Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard to Tour U.S. in Summer 2010 | Playbill

News Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard to Tour U.S. in Summer 2010
Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken, the winner and runner-up, respectively, on the second season of "American Idol," will join forces this summer for a North American concert tour.
Clay Aiken
Clay Aiken

The tour, entitled Timeless, will launch July 23 in Asheville, NC, at Biltmore Estates before playing 16 other cities. In a statement Aiken said, "I couldn’t ask for a better tour mate. To be able to share the stage with him again is so exciting. He is such a talented artist. He inspires me daily and I think that respect and admiration will truly be reflected in our show."

Studdard added, "It is truly a blessing and an honor to be on the stage with my friend. The relationship that we have built over these past eight years will definitely translate into a great show for our fans. And I'm really looking forward to singing the timeless classics every night."

The duo will perform renditions of classic hits from the past five decades. Expect duets and special surprises.

Tour dates follow:

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 - Casino- Mountain View Plaza
Jul-31 - Reno, NV - Silver Legacy Casino
Aug-01 - Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia
Aug-03 - Milwaukee, WI - Potawatomi Casino
Aug-05 - Windsor, ON - Caesar’s
Aug-06 - Chautauqua, NY - Chautauqua Institution Amphitheatre
Aug-07 - Mashantucket, CT - MGM Grand Foxwoods
Aug-08 - 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

Aiken made his Broadway debut in Monty Python's Spamalot. Studdard appeared in the national tour of Ain't Misbehavin'.

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