Clay Aiken - The Jukebox Summer Tour 2005
Monday July 11, 10:00 am ET
Highlights Songs From All Five Decades of the Rock
RCA Artist Will Also Preview Songs From His Next Album on 25-City
Tour That Begins July 28, 2005 in Tom's River, NJ
Fans Can Send Text Messages to Clay Backstage Before Each Show
LOS ANGELES, July 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Clay Aiken will rock the
jukebox this summer as he sets out on a unique tour celebrating
all five decades of the rock era, with songs your mother should
know -- and your grandmother and kids, too.
The multi-platinum RCA Records recording artist will embark on
the fifth tour of his career with something new. Not tied to a
specific album, Aiken's latest live show will reach back to the
'50s and '60s for the earliest hits of rock and roll, move into
the '70s and '80s for songs from Aiken's childhood, and come all
the way into the '90s and '00s for hits from modern times.
thought it would be cool to sing a bunch of covers, and relate
to everybody," says Aiken. "There will be songs my mom
likes and my grandparents like, and there are a lot of people
who love the music of the '70s. I like the '80s, and we're going
to have a lot of fun with songs from the '90s."
will include many songs that Aiken is already associated with,
including Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
and Neil Sedaka's "Solitaire." Aiken's versions of both
songs charted in Billboard. There will also be a medley of Elvis
Presley songs that spans the decades. Aiken will also sing the
hits of everyone from Sam Cooke to Goo Goo Dolls.
tour will have a unique feature, as those attending Clay's concerts
will be encouraged to bring their cell phones and text messaging
devices to participate in extracurricular show activities, through
a program organized by Boomerang Mobile Media. Those attending
will be able to send text messages to Clay backstage before each
show and register to receive a post- show message from him. At
many venues, attendees will be able to post their own text messages
live, on screens in the venue. They will also have access to exclusive
started out as a show just to have some fun with, and as I got
more excited about singing these songs, it became a bigger show,"
explains Aiken. "It's a summer tour and the production will
be simple because the real story is the music. It's a chance for
people to remember where they were when they heard certain songs.
I was born in 1978, but I love the music of the '50s and '60s
and I know a lot of people do. We're going to have a lot of medleys
in the show, including a doo-wop medley and one for all the great
Motown hits. I made a prediction that everyone will be able to
sing along to at least five songs, no matter when they grew up!"
section will include songs from Aiken's first album, the double-platinum
"Measure of a Man," and will preview songs from his
upcoming CD. Aiken is about to go into the studio to begin recording
the new album.
perform three songs on ABC-TV's "Good Morning America"
on July 29 as part of their outdoor Summer Concerts series. He
will be singing from Bryant Park.
with his "Good Morning America" appearance and the launch
of his summer tour, Clay will be on the cover of the July 24 issue
of TV Guide.