Clay Aiken – A Spectacular Performance

In 1987, the rock band U2 released an album titled The Joshua Tree.  The opening track from this album is Where The Streets Have No Name.

Bono, the lead vocalist of U2, wrote the lyrics of WTSHNN.  The guitarist, The Edge, wrote the music that is famous for the repeating guitar arpeggios (open chords).

Where the Streets Have No Name was highly praised by critics and became a commercial success.  It peaked at number thirteen on the US charts.  The song is considered one of the band’s most popular songs.

The Joshua Tree Tour debuted in April of 1987 and Where The Streets Have No Name was the immediate favorite for the fans. Because of its popularity the song has been played at nearly every full-length concert that U2 has headlined.

In the summer of 2004, Clay Aiken performed his Solo – Not-A-Tour for about 3 ½ months.  Clay chose to open each concert with a spectacular performance of Where The Streets Have No Name…as he emerged from “the Mother Ship.”

The following video shows the opening of the concert.  It’s been a long time, but it is really fun to watch!!

Did you see this concert live?  How many times???


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5 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – A Spectacular Performance

  1. What a stellar performance by OMC! Thank you, CANN for posting! Haven't seen this one in a long time.

  2. Clay performed to a sold out audience at the Ohio State Fair in August 2004. The crowd never stopped screaming for him. The friend I attended with took lots of photos and made an album for me. Love to look at it & bring back those good memories.

    • My first Clay concert! We had terrible seats but were glad to be in the house. I had not followed AI so knew very little about Clay before attending. Of course, my cousin and were hooked. Not gonna say how many concerts we subsequently went to for this particular tour but it was more than one!

      Thanks for this wonderful memory.

  3. This was a fantastic concert and one I will never forget. My Son John is a special needs child and wanted to sing with Clay. His wish came true through the Make a Wish Foundation. We saw this concert twice and so many of his other concerts.

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