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Ruben Studdard & Clay Aiken to Co-Headline Summer Tour

Ruben Studdard & Clay Aiken to Co-Headline Summer Tour

Check out the artwork for Clay Aiken‘s new CD, Tried & True, out June 1.

The 31-year-old singer and fellow American Idol alum Ruben Studdard are teaming up for a summer tour beginning in July!

The final two from Idol‘s season two will perform both separately and together and promise to bring surprise guests along for shows! Ruben and Clay are reportedly planning to sing favorite classic songs.

“I couldn’t ask for a better tour mate. To be able to share the stage with him again is so exciting,” Clay said in a statement (via Billboard).

Tour dates are as follows:

Jul. 23: Asheville, NC (Biltmore Estates)
Jul. 24: Jacksonville, FL (Florida Theater)
Jul. 25: Melbourne, FL (King Center For Arts)
Jul. 26: Clearwater, FL (Ruth Eckerd Hall)
Jul. 29: Snoqualmie WA (Mountain View Plaza)
Jul. 31: Reno, NV (Silver Legacy Casino)
Aug. 1: Los Angeles, CA (Club Nokia)
Aug. 3: Milwaukee, WI (Potowanami Casino)
Aug. 5: Windsor, ON (Caesar’s)
Aug. 6: Chautauqua NY (Chautauqua Institution Amphitheatre)
Aug. 7: Mashantucket, CT (MGM Grand Foxwoods)
Aug. 8: Lancaster, PA (American Music Theater)
Aug. 10: Hampton Beach, NH (HB Casino)
Aug. 11: New York, NY (Hammerstein)
Aug. 12: Verona, NY (Turning Stone Casino)
Aug. 13: Hammond, IN (Horseshoe)
Aug. 14: Biloxi, MS (Beau Rivage)

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  • Shandra

    Hurray! I will be there!

  • mailey

    clay is so awesome.

  • katy

    Loving the retro, edgy cover depicting the era of the music.

  • Sue

    Cannot wait for the tour and the CD – it’s going to be a great summer!

  • dj2001

    Love the concept album cover. I wonder if it will be available in vinyl.

    I can’t wait to see the two of them in concert. They are such great friends & it shows when they are together. Plus they both have fantastic voices!

  • Luluasst


  • Jen

    Fantastic looking CD cover. Clay is gorgeous. And can not wait for the tour this summer!

  • claire

    Good job on the moody retro cd cover . I like it .

    Ruben and Clay together again ? Now that’s entertainment .

  • MolliLu

    Love the retro look of the cover, looks like the old cover of a vinyl album. Really cool man. Looking forward to seeing these two fantastic artists together. Rock on guys.

  • Sally


  • Marty

    I love the retro of the entire package. I am so excited about the album. Clay sings so well that these songs will take on a new life with his rendition.

    Thanks for the info!

  • Kiki

    Bleh! wow a “retro” cd cover…zzzzzz , Been done 10 billion times,
    I can only imagine what it sounds like, And what his audience must look like…….. Gross

  • Llana

    Love the album cover picture…so retro and very cool!
    I am very excited to see Clay and Ruben in concert in Reno! I wish I could afford plane fares to more places like LA.

  • Paisley

    Am I to believe my eyes? Clay Aiken is coming to Biloxi?? I have been a fan since the beginning and he has NEVER come within 100′s of miles from here. Thankyou, thankyou. Claymates can stay at my house who are flying in!! WEEEEHOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jack

    This is great! Love Clay’s CD cover. Very retro!
    That tour will be wonderful! Great concept!

  • ricke

    Just have to say that Clay blew the roof off Memorial Hall in Raleigh during the PBS taping for his CD. Ruben made a magical appearance during the show and it was fantastic. I’ll be going to at least two of these concerts. You never know what to expect with these two, they are so much fun together. Looking forward to Clay’s new CD and the PBS show in June.

  • Keith


  • Junebug

    I was at Clay’s PBS Special taping — the show was incredible! Ruben strolled out on stage showing off his fine voice also. They have so much fun on stage. This is going to be a great concert for the whole family. Can’t wait to get my hands on his new CD!

  • W T F

    LMFAO! Whoever listens to these two cheesy hasbeens needs to shoot themselves.

  • Wayne

    Their fans are old frightening musically stunted loo.nies, Clay’s in particular.

  • ???????????

    gross gross gross omg

  • hanna


  • Jared

    I assume their crazy fans are the same morons who buy Susan Boyle’s CD? LOL. Disgusting and hilarious.

  • blechhhhh

    Clay Aiken makes my skin crawl.



  • Melissa Standish


    Thanks for the info. I had no idea Clay Aiken was touring this summer -what a great find. I just got off the phone and nailed down some tickets. I guess I was a bit late as they have been on sale for a while I was told. Where does one go to find out early about these things?

  • Shandra

    O Yay, the haters are here.

  • sickening

    I’m surprized their fans know how to use the internet.

  • Shandra

    I’m surprised that you think you know his fans.

  • yeah

    Love these two. I’m doing a trifecta in Florida.

  • corinne

    Cannot wait for these two great VOICES to join for their tour. Nobody out there today sings like these guys so I’m SO there! If you don’t like either or both just stay home. On the other hand, Clay always puts on a great show. Together they should be amazing! Will be buying tickets asap.

  • Glow

    Clay is a mean nasty diva Bitch.
    His carrer is dead because he’s an A$$ ( not just cause he sucks )

  • James

    I love watching the idiots trying so hard to convince people how horrible these two guys are. Get a life losers.

    Can’t wait to see the concert. Real singers, comedy and great entertainment all rolled up in one.

  • Jj

    Clay looks like a woman in drag on the cover of his cd,
    he is so disgusting.

  • Pdiddy

    How sad, They have to play dive bars and jank casinos , Must suck at the bottom (no pun intended @ Clay) lol!!

  • LuckyL

    Aiken shouldn’t allow that loser to handicap his tour.

  • LuckyL

    But then again, Aiken’s a d*ck himself so perhaps who cares if he shoots himself in the foot?

  • Steve

    Do you get Prime Rib or All you can eat Shrimp with every ticket purchase?
    How about a free bingo card for right after the show?

  • gym

    Love the cover of the CD. Retro edgy. What a great show this will be. Imagine paying to hear singers who can actually sing live. What a concept.


    Can’t wait for the tour…it will be refreshing to hear two beautiful voices…looking forward to their duets too!

  • betsy

    Love the cover, he looks extremely cute and very young, I can’t wait to hear the songs and watch the PBS special. I hope a DVD is also for sale.
    Also I bought my ticket for the concert I will be attending as soon as they were up for sale. I’m so glad to see the excitement and the buzz the CD cover and the Tour news have created and the great press that Clay is receiving. I’m happy for Ruben too. So sad that some haters are suffering big time, too bad for them.

  • Mimi

    I am looking forward to this great tour. These guys are really talented. They can really sing and they out on a great show.

    Between the two of them, they have sold over 10 million albums. I guess they are doing rather well.

    Thanks for the information!!



  • Loou

    I want to go to the Foxwood event…..just hope I can get a ticket. I think Ru will do very well singing great R & B songs from the 70′s and this kind of retro music is great for a spectacular voice such as Clays. I think this will be a concert well worth the money and appealing to those folks that don’t watch American Idol. These guys are way beyond that show. Bravo!

  • Allan

    Now CD sounds like a winner. Great songs and interesting concept cover. Looking forward to attending one of their shows.

  • MrMarleyFAN

    He looks like Julie Andrews in VICTOR VICTORIA!

  • hanna

    I think this will be such a fun concert. Two of the best voices to come out of AI.

    Can’t wait!

  • DB

    This will be a great concert. These two guys can really sing!

  • Jeff

    This is a great CD cover and a great idea for a tour.
    Two of the best from idol at one concert.

  • Cindy

    Already have my concert tickets! June 1st can’t get here quick enough.
    So looking forward to seeing both Ruben and Clay. Both men have amazing voices, and lots of love and respect for each other. Such a joy to see.