Friday, October 26, 2007

Christmas and Clay Aiken

Clay Aiken's Christmas tour is just a month away. He sings Christmas like no other and puts on a great show. To see a venue list http://www.clayonline.com/tours.html

As promised, more clips from previous Christmases.







*Thanks to Martigyrl, SecretlylovesClay ,WMMAH, ClayisourIdol

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Clay Aiken to Join "Spamalot" Cast




The next few months promise to be a very busy time for Clay Aiken. Preparing for a Christmas Tour, working on a new album and appearing on Broadway. It was announced yesterday that the multi-talented Clay Aiken is set to join the cast of "Spamalot" in the role of Sir Robin. Clay's stint runs from January 18 through May 4, 2008.

http://www.prnewswire.com/

http://www.montypythonsspamalot.com



Sunday, October 14, 2007

Clay Aiken's Christmas in the Heartland

*photo courtesy of Invisible926

Nobody sings like Clay Aiken and he is preparing to embark on his 4th annual Christmas tour. Below is the tour schedule for "Christmas In The Heartland".

11/26/07 Wichita, KS, US Central Christian Church
11/27/07 St Louis, MO, US Fox Theatre
11/28/07 South Bend, IN, US Morris Auditorium
11/29/07 Waukegan, IL, US Genessee Theatre
11/30/07 Kalamazoo, MI, US Miller Auditorium
12/02/07 Washington, DC, US Warner Theater
12/04/07 Wilkes Barre, PA, US FM Kirby Center
12/06/07 New Brunswick, NJ, US State Theatre
12/07/07 Albany, NY, US Palace Theatre
12/08/07 Poughkeepsie, NY, US Mid-Hudson Civic Center
12/09/07 Uncasville, CT, US Mohegan Sun
12/11/07 Red Bank, NJ, US Count Basie Theatre
12/12/07 Easton, PA, US State Theatre
12/13/07 Morristown, NJ, US The Community Theatre at Mayo
Center for the Performing Arts.
12/15/07 Williamsport, PA, US Community Arts Center
12/16/07 Erie, PA, US Erie Civic Center Complex
12/19/07 Minneapolis, MN, US Orchestra Hall
12/20/07 Minneapolis, MN, US Orchestra Hall
12/21/07 Omaha, NE, US Orpheum Theatre
12/22/07 Merrillville, IN, US Star Plaza Theatre


This will be the first tour I will be unable to attend and I have been consoling myself watching videos of Clay's previous tours. One of my favorites from the Joyful Noise Tour, 2004.

* Thanks to SecretlylovesClay



Stay tuned over the coming weeks for more of the pure, sweet tones of Clay Aiken.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Clay Aiken Concert To Go On As Planned

Church has no plans to cancel Clay Aiken concert

http://www.kansas.com/news/local/story/197882.html

BY JOE RODRIGUEZ
The Wichita Eagle

A concert by Clay Aiken at Wichita's Central Christian Church will go on as scheduled next month, a church leader said Wednesday as the leader dismissed a tabloid's article that the church was under attack for hosting the performance.

Aiken, who gained fame on the show "American Idol," is set to perform a Christmas concert at the church Nov. 26.

An article in the most recent issue of the National Enquirer cited a source who said "the church received a lot of attacks" when it announced earlier this year that Aiken would perform. The evangelical church has Wichita's largest Protestant congregation. The article claimed the outrage was centered on Aiken's sexual orientation.

One church leader characterized the article as "just absolutely false." Senior Pastor David Welsh was unavailable for comment.

In June or July, shortly after the church decided to hold the concert, church leaders crafted a memo that addressed, in part, questions that could arise about Aiken's sexual orientation.

A copy of the letter, circulated among church leaders, made many points, including:

• "Clay has always spoken openly about his Christian beliefs. He doesn't drink, smoke, swear or womanize. He won't sing about sex or even use lyrics with innuendo. During his Idol appearance in 2004, Aiken wore his WWJD bracelet each show."

• "His holiday CD includes several songs about Christ's birth. During a tour for Disney, he sang an explicitly Christian song ('You Were There') which references Abraham, David and Jesus."

• "In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine in July 2003, Aiken... stated that he is not gay. This fact was again confirmed in an interview with 'Today's Christian,' an internet website and service of Christianity Today, International."

The letter went on: "Keep in mind, this is an 'outreach event.' Many of Clay's fans are Christians, however some may never darken the halls of a church, but for this one event."

The Central Christian Church leader said that the memo surfaced outside the church within the past few weeks, when someone claiming to be "a concerned citizen" e-mailed the church about Aiken's sexuality. A copy of the memo was sent to the person, the church leader said.

The church has not made any changes in its plans to hold the concert.

"Our official position is we are hosting a Christmas concert and have invited Clay Aiken to be our guest," said Gary Walker, chairman of the church's Board of Elders, its governing body.

"He will be singing songs from his 2004 Christmas album. The concert is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 26 and tickets are $30, $35 and $40."

Monday, October 8, 2007

Lean on Me(another song) Clay Aiken

Great song sung by the magnificent Clay Aiken and Melanie Horton.



Thank you to alisonangus.