April 03, 2010 10:00 AM by Nancy Floyd
Fans ofÂ American Idol‘s second season will be thrilled to know that it’s two biggest stars, runner-upÂ Clay Aiken and winner Ruben Studdard, will be reuniting on stage. The two singers have announced plans to tour together this summer, hitting 17 U.S. cities this July and August. Keep reading for more details on the upcoming tour and to find out if theÂ American Idol stars are coming to a city near you…
The second season ofÂ American Idol was a tight race with a surprising finish. Ruben Studdard, the velvet teddy bear, barely edged out crooner,Â Clay Aiken, for the victory. It’s been seven years since the two singers shared a stage but all of that is about to change this summer. As Ruben Studdard announced on Wednesday’s episode ofÂ American Idol, he will be joining his former competitor,Â Clay Aiken, for a U.S. tour this summer.
The summer tour will begin with a performance in Asheville, North Carolina on July 23rd and end on August 14th in Biloxi, Mississippi. Along the way, theÂ American Idol stars will be performing inÂ Melbourne, Fla. (July 25), Los Angeles (Aug. 1), Lancaster, Pa. (Aug. 8) and New York (Aug. 11). The “Timeless” tour will feature theÂ American Idol alums singing classics from the past fifty years.
“I couldn’t ask for a better tour mate,”Â Clay Aiken said in a statement. “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.”Â Studdard echoed the sentiment, saying, “It is truly a blessing and an honor to be on the stage with my friend.”
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