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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6 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – A Spectacular Performance

  1. We saw this show in Cleveland – only one time! It was great and I knew any time Clay would
    be singing I would have to continue to see at least one show! Thank you so much for covering the event and all of the pics. Love the fact that Clay started the show with WTSHNN!

  2. Clay performed this concert in Aug. at the Ohio State Fair and we were there to scream with everyone else when he 'arrived' on the mother ship. Actually, the screaming all during Clay's concert was so loud that it was hard to hear the music!

  3. Thank you for the pictures and the video. I like the song. It looks like a great show. I did not see the show.

  4. I also thank you for the pictures and video I do like this song it really looks like a good show I dint get a chance to see this show

  5. Thank you for the pictures it was the greatest entrance so exciting, Clay was a STAR and still is. I wish he would do this again. I miss that powerful voice.

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