Clay Aiken, Symphony to Perform in Cary

Posted April 27, 2007

— Clay Aiken will perform with the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre Aug. 10.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at, all Ticketmaster outlets or charge by phone at 919-834-4000.

Aiken, a former "American Idol" runner-up, lives in Raleigh.

He has released three albums since his "Idol" run. In 2003, he released his debut album, "Measure of a Man," which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart. His holiday album, "Merry Christmas With Love," was released in 2004, while "A Thousand Different Ways" was released last September.


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  • wondermom67 Apr 28, 2007

    If you are not hateful, an abuser, or use fowl language. And you are kind, generous, and here is a strange one RESPECT OTHER PEOPLE....well it is automatically assumed that you must be gay. Mr. Aiken has answered this question before and said no. So must he ba asked at every interview if he is or not. Would a great deal of people be disappointed if he were....sure, because to have grown up and raised in a Southern Babtist church, you can say that we are against this type of behavior and life style. so for now, to refresh your memory, he has answered this question over and over about his sexual oreintation and the answer was no. So grow up and get over it and move on with your life.

  • refiman Apr 28, 2007

    Now, that is 1 show I'll be sure to miss.

  • treasure Apr 28, 2007

    Clay has said "no." Early on. And not sell out the State Fair? I don't think so.

  • readyrider2000 Apr 28, 2007

    I am a member of the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra and this concert is news to me. Could the reporter of this story mean the NC Symphony Orchestra?

  • nithea Apr 27, 2007

    The reason comments have to be approved is because people know he's going to get some strange thoughts expressed about him. He's certainly got a strange persona. As for his "orientation" the fact that he never answers questions posed by media personnel with a "no" should say all that needs to be said.

    Think about it, if you were not gay and somebody asked you about your preferences, how hard would it be to say no?

  • swgen Apr 27, 2007

    I think Clay Aiken is just the cutest guy! I love his smile, the way he sings, and the way he is just a nice person. I'm so tired of cookie cutter celebs. Clay is unique, refreshing, and fun. (By the way, I think he is sexy too!)

  • brian2380 Apr 27, 2007

    I hear Kelly Rippa is going to be singing a duet with Clay Aiken.

  • JustDontUnderstandPpl Apr 27, 2007

    Wondering what I said earlier that was offensive. I like Clay because he doesn't curse and use slurs...racial or otherwise. Not sure why some people question his sexual orientation...unless it's because he doesn't flaunt everything he does.

  • buck121794 Apr 27, 2007

    A sellout? Didn't he fail to sell out a show at the State Fair one year? Why does WRAL feel the need to protect this guy? They sure ran with the Duke 3.

  • retSBI Apr 27, 2007

    Say what you will about Clay. He is much more wholesome and entertaining than the vulgar gangsta rap trash we must hear thumping our windows from a mile away. Does america have morals any more?