Clay Aiken - NewsThe latest news from Clay Aikenhttp://clayonline.com/newsYou Are Cordially Invited...<p>You are cordially invited to a fun and casual reception honoring:<br /> </p> <center> <p><strong>Clay Aiken</strong><br /> <strong>Candidate for Congress from North Carolina</strong><br /> <br /> Wednesday, April 9, 2014<br /> 5:30pm<br /> <br /> Co-hosts<br /> Betsy & Gene Conti<br /> John Jameson<br /> John I. Wilson<br /> <br /> 616 North Carolina Avenue, SE<br /> Washington, DC<br /> </p> <p>Contributions welcome.<br /> RSVP: events@clayaiken.com</p> </center> <br /> <p>Contributions or gifts to Clay for NC are not tax deductible. Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation and name of employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 in an election cycle.<br /> <br /> If you are retired, enter in the occupation and employer boxes.<br /> <br /> An individual may contribute a maximum amount of $2,600 for the primary election and $2,600 for the general election. Federal multi-candidate political action committees (PACs) may contribute $5,000 for the primary election and $5,000 for the general election.</p> <p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:15:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/207863Possible downtime for ClayOnline.com<p>Were working on some technical details behind the scenes here at the OFC and wanted to let you, our faithful OFC members, know the site may experience a short amount of downtime tomorrow, Feb 20.</p> <p>Should you have any trouble loading the site or logging in, we ask that you please hang with us. Everything should resolve fairly quickly so we hope you dont have too many issues.</p> <p>If you have any questions, please dont hesitate to reach out to the <a href="http://support.groundctrl.com/">ground(ctrl) Support team</a> for help. Thanks!</p> <p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:11:00 -0800http://clayonline.com/news/202663Behind The Scenes on 'Law & Order: SVU'<p>Dont forget Clays guest appearance on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit happens Nov. 6 at 9pm ET/PT on NBC! Hear from Clay, Ashanti and Taylor Hicks behind the scenes below and check your local listings for when the show will air in your area.</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.nbc.com/assets/video/widget/widget.html?vid=n42148" width="560"></iframe></p> <p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Mon, 28 Oct 2013 16:40:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/186823Clay guest stars on "Law & Order: SVU"<p class="p1"><strong>**UPDATE! This episode will air Wednesday, November 6, at 9pm ET/PT.**</strong></p> <p class="p1">Clay will be appearing on an upcoming episode of NBCs "<a href="http://www.nbc.com/law-and-order-special-victims-unit/" target="_blank">Law and Order: SVU</a>" on <strike>October 30th</strike>! Tune in to see Clays guest role! The episode airs on Wednesday, <strike>Oct. 30</strike>, at 9pm ET/PT on NBC. Any guesses on what his role will be?</p> <p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Mon, 14 Oct 2013 14:11:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/183743Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/clayaiken/media/05/01/images/assets/medium.8Ms8EV6K7eTHxlTN_xaDf_6gaNkyBah2K13A24dRDeQ.jpg" /><br /><p>Check out this article from broadway.com!</p> <p><a href="http://www.broadway.com/buzz/170619/american-idol-favorite-clay-aiken-to-headline-joseph-and-the-amazing-technicolor-dreamcoat-in-maine/" target="_blank"><em>American Idol</em> Favorite Clay Aiken to Headline <em>Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat</em> in Maine</a></p> <p>Claymates, book your tickets to Maine! Broadway and <em>American Idol</em> alum Clay Aiken is set to play the title role in <em>Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat</em> at the Ogunquit Playhouse. The production begins performances July 31 and will play a limited engagement through August 25 in Ogunquit, Maine. No additional casting has been announced.</p> <p>Based on Bible stories about Joseph and his coat of many colors, the musical features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. <em>Joseph</em> opened in the West End in 1973 before opening on Broadway in 1982. Notable Josephs include Paul Jones (West End), Bill Hutton (Broadway), Jason Donovan (London Palladium), Michael Damian (1993 Broadway revival) and Donny Osmond (1999 video adaptation).</p> <p>Aiken made his Broadway debut as Sir Robin in <em>Spamalot</em>. He <a href="http://www.broadway.com/buzz/167536/clay-aiken-and-tony-winner-beth-leavel-to-headline-the-drowsy-chaperone-in-north-carolina/" target="_blank">recently played</a> Man in Chair in the North Carolina Theatre production of <em>The Drowsy Chaperone</em> opposite Beth Leavel. He has released several albums, including <em>Measure of a Man, Merry Christmas with Love, A Thousand Different Ways</em> and <em>On My Way Here</em>. He is the author of the bestselling memoir Learning to <em>Sing: Hearing the Music in Your Life</em>. His TV credits include <em>Drop Dead Diva, Scrubs, 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live</em> and <em>The Celebrity Apprentice</em>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Fri, 12 Jul 2013 17:33:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/163063The Drowsy Chaperone<p>A rare combination of unprecedented originality and blinding talent, The Drowsy Chaperone boldly addresses a great unspoken desire in all of our hearts: to be entertained. If youve ever sat in a dark theatre and thought, Dear Lord in heaven, please let it be good, this is the show for you! It all begins when a die-hard musical theater fan plays his favorite cast album on his turntable, and the musical literally bursts to life in his living room, telling the rambunctious tale of a brazen Broadway starlet trying to find, and keep, her true love.</p> <p class="p1">Starring in the show as a cast member will be Raleighs own Clay Aiken as "Man in Chair" alongside another Raleigh native, Beth Leavel, reprising her TONY Award-Winning role as "The Chaperone."</p> <p class="p1">Tickets are on sale at the venue now; for more information please visit:</p> <p class="p2"><span class="s1"><a href="http://nctheatre.com/shows/the-drowsy-chaperone" target="_blank">http://nctheatre.com/shows/the-drowsy-chaperone</a></span></p> <p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:22:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/139391Clay's Radio Show Pilot Stream<p>We have some exciting news for Clay fans all over!</p> <p>Clay will be doing his radio show pilot stream on February 26th from 7-10pm EST. This is the show he talked about on the last OFC chat and hed love for YOU, the fans, to call in during the show! Well post the number during the stream.</p> <p>If you are not a member of the OFC, you will still be able to hear the stream simply by <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com">visiting the homepage</a> and pressing play on the Livestream window that will be on the homepage the day of the stream. The stream will also air on the <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/chat">Chat page</a> where OFC members can listen and chat in the chat room.</p> <p>Happy listening!</p> <p>-TC</p> <p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Fri, 15 Feb 2013 20:17:00 -0800http://clayonline.com/news/130071Clay's FIFTH Live Video Chat on January 22nd!<p>Dear OFC,</p> <p>Clays FIFTH live video chat exclusively for Official Fan Club members will be held on<strong>Tuesday, January 22nd, at 8:30pm EST</strong>. All of the action will happen on the<a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/chat"><strong>Chat</strong></a>page. We encourage you to visit that page and test out the chat in advance to make sure everything is in working order before January 22nd.</p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>IMPORTANT UPDATE:</strong></span> We are no longer using Parachat due to concerns with Java security. The new chat room uses flash, so just make sure you have the latest version of <a href="http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/">Adobe Flash Player</a>. The move is an upgrade as well, to make sure we dont have any additional technical difficulties. We have opted for the Livestream chat widget, which is very easy to use. You just <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/login">log in</a> to your OFC account, go to the <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/chat">Chat</a> page, and you will be prompted to create a nickname (which you can change at any time) after you send your first chat message in the window. If youd like, you can choose a nickname that is the same as your OFC account display name.You dont need to worry about creating a Livestream account.</p> <p>As with the previous chats, well be collecting questions ahead of time for Clay to answer during the chat. Visit<strong><a href="http://clayaiken.com/campaigns/1621" target="_blank">this campaign</a></strong>in the<a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/campaigns"><strong>Campaigns</strong></a>section of the site to submit your questions for Clay! You will also be able to ask him questions directly during the actual chat on January 22nd.</p> <p>You must be an Official Fan Club member to view and participate in the chat. If youre not yet, please<strong><a href="http://clayaiken.com/store/product/official-fan-club-digital-membership" target="_blank">join the OFC</a></strong>now!</p> <p>For those of you who cannot make it to the chat this time around, we will be recording it again so that you can watch it at a later time. :)</p> <p>Any questions or problems viewing the chat room? Were here to help. Customer Support is avaialble at <a href="http://support.groundctrl.com">support.groundctrl.com</a> or at 877-GND-CTRL Monday - Friday between the hours of 9am and 5pm PT.</p> <p>See you in the chat!</p> <p>-Team Clay</p> <p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Fri, 18 Jan 2013 17:00:00 -0800http://clayonline.com/news/120981Upcoming Scheduled Maintenance<p><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.5em;">Hi Clay fans,</span></p> <p>This is a friendly heads up that there will be approximately one hour of downtime on Clay's website this Sunday, January 20th at 9pm PT as we undergo routine maintenance.</p> <p>Thank you for your patience!</p> <p>-Team Clay</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Fri, 18 Jan 2013 09:25:00 -0800http://clayonline.com/news/121331Detroit Show Cancelled<p>Dear Clay fans,</p> <p>We regret to inform you that Clay's show in Detroit has been cancelled. Information on refunds will available as soon as we work out the details.</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Mon, 10 Dec 2012 19:55:00 -0800http://clayonline.com/news/115671Downtime on Thursday<p></p> <p>Hi Clay fans,</p> <p>This is a friendly heads up that there will be approximately 30 minutes of downtime on Clay's website this Thursday, Nov 29th at 8pm PT as we make some necessary database upgrades.</p> <p>Thank you for your patience!</p> <p></p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Tue, 27 Nov 2012 11:50:00 -0800http://clayonline.com/news/113051Clay on The Dr. Oz show next Wednesday!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/clayaiken/media/12/08/medium.6j7nipf7u20m.jpg" /><br /><p>Clay will be featured on The <a href="http://www.doctoroz.com" target="_blank">Dr. Oz</a> show on Wednesday, Nov. 28! Check your local listings for the correct time and channel.</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Wed, 21 Nov 2012 10:15:00 -0800http://clayonline.com/news/111991Chandler, AZ Presale<p>There will be a fan club presale for the<a href="http://clayaiken.com/events/149653">Chandler, AZ show</a>at the Wild Horse Pass Casinoon November 13th at 10am local venue time. You can access the presalethrough the<a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/events" target="_blank">events page</a>on this site, or by clicking on the link to the city in this article. Simply log into your OFC account in order to purchase great seats through the fan club!</p> <p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Mon, 12 Nov 2012 13:08:00 -0800http://clayonline.com/news/109671Anaheim, CA M&G signup added<p>We've added a M&G signup for the Anaheim date! Visit the<a href="http://clayaiken.com/contests/3841" target="_blank">contests section</a>to sign up now.</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Tue, 06 Nov 2012 09:40:00 -0800http://clayonline.com/news/108291Joyful Noise Tour M&G Contests<p>We are happy to announce that Clay will be doing meet and greets on his upcoming Joyful Noise tour. The M&G contests are now available! In order to sign up for a Msimply log into your OFC account,visit the <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/contests">Contests page</a>, find your show, and sign up. Winners will be randomly selected and will receive an email if they win. Visit the <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/contests">Contests page</a> for more information.</p> <p>Not an OFC member yet?<a href="http://clayaiken.com/store/categories/subscriptions" target="_blank">Join today!</a></p> <p>Good luck and see you at the shows!</p> <p>- Team Clay</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Tue, 30 Oct 2012 10:20:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/107051Clay on Comedy Central this Saturday, Oct 27!<p>Clay will appear on the premiere of D.L. Hughley's new one-hour, satirical documentary, "D.L. Hughley: The Endangered List", this Saturday! The show airs on October 27 at 11pm ET/PT on Comedy Central. Be sure to tune in and catch Clay's guest appearance!</p> <p>For a preview of the show, check out <a href="http://www.comedycentral.com/video-clips/aiedmw/stand-up-d-l-hughley--save-the-black-man-petition" target="_blank">this video clip</a>!</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Tue, 23 Oct 2012 08:20:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/105731VIP Auctions for Joyful Noise Tour<p>Hey everyone,</p> <p>We are excited to announce that VIP Auctions for all of Clay's upcoming Joyful Noise 2012 tour dates are now live on <a href="http://www.ebay.com" target="_blank">ebay.com</a>! Click the link for your show below to visit the page where you can place your bid.Be sure to check back if more dates are added to the tour as we will post additional packages for those concerts, if any. Be on the lookout!</p> <p><a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/221140826642?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649" target="_blank">11/23 West Plam Beach, FL</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/221140827870?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649" target="_blank">11/24 Sarasota, FL</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/221140828587?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649" target="_blank">11/25 Clearwater, FL</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/221140829648?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649" target="_blank">11/27 Lakeland, FL</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/221140830745?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649" target="_blank">11/29 Durham, NC</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/221140832511?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649" target="_blank">12/1 Atlantic City, NJ</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/221140834133?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649" target="_blank">12/2 Staten Island, NY</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/221140835483?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649" target="_blank">12/4 Bethlehem, PA</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/221140836530?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649" target="_blank">12/5 Verona, NY</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/STAMFORD-CT-12-6-12-VIP-AUCTION-JOYFUL-NOISE-TOUR-2012-/221140839168?ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123#ht_627wt_1399" target="_blank">12/6 Stamford, CT</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/221140848123?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649" target="_blank">12/8 Shippensburg, PA</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/221140849271?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649" target="_blank">12/9 Boston, MA</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/221140849970?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649" target="_blank">12/11 Pittsburgh, PA</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/221140851502?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649" target="_blank">12/12 Easton, MD</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/221140852318?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649" target="_blank">12/14 Detroit, MI</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/221140853154?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649" target="_blank">12/15 St. Charles, IL</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/221140854103?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649" target="_blank">12/16 Milwaukee, WI</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/221140855466?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649" target="_blank">12/18 Beaver Creek, CO</a></p> <p><a href=" http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=221148047185" target="_blank">12/21 Anaheim, CA</a></p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Mon, 15 Oct 2012 16:05:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/104541VIP Auctions for National Inclusion Project - Coming Soon!<p>Hey everyone,</p> <p>VIP auctions for the National Inclusion Project will begin on Oct 15 for Clay's winter tour dates. These auctions will happen through eBay and will benefit National Inclusion Project. Stay tuned for more information coming!</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Thu, 11 Oct 2012 17:40:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/103751Milwaukee Presale on 10/23!<p>There will be a fan club presale for the<a href="http://clayaiken.com/events/145151" target="_blank">Milwaukee, WI show</a>at the Northern Lights Theatreon October 23rd at 10am local venue time. You can access the presalethrough the<a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/events" target="_blank">events page</a>on this site, or by clicking on the link to the city in this article. Simply log into your OFC account in order to purchase great seats through the fan club!</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Thu, 11 Oct 2012 17:30:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/103741UNICEF “Water for Life” Gala<p>On September 29, Calgary will mark the 20th anniversary of the UNICEF Gala in support of UNICEF's life-saving work for children. Members of the community will be treated to a delectable four-course dinner created by Hyatt Regency Calgary Chef David Flegel, an exceptional performance by musician and UNICEF Ambassador Clay Aiken, novel auction items, and an inspiring keynote speech from UNICEF Canadas President and CEO David Morley.</p> <p>The theme of the gala, "Water for Life," recognizes the importance of clean drinking water to children and communities. Earlier this year, UNICEF and the World Health Organization reported that more of the worlds population are using improved drinking water sources than ever before. But despite the progress, over 780 million people still lack access to clean water and almost half of them are children.</p> <p>"The people of Calgary are part of a global movement to bring clean drinking water to families around the world, and we can all be proud of this achievement," said UNICEF Canada's President and CEO David Morley. "However, the world water crisis continues to have devastating effects on children. To turn the tide, UNICEF will work harder to save lives that are threatened by the lack of safe water sources and waterborne diseases." UNICEF works in more than 90 countries to improve water supplies, establish sanitation facilities, and promote good hygiene practices. The "Water for Life" gala aims to raise $780,000 to help fund critical UNICEF programs reaching the most vulnerable children in the most remote areas.</p> <p>UNICEF will invest in sustainable programs and lead water and sanitation relief efforts in humanitarian emergencies, such as the drought in the Sahel and civil conflict in Syria, to ensure that the 100 million children under the age of five without access to clean water are not left behind.</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Fri, 28 Sep 2012 09:55:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/101011Fan Club Tickets For Easton, MD Are Now Available<p>Fan club members now have an early oppertunity to access tickets for the upcoming Easton, MD concert. <a href="http://clayaiken.com/events/138311">CLICK HERE</a>for more information!</p> <p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Fri, 21 Sep 2012 13:26:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/98701VIP Package Auctions<p>Clay will be auctioning off 1 pair of tickets for each show for his upcoming <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/events">Joyful Noise Tour</a> this winter. The auctions will happen through <a href="http://myworld.ebay.com/clayaiken" target="_blank">eBay</a> and all proceeds minus PayPal's administration fees will benefit the <a href="http://www.inclusionproject.org" target="_blank">National Inclusion Project</a>. Auctions are set to begin in mid-October. Check back soon or follow Clay on <a href="http://www.facebook.com/clayaiken" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="http://www.twitter.com/clayaiken" target="_blank">Twitter</a> for more details on exact start dates and auction info.</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Tue, 18 Sep 2012 16:20:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/97991Staten Island Presale on 9/25!<p>There will be a fan club presale for the<a href="http://clayaiken.com/events/137111" target="_blank">Staten Island show</a>at the St. George Theatre on September 25th at 10am Pacific time. You can access the presalethrough the<a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/events" target="_blank">events page</a>on this site, or by clicking on the link to the city in this article. Simply log into your OFC account in order to purchase great seats through the fan club!</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Tue, 18 Sep 2012 15:45:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/97961Joyful Noise Tour 2012<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/clayaiken/media/15/04/medium.34y483hxt205.jpg" /><br /><p>Clay is preparing to hit the road this winter for the <a href="http://clayaiken.com/events">Joyful Noise 2012 Tour</a>! You can check out all of the dates on the <a href="http://clayaiken.com/events">Appearances</a> page. Be sure to check back often as tour dates are posted or updated as information becomes available.</p> <p>Also be on the lookout for special VIP package auctions coming soon to benefit <a href="http://www.inclusionproject.org">National Inclusion Project</a>. More information about the availability of these exclusive packages will be available in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Mon, 17 Sep 2012 16:45:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/97791Detroit Presale tomorrow 9/13!<p>There will be a fan club presale for the<a href="http://clayaiken.com/events/136181" target="_blank">Detroit show</a>at the Fox Theatre tomorrow at 10am PDT. You can access the presalethrough the<a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/events" target="_blank">events page</a>on this site, or by clicking on the link to the city in this article. Simply log into your OFC account in order to purchase great seats through the fan club!</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Wed, 12 Sep 2012 11:50:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/96661Stamford Presale tickets available now!<p> <p>To purchase tickets through the venue, visit <a href="https://tickets.stamfordcenterforthearts.org/public/enter_promo.asp" target="_blank">https://tickets.stamfordcenterforthearts.org/public/enter_promo.asp</a></p> <p>password: steadfast</p> <p>See you at the show!</p> </p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Tue, 11 Sep 2012 13:30:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/96471Boston and Durham Presales Tomorrow!<p>Fan club presales for the<a href="http://clayaiken.com/events/133391" target="_blank">Boston</a><a href="http://clayaiken.com/events/132561" target="_blank">Durham</a>shows will be available tomorrow 9/6 at 10am PT through the<a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/events" target="_blank">events page</a>on this site, or by clicking on the link to the cities in this article. Simply log into your OFC account and visit the page for your show in order to purchase great seats through the fan club!</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Wed, 05 Sep 2012 14:45:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/95571Atlantic City Presale Tomorrow 8/30!<p></p> <p>Clay Fans!</p> <p>We are pleased to announce that Clay's show in<a href="http://clayaiken.com/events/132571" target="_blank">Atlantic City, NJ</a>at Trump Taj Mahal on December 1st will be having an OFC presale tomorrow 8/30 at 10am EST. To purchase tickets through this fan club presale, simply log into your fan club account and visit the<a href="http://clayaiken.com/events/132571" target="_blank">event page</a>. You will see options to purchase tickets on that page.</p> <p>We've also announced<a href="http://clayaiken.com/events" target="_blank">shows in Clearwater, FL and Durham, NC today</a>. Presale information for these shows to follow next week.</p> <p>Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend and see you at the show!</p> <p></p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Wed, 29 Aug 2012 12:40:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/94521Clay's Fourth Live Video Chat Next Week!<p>It's that time again!</p> <p>Clay's fourth live video chat exclusively for Official Fan Club members will be<strong>Tuesday, July 10th, at 8:30pm EST</strong>. All of the action will happen on the<a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/chat"><strong>Chat</strong></a>page. We encourage you to visit that page and test out the chat in advance to make sure everything is in working order before July 10th. You'll need to be using the most updated versions of either IE(9), Firefox, Safari, or Google Chrome with the updated Java plug-in to ensure that the chat works on your browser.</p> <p></p> <p>As with the previous chats, we'll be collecting questions ahead of time for Clay to answer during the chat. Visit<strong><a href="http://clayaiken.com/campaigns/1101" target="_blank">this campaign</a></strong>in the<a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/campaigns"><strong>Campaigns</strong></a>section of the site to submit your questions for Clay! You will also be able to ask him questions directly during the actual chat on July 10th.</p> <p>You must be an Official Fan Club member to view and participate in the chat. If you're not yet, please<strong><a href="http://clayaiken.com/store/product/official-fan-club-digital-membership" target="_blank">join the OFC</a></strong>now!</p> <p>For those of you who cannot make it to the chat this time around, we will be recording it again so that you can watch it at a later time. :)</p> <p>Have a great 4th of July holiday if you're in the US, and a great rest of your week if not!</p> <p>-Team Clay</p> <p></p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Tue, 03 Jul 2012 16:10:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/86301Happy Memorial Day!<p>Happy Memorial Day!</p> <p class="p1">Stay connected with Clay by<a href="http://clayaiken.com/store/product/official-fan-club-digital-membership" target="_blank">signing up for an Official Fan Club membership</a>, which gives you access to exclusive, LIVE web chats with Clay himself!</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Mon, 28 May 2012 14:35:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/81061VIDEO: Clay on Face The Nation<p>Clay appeared on CBS's "Face The Nation" this past Sunday to talk about North Carolina's Amendement One as well as President Obama's endorsement of marriage equality. Check out video clips from the show featuring Clay below:</p> <p>Part 1</p> <p><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="279" src="http://cnettv.cnet.com/av/video/cbsnews/atlantis2/cbsnews_player_embed.swf" flashvars="si=254ftnLeadHero" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" background="#333333"></embed></p> <p>Part 2</p> <p><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="279" src="http://cnettv.cnet.com/av/video/cbsnews/atlantis2/cbsnews_player_embed.swf" flashvars="si=254&contentValue=50124659&shareUrl=http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7408408n" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" background="#333333"></embed></p> <p>What did you think of Clay's comments?</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Mon, 14 May 2012 16:35:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/79301Clay on Face The Nation this Sunday!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/clayaiken/media/01/15/medium.h8w509dv09u0.jpg" /><br /><p>Clay is going to be appearing as a panelist on CBS's prestigeous news show<a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/ftn?tag=hdr;snav" target="_blank">Face The Nation</a>THIS Sunday, 5/13! This is HUGE, everyone!! Spend your Mother's Day, or part of it, with Clay as he joins in the discussion about same-sex marriage with esteemed panelists Tony Perkins, Evan Wolfson, and Mark McKinnon, among others. Make sure to tune in -- this is a BIG DEAL! History in the making with Clay!</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Sat, 12 May 2012 13:40:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/78881Clay's Third Live Video Chat This Week!<p>Hey everyone! Get excited...</p> <p>Clay's third live video chat exclusively for Official Fan Club members will be <strong>Wednesday, April 11, at 8:00pm EST</strong>. All of the action will happen on the <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/chat"><strong>Chat</strong></a> page. We encourage you to visit that page and test out the chat in advance to make sure everything is in working order before April 11th. You'll need to be using the most updated versions of either IE(9), Firefox, Safari, or Google Chrome with the updated Java plug-in to ensure that the chat works on your browser.</p> <p>As with the previous chats, we'll be collecting questions ahead of time for Clay to answer during the chat. Visit <strong><a href="http://clayaiken.com/campaigns/721" target="_blank">this campaign</a></strong> in the <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/campaigns"><strong>Campaigns</strong></a> section of the site to submit your questions for Clay! You will also be able to ask him questions directly during the actual chat on April 11.</p> <p>You must be an Official Fan Club member to view and participate in the chat. If you're not yet, please <a href="https://www.clayaiken.com/register"><strong>join the OFC</strong></a> now!</p> <p>For those of you who cannot make it to the chat this time around, we will be recording it again so that you can watch it at a later time. :)</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Sun, 08 Apr 2012 12:45:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/70511Site Maintenance Tonight<p> <p></p> <p class="p1">Hey clayaiken.com members!</p> <p class="p1">Just want to let you all know that the site will be going dark for system maintenance at 10pm PT tonight for about 30 minutes to an hour. After that you will be able to carry on with your regularly scheduled Clay chatting.</p> <p></p> <p class="p1">Thanks!</p> <p class="p1">-groundctrl</p> </p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Wed, 04 Apr 2012 16:25:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/69841Clay dishes to VH1<p>Clay recently visited VH1 to chat and answer questions with Carrie Keagan and Tamra Barney. Check out his <a href="http://on.vh1.com/BMBLclay" target="_blank"><strong>interview with VH1 Buzz</strong></a> and read his answer to the <a href="http://bit.ly/PTBclay" target="_blank"><strong>"Pass The Bowl" series</strong></a> now! The "Pass The Bowl" series also has celebrities contribute questions for others to answer later so see what question Clay contributed <a href="http://bit.ly/PTBclay" target="_blank"><strong>here</strong></a>.</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Thu, 29 Mar 2012 15:50:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/68711'Steadfast' Available Now!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/clayaiken/media/03/15/medium.9gkfb5489l09.jpg" /><br /><p>Clay's album <em>Steadfast</em> is now available! Download it now on <a href="http://smarturl.it/SteadfastiTunes" target="_blank"><strong>iTunes</strong></a> or <a href="http://smarturl.it/SteadfastAmzn" target="_blank"><strong>Amazon MP3</strong></a>.</p> <p><em>Steadfast</em> revisits the best of 2010's release <em>Tried and True</em>, featuring selected cuts from that record alongside a newly recorded, original song/radio single, Bring Back My Love. Rounding out the disc are thoughtful covers of Neil Sedaka's "Breaking Up is Hard to Do," and Connie Francis', "Whos Sorry Now."</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Mon, 26 Mar 2012 13:00:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/67991'Steadfast' To Be Released March 26<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/clayaiken/media/12/08/medium.3d872x313ld1.jpg" /><br /><p>Clay Aiken treats fans to a newly packaged collection of heartfelt songs with <em>Steadfast</em>, to be released March 26th on Decca. <em>Steadfast</em> revisits the best of 2010s release <em>Tried and True</em>, featuring selected cuts from that record alongside a newly recorded, original song/radio single, Bring Back My Love. Rounding out the disc are thoughtful covers of Neil Sedakas Breaking Up is Hard to Do, and Connie Francis, s Sorry Now. <em>Steadfast</em> arrives on the heels of Clays appearance as a contestant on the upcoming season of NBCs hit show, The Celebrity Apprentice, premiering February 19th.</p> <p>You can <a href="http://smarturl.it/SteadfastAMZ" target="_blank"><strong>pre-order</strong></a> <em>Steadfast</em> now on Amazon and <a href="http://smarturl.it/bringbackmylove" target="_blank"><strong>download</strong></a> the new single, "Bring Back My Love," on iTunes!</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Fri, 10 Feb 2012 16:40:00 -0800http://clayonline.com/news/60221Clay on the Celebrity Apprentice!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/clayaiken/media/03/00/medium.6611cqr8v1h4.jpg" /><br /><p><strong>UPDATE: The season premiere date for The Celebrity Apprentice has been moved to <span style="color: #d24e24;">Sunday, February 19, at 9pm/8c</span> on NBC!</strong></p> <p>We're excited to finally announce Clay will be a contestant on the new season of <a href="http://www.nbc.com/the-apprentice/" target="_blank"><strong>The Celebrity Apprentice</strong></a>! Clay will face Donald Trump and compete alongside 17 other celebrities (the most in show history) to win money for his cause, <a href="http://www.inclusionproject.org" target="_blank"><strong>National Inclusion Project</strong></a>! The Celebrity Apprentice premieres Sunday, <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">February 12</span> February 19, at 9:00pm/8c on NBC. Be sure to... Read More...</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Wed, 04 Jan 2012 07:10:00 -0800http://clayonline.com/news/56321Happy New Year!<p>Happy New Year!</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Tue, 03 Jan 2012 20:40:00 -0800http://clayonline.com/news/56351New Song Available and Holiday Card!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/clayaiken/media/14/02/medium.ix7n9hy98w9n.jpg" /><br /><p>It's the season of giving and Clay has a new gift for his fans! Clay's new song, "Bring Back My Love", is now available for download from <a href="http://www.smarturl.it/bringbackmylove" target="_blank"><strong>iTunes</strong></a> and <a href="http://www.smarturl.it/bringbackmyloveAMZ" target="_blank"><strong>Amazon</strong></a>!</p> <p>But that's not all...<a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/ecard"><strong>click here for a special holiday message</strong></a> from Clay and everyone here at Team Clay! You can send it to a friend or family member as well. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year!</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Tue, 20 Dec 2011 08:05:00 -0800http://clayonline.com/news/55471Clay on the Adam Carolla Show<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/clayaiken/media/12/07/medium.i0b44iyeeds9.jpg" /><br /><p>Clay recently stopped by Adam Carolla's show to talk everything from his early days in Raleigh, NC to his charity work to family life. You can <a href="http://bit.ly/u463nA" target="_blank"><strong>listen to the full episode</strong></a> for free now on the show's website or <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=306390087" target="_blank"><strong>subscribe to the show podcast</strong></a> on iTunes.</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Fri, 09 Dec 2011 10:45:00 -0800http://clayonline.com/news/54201Happy Birthday Clay!<p>Happy birthday Clay! All of us here at Team Clay along with all of your fans wish you a very special day! If you're a member of the Official Fan Club, you probably read Clay's blog at the start of the month talking about his birthday wish. Well today is the final day to make that wish a reality! Please <a href="http://pep.si/ty27ZD" target="_blank"><strong>vote for National Inclusion Project</strong></a> in the Pepsi Refresh project to help them earn $50,000 towards inclusion programs to ensure no child sits on the sidelines.</p> <p><a href="http://pep.si/ty27ZD" target="_blank"><strong>PLEASE VOTE NOW!</strong></a></p> <p>As always, thank you for your support of Clay and the issues close to his heart.</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Wed, 30 Nov 2011 12:15:00 -0800http://clayonline.com/news/53191Home for the Holidays Concert<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/clayaiken/media/05/10/medium.833d9zyx8i98.jpg" /><br /><p>Clay will join Cyndi Lauper and serveral other stars for an exciting concert in New York this December! Cyndi Laupers True Colors Fund is holding a benefit concert on December 4th at New York Citys historic Beacon Theatre to help raise awareness about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth homelessness. <a href="http://www.truecolorsfund.org/homefortheholidays" target="_blank"><strong>Home For the Holidays</strong></a> will feature a night of music from Cyndi as well as special appearances by Clay, Norah Jones, Amy Lee, Rosie ODonnell, Wanda Sykes, Cassandra Wilson, Carson Kressley, Chely Wright, Skylar Grey, Vanessa Carlton, Angelique Kidjo, Harvey Fierstein, Deluka, Debbie Harry and Alan Cumming.</p> <p>Tickets are <a href="http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1D004759AA0158C8" target="_blank"><strong>on sale now</strong></a> and moving fast!</p> <p>100% of the net proceeds from Home for the Holidays will benefit the True Colors Fund so that Cyndi and the organization can continue to further its work to help homeless LGBT youth.</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Mon, 31 Oct 2011 19:15:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/50771And the Winner is.....<p>Corabeth! Congratulations!!</p> <p>Her bio was hand-selected by Clay himself as the winning contribution!</p> <p>She has won:<br />*Two (2) tickets to the National Inclusion Project 2011 Champions Gala Saturday evening awards show and performance Dec 10 in Raleigh, NC (travel, airfare, accommodations, etc are not included)<br />*A framed print of her bio signed by Clay<br />*A writer's credit alongside her bio on clayaiken.com</p> <p>Let's all give her a round of applause for her awesome job. And a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone for all of the amazing, creative, fun, and well-written submissions! We had some great participation for this contest, and we hope you enjoyed writing them as much as Clay did reading them all.</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Mon, 17 Oct 2011 20:40:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/494012nd Live Video Chat Announcement<p>Boy, do we have some great news for you today...Clay's second live video chat exclusively for Official Fan Club members will be <strong>Friday, October 7, at 8:30pm EST</strong>. All of the action will happen on the <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/chat"><strong>Chat</strong></a> page. We encourage you to visit that page and test out the chat in advance to make sure everything is in working order before October 7th. You'll need to be using the most updated versions of either Firefox, Safari, or Google Chrome with the updated Java plug-in to ensure that the chat works on your browser. *NOTE: If you can see the chat in the latest version of Internet Explorer, then you should be fine!*</p> <p>As with the first chat, we'll be collecting questions ahead of time for Clay to answer during the chat. Visit <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/campaigns/561"><strong>this campaign</strong></a> in the <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/campaigns"><strong>Campaigns</strong></a> section of the site to submit your questions for Clay! You will also be able to ask him questions directly during the actual chat on October 7.</p> <p>You must be an Official Fan Club member to view and participate in the chat. If you're not yet, please <a href="https://www.clayaiken.com/register"><strong>join the OFC</strong></a> now!</p> <p>For those of you who cannot make it to the chat this time around, we will be recording it again so that you can watch it at a later time. :)</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Wed, 28 Sep 2011 14:00:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/47601Clay Bio Contest Announced!<p>Clay knows his fan club members are some of the most passionate people in the world! So when it came time to refresh his biography here on ClayAiken.com, he wanted to enlist his fans to take on the task. Head over to <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/campaigns/551"><strong>this campaign</strong></a> for full details on how one lucky fan club member will have the opportunity to write Clay's official bio for his website!</p> <p>The member with the winning bio will also receive 2 tickets to the National Inclusion Project 2011 Champions Gala on Dec. 10 and a framed print of their biography personally signed by Clay himself! For the full list of rules and details, visit the <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/campaigns/551"><strong>campaign</strong></a> now! And don't wait to get started...entries must be received by Friday, Oct. 7!</p> <p>You must be a member of Clay Aiken's Official Fan Club to enter. If you are not a member, please <a href="https://www.clayaiken.com/register"><strong>join here</strong></a> to participate!</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Tue, 27 Sep 2011 16:35:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/47491Champions Gala Date Change<p>Clay and all of us here at Team Clay would like to thank you so much for your generous support of the National Inclusion Project's Champions Gala scheduled to take place in Raleigh, NC on October 21 & 22, 2011. We are so excited to be spending a special evening with you in celebration of the work that the National Inclusion Project does for children across the country.</p> <p>Due to an unavoidable scheduling conflict with a television commitment, Clay will unfortunately not able to host the Gala on the original date. So to avoid disappointment, the Gala has been rescheduled for <strong>December 9 & 10, 2011</strong>. We have been fortunate to be able to reserve Fletcher Auditorium located in Downtown Raleigh, where Clay will be able to give you an expanded performance. Since the event will be during the holiday season, it will give Clay a chance to share some of your favorite holiday songs which he has not had the opportunity to do in several years.</p> <p>We are truly sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but very much look forward to seeing you December 9th & 10th. All updates and answers to many questions can be found at <a href="http://www.inclusionproject.org" target="_blank">www.inclusionproject.org</a>. Should you have further questions or if you have not yet reserved your ticket for the Gala and would like to do so, you may contact the staff at the National Inclusion Project office at <a href="mailto:contactus@inclusionproject.org">contactus@inclusionproject.org</a> or by calling 919-314-5540.</p> <p>We do hope you will be able to join Clay and all of us in December when we will be delighted to celebrate the impact that has been made on the lives of children with and without disabilities.</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Thu, 08 Sep 2011 09:05:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/45931Pepsi Refresh Voting Continues!<p>Please vote daily during the month of August to help National Inclusion Project win $50,000 so that no child sits on the sidelines! You can vote all 3 ways each day: Facebook, directly on the <a href="http://www.refresheverything.com/inclusionproject" target="_blank"><strong>Pepsi page</strong></a>, and by sending a text message from your mobile phone. To vote with your mobile phone, create a message with the number 108169 in the body and send it to 73774 (PEPSI).</p> <p>You can also find "Power Votes" on specially marked Pepsi products. Go to <a href="http://www.refresheverything.com/power-vote" target="_blank"><strong>www.refresheverything.com/power-vote</strong></a> and enter the code to earn a number of extra votes. All of the power votes can be voted for a single idea. You can "cash in" 10 power vote codes daily. The number of power votes you win may be as few as 5 or could be 100 or more!</p> <p>National Inclusion Project is currently in 13th place and only the top 10 win in the $50,000. Clay's fans have always shown so much support for National Inclusion Project and we sincerely thank you for your continued efforts! Your votes can make a difference! Visit <a href="http://www.inclusionproject.org" target="_blank"><strong>www.inclusionproject.org</strong></a> for a daily reminder to vote.</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Mon, 22 Aug 2011 13:00:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/44271Reality TV Show Poll<p>Hey OFC Members!</p> <p>After hearing you all talk about reality TV shows on Clay's first OFC live video chat, we'd like to know your opinion on which non-performance based reality TV show YOU'D like to see Clay appear in! Head on over to <a href="../../../realityshowsurvey" target="_blank">this page</a> right now to take the poll. Thanks and enjoy!</p> <p>-Team Clay</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Fri, 05 Aug 2011 14:05:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/42631Clay's first live video chat<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/clayaiken/media/11/05/medium.155a8t68837c.png" /><br /><p>UPDATE: Video has been removed due to many concerns that people are downloading it. Please continue to watch it in the chat if you'd like to view it again.</p> <p>A big thanks to everyone who tuned in to Clay's first live video chat this past Monday, August 1st and made it such a huge success! If you weren't able to join us, or even if you were, Clay's first live video chat is now posted up on the site <a href="../../../media/videos/12151/16371" target="_blank">here</a>, so that you can play it back from the beginning and relive the experience over and over again! And what a great one it was. Thanks again everyone!</p> <p>*Note: You must be logged into your fan club account in order to view the video.</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Wed, 03 Aug 2011 12:50:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/41771Support Somalia and help save a child<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/clayaiken/media/14/07/medium.nn8m099jt15s.jpg" /><br /><p><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/clay-aiken/clay-aiken-support-somali_b_912720.html" target="_blank">Support Somalia (Because Mother Nature Ain't)</a></p> <p>I have a small pond in my backyard.<br /> <br /> It isn't big enough for recreational use. No fishing; no boating.<br /> <br /> It's just pretty. But, fortunately it's big enough that, during the warmer months, I can use the water from the pond to irrigate my lawn.<br /> <br /> The water is pumped out and through the irrigation system. It waters the grass, and then it makes its way back to the pond to repeat the cycle. It's very useful, but I certainly couldn't imagine drinking from it.<br /> <br /> In 2008, on my first trip to Somalia as a UNICEF Ambassador, I saw a pond about the same size as the one in my backyard. It was in the middle of a somewhat barren stretch of land and it was, perhaps, the dirtiest water I had ever seen. But, for the people of the village I was visiting, it was the only source of water available for miles. I watched as young children played in it, as others bathed in it, and yes, as dozens of families loaded donkeys with jerry cans full of that turbid water and walked for miles to bring it back home. It wasn't the best of circumstances. But in the dry land of Somalia, that muddy pond was the only source of sustenance.</p> <p>It's now 2011, and it's been an incredibly hot summer all across the globe. Here at my house the pond in my backyard... well... it is struggling. It's still clean and pretty, but the level has dropped enough that I have had to turn off the pump that allows me to irrigate my yard with its water. Now, I'd have to pay to keep my lawn nice and green.<br /> <br /> In Somalia the situation is a far worse. That small, but useful, pond I stood beside in 2008 is gone now. As are so many water sources throughout the entire nation Somalia, along with neighboring countries -- Kenya, Ethiopia, and Djibouti -- are experiencing the worst drought in 60 years. In fact, this drought has led to full-scale famine in parts of southern Somalia. This is all happening in a country whose people have not had access to much of the basic support that we take for granted, in part because Somalia has been without a functioning government for two decades.<br /> <br /> With rising fuel and food prices, and drought, added to an already dire humanitarian situation, it seems that Mother Nature is kicking the people of Somalia while they are down.<br /> <br /> In the mid-1980s, famine in Ethiopia generated media attention and massive outpouring of assistance from concerts like Live Aid and involvement from musicians recording the famous "We Are The World" record. Many of us remember the amount of attention and money raised for Ethiopian relief in 1985 and 1986. That same sense of urgency is needed today.<br /> <br /> The U.N. estimates that more than 11 million people are already in dire need of humanitarian assistance in Somalia and across the Horn of Africa. More than 2.3 million children are acutely malnourished, including half a million at immediate risk of death. Thousands of families are crossing the border from Somalia as emergency therapeutic feeding centers are being set up by UNICEF and other humanitarian agencies in neighboring countries. In some places, half of the children are malnourished. In fact, thousands of children are so weak that they are dying en route -- before they make it to the water, food, and basic assistance they need to survive. Their mothers, with so few resources on the journey, are being faced with the impossible dilemma -- which child do I feed and which one do I allow to die?<br /> <br /> UNICEF is using every means possible to reach these children. Their unrivaled expertise in responding to the unique needs of children affected by emergencies of all sorts is precisely why they have saved the lives of more children across the globe than any other humanitarian organization.<br /> <br /> But they are entirely dependent on donations. They urgently need more than $300 million over the next six months alone to meet the basic needs and save the lives of countless children.<br /> <br /> So, as I lament the drying out of my pretty little backyard pond and its inability to help keep my grass green this summer, I find myself faced with a decision FAR easier than the mothers of Somalia. A green lawn or the life of a child.<br /> <br /> Therefore, there'll be no irrigation in my yard this summer. Instead, the money that I would have spent on watering my grass will go to UNICEF. A brown lawn is an extremely small price to pay for the life of a child, and the amount that would have spent on irrigation will go so much further in the hands of UNICEF.<br /> <br /> The average family spends about $100 a month on watering their yard in the spring and summer months. That $100 dollars can feed a child for 100 days! Three months!<br /> <br /> I challenge us all to consider reallocating our watering allowance to a cause so much more important than fescue.<br /> <br /> I'm sure we can all agree that we would rather our grass die than a child.<br /> <br /> To help, text "FOOD" to UNICEF (864233) to give $10, which can feed a child for 10 days, or visit <a href="http://www.unicefusa.org/donate/horn" target="_blank">www.unicefusa.org/donate/horn</a>.</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Fri, 29 Jul 2011 16:50:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/41351UNICEF Horn of Africa<p>Clay finds great pride in being the first UNICEF Ambassador to promote the Horn of Africa PSA on behalf of UNICEF USA. The situation is dire and we all need to join together to help ensure children do not suffer or worse perish from hunger, when we have the power to provide nourishment. Please watch this video for more information, <a href="http://bit.ly/helpdrought" target="_blank"><strong>donate</strong></a> if you can and spread the word. Together, our voices can help the children of Africa! <br /><br /> <iframe frameborder="0" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/U0lNG47aS80" height="293" width="400"></iframe></p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Sat, 23 Jul 2011 18:40:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/40951Live Video Chat Announcement<p>Hey folks,</p> <p>We're pleased to bring you the news you've all been waiting for: The time of Clay's first live video chat exclusively for Fan Club members! Clay will be chatting live with you guys on <strong>Monday, August 1st at 8:30pm EST</strong>. The chat will run about an hour in length. Please be sure to visit <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/chat" target="_blank">clayaiken.com/chat</a> and test out the chat in advance so you don't run into any surprises on the day of the chat. You'll need to be using the most updated versions of either Firefox, Safari, or Google Chrome with the updated Java plug-in to ensure that the chat works on your browser. *NOTE: If you can see the chat in the latest version of IE, then you should be fine!*</p> <p>Also, be sure to visit the <a href="../../../campaigns/441" target="_blank">new campaign</a> in the Campaigns section of the site, which allows you to submit questions for Clay beforehand that he may answer in the chat. You will also be able to ask him questions directly in the chat, and he will choose which ones to respond to.</p> <p>For those of you who cannot make it to the chat this time around, we will be recording it for playback on the site so that you can watch it at a later time, or over and over again to your heart's content. :)</p> <p>Happy chatting!</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Fri, 22 Jul 2011 13:45:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/40851Drop Dead Diva this Sunday!<p>Tune in to Lifetime this Sunday, July 24, at 9pm/8c to watch Clay guest star on an all new episode of <a href="http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/drop-dead-diva" target="_blank"><strong>Drop Dead Diva</strong></a>. Clay guest stars alongside Lance Bass and Wanda Sykes. Check out a preview clip of the episode below and check your local listings for the show airing in your area!<br /><br /></p> <p> <object id="flashObj" width="400" height="348"> <param name="movie" value="http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&isUI=1" /> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="flashVars" value="videoId=1064063906001&linkBaseURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mylifetime.com%2Fshows%2Fdrop-dead-diva&playerID=34284451001&playerKey=AQ~~,AAAAAF4Psdo~,VHRSAKDeoHkslgOFpvEewbCdoNHqT8LI&domain=embed&dynamicStreaming=true" /> <param name="base" value="http://admin.brightcove.com" /> <param name="seamlesstabbing" value="false" /> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /> <param name="swLiveConnect" value="true" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><embed pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash" swliveconnect="true" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" seamlesstabbing="false" height="348" width="400" name="flashObj" base="http://admin.brightcove.com" flashvars="videoId=1064063906001&linkBaseURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mylifetime.com%2Fshows%2Fdrop-dead-diva&playerID=34284451001&playerKey=AQ~~,AAAAAF4Psdo~,VHRSAKDeoHkslgOFpvEewbCdoNHqT8LI&domain=embed&dynamicStreaming=true" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" src="http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&isUI=1"></embed> </object> </p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Wed, 20 Jul 2011 18:00:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/40671Keep Clay Aiken close at hand with new ground(ctrl) iPhone app!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/clayaiken/media/12/04/medium.40986b40r7f3.jpg" /><br /><p></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica;">We at ground(ctrl) are proud to announce the release of our first app for the iPhone! The new app allows you to access all of yourfavorite ground(ctrl) sites - including clayaiken.com - all from the palm of your hand!</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; min-height: 14.0px;"></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica;">Plus:</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica;"> Access latest news, media, and tour schedules</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica;"> View order history and tracking information</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica;"> Purchase tickets for upcoming events</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica;"> Manage messages and friend requests</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; min-height: 14.0px;"></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica;">Download the free app now!<span style="color: #125415;"><a href="http://bit.ly/lQg6UM"><span style="color: #1636ee;">http://bit.ly/lQg6UM</span></a></span></p> <p>*Ad photo is being removed due to several complaints. Please note that it is the same ad that is featured on iTunes, on our website groundctrl.com, and on every one of our clients' sites in a news post to advertise our new iPhone app. The content in the photo was not chosen intentially to upset anybody. It also cannot be changed, as some of you asked, due to the need for consistency in branding, so we are just going to remove it. Please understand that we have many, many clients and cannot feature them all in the ad, or else we would. This was not done intentially to hurt any Clay fans. Thanks for understanding.*</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Wed, 13 Jul 2011 14:30:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/40001Clay on The Talk<p>Clay will be '<a href="http://www.cbs.com/daytime/the_talk/" target="_blank"><strong>The Talk</strong></a>' Monday, July 18th, at 2pm ET, 1pm PT/CT on CBS (<a href="http://www.tv.com/listings/index.html" target="_blank">check your local listings</a> for exact time). He'll be on to promote his appearance on <a href="http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/drop-dead-diva" target="_blank"><strong>Drop Dead Diva</strong></a> which will air on Sunday, July 24th on Lifetime.</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Fri, 08 Jul 2011 16:15:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/39481Chat Room<p>In preparation for the Clay webchats, you might notice some changes with and/or maintenance occuring to our chat application over the next couple of weeks. Please hang tight as we are configuring things to ensure that it works properly and does what it's supposed to do for everyone. If you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to me in a PM and do not leave a comment below. Thanks for your patience!</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Tue, 31 May 2011 19:20:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/35421Year 6 Membership Package Announcement<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/clayaiken/media/05/05/medium.845y9l4m53s1.jpg" /><br /><p>We're excited to announce updates for 2011 to the Clay Aiken Official Fan Club <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/store/categories/subscriptions">membership packages</a>. We've reduced the yearly membership price on both packages and have listened to your feedback in our recent OFC survey. You can join or renew your membership now by choosing the <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/store/product/cly-sub-001">digital package</a> or the <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/store/product/cly-sub-003">ultimate package</a> which includes a customized dry erase magnet board, CD/DVD case, and 50-sheet notepad. Please allow 4-5 weeks for delivery after you've made your purchase.</p> <p></p><p>But we didn't just listen to your opinions on solely the merchandise items. Many of you requested more content and connection here on the OFC. As a result, we're very excited to announce a new feature this year exclusive to the Official Fan Club. Clay will be stopping in every few months to host a live video chat exclusively for members of the OFC. Clay will be on camera reading your questions or comments and responding to you in real time! That means you'll get The Man sitting down on camera to talk with you live! Think of it as a meet and greet without needing to leave your house!</p> <p>Our first live video chat will happen this summer and the specific date will be announced shortly. To ensure you have access to these live video chats and all of the other features of the Official Fan Club, please <a href="http://clayaiken.com/store/categories/subscriptions" target="_blank">join or renew</a> your subscription now! We hope that you'll refer a friend or fellow Clay fan to check out the OFC as well.</p> <p></p> <p>Thank you,</p> <p>-Team Clay</p> <p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Wed, 11 May 2011 14:20:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/33981Quick Update from Team Clay<p>Hi everyone! Whew...it has been quite busy around these parts at Team Clay and we haven't had a chance to update you lately. But thanks to hearing from you, the faithful OFC members, we're taking a minute to slow down and let you know what's happening.</p> <p>Thanks to everyone for your feedback on our OFC merchandise poll we ran a couple weeks back. The feedback was wonderful and we're working on incorporating the items you voted for in to a new 2011 Ultimate Membership package. Expect an announcement on new renewal packages (we're keeping both the Ultimate and Digital options) next week.</p> <p>We're also gearing up to add a new feature on the OFC that we are excited to tell you about next week. Stay tuned.</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Wed, 04 May 2011 17:00:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/33491Site Maintenance Tonight<p>Hi everyone! Just a friendly heads up to let you know that clayaiken.com will be going down for some maintenance TONIGHT, 5/4 at 10pm PST for approximately three hours. We will be resolving the points and friends issue that occured earlier this week and will be getting you all back to normal. :) We thank you for your patience and understanding and apologize for the temporary inconvenience!</p> <p>much love,</p> <p>the ground(ctrl) team</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Wed, 04 May 2011 11:45:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/33411OFC Members! We Need Your Help...<p>It's that time of the year again and those of us behind the scenes at the Clay Aiken Official Fan Club are working hard to bring you this year's awesome new renewal package. We thought we'd ask your opinion on which special merch items you'd like to see offered with the Ultimate Membership Package for Year 6. Existing fan club members can take part in an <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/merch-survey"><strong>exclusive survey</strong></a> that we've set up. We're excited to hear your thoughts!</p> <p>Fan club members should also be on the lookout for an email soon with a special announcement about a new feature that we'll be adding to the OFC for Year 6!</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Fri, 22 Apr 2011 12:40:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/31961Clay to Appear on 'Drop Dead Diva'<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/clayaiken/media/05/05/medium.806ipot0feyh.jpg" /><br /><p>Clay will guest star on Lifetime's hit show <a href="http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/drop-dead-diva" target="_blank"><strong>Drop Dead Diva</strong></a> when the show's third season premieres in June 2011. He will join fellow guest stars Lance Bass and Amanda Bearse for a gay prom episode. He's set to play a witness in one of Grayson's (Jackson Hurst) cases about a mail-order bride scam.</p> <p>Get more info on the show and watch clips from the upcoming season on <a href="http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/drop-dead-diva" target="_blank"><strong>www.mylifetime.com</strong></a>.</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Wed, 13 Apr 2011 13:40:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/30731It's a Wrap!<p>The "Tried & True" tour officially came to a close this past Saturday and all of us here at Team Clay want to thank everyone who attended one of the shows. It amazes us to hear stories of fans traveling far and wide to hear Clay sing.</p> <p>Now that the tour is done, we encourage you to <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/join"><strong>join Clay's Official Fan Club</strong></a> if you haven't already to access Clay's blogs, chat with other fans, get exclusive access to future ticket pre-sales and more! You can also visit the <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/store"><strong>Online Store</strong></a> to pick up Clay merchandise. And of course, you can always connect with Team Clay on <a href="http://www.facebook.com/clayaiken"><strong>Facebook</strong></a> or <a href="http://www.twitter.com/clayaiken"><strong>Twitter</strong></a>.</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Mon, 14 Mar 2011 14:25:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/27271Memphis Show Cancelled<p>It is with regret that we announce the cancellation of Clay Aiken's scheduled tour date in Memphis, TN at Minglewood Hall on Monday, March 7, 2011. All tickets will be fully refunded at point of purchase. Clay Aiken Official Fan Club members who purchased tickets through the Fan Club pre-sale will receive an email detailing their full refund. Ticket holders can also email: tickets@minglewoodhall.com with any questions. We apologize for any inconvenience. The remaining tour dates, listed below, will proceed as planned.<br /><br />Mar 8- Grand Prairie, TX:<br />Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie<br /><br />Mar 10- Phoenix, AZ:<br />Mesa Arts Center - Downtown Mesa<br /><br />Mar 12- San Francisco, CA:<br />Warfield Theatre<br /><br />Please visit <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com" target="_blank">www.clayaiken.com</a> for up to date information.</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Sat, 05 Mar 2011 13:20:00 -0800http://clayonline.com/news/26501Knoxville Ticket Update<p>For those of you holding tickets to the Knoxville show, due to the change in venue the seats have been reassigned in order of purchase and replacements will be available at the box office for will call pickup. If you would like to see your locations in advance, you can log into your fan club account and check here: http://www.clayaiken.com/account/orders</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Tue, 15 Feb 2011 12:50:00 -0800http://clayonline.com/news/24341OFC Meet & Greet Winners<p>The winners of the Official Fan Club meet & greets for Clay's "Tried & True" tour have been selected and notified via email. If you entered, please check your email to see if you won. Thanks to all of the fan club members who signed up. We work hard to bring exciting, exclusive opportunities to you and hope you find that being part of the fan club is a great experience.</p> <p>If you didn't win an OFC meet & greet but still want the opportunity to meet Clay, consider <a href="http://shop.ebay.com/clayaiken/m.html" target="_blank"><strong>bidding on some VIP ticket packages</strong></a> through eBay with all proceeds benefiting <a href="http://www.inclusionproject.org" target="_blank"><strong>National Inclusion Project</strong></a>. The final round of auctions ends on or about tomorrow, Feb. 4th, so <a href="http://shop.ebay.com/clayaiken/m.html" target="_blank">head over to eBay and bid now</a>!</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Thu, 03 Feb 2011 16:00:00 -0800http://clayonline.com/news/23051"Tried & True" VIP Auctions<p>VIP ticket packages for Clay's upcoming tour are now up for auction through <a href="http://shop.ebay.com/clayaiken/m.html" target="_blank"><strong>eBay.com</strong></a>. This is a great chance to get first row tickets, meet Clay, and donate to <a href="http://www.inclusionproject.org" target="_blank">National Inclusion Project</a> to sponsor inclusion programs for children around the country.</p> <p>There are 2 packages per tour date available for bidding and all packages start the bidding at just $250. Each package includes two first row tickets, a meet & greet with Clay, and two gift bags from National Inclusion Project. Auctions close on either February 3rd or 4th. <a href="http://shop.ebay.com/clayaiken/m.html" target="_blank"><strong>Bid now!</strong></a></p> <p>2/10/11 Miami, FL - <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220729679641" target="_blank">Auction #1</a> // <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220730036130" target="_blank">Auction #2</a><br /> 2/11/11 Orlando, FL - <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220729680461" target="_blank">Auction #1</a> // <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220730038757" target="_blank">Auction #2</a><br /> 2/12/11 Sarasota, FL - <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220729681042" target="_blank">Auction #1</a> // <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220729681192" target="_blank">Auction #2</a><br /> 2/14/11 Houston, TX - <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220729681967" target="_blank">Auction #1</a> // <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220730041017" target="_blank">Auction #2</a><br /> 2/16/11 Atlanta, GA - 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<a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220729684134" target="_blank">Auction #1</a> // <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220730045676" target="_blank">Auction #2</a><br /> 2/23/11 Charlotte, NC - <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220729685997" target="_blank">Auction #1</a> // <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220730046502" target="_blank">Auction #2</a><br /> 2/24/11 Greenville, SC - <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220729686479" target="_blank">Auction #1</a> // <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220730047310" target="_blank">Auction #2</a><br /> 2/26/11 Westbury, NY - <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220729686742" target="_blank">Auction #1</a> // <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220730053127" target="_blank">Auction #2</a><br /> 2/27/11 Glenside, PA - <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220729687093" target="_blank">Auction #1</a> // <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220730053940" target="_blank">Auction #2</a><br /> 3/01/11 Cincinnati, OH - <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220729687910" target="_blank">Auction #1</a> // <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220730054754" target="_blank">Auction #2</a><br /> 3/02/11 Fort Wayne, IN - <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220729688354" target="_blank">Auction #1</a> // <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220730058261" target="_blank">Auction #2</a><br /> 3/04/11 Waukegan, IL - <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220729688709" target="_blank">Auction #1</a> // <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220730059776" target="_blank">Auction #2</a><br /> 3/05/11 Minneapolis, MN - <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220729689057" target="_blank">Auction #1</a> // <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220730060375" target="_blank">Auction #2</a><br /> 3/07/11 Memphis, TN - <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220729689456" target="_blank">Auction #1</a> // <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220730060949" target="_blank">Auction #2</a><br /> 3/08/11 Grand Prairie, TX - <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220729689906" target="_blank">Auction #1</a> // <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220730061764" target="_blank">Auction #2</a><br /> 3/10/11 Mesa, AZ - <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220729690169" target="_blank">Auction #1</a> // <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220730062330" target="_blank">Auction #2</a><br /> 3/12/11 San Francisco, CA - <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220729690557" target="_blank">Auction #1</a> // <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220730063700" target="_blank">Auction #2</a></p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Tue, 25 Jan 2011 16:10:00 -0800http://clayonline.com/news/22271Clay Sings at the 2011 NHL All Star Game<p>Clay is set to sing the American national anthem at the NHL All-Star Game this coming Sunday, January 30th when is is played at Raleigh's RBC Center. The game can be seen at 4pm ET on Versus. The Canadian Tenors will perform the Canadian national anthem.</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Mon, 24 Jan 2011 11:55:00 -0800http://clayonline.com/news/22211"Tried & True" Fan Club Meet & Greets<p>We're excited to once again offer Official Fan Club members a chance to meet Clay on his upcoming "Tried & True" tour! OFC members can enter for a chance to meet Clay by visiting the <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/contests"><strong>Contests</strong></a> page between Monday, January 24th at 10:00am PT and Thursday, January 27th at 11:55pm PT. To enter the sweepstakes, complete the following steps:</p> <ol> <li>Log into clayaiken.com with your Official Fan Club account</li> <li>Hover over "fanclub" in the top navigation and click on "contests" OR visit <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/contests">www.clayaiken.com/contests</a></li> <li>Select the sweepstakes for the city you'd like and click "signup for this" at the top</li> <li>You have successfully entered the sweepstakes!</li> </ol> <p>We will contact you via email at the end of the sweepstakes period if you have won. Please read the rules on the sweepstakes page for more information.</p> <p>One (1) entry per fan club member per concert date. Five (5) winners per tour date will be chosen in a random drawing. Winners cannot win a meet & greet for more than one (1) tour date. Tickets to the concert, transportation, accommodations, and other expenses are not included with the prize. Winning entries are non-transferable and will be audited.</p> <p><strong>Please note:</strong> All contest winners will be selected by random drawing. Entering early or in any specific order <strong>does not</strong> increase your chances of winning. The sweepstakes entry period will remain open for four days, so if you are experiencing any problems signing up when the sweepstakes open, please try again at a later time.</p> <p>Thank you and good luck!</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Fri, 21 Jan 2011 08:45:00 -0800http://clayonline.com/news/21771Clay Talks Food<p><img src="http://www.foodchannel.com/images/main_logo_2.gif" alt="The Food Channel" style="float: left; border: 0; padding: 0 20px 0 0;" width="120" />Think Clay considers himself a foodie? Does he cook? What are his food requirements backstage? Head over to <a href="http://bit.ly/e1HpYi" target="_blank"><strong>The Food Channel</strong></a> to check out a brief interview with Clay where he takes a moment to talk food! The Food Channel is also giving one reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to Clay's upcoming "Tried & True" tour. <a href="http://bit.ly/e1HpYi" target="_blank"><strong>Enter now</strong></a>!</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Thu, 13 Jan 2011 13:25:00 -0800http://clayonline.com/news/21131Happy New Year!<p>Happy New Year to all Clay fans out there! 2011 is here and that means Clay is touring! Tickets are <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/events"><strong>on sale now</strong></a> for all dates of his upcoming "Tried & True" tour so spread the word and <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/events"><strong>grab your seats now</strong></a>.</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Mon, 03 Jan 2011 10:05:00 -0800http://clayonline.com/news/20061Happy Holidays from Team Clay!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/clayaiken/media/13/11/medium.cp9bn11k3t0d.jpg" /><br /><p>From all of us here at Team Clay, we'd like to wish you and yours a very happy holidays! We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a joyous new year.<br /><br /> Please <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/ecard"><strong>check out our holiday e-card</strong></a> to enjoy some music and share with a friend or family member!</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Tue, 21 Dec 2010 10:10:00 -0800http://clayonline.com/news/19381"Tried & True" Tour Poll<p><strong>UPDATE:</strong> We've decided to close the Facebook poll and only open the poll to Clay Aiken fan club members. Please login to your fan club account and <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/tour-poll"><strong>click here</strong></a> to vote for your song choice.<br /><br /></p> <p>Even though it's the holidays, the team over here at Clay HQ is busy cooking up some "Tried & True" tour promotion ideas to start 2011 off with a bang! For one of those ideas, we're wondering what song you'd like to hear Clay perform that he <strong>rarely ever</strong> sings live. Let us know whether you'd like to hear "Touch", "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me", "Somewhere Out There", "Lover All Alone", or "Always and Forever". Of course, there's no guarantee that Clay will actually perform one of these rarities. Instead, keep any eye out in January to see if they'll be a chance to help influence Clay's set list! <br /><br /><a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/tour-poll" target="_blank"><strong>Vote Now!</strong></a></p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Mon, 20 Dec 2010 13:15:00 -0800http://clayonline.com/news/19331Atlanta Fan Club Pre-sale Starts Wednesday!<p>The fan club pre-sale for Clay's "Tried & True Live!" concert will begin this Wednesday, Dec 15, at 10am PT and close Thursday, Dec 16, at 3pm PT. Fan club members will have the chance to log in and visit the <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/events"><strong>Appearances</strong></a> page to purchase some of the best seats in the house. Want to participate but not a fan club member yet? <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/store/categories/subscriptions"><strong>Join now</strong></a> to take advantage of this final "Tried & True Live!" tour pre-sale.</p> <p>Tickets are on sale for all other cities including the latest public on-sale in Mesa, AZ! <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/events"><strong>Click here</strong></a> to purchase tickets now!</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Mon, 13 Dec 2010 11:30:00 -0800http://clayonline.com/news/18841Mesa Tour Presale Rescheduled to Dec 7 at 10am PT<p><strong>UPDATE: We have solved the seating assignment issues and will begin the Mesa, AZ fan club pre-sale on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 10am PT. Fan club members can access the pre-sale at that time by logging in to their ClayAiken.com account and visiting the <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/events"><strong>Appearances</strong></a> page to click on the "Buy" icon next to the Mesa listing. The pre-sale will end on Friday, December 10th, at 3pm PT.</strong></p> <p><del>Official Fan Club members - we regret to inform you that we will be rescheduling the Mesa, AZ "Tried & True" tour pre-sale due to unforeseen seating assignment complications. We are currently hard at work ironing out the issues and will have more information for the rescheduled start date and time for the pre-sale as soon as possible. It is very important to us that we deliver you the absolute best fan club pre-sale experience and want to make sure everything is sorted before opening up sales. We appreciate your patience and sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you!</del></p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Mon, 06 Dec 2010 16:20:00 -0800http://clayonline.com/news/18311Holiday Store Deals!<p>The holiday season is officially here and that means so are holiday shopping discounts! We've cooked up some excellent deals on Clay merchandise but you'll need to act fast to take advantage of the initial savings! Visit <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/store"><strong>Clay's Online Store</strong></a> from now through Tuesday, 11/30, at 10am PT to take advantage of $10 t-shirts, discounted towel & tote bundles, and an "On My Way Here" t-shirt and Jukebox photo pair! Plus, don't forget to pick up a Timeless tour t-shirt while you're shopping. There are lots of great stocking stuffer items :)<br /><br />This is the perfect way to share the gift of Clay with a family member or friend! <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/store"><strong>Shop now!</strong></a></p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Mon, 29 Nov 2010 12:55:00 -0800http://clayonline.com/news/17821Voting Ends Nov 30th!<p>We're getting down to the wire! Voting closes Nov 30th so please remember to <a href="http://pep.si/ci77rx" target="_blank"><strong>vote daily</strong></a> for National Inclusion Project in the <a href="http://pep.si/ci77rx" target="_blank"><strong>Pepsi Refresh Everything</strong></a> campaign! Your support in pushing National Inclusion Project in to the top 10 will help children with disabilities experience life with their peers. They're currently #12 so we're almost there. <br /><br /> <a href="http://pep.si/ci77rx" target="_blank"><strong>Vote for National Inclusion Project now</strong></a> or <strong>text 102308 to PEPSI (73774)</strong> to vote from your phone!</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Mon, 22 Nov 2010 16:15:00 -0800http://clayonline.com/news/17371UNICEF Tour Auction<p><a href="http://j.mp/aVEdjC" target="_blank"><strong>Bid now</strong></a> on an exclusive "Tried & True" tour package including 2 tickets to a concert on the tour, a meet & greet with Clay, and an autographed CD! All proceeds from the auction benefit the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. The auction is <a href="http://j.mp/aVEdjC" target="_blank"><strong>happening on eBay</strong></a> and ends on 11/22 at 4pm!<br /><br />Stay tuned for more info about National Inclusion Project auctions coming in the new year!</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Mon, 15 Nov 2010 13:35:00 -0800http://clayonline.com/news/16481Tried & True Shows On Sale!<p>We're down to only 2 shows on Clay's "Tried & True" tour that have yet to go on sale! That means 20 shows currently have tickets on sale! If you haven't bought your tickets yet, head to the <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/events"><strong>Appearances</strong></a> page to find the show and ticket links nearest you!<br /><br />Did we mention that "Tried & True" tickets are small enough to make excellent stocking stuffers?? Just something to think about as you begin your holiday shopping ideas.</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Mon, 08 Nov 2010 13:30:00 -0800http://clayonline.com/news/15741National Inclusion Project Needs Your Support<p><a href="http://pep.si/VoteNIP" target="_blank"><strong>Vote for National Inclusion Project</strong></a> in the Pepsi Refresh Challenge to win $50,000 so that no child sits on the sidelines. Please vote daily throughout October by visiting <a href="http://www.inclusionproject.org" target="_blank"><strong>inclusionproject.org</strong></a> or by texting <strong>102308</strong> to <strong>Pepsi <em>(73774)</em></strong>. Sign up for a daily reminder to vote and, if the National Inclusion Project wins, you will have the chance to win an iPad. Thank you for your continued support and all that you do for National Inclusion Project!</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Wed, 20 Oct 2010 09:20:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/12837Clay on The Joy Behar Show tonight!<p>Tune in to HLN at 9pm ET tonight, Oct 19, to catch Clay as a guest on <a href="http://joybehar.blogs.cnn.com/" target="_blank"><strong>The Joy Behar Show</strong></a>! Clay will be joined by a local Raleigh resident to discuss bullying and share his own story. Be sure to check your local listings for exact air time and channel in your area.</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Tue, 19 Oct 2010 11:40:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/12830Houston Now On Sale!<p>Clay's "Tried & True" dates continue to go on sale to the public as tickets for his February 14th concert at Jones Hall in Houston, TX are <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/events/9859"><strong>now available</strong></a>! That leaves only 4 "Tried & True" tour dates that don't have tickets available yet. Get your tickets for Houston now by visiting the <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/events"><strong>Appearances</strong></a> page or <a href="http://www.houstonsymphony.org/calendar/view.aspx?id=3575" target="_blank"><strong>clicking here</strong></a>.</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Wed, 13 Oct 2010 10:40:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/12775Chicago WTTW Benefit Ticket Sales Close Friday<p>We just received word that <a href="http://bit.ly/ClayChicago" target="_blank"><strong>ticket sales</strong></a> for Clay's upcoming WTTW benefit concert on October 14th at Park West in Chicago, IL will close this coming Friday, October 8th! Get your tickets now on the <a href="http://bit.ly/ClayChicago" target="_blank"><strong>WTTW website</strong></a> to see Clay at this intimate performance; his final public performance of the year!</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Tue, 05 Oct 2010 15:40:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/12694San Francisco On Sale Now!<p>Clay's "Tried & True" show at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, CA on March 12, 2011 is now on sale to the public! Visit the <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/events"><strong>Appearances</strong></a> page to see all confirmed tour dates and ticket links or purchase tickets for the San Francisco show on <a href="http://ticketsus.at/groundctrl?CTY=85&DURL=http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/2C00453C227637E1" target="_blank"><strong>Ticketmaster</strong></a> now.</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Mon, 04 Oct 2010 09:30:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/12642Charlotte, Waukegan, and Dallas On Sale Now<p>Tickets for Clay's "Tried & True" tour dates in Charlotte, Waukegan, and Grand Prairie went on sale to the public today! Visit the <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/events"><strong>Appearances</strong></a> page to see all current tour dates and get links to buy your tickets now. Look for San Francisco to go on sale to the public this coming Monday, October 4, and others to follow soon.</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Fri, 01 Oct 2010 13:15:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/12627Warfield Tickets<p>To all who are concerned about the validity of your OFC presale tickets for the SF show- Have no fear. Your tickets will still be honored and your seat locations will be comparable. The Warfield show will be a seated event. Thank you for your patience and understanding regarding this venue change!</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Thu, 30 Sep 2010 15:05:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/12606Houston Presale<p>We are pleased to announce that the Official Fan Club pre-sale for <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/events/9859" target="_blank">Houston, TX</a> on Clay's "Tried & True" tour is set to begin on October 4th at 10am PDT and will remain open until October 7th at 10am PDT. Fan club members will have access to great seats for this show before the tickets go on sale to the public. If you are not a member of Clay's Official Fan Club but want to participate, <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/store/categories/subscriptions" target="_blank">join today</a>!</p> <p>Some cities on the "Tried & True" tour are already on sale to the public! Visit the <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/events" target="_blank">Appearances</a> page to see if a show in your area is on sale now.</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Mon, 27 Sep 2010 16:20:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/12572Presales Ending Tomorrow 9/23<p>We just want to reiterate, as the past news posts about the presales state, that this round of presales will be ending tomorrow, September 23rd at 10am PDT. Make sure to snag your great seatsfor these 7 datesthrough the OFC by that time tomorrow!We will announce the next round of presales in the coming weeks.</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Wed, 22 Sep 2010 18:30:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/12533Thank You to our VIP Package Donors<p>Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard along with their benefactory foundations -- the <a href="http://www.rubenstuddardfoundation.org/" target="_blank">Ruben Studdard Foundation</a> and the <a href="http://www.inclusionproject.org" target="_blank">National Inclusion Project</a> -- would like to personally thank all of the fans for supporting not only their music but the act of changing lives through their generous donations for the Timeless Tour VIP Packages.</p> <p>The National Inclusion Project opens doors for all children to be included together and experience all that life has to offer. Because of your support we are able to teach others how to be inclusive so that children with and without disabilities can experience lifelong benefits. Thank you for helping us ensure that no child sits on the sidelines.</p> <p>Our sincerest thanks to Meryle Gitto, Elizabeth Peace, Andrea Barron, Carol Willis-Holden, Carol Hartman, Patricia Kornwall, Shirley Host, Melissa Dennis, Sue Wakefield, Kristine Mohn, JoAnn Moody, Mary Lou Will, Shelley Anderson, Jacqueline Gallant, Michelle Manson, Kathy Nelson, Deanna Daly, Cindy Fillion, Mary Ann Lama, Karen Giles, Dyan Joscher, Linda Werner, Cindy Hedgepaty, Victoria Amor, Lilian Cremin, Mary Collins, Joanne Espiritu, Josefina Collins, Amelia Santos, Mari Anne Mazurka, Georgene Winkler, Eva Brooks, Lori Ann Rushie, and Lisa Parker.</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Mon, 20 Sep 2010 12:50:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/12513Waterbury, CT Show Added<p>Waterbury, CT has been added to the list of confirmed dates on Clay's <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/events" target="_blank">"Tried & True" tour</a>. Official Fan Club pre-sales for Waterbury and other select cities are set to begin on September 20th at 10am PDT and will remain open until September 23rd at 10am PDT. Fan club members will have the access to an early pre-sale for Waterbury, Charlotte, New York, Philadelphia, Waukegan, Dallas, and San Francisco before the tickets go on sale to the public. If you are not a member of Clay's Official Fan Club but want to participate, <a href="http://clayaiken.com/store/categories/subscriptions"><strong>join today</strong></a>!</p> <p>Some cities on the "Tried & True" tour are already on sale to the public! Visit the <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/events">Appearances</a> page to see if a show in your area is on sale now.</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Thu, 16 Sep 2010 12:25:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/12491Special Chicago Concert in October!<p>We are excited to announce Clay will be performing an exclusive, one-night-only concert as a fundraiser for <a href="http://www.wttw.com/main.taf?erube_fh=wttw&wttw.submit.EventList=1#event457" target="_blank">WTTW</a> at <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/events">Park West</a> in Chicago on Oct 14! The performance will be held at the intimate Park West Theatre in Chicago where he will sing his chart-topping hits as well as songs from his brand new album, <em>Tried and True</em>. Enjoy this intimate Clay performance and support local public television all in one night!</p> <p>Tickets are available now by calling (773) 509-1111 ext. 6 or by visiting <a href="http://www.wttw.com/main.taf?erube_fh=wttw&wttw.submit.EventList=1#event457" target="_blank"><strong>www.wttw.com/events</strong></a>. Tickets are non-refundable.</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Tue, 14 Sep 2010 09:40:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/12455Fan Club Pre-sales Start Sept 20!<p>Official Fan Club pre-sales for select remaining cities on Clay's "Tried & True" tour are set to begin on September 20th at 10am PDT and will remain open until September 23rd at 10am PDT. Fan club members will have the access to an early pre-sale for Charlotte, New York, Philadelphia, Waukegan, Dallas, and San Francisco before the tickets go on sale to the public. If you are not a member of Clay's Official Fan Club but want to participate, <a href="http://clayaiken.com/store/categories/subscriptions"><strong>join today</strong></a>!<br /><br />Some cities on the "Tried & True" tour are already on sale to the public! Visit the <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/events">Appearances</a> page to see if a show in your area is on sale now.</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Fri, 10 Sep 2010 09:50:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/12444New Store Bundles<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/clayaiken/media/10/03/medium.99yih3vi160n.jpg" /><br /><p>There is a new bundle up in the store! Right now your can get an On My Way Here T-shirt along with an autographed headshot of Clay! Be the first of your friends to get this bundle <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/store/product/cly-bun-001-s" target="_blank">here</a> today. Be on the look out for more merch bundles coming to the <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/store" target="_blank">store</a> soon.</p> <p>Timeless tour shirts and tote bags are also now available in the store! If you couldn't make it to a Timeless tour date, head over to the <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/store" target="_blank">store</a> now to get it before it's gone!</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Thu, 02 Sep 2010 10:00:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/12413Vote for NIP on Pepsi Refresh<p>Please vote daily during the month of September to help the <a href="http://www.inclusionproject.org" target="_blank">National Inclusion Project</a> win $50,000 so that no child sits on the sidelines. Visit <a href="http://www.inclusionproject.org" target="_blank">www.inclusionproject.org</a> for a daily reminder to vote or learn more about the challenge. <strong>Click the link below to vote</strong> for our Pepsi Refresh grant and <strong>text Pepsi (73774) to the number 102308</strong> for an additional vote. <br /><br /> <a href="http://www.refresheverything.com/nationalinclusionproject" target="_blank"><strong>www.refresheverything.com/nationalinclusionproject</strong></a></p> <p>Thank you so much for your help, support, and dedication to ensuring inclusion for all children!</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Wed, 01 Sep 2010 10:35:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/12406San Francisco Date Added!<p>San Francisco, CA has been added to the "Tried & True" tour schedule on the <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/events" target="_self">Appearances</a> page! The show will happen at the <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/events" target="_self">Regency Ballroom</a> on March 12, 2011. Watch for a special Official Fan Club pre-sale for this show (along with the others that have not gone on pre-sale yet) in mid-September. Tickets for the San Francisco show go on sale to the public on October 3.</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Tue, 24 Aug 2010 10:35:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/12350"Tried & True" Tour Dates On Sale!<p>A handful of cities on the <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/events" target="_self">"Tried & True"</a> tour are now on sale to the public! Click over to the <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/events" target="_self">Appearances</a> page to get tickets now for Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Baltimore, Minneapolis, and Memphis now. Additional public on-sale dates will be announced soon including Orlando, Knoxville, and Cincinnati later this week.<br /><br />Official Fan Club pre-sales for Houston, Charlotte, New York, Philadelphia, Waukegan, and Grand Prairie will happen in mid-September with each respective cities' public on-sale to follow. Pre-sale and on-sale information for Mesa and Atlanta are coming soon. Want access to fan club pre-sales? <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/store/categories/subscriptions">Join Clay's Official Fan Club now</a>!</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Mon, 23 Aug 2010 12:45:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/12343"Tried & True" Tour Fan Club Pre-sale!<p><strong>UPDATE 8/19 11:45AM PDT:</strong> Orlando is now back on sale! Thank you for your patience while we sorted something out!</p> <p><strong>UPDATE 8/18 5:53PM PDT:</strong> More tickets have been released for the Baltimore, MD presale!</p> <p><strong>UPDATE:</strong> Tickets will be sold directly through Clay's website which means you do not need to visit Ticketmaster nor use a pre-sale password to purchase. By logging in to your OFC account here on Clay's website, you will have the opportunity to purchase tickets. There is a 4 ticket limit per show on pre-sale purchases.</p> <p>The Official Fan Club pre-sales for select cities on Clay's 2011 "Tried & True" tour will begin tomorrow morning at 10:00am PDT and will close this Friday, August 20, at 5:00pm PDT. Please visit the <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/events">Appearances</a>page on <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com">www.clayaiken.com</a> to access all fan club pre-sales if you are a member of the OFC.</p> <p>Cities with pre-sales tomorrow will be Miami, Orlando, Sarasota, Knoxville, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Baltimore, Greenville, Cincinnati, Fort Wayne, Minneapolis, and Memphis. We will announce pre-sales for cities not listed in the coming weeks.</p> <p>We're excited to bring you some of the best seats in the house for Clay's first tour supporting his new album, <a href="http://clayaiken.com/store/product/cly-cd-001">"Tried & True"</a>, and DVD <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Clay-Aiken-Tried-True-Live/dp/B003GH6M2Y">"Clay Aiken: Tried & True - Live!"</a>. Thanks for being a Clay Aiken Official Fan Club member!</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Tue, 17 Aug 2010 19:50:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/12317Tried & True Tour Dates<p>Tour dates have been posted for Clays Tried and True tour in conjunction with PBS to support Clay Aiken: Tried and True Live!. Head to the <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/events" target="_blank">Appearances</a> page to see all of the current confirmed dates. Well be adding more dates as they are confirmed so stay tuned! Select PBS stations are currently offering tickets through their pledge drives so check with your <a href="http://www.pbs.org/stationfinder/stationfinder_relocalize.html" target="_blank">local affiliate</a> for details. Clay Official Fan Club pre-sales and general public on-sale information will be announced soon!</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Mon, 09 Aug 2010 11:40:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/12290“Clay Aiken: Tried & True – Live!” Tour<p>Were excited to announce Clay will be touring in 2011 in conjunction with PBS to support Clay Aiken: Tried & True Live! The tour will take Clay across the US including stops in Miami, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Orlando, Atlanta, and more! Well be announcing dates and Clay Fan Club pre-sale details in the coming weeks so stay tuned!<br /><br />Butyou dont need to wait till 2011 to see Clay on tour! Hes currently out on the <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/events" target="_blank">Timeless Tour</a> with Ruben Studdard. See all <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/events" target="_blank">upcoming tour dates</a> and <a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/events" target="_blank">get tickets</a> now!</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Fri, 30 Jul 2010 15:15:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/12258Guest Appearances on Phineas and Ferb<p>Clay guest stars on Disneys <a href="http://tv.disney.go.com/disneychannel/phineasandferb/" title="Phineas and Ferb" target="_blank">Phineas and Ferb</a> this August by singing a duet with legendary recording artist Chaka Khan. The episode, Summer Belongs to You, premieres Monday, August 2 at 8pm ET/PT on Disney XD and Friday, August 6 at 8pm ET/PT on Disney Channel.<br /><br />The song will be released by Walt Disney Records on iTunes and other online retailers on Tuesday, August 3 as a part of a digital album comprised of music from the TV series.</p><p>From <a href="http://clayonline.com/">clayonline.com</a></p>Wed, 14 Jul 2010 14:55:00 -0700http://clayonline.com/news/12177