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Verbatim: Clay Aiken to perform at Embassy Theatre

Aiken

Statement issued Friday:

NiteLite Promotions proud to present Clay Aiken live at Fort Wayne’s Embassy Theatre on Wednesday, March 2nd at 7:30p.m. Tickets are $29.50, $39.50, $49.50 and $75.00 (additional fees may apply) and are ON SALE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th at 10AM at the Embassy box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com, or charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000. The Embassy Theatre is located at 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.

Following in the wake of a critically acclaimed tour with fellow American Idol alum, Ruben Studdard, Clay Aiken is hitting the road once again. The tour comes on the heels of the July 27th DVD release of "Tried & True Live!”—Clay’s first PBS concert special now airing across the country.

WFWA-PBS39 will feature this PBS concert special as a major pledge drive event on September 9th from 8 to 9:30PM.The station will offer “Best of House” seats and “V.I.P. Meet and Greet” passes for Clay’s appearance at Fort Wayne’s Embassy Theatre as thank you gifts for viewers who pledge their support during the program.

The DVD showcases the singer’s March 10th performance in his hometown of Raleigh, NC, as well as exclusive material not seen on Public Television, and a bonus EPK on the making of his latest CD, Tried & True. Tried & True was released June 1st on Decca, and made an impressive debut in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart. Considered the record Aiken was always meant to record, the disc is comprised of songs from the ’50s and ’60s that are personal favorites of the singers’ he grew up listening to as a child. Clay will continue to perform these standards on the national “Tried & True” tour. “I truly have the best fans in the world,” says the singer. “As long as they keep coming back, I’ll keep performing.”

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