Thursday, April 22, 2010

Aiken Fans Set CD Release Parties

TRIED & TRUE - The vintage 1950's green hues in this album cover graphic by AmazingCA help the Carolina blog celebrate Earth Week.

First Official Press Photo Revealed

Fans Plan T&T CD Celebrations

With countdown clocks steadily ticking toward the June 1 drop date for Tried & True, Clay Aiken's first album with Decca Records, fans have begun organizing parties to celebrate the new CD.

Pulling out all the stops is the Hollywood CD Release Party with a website coordinated and designed by Pam Bassett. The above link and double clickable image below will take you to "The Celebration Team 2010" page where you will be greeted by Clay singing "Mack the Knife."

Fans planning to attend the Hollywood CD Release Celebration should register as soon as possible. Payment is not due until May 12.

Double click on image to see Hollywood party website.

In the early planning stages, other CD release parties listed at Clayonline (Anything Clay >> Clay Soiree) include Raleigh and Southeastern Michigan (May 31) and Toronto, Ontario (June 5). More will be listed as plans are posted.

To set up a celebration website Hollywood style, click on this link and get started. You can choose from 2,000+ templates; customize the site with your own logo, graphics, text, domain name; and publish to the web with a click of a button.

Easy-to-use tools include point-click-drag images and text with no HTML required. Following a 30-day free trial, the fee is only $4.99/month.

Are You Ready for Clay Aiken 2010?
Montage by gerwhisp

In Are You Ready for Clay Aiken 2010, her latest montage, gerwhisp combined an earlier CA favorite, "Here You Come Again," with excerpts from the singer's March interview in Raleigh and promotional images from the PBS concert taping and upcoming Timeless Tour.

PHOTO INTERLUDE: Featured are double clickable T&T and Timeless TourAmazingCA (1, 3) and Fountaindawg (2).

Tour Ticket Sales Dates Revised

Despite conflicting reports, Timeless Tour tickets for the MGM Grand Foxwoods (Marshantucket, CT) venue are on sale through Ticketmaster now. For more information, check with the venue (866-646-0050) if you want to attend the Aug. 7 concert. This is the promo for Clay and Ruben from the MGM site:

Since coming to national attention on the second season of American Idol in 2003, where he was the unexpected runner up, only to become the biggest selling male artist the show has ever featured, Clay Aiken has evolved into a versatile and beloved popular entertainer.

He has also toured nine times, written a New York Times bestselling memoir, sold more than six million albums, produced and hosted television programs, starred on Broadway, and devoted considerable energy and resources to improving the lives of children all over the world.

After Idol, Ruben Studdard released his first single, "Flying Without Wings" and it debuted at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Advance orders for his debut album, Soulful, topped the 1 million mark before it was released and it debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

Studdard received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Male R & B Vocal Performance and in March 2004, Ruben won the NAACP Outstanding New Artist Award.

Other public ticket sales for the Clay Aiken-Ruben Studdard 17-city summer tour slated for Friday, April 30, include the following venues:

The Hammerstein - New York City, NY (Aug. 11 concert): Phone 212-279-7740. American Express Pre-sale Thursday, Aug. 22, 10 a.m. EDT - Thursday, April 29, 10 a.m. EDT; live nation pre-sale Tuesday, April 27, 10 a.m. EDT - Thursday, April 29, 10 a.m. EDT; general public, Friday, April 30, 10 a.m. EDT.

**Horseshoe Casino - Hammond, IN (Aug. 13 concert): Phone 866-711-7463. (Originally set for April 30, tickets will be on sale through Ticketmaster and at the box office on Friday, May 21.)

Ruth Eckerd Hall - Clearwater, FL (July 26 concert): Phone 727-791-7400, 800-875-8682. Ticketmaster and box office April 30. (Check back for time).

The coast to coast tour, which has been added to Clay's Decca site (under "Events"), begins July 23 in Asheville, NC, and ends in Biloxi, MS.

Clay Aiken Official T&T Press Photo/Vincent Soyez

A few minutes before I started teaching Friday, Clayonline added the final piece of the T&T photo shoot puzzle. Below are clickables of full-length and cropped versions of Clay on the train at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham, NC.

Clickables of official T&T press photo.

Have an awesome weekend, Clay Nation!



SueReu said...

Lots to look forward to! Love Gerwhisp's video and the great graphics by AmazingCA & fountaindawg.

The CD planning website looks like fun - but probably not for my neck of the woods.

Hoping to see Clay on Larry King Live tomorrow night - he can most definitely hold his own in that forum and it really should be interesting (although I'm making sure I have a bottle of wine close by to keep my blood pressure down).

Thanks Caro!

Anonymous said...

Hi Caro,

First I have to tell you I have read your last two blogs, but so sorry I did not get a comment posted. Between RL and these two groups I'm having a hard time keeping up.......but I ALWAYS have time for your blogs.

I LOVE ALL the links you provide, just what would I do without your amazing blogs that are shocked full of wonderful Clay information.

An exciting time in the ClayNation for sure. Tommorrow night on CNN should be very interesting.

Is It June Yet?????

Have a great weekend....

Big Hugs,

Stephanie said...

I'm definitely echoing "Is it June yet???"

Got my DVR set for tomorrow. I'll probably wait til it's recorded and then watch it so I can fast forward through any of Ted Haggard. (Maybe SeuReu can share some of that blood pressure medication, too!) I have no doubt that our Clay will hold his own- he's too intelligent, well-spoken and eloquent not to. :)

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to Clay's singing and new cd, pbs, and not so much the LKL deal. Whatever, He could wait for all that til after the cd, jmo. Good music time for Us with Clay and always enjoy your blogs and updates! Love how U do it all! Thanks, Donna

MissSally said...

I'll be watching LKL tonight, Clay will an outstanding spokesman for this important cause. I'm looking forward to hearing what he has to say.

Thanks, Caro, for another great blog!

Anonymous said...

Hey Caro
FYI the MGM tickets went on sale this morning at 9am and boy it was tough to get anything good. You can buy through Ticketmaster or Foxwoods/MGM Grand websites. Front row Mezz row A available right now but nothing showing up for Orchestra.
Why couldn't I be a high roller
:( ....... oh yeah, now I remember ... cuz' I'm not rich LOL
Have a great weekend

Rhode Island Fan said...

Love your blog with all of the beautiful pictures. Clay Aiken is a photographer's dream!!

My friend got our ticket for Foxwoods--Right Orchestra, Row K. Don't know if she called or did Ticketmaster, but she did great!!!
I just checked and now there are only scattered seats for the highest priced tickets. I imagine they will release more later, but pickins are slim right now. I feel so lucky to have such a great seat.

katy said...

The last piece of the Cluzzle is up and a fine picture it is!! Now Clay Aiken, are you appearing on LKL?

LovesClaysVoice said...

Caro, what a wonderful blog! I love the gorgeous graphics and the video by gerwhisp is fantastic! I bow down to her talent! WOW! I love the new promo pic too!!!!

Sandy said...

I love the first photo release for TNT!! Was this what the puzzle was?

I was so sad to hear that Clay's appearance was cancelled on LKL. I was looking so forward to seeing him and just listening to him talk.

June is fast approaching as it's almost the end of April already! Where oh where does the time go. As much as I am looking forward to getting my hands on the CD, I just want the time to slow down - a bit!

Have a great weekend!!


Anonymous said...

Hi Caro!

Thanks so much for showing our website here!

For all those fans who want to attend the Hollywood, California CD Release Celebration, please register soon! Payment is not due until May 12, 2010, but we need to let the venue know asap how many will be attending!

Again thanks Caro!

Pam Bassett
Chief Coordinator
The Celebration Team
The 2010 Hollywood,California Clay Aiken CD Release Celebration

ImGranny said...

Another great Clay Aiken blog. I LOVED the montage and the graphics!

barb 55 said...

Awesome blog, Caro; full of goodies!

Thanks for sharing the montage by gerwhisp and all of the links, as well as the clickables.

I had not seen that interview before. It was great to see Clay again. He seems happy and excited.

I was glad to see the final puzzle piece added. It's a great pic.

We appreciate all you do!

Love and hugs,

T said...

Another exciting blog. It's getting closer & appreciate all the info. I haven't seen that video with Clay's interview. I always feel good coming here and getting all the updates on Clay.

Thanks so much for using the graphic -- RL has kept me busy but hope I get time to relax and do some graphics. That latest photo of Clay is beautiful!

Cheers Caro and looking forward to another great blog!

Have a nice weekend.