibrant cultural atmosphere of the Twin Cities. The Trust’s programs include Broadway touring productions, the SpotLight Musical Theatre Program for high schools, Critical View student reviewer program, Teen Ushers, the Access Program and Kids’ Night. For more information, visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org.
BroadwayWorld.com posted a nice article about the upcoming tour. It is always nice to see that they support Clay Aiken and all his projects.
Clay Aiken TRIED AND TRUE Solo Tour Tickets On Sale 8/23
Following in the wake of a critically acclaimed tour with fellow American Idol alum, Ruben Studdard, Clay Aiken is hitting the road once again. The singer who first wowed audiences in the 2003 American Idol competition, will hit 20 cities across the U.S. beginning February 10, 2011, which includes his third PlayhouseSquare visit for one 7:30 pm performance Saturday, February 19th at the Palace Theatre.
Tickets for the February 19th concert go on sale Mon., Aug. 23rd at 11 am at playhousesquare.org, 216-241-6000 and at The PlayhouseSquare Ticket Office. Tickets will be $75, $55, $45, and both $20 & $10 Smart Seats.
Aiken’s “Tried & True Live!” DVD was released July 27th, with the special LIVE DVD capturing Clay’s first PBS concert special, Tried & True, now airing across the country and locally on ideastream’s WVIZ-PBS-TV.
The DVD showcases the singer’s March 10th performance in his hometown of Raleigh, NC, plus exclusive material not seen on PBS and a bonus EPK on the making of his latest CD, Tried & True. The CD was released June 1st on Decca, and made an impressive debut in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart. Considered the record Aiken was always meant to record, it is comprised of songs from the ’50s and ’60s that are Clay’s personal favorites he grew up listening to. Clay will continue to perform these standards on the national “Tried & True” tour.
For complete information on Clay’s national tour, visit www.clayaiken.com.
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KCET in Los Angeles posted a nice article about Tried & True: Live! on PBS. They also included two video interviews with Clay. This is another place that should get some comments. Visit KCET
Clay Aiken – Tried and True: Live!
“American Idol” viewers in January 2003 were taken by surprise when an unknown singer strode confidently into the audition room, announced to the judges that he was their choice and backed up that claim with an electrifying rendition of “Always and Forever,” which instantly caught the attention of millions watching at home. Many of them – like judge Randy Jackson – must have wondered, “Where is that voice coming from?” After nine sold-out national tours, six million copies of his four chart-topping albums worldwide, numerous television appearances, a New York Times best-selling memoir, an auspicious Broadway debut in Monty Python’s Spamalot, extensive travels for UNICEF and the launch of his own successful foundation -The National Inclusion Project – Aiken brings his clarion voice, engaging personality and Southern charm to PBS in CLAY AIKEN: TRIED & TRUE – LIVE!. Special guests Linda Eder and Ruben Studdard join Aiken onstage. Taped in Aiken’s hometown, Raleigh, North Carolina, before a wildly enthusiastic audience, Aiken brings his powerful vocals and uniquely personal interpretations to new arrangements of some of the most iconic songs ever written.