Monday, July 26, 2010

Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard Bring AI2 Back On Timeless Tour

American Idol Season 2 winner Ruben Studdard and runner-up Clay Aiken are touring together in what looks to be more like a variety show than two solo artists co-headlining.

Check out this medley of 90's songs they perform together (includes This Is How We Do It, Poison, End of the Road). I ... just ... LOL.



There's another medley, of 60's classics. This is very American Idol, circa 2002:



And in their opening number, Ruben starts out singing his coronation song, "Flying Without Wings" until Clay interrupts and starts singing what wwould have been his, "This Is The Night", and then it kind of turns into a musical duel.



(videos from clackattack5230)

If you want to see Clay crotch-grab and sing and dance to some of your favorite tunes, here are their remaining dates. It actually seems more entertaining (read: hilarious) than the current Idol tour, tbh:

Clay Aiken/Ruben Studdard Timeless Tour:
July 26 – Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
July 29 – Snoqualmie WA – Casino- Mountain View Plaza (Buy Tickets)
July 31 – Reno, NV – Silver Legacy Casino (Buy Tickets)
Aug. 1 – Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia (Buy Tickets)
Aug. 3 – Milwaukee, WI – Potawatomi Casino (Buy Tickets)
Aug. 5 – Windsor, ON – Caesar’s (Buy Tickets)
Aug. 6 – Chautauqua, NY – Chautauqua Institution Amphitheatre (Buy Tickets)
Aug. 7 – Mashantucket, CT – MGM Grand Foxwoods (Buy Tickets)
Aug. 8 – Lancaster, PA – American Music Theater (Buy Tickets)
Aug. 10 – Hampton Beach, NH – HB Casino (Buy Tickets)
Aug. 11 – New York, NY – Hammerstein (Buy Tickets)
Aug. 12 – Verona, NY – Turning Stone Casino (Buy Tickets)
Aug. 13 – Hammond, IN – Horseshoe (Buy Tickets)
Aug. 14 – Biloxi, MS – Beau Rivage (Buy Tickets)

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

The show is more than 90 percent music. And...Ruben didn't really win AI2. Think about it...think about who is the most successful (Clay's TITN sold much more than Ruben's boring FWOW; so it wasn't Ruben's 'coronation song'!!)of the two over the past 7 years and who was bringing in 80 percent of the votes every single week he was on??? Clay Aiken. This is Clay's 9th tour!! 7 of then SOLO. Ruben has yet to tour solo--he tried, but couldn't sell enough tickets. I like Ruben--but he was NOT the winner of AI2- and he and Clay have proven who really was!!

Anonymous said...

They still have two of the best voices to come out of Idol plus a genuine friendship that makes this show so much fun to watch them interact with each other, not to mention sing some of my favoriate songs.

Water Cooler Convo said...

SERIOUSLY? Season 2 fanwars 8 years later? o_O

Teresa said...

I've seen this show, twice, and it's fantastic. Two talented singers, and over two hours of great music, fun, and laughter makes for a great show.

Kimberwyn said...

AGREED ANON. RUBEN DDID NOT WIN IT WAS BECAUUSE OF CHICK FIL A AND THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT AND FORD AND THE CELLPHONE OCMAPNY THAT RIGGED THE VOTING. IM WRITING A BOOK ABOUT THIS AND EXPOSING THE TRUTHS JUST YOU WAIT IVE BEEN WORKING ON IT FOR 7 YEARS BUT IT ALMOST DONE I WILL EXPOSE THE TRUTH

-K. KOLSCH

Anonymous said...

OMG. Get over it. Clay did.

They're great friends. It was 7 years ago. Who cares? It's a fun entertaining show.

Anonymous said...

'If you want to see Clay crotch-grab'

I haven't watched yet, but I have a feeling that Clay was snarking on someone else.

Now...I'll echo H20: Fan Wars??? After 8 years??? Srsly??
I'm sick of them after one year. He won, he should have won, he is the winner. Good Lord. Who cares?

Inasmuch as this reminded me of a Dick Clark reunion of 60's singers, I thought it sounded like fun and they both sounded great. Both are talented and I wish both of them success.

Water Cooler Convo said...

I gotta say, Ruben sounds pretty damn good on his part on End of the Road. Can he please join Boyz II Men? They really haven't been the same since they became a trio. He can be their 4th!

Anonymous said...

They're jokes. Give it up already.

Anonymous said...

This tour is high octane fun!! The camaraderie between Clay and Ruben is such a joy to watch!! Their banter back and forth is hilarious and there voices are stupendous!

Anonymous said...

The show is just fantastic!! And SO MUCH FUN!!!They're awesome together!
And Clay is....I just love him!!!!! :)The best singer that AI ever had!

Anonymous said...

Just saw this show Sunday in Melbourne, Fl. and it rocks. Clay and Ruben have so much fun..it is hilarious. Clay, well he is just awesome..what a voice..plus sexy and handsome as all get out. their new back-up singer is the cutest and can she sing. I would recommend this concert if you want to get up and dance. Lots of fun!!

Anonymous said...

I'll give them the vocal props as they can both SANG, and they are pretty funny together. What is interesting is that THEY know it's all schtick and camp to just have any entertaining show (but provide good vocals as well) but some are taking the antics seriously, like it was meant to be presented as an arteest, ya know. Some acts out there right now DO take this kinda of stuff as serious, world changing effort...believe it in their hearts they've got moves and chops galore. Eh...not so much, guys. Thank goodness Ruben and Clay don't take the fun out of the performance yet give it some serious talent on display.

It's all good.

Anonymous said...

Aw this is all in fun and all good, and I agree completely with the comment right above mine. I'm an S7 and S8 stan myself, but I would much rather see this show than a few of the other seasons out there, I know I'd have a blast.