Saturday, August 14, 2010

Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard Chart Fun-Fllled Finale

Timeless Tour montage by mrbaconclayaiken17
Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard & Co. dazzle coast to coast.
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Gags, Surprises Add to Fun

Timeless Finale To Rock Biloxi

In a show already hailed as an entertaining trip through four decades of pop music embellished by powerful vocals, swinging arrangements, witty commentary, and close friendships, the Clay Aiken-Ruben Studdard Timeless Tour finale at Beau Rivage in Biloxi, MS, tonight promises to be off the charts.

To the delight of most audiences, final tour concerts are traditionally filled with loads of fun and unexpected gags by the performers on stage. Curtain time for Saturday's surprise package is 8 pm CDT.

Backup Musicians Captivate Fans

Partners in crime of the Timeless Tour headliners have been Quiana Parler and Casey Thompson, backup singers, and a sizzling band that has rocked both coasts -- Ben Cohn, keyboards/musical director; Eric Dubose, lead guitar; Alvin Garrett, bass; John Jackson, keyboards; and Felix Pollard, drums.

The opening montage by mrbaconclayaikenclayaiken17 provides fans a reminiscent review of the entertaining show performed in 17 cities coast to coast this summer.

Video clips and still photos are set to the song "Partners in Crime," written and performed by Jim Brickman, piano, and Dave Koz, sax.

Photo links to Timeless Tour Slide Show at Clay Aiken Kids.
Graphics by Fountaindawg

Currently, at the Clay Aiken Kids site, a 2010 Timess Tour Slide Show allows fans to relive concerts from Asheville, NC, through Lancaster, PA, with more to come as recaps/clack are posted. Research, copy, and set-ups are by momo.

In addition to concert collages by Fountaindawg, each page contains information exclusive to that show which can be magnified and downloaded. See 2010 Timeless Tour with Ruben Studdard at CAK for another view and a set list with links to all song lyrics.

Wire Image members can view/download full size pictures shot by a professional photographer at Friday's concert at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN. Non-members can view thumbnail versions at the above link.

Front Stage Requests Tour Reviews

In the music and entertainment business, reviews are done by someone who is either not a fan of the artist, or had not even attended the concert, and based a review upon hear say.

Amen to that! Want to add your 2 cents to the Timeless Tour reviews? Front Stage is asking fans who attended a Timeless Tour show to write a brief recap on their website.

The first was a paragraph by an Asheville concert goer. I wasn't able to attend a show, but I hope to read many fan reviews at this site.

One of my favorite graphs from an earlier review is printed below:

As the pair’s powerful vocals filled the theatre for one last time that night, Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard proved good music is not the only thing that is timeless. Talent is too. - Ann Marie Coar

Have a wonderful weekend, Clay Nation. See you after the show!

Thank you for your blog comments and props for the contributing artists. To leave a remark, scroll to the bottom of that section, click on the "Post a Comment" link, and write in the box provided. Many thnx for stopping by today! - Caro


anaturegirl said...

I can't believe it is almost over. This has been a fantastic tour. Love Sonya's montage. That is a keeper! Good memories.

I am sure both Clay and Ruben are looking forward to some time off. Especially Clay. He will be able to sleep for hours. LOL

thanks Caro.

Sandy said...

Awesome montage, it recaps the concert perfectly.
Wish I was going to be able to do the cellcert tonight, but my husband needs a few volunteers for the football game tonight.
I took pictures but they turned out horribly. One of the test video's I tried out on my camera turned out just "alright". I was showing it to my husband and telling him who the back up singers were and he looked at me with this strange look and said "you know the backup singer's names". LOL!

Big SOB's because it's going to be over tonight! :(


Anonymous said...

Hi Caro

Great blog and montage.Last night was my last concert,and what a wonderful one it was. It was only 30 miles from home, you would have thought it was across the country as much trouble I had getting home. Including almost getting the way of THE buses. Hugs Margaret

mrsmandyaiken said...

I love that these 2 great guys who happen to be phenomenal vocalists & performers are such good friends.You could sense the closeness they share.I was at the NYC show that rocked!! The way we travelled thru the decades of music whether it be solos or medleys was seamless. The skits were hilarious. I was almost in tears during the beautiful solos & up on my feet during the fast-paced numbers. The band & the girls were awesome, as well. It was truly a wonderful experience. I felt like I was as much a participant as a ticket holder. Montage is wonderful, it captures the essence of the tour. I'm a little sad its almost over. Leaves me "Aiken" for more....

Anonymous said...

Hi Caro,

So Sad it is almost all over, but I am sure Clay and Ruben will be happy to get some well deserved rest and to be with their families. Let's hope they decide to do another tour together in the NEAR future. What a wonderful tour it was.....Music was awesome and most of all the Friendship between Clay and Ruben shined through.

I loved the montage and the graphic......

Enjoy the rest of the weekend Caro.


Anonymous said...

Nice summary of the Timeless tour, thanks Caro.
P.S. I like the Front Stage article, where real fans are posting reviews.

Carolina Clay said...


Thank you for visiting the Carolina blog. Your presence helps Internet Clay blogs with search engine placement, but also you are spreading the word about one very talented Singer Man.

anaturegirl: I agree. Fans have such wonderful memories from the Timeless Tour. The featured montage is an excellent example.

Sandy: I love that your husband was surprised you know the names of the backup singers. Would he like baby names, too? *g*

Margaret: You will have to expand (maybe in an OFC blog) on your concert experience and crazy "cross country" drive home that should have taken 30 minutes.

mrsmandyaiken: I really think you should post your concert assessment at the Front Stage site. Thank you for sharing here.

Marlyne: So glad you enjoyed the montage, slide show of graphics, and the Timeless Tour!

Again, many thnx for your posts. I encourage all of you to write about your concert at the Front Page site.

Looking forward to tonight's final performance. Have an awesome weekend!


Anonymous said...

Sure is nice for Clay and crew to have a short time to rest but sad for the rest of Us who wait to hear what Clay is doing next. Sure have enjoyed all the fun and adventures of new concerts! I wish them rest but can not wait til Clay is doing, singing to Us again!! :)Enjoy your blogs !! D. In Wi.