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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Timeless Tour: Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard

Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard are just about to finished their Timeless tour. The month long tour proved to be success and well planned except for a few minor changes towards the end of the tour.


The concert at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom, was relocated to another location, due to poor ticket sales. The change in venue made the concert that much more intimate and enjoyable for the fans. With humor and wit at the forefront of their repertoire, Clay and Ruben done what all professional entertainer’s do; and it was on with the show.


There had been mixed reviews of the concert and Timeless tour, but as usual 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.


Have you attended one of the concerts on the Timeless tour? Here is your chance to give a quick review of the concert. A review by the fans for the fans.


Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard fan reviews of the concert. Please tell us the location of the concert, and a review in your own words. Good or bad a review is a review.


Timeless Tour Review: concert Reviews by the fans

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Anonymous said...
August 14, 2010 at 1:13 PM

I attended the first show in Asheville, and the weather was the only problem with the show. It was so hot, but the show was great and so much fun. I never saw the funny side of Ruben, but he really is a very good comic performer. I have always known Clay was very good as a comedian, but the two of them together are so funny. Add to that the outstanding vocals of the guys, and the beautiful voices of the two female backup singers, and you have a very good and fun summer concert.

Sooze said...
August 14, 2010 at 2:13 PM

I attended both the Snoqualmie, Washington and Reno, Nevada shows.

This show is so much fun, the chemistry between Clay and Ruben (or is it Ruben and Clay?) is outstanding and, of course, their vocal abilities rival the best. Anyone who just wants to have a good time, no pretense just flat out entertainment, should not miss this show if they ever go out on the road again (and hopefully they will). I knew that Clay has amazing stage presence (and I'm looking forward to his tour this Winter) but I was so very impressed with Ruben - if he ever comes to my neck of the woods, I'll be getting a ticket.

I only read two reviews of the Timeless Tour and both summed it up quite nicely with one single word - Joy.

Pat said...
August 14, 2010 at 3:15 PM

I saw the opening show in Asheville, NC, and so wished I could have gone again.

These two guys are so funny together, they really should have their own tv variety show.

And, it goes without saying, that both of them can sing the schnitiz out of anything they try.

All in all, great vocals, great comedy, a great time between the two great friends on stage and those of us lucky enough to be fans of one, the other, or both of them.

Anonymous said...
August 14, 2010 at 11:56 PM

I went to two shows in Asheville and Snoqualmie.

Clay and Ruben are so good together they had me laughing or clapping and singing along through the whole show.

Always loved Clay's voice but wasn't sure about Ruben but that man can sing and even though there style is different there voices work together.

The show had something everyone could enjoy and they both looked like they were having a great time and let us in on the enjoy of the music and comedy


Anonymous said...
August 15, 2010 at 8:50 AM

Were went to the Asheville concert and are still talking about it. I always knew Clay was naturally funny and witty but was surprised that Ruben's personality changed so much from AI. He did a great job and his voice has improved also. The two of them compliment each other and I have heard several comments from people who would love to see them in a variety show such as the Johnny Carson show. There will never be another Johnny and Ed, but the discovery just might be a gold mine for someone.


Anonymous said...
August 16, 2010 at 8:25 AM

saw show in biloxi. didn;t know much about clay and rueben since American Idol, but it was a wonderful show, two GREAT singers, lots of laughs and left you feeling like you wanted more

Anonymous said...
August 16, 2010 at 8:25 PM

Went to the Asheville concert and it was terrific. Both of these guys are great singers. They had me laughing, dancing, singing, clapping and wishing I could have gone to more than one concert. Hope they do this again.

Krule Music Group said...
August 17, 2010 at 7:34 AM

Thank everyone for the reviews, I hope to see more reviews of the Timeless tour posted here.

IamMesmerized said...
August 17, 2010 at 12:35 PM

I saw the Windsor, Chatauqua and Verona concerts and they all were amazing. Clay and Ruben definitely should do more tours together as I think they had as much fun as we all did. Great comedy, great tunes, great singers, what more could one ask for in a concert. For those who missed it, check out you tube as there are lots of videos of the concert there.

Anonymous said...
August 18, 2010 at 8:24 AM

I saw the show in Melbourne, Florida..and it was awesome. They rocked the place. They are also hilarious together. Could not stop laughing. Those shows were packed also..when everyone else found out how good it was there seemed to be more and more people coming. Can't wait for his "Tried and True" Concerts coming up in 2011.

Krule Music Group said...
August 19, 2010 at 1:05 PM

Nice reviews, hope to see more. Did Clay and Ruben do any duets together?

Anonymous said...
August 20, 2010 at 8:12 AM

clay aiken is an amazing talent-first time to see him in concert- i was not familiar enough to be more than a fan of his music. this changed that-also he and rueben studdard are good together-we need more, please

Anonymous said...
August 20, 2010 at 8:19 AM

clay aiken and rueben did all sorts of comedy and music-great--great back-up singers, great band-everyone in the audience had great time- will go again if we have a chance- had no idea Clay Aiken was such a good looking, good entertainer, good everything-seems to be energized by live audience. I had only seen him in media pictures and in Spamalot

Cara said...
August 21, 2010 at 11:56 AM

Went to 6 shows in all. I was a bit 'underwhelmed' in Asheville, the first, but by the end I literally cried because it was over. BEST CONCERT EVER!! It was immensely entertaining and fun and Clay and Ruben are just perfect together musically, comically, spiritually! They have the perfect comedic timing of Lewis and Martin, Lucy and Ricky, yeah even Sonny and Cher...and they switch roles throughout...so its not the sterotype you'd think of who plays which role! Those who didnt go because they predetermined it would suck, lost out on a lot of summer fun!
I couldnt be more grateful to be a Clay Aiken fan...there's never a dull moment and always something new and unique to look forward to!

The Season Two winner and runner up continue to prove they dont make em like they used to!

Anonymous said...
August 21, 2010 at 1:23 PM

Saw six of these shows starting with Asheville and all were totally entertaining -- each of these guys never missed a chance to deviate from the sceipt to deliver an even funnier line. Would see them again in a heartbeat.

Just a note about NYC sales. Unfortunately, the promoter listed the only seating left -- side floor venue seats -- as SRO on Ticketmaster which was untrue but resulted in missed sales over the last three weeks and last minute transfer to a smaller location in the same complex -- a really bad situation with ticket locations being changed and scrambling to locate the handicapped.

Despite all of that, these guys rocked the house with people dancing in the aisles throughout the show. Not many entertainers could have achieved that level of audience enjoyment after such a ticketing snafu.

Anonymous said...
August 21, 2010 at 1:30 PM

[quote]Krule Music Group says:
August 19, 2010 1:05 PM

Nice reviews, hope to see more. Did Clay and Ruben do any duets together?[/quote]

Not really. They more or less sang backup for each other along with Quaina and Casey, their lady vocalists. These two women added so much to the show, too! There were touches of duets, but not a lot.

Anonymous said...
August 21, 2010 at 1:50 PM

I went to two concerts, they were packed and I had such a great time. There was some confusion about those NY tickets not sold, people thought they would be standing through the concert, but it wasn't so. Somebody messed it up big time by selling those sections as SRO, all the other tickets were sold out though. The concert at Windsor in Canada was a sell out with 5000 seats, the tickets sold really well the entire tour, it seems as people were learning about the tour and how good it was, the venues were more and more packed. I'm a fan of Clay and I really enjoyed Ruben too but I'm looking forward to see Clay next year during his solo tour.

Krule Music Group said...
August 21, 2010 at 5:24 PM

Excellent reviews everyone, and some awesome details as well. This is the kind of reviews you would never see from some of the big known name sites and blogs. What a better way to have an actual concert review, Have real fans give the reviews.

I didn't know Clay and Ruben sold out the Windsor, Canada show with 5000 seats. (Nice job Clay and Ruben).

Thank you everyone, and keep them coming. I am enjoying your reviews, but more importantly Clay fans get to read actual reviews, who did not have the chance to see Clay and Ruben live.


Anonymous said...
August 21, 2010 at 6:18 PM

I really enjoy your blogs and this was a great idea for reviews! Foxwoods Casino in CT was also sold out...seats about 4200 (some say 5000) but I'd rather be conservative.

All the venues in the Northeast were very well attended, very well, and the crowds were amazing! The ROARS were deafening with a lot of audience participation!

It does not matter to me if Clay Aiken doesnt/cant sell out arenas anymore, I am so thankful he can fill these smaller ones and continue to perform! He is one of the most unique performers I've ever seen! His concerts are just PURE FUN, his voice is beyond gorgeous, with such range,( watch More Than A Feeling on youtube!) and he aint bad to look at! What's not to love! :)

Anonymous said...
August 21, 2010 at 10:32 PM

I saw the concert in Reno, I loved it, so much fun and such great voices on the stage.

Anonymous said...
August 22, 2010 at 10:35 AM

I saw the concert in Chautauqua and LOVED it. Clay and Ruben had everyone on their feet dancing - especially to Footloose - the clapping was so loud after that they actually did an encore of it (during the middle of the concert :) ).
The concert was pretty much medleys with both Clay and Ruben singing together; not sure if you want to consider them duets.
After the concert was over I really wished I was able to go to another one.
Clay is such a quick wit and is so funny; and can ad lib like no one's business (which aside from his great voice, is one of the many reasons I love his concerts); and having Ruben there to play off of (Ruben was perfect in his line deliveries and ad libs)made it even more fun.
Can't wait for Clay's next tour starting in February.

Anonymous said...
August 23, 2010 at 8:32 PM

Great show...saw it at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Ms. Sold out venue with great accoustics, wonderful staging with great lighting for these two extremely talented singers, dancers and comedians. Band was hopping and Quiana Parlor and Casey Thompson sang backup. The whole show was well planned, professional and kept you laughing between the great voices of these two entertainers. Botched up, went to the last show, and hope they bring this show back as I would like to see it again.
So many great memories rolled by as they did their musical revue.

Anonymous said...
August 24, 2010 at 4:32 PM

Went to the show in Verona. Loved it! so funny. great singing. You can tell they are turly friends and enjoy performing together. My only issue was that I could only go to one show. LOL
My fav part was when pastor ruben was trying to heal clay and make him dance.. every time ruben would sing a little, clay would "dance". ruben says, "what was that?!?".. clay, in a child's timid voice, "it's dancin". LOL. so funny.

Anonymous said...
August 24, 2010 at 4:38 PM

I see what some of you were saying about that NYC show. We went to Verona and were supposed to go to the Hammerstein, too, bue we thought we'd HAVE to stand that whole time. that was a turn off and we didn't buy. what a mess. I am sad I missed having a second show to go to, but glad I didn't have to deal with that. that's too bad. but I hear the show was great despite that mess up. :)

also.. I would totally go to another clay/ruben show. I was surprised how well they sounded together. it's been many yrs since AI and I had forgotten. :)

Anonymous said...
August 24, 2010 at 6:47 PM

I went with my husband to 2 shows-Milwaukee and Hammond. What a fantastic show the two of them put together. It was pure genius with the blend of awesome vocals by both of them and their 2 lovely backup singers, comradery and fun, and hilarious antics and skits. I felt like I was going through withdrawal in the days following the concerts. It was such an honest, joyful good time!!! Sigh...why did it have to end?

Krule Music Group said...
August 24, 2010 at 9:18 PM

Sounds like it was an amazing concert and memorable experience for everyone. the sense I am getting from the reviews so far is "Magical, and nostalgic with humor thrown in for good measure."

Hopefully the reviews keep coming. I would like to make a nice post based on these concert reviews you have all done, as something to look forward to and expect for the Tried and True tour.

Of course I will mention and thank all of Clay's fans in the post, for their contribution of these reviews.

It would be nice and amazing if Clay himself would post a comment here or on that post.

I would like to thank you all for your time to comment, and please tell people you know who attended the concert to come here and post a comment.

Anonymous said...
September 1, 2010 at 10:13 AM

I haven't had the pleasure to see either Ruben or Clay. But I've You Tubed some of Clay's past concert performances and he is an amazing entertainer. Hope to see him live one day.

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