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2011 Tried and True Tour


2011 Tried and True Concerts

"Tried & True Tour" initial bookings were tied to airings of Clay's PBS special which was based on the CD of the same name.  Some cities offered tickets as the highest pledge reward level when the special was run.


Tried and True Tour:

Backup Singer Quiana Parler



Quiana has been on many tours with Clay.  For more about what this amazing singer does when she is not on tour with Clay, go to her website: www.quianaparlerandfriends.com/home:
www.twitter.com/qparler



The Band for the Tried and True Tour



Clay had some musicians with him who created a wonderful wall of sound to accompany the songs.  They were highly creative and could handle almost any genre of music.  The band included:
  • Ben Cohn - keyboards, musical director, and arranger.
  • Felix Pollard - percussion
  • Dell Atkins - bass guitar
  • Adam Fallen - guitar


Tour Map:

The scope of the tour is shown on this map of the U.S.  It started on the east coast in Miami, Florida on Feb 10 and concluded in San Francisco, CA on the west coast on March 12.


Set Lists:

Miami - Theme from Love Story
There’s a Kind of Hush
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
It’s Impossible
Something About Us 
Jazzy Medley (The Way, Invisible, others)
Cry Me A River (Quiana's solo)
Suspicious Minds
It’s Only Make Believe
Moon River
What Kind of Fool Am I
You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me
Band Intro
Mack the Knife
Foggy Day in London Town (Quiana Solo)
Crying
Build Me Up Buttercup
Unchained Medley
In My Life
Solitaire

Orlando - Overture
Theme from Love Story
There’s a Kind of Hush
Moon River 
Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You
Something about Us
(jazzy medley)
The Way
Don’t Stop Believin’
Vogue (Quiana)
I Want It That Way (Clay and Quiana)
The Right Stuff
The Glory of Love
Love the Way You Lie (Quiana)
Baby One More Time (Clay and Quiana)
Footloose (Quiana)
Invisible
(end of medley)
Cry Me a River (Quiana)
Bad Romance (autotune)
Suspicious Minds
Buttercup 
Breaking Up is Hard to Do
What Kind of Fool Am I 
Misty
Who’s Sorry Now (Clay and Quiana)
Mack the Knife
It's Only Make Believe 
A Foggy Day in London Town (Quiana)
Crying (Clay and Quiana)
Unchained Melody
In My Life
Solitaire

Sarasota - Overture
Theme from Love Story
There’s a Kind of Hush
Misty
Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You
Something about Us
(jazzy medley)
The Way
Don’t Stop Believin’
Vogue (Quiana)
I Want It That Way (Clay and Quiana)
The Right Stuff
The Glory of Love
Love the Way You Lie (Quiana)
Baby One More Time (Clay and Quiana)
Footloose (Quiana)
Invisible
(end of jazzy medley)
Cry Me a River (Quiana)
Forget You (autotune)
Suspicious Minds
Buttercup
Moon River
It's Impossible 
What Kind of Fool Am I   
Who’s Sorry Now (Clay and Quiana)
Mack the Knife
It's Only Make Believe 
A Foggy Day in London Town (Quiana)
Crying (Clay and Quiana)
Unchained Melody
In My Life
Solitaire

Houston - Overture
Theme from Love Story
There’s a Kind of Hush
Moon River
Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You
Something about Us
(jazzy medley)
The Way
Don’t Stop Believin’
Vogue (Quiana)
I Want It That Way (Clay and Quiana)
The Right Stuff
The Glory of Love
Love the Way You Lie (Quiana)
Baby One More Time (Clay and Quiana)
Footloose (Quiana)
Invisible
(end of medley)
Cry Me a River (Quiana)
Party in the USA (autotune)
Suspicious Minds
Buttercup
What Kind of Fool Am I
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
It's Impossible 
Who’s Sorry Now  in different styles (Clay and Quiana)
Mack the Knife
It's Only Make Believe 
A Foggy Day in London Town (Quiana)
Crying (Clay and Quiana)
Unchained Melody
In My Life
Solitaire

Atlanta - Overture
Theme from Love Story
There’s a Kind of Hush
What Kind of Fool Am I
Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You
Something about Us
(medley)
The Way
Don’t Stop Believin’
Vogue (Quiana)
I Want It That Way (Clay and Quiana)
The Right Stuff
The Glory of Love
Love the Way You Lie (Quiana)
Baby One More Time (Clay and Quiana)
Footloose (Quiana)
Invisible
Cry Me a River (Quiana)
Dynamite (autotune)
Suspicious Minds
Buttercup
Moon River
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
Misty 
Who’s Sorry Now (Clay and Quiana)
Mack the Knife
It's Only Make Believe 
A Foggy Day in London Town (Quiana)
Crying (Clay and Quiana)
Unchained Melody
In My Life
Solitaire

Knoxville - Overture
Theme from Love Story
There’s a Kind of Hush
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You
Something about Us
(medley)
The Way
The Right Stuff
The Glory of Love
Love the Way You Lie (Quiana)
Baby One More Time (Clay and Quiana)
Footloose (Quiana)
Invisible
Cry Me a River (Quiana)
Techno demo- "Suspicious Minds" & "Forever" by Chris Brown
Suspicious Minds
Buttercup
Moon River
It's Impossible
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
Who’s Sorry Now
Mack the Knife
It's Only Make Believe 
A Foggy Day in London Town (Quiana)
Crying duet
Unchained Melody
In My Life
Solitaire

Munhall - Overture
Theme from Love Story
There’s a Kind of Hush
Misty
Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You
Something about Us
(jazzy medley)
The Way
The Right Stuff
The Glory of Love
Love the Way You Lie (Quiana)
Baby One More Time (Clay and Quiana)
Footloose (Quiana)
Invisible
(end of medley)
Cry Me a River (Quiana)
Techno demo- "Suspicious Minds" & "Bad Romance"
Suspicious Minds
Buttercup
What Kind of Fool Am I?
Moon River
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
Who’s Sorry Now  (Clay and Quiana)
Mack the Knife
It's Only Make Believe 
A Foggy Day in London Town (Quiana)
Crying (Clay and Quiana)
Unchained Melody
Both Sides Now!!!!!
In My Life

Cleveland - Overture
Theme from Love Story
There’s a Kind of Hush
It's Impossible
Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You
Something about Us
(medley)
The Way
The Right Stuff
The Glory of Love
Love the Way You Lie (Quiana)
Baby One More Time (Clay and Quiana)
Footloose (Quiana)
Invisible
(end of medley)
Cry Me a River (Quiana)
Techno demo- "Suspicious Minds" & "California Girls"
Suspicious Minds
Buttercup
What Kind of Fool Am I?
Misty
Moon River
Who’s Sorry Now - Banghra, Latin, Opera
Mack the Knife
It's Only Make Believe 
A Foggy Day in London Town (Quiana)
Crying (Clay and Quiana)
Unchained Melody
Both Sides Now
In My Life

Waterbury - Overture
Love Story
Mack The Knife
There’s a Kind of Hush
What Kind of Fool Am I
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
(Jazzy medley)
The Way
This Is The Night
Measure of a Man
On My Way Here
A Thousand Days
These Open Arms
Invisible
Something About Us
 Foggy Day in London Town  (Quiana)
Techno demo- "Suspicious Minds" & "I Kissed A Girl"
Suspicious Minds
Buttercup
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
Moon River
Who’s Sorry Now -Irish Dance, hip-hop, grunge
It's Only Make Believe
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
Cry Me A River  (Quiana) 
Crying (Clay and Quiana)
Unchained Melody
Both Sides Now
In My Life

Baltimore - Overture
Love Story theme
Mack The Knife
There’s a Kind of Hush
Moon River
It's Impossible
(Jazzy medley)
The Way
This Is The Night
Measure of a Man
On My Way Here
A Thousand Days
These Open Arms
Invisible
(end of medley)
Something About Us
A Foggy Day in London Town  (Quiana)
Techno demo- "Suspicious Minds" & "I Got A Feeling" 
Suspicious Minds
Buttercup
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
Misty
Who’s Sorry Now - Motown, accoustic, acapella, ragtime
It's Only Make Believe
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
Cry Me A River  (Quiana) 
Crying duet
Unchained Melody
Both Sides Now
In My Life

Charlotte - Overture
Love Story theme
Mack The Knife
There’s a Kind of Hush
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
Moon River
(Jazzy medley)
The Way
This Is The Night
Measure of a Man
On My Way Here
A Thousand Days
These Open Arms
Invisible
(end of medley)
Something About Us
A Foggy Day in London Town  (Quiana)
Techno demo- "Suspicious Minds" & "Tick Tock" 
Suspicious Minds
Buttercup
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
What Kind of Fool Am I
Who’s Sorry Now -bluegrass, doo-wop, disco, death metal
It's Only Make Believe
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
Cry Me A River  (Quiana) 
Crying duet
Unchained Melody
Both Sides Now
In My Life

Knoxville - Overture
Theme from Love Story
There’s a Kind of Hush
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You
Something about Us
(medley)
The Way
The Right Stuff
The Glory of Love
Love the Way You Lie (Quiana)
Baby One More Time (Clay and Quiana)
Footloose (Quiana)
Invisible
Cry Me a River (Quiana)
Techno demo- "Suspicious Minds" & "Forever" by Chris Brown
Suspicious Minds
Buttercup
Moon River
It's Impossible
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
Who’s Sorry Now
Mack the Knife
It's Only Make Believe 
A Foggy Day in London Town (Quiana)
Crying duet
Unchained Melody
In My Life
Solitaire

Greenville - Overture
Love Story Theme
Mack The Knife
There’s a Kind of Hush
Misty
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
(Jazzy medley)
The Way
This Is The Night
Measure of a Man
On My Way Here
A Thousand Days
These Open Arms
Invisible
(end of medley)
Something About Us
A Foggy Day in London Town  (Quiana)
Techno demo- "Suspicious Minds" & "Justin Bieber song...." 
Suspicious Minds
Buttercup
What Kind of Fool Am I
It's Impossible
Who’s Sorry Now - Sousa March, funkadelic, celtic style, the blues
It's Only Make Believe
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
Cry Me A River  (Quiana) 
Crying duet
Unchained Melody
Both Sides Now
In My Life


Westbury
Set List:
Overture
Theme from Love Story
Mack The Knife
There’s a Kind of Hush
What Kind of Fool Am I?
Moon River
(Jazzy medley)
The Way
This Is The Night
Measure of a Man
On My Way Here
A Thousand Days
These Open Arms
Invisible
(end of medley)
Something About Us
A Foggy Day in London Town  (Quiana)
Autotune- "Suspicious Minds" & "Baby" 
Suspicious Minds
Buttercup
Misty
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
Who’s Sorry Now - Brazilian, Klezmer, Sousa, Death Metal
It's Only Make Believe
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
Cry Me A River  (Quiana) 
Crying duet
Unchained Melody
Both Sides Now
In My Life


Glenside

Set List:
Overture
Theme from Love Story
Mack The Knife
There’s a Kind of Hush
It's Impossible
What Kind of Fool Am I?
(Jazzy medley)
The Way
This Is The Night
Measure of a Man
On My Way Here
A Thousand Days
These Open Arms
Invisible
(end of medley)
Something About Us
A Foggy Day in London Town  (Quiana)
Autotune- "Suspicious Minds" & "Dynamite" by Taio Cruz.. 
Suspicious Minds
Buttercup
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
Moon River
Who’s Sorry Now  - Zydeco, yodeling, Argentine tango, scatting
It's Only Make Believe
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
Cry Me A River  (Quiana) 
Crying duet
Unchained Melody
Both Sides Now
In My Life


Cincinnati

Set List:
Overture
Theme from Love Story
Mack The Knife
There’s a Kind of Hush
It's Impossible
What Kind of Fool Am I?
(Jazzy medley)
The Way
This Is The Night
Measure of a Man
On My Way Here
A Thousand Days
These Open Arms
Invisible
(end of medley)
Something About Us
A Foggy Day in London Town  (Quiana)
Autotune- "Suspicious Minds" & "Dynamite" by Taio Cruz.. 
Suspicious Minds
Buttercup
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
Moon River
Who’s Sorry Now  - Zydeco, yodeling, Argentine tango, scatting
It's Only Make Believe
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
Cry Me A River  (Quiana) 
Crying duet
Unchained Melody
Both Sides Now
In My Life


Fort Wayne

Set List:
Overture
Love Story Theme
Mack The Knife
There’s a Kind of Hush
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
(Jazzy medley)
The Way
This Is The Night
Measure of a Man
On My Way Here
A Thousand Days
These Open Arms
Invisible
(end of medley)
Something About Us
A Foggy Day in London Town  (Quiana)
Autotune- "Suspicious Minds" & "I Got A Feeling"
Suspicious Minds
Buttercup
It's Impossible
Moon River
Who’s Sorry Now - Merengue, Sousa, Old Style Funk, Baroque
It's Only Make Believe
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
Cry Me A River  (Quiana) 
Crying duet
Unchained Melody
Misty (fan request)
In My Life


Waukegan

Set List:
Overture
Theme from Love Story
Mack The Knife
There’s a Kind of Hush
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
Misty
(Jazzy medley)
The Way
This Is The Night
Measure of a Man
On My Way Here
A Thousand Days
Invisible
(end of medley)
Something About Us
A Foggy Day in London Town  (Quiana)
Techno demo- "Suspicious Minds" & "Party in the USA"  by Miley Cyrus
Suspicious Minds
Buttercup
Moon River
It's Impossible
Who’s Sorry Now - Burlesque, Disney, Russian Folk, New Age (with yoga demonstration.....)
It's Only Make Believe
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
Cry Me A River  (Quiana) 
Crying duet
Unchained Melody
In My Life


Minneapolis

Set List:
Overture
Theme from Love Story
Mack The Knife
There’s a Kind of Hush
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
What Kind of Fool Am I?
(Jazzy medley)
The Way
This Is The Night
Measure of a Man
On My Way Here
A Thousand Days
Invisible
(end of medley)
Something About Us
A Foggy Day in London Town  (Quiana)
Autotune- "Suspicious Minds" & "Only Girl"  by Rihanna
Suspicious Minds
Buttercup
Moon River
It's Impossible
Who’s Sorry Now  - Bollywood, Yodeling, Christian Rap, Hawaiian
It's Only Make Believe
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
Cry Me A River  (Quiana) 
Crying duet
Unchained Melody
In My Life


Grand Prairie

Set List:
Overture
Theme from Love Story
Mack The Knife
There’s a Kind of Hush
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
Misty
(Jazzy medley)
The Way
This Is The Night
Measure of a Man
On My Way Here
A Thousand Days
Invisible
(end of medley)
Something About Us
A Foggy Day in London Town  (Quiana)
Autotune- "Suspicious Minds" & "Party in the USA"  by Miley Cyrus
Suspicious Minds
Buttercup
Moon River
It's Impossible
Who’s Sorry Now - Honky Tonk, Chipmunks, Disney, Heavy Metal
It's Only Make Believe
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
Cry Me A River  (Quiana) 
Crying duet
Unchained Melody
In My Life

Mesa

Set List:
Overture
Theme from Love Story
Mack The Knife
There’s a Kind of Hush
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
What Kind of Fool Am I?
(Jazzy medley)
The Way
This Is The Night
Measure of a Man
On My Way Here
A Thousand Days
Invisible
(end of medley)
Something About Us
A Foggy Day in London Town  (Quiana)
Autotune "Suspicious Minds" & "Forever"  by Chris Brown
Suspicious Minds
Buttercup
Moon River
Misty
Who’s Sorry Now - beat boxing, boogie-woogie, gregorian chant, mariachi, lullaby, klezmer
It's Only Make Believe
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
Cry Me A River  (Quiana) 
Crying duet
Unchained Melody

In My LIfe

San Francisco

Set List:
Overture
Theme from Love Story  (Jerome lip synching)
Mack The Knife
There’s a Kind of Hush
It's Impossible
Moon River
(Jazzy medley)
The Way
This Is The Night
Measure of a Man
On My Way Here
A Thousand Days
Invisible
(end of medley)
Something About Us
A Foggy Day in London Town  (Quiana)
Autotune- "Suspicious Minds" & "California Girls"  by Katy Perry
Suspicious Minds
Buttercup
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
Misty
Who’s Sorry Now - Sesame St., Disney
It's Only Make Believe
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
Cry Me A River  (Quiana) 
Crying duet
Unchained Melody
In My Life
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Date City, Venue and Description
Clayscience's Recaps
Photo Links
2/10/2011

Miami, FL

The Adrienne Arsht Center (Ziff Ballet/Opera House)

The evening opened with  "Love Story" (theme song from the movie) and concluded with "Solitaire".  In between, the audience was treated to a jazzy medley that included "The Way and Invisible",
a demonstration of autotuning a story from the Miami newsaper into music,  "Who's Sorry Now" done in different genres, most of the songs from the Tried and True album and "Something About Us" from the album On My Way Here.


 2/11/2011

Orlando, FL

Hard Rock Live
 
There were some set list changes tonight.  He sang "Misty", did an autotune cover of "Bad Romance", and did a metal rock version of "Who's Sorry Now".
 
2/12/2011

Sarasota, FL

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

  He was "surprised" by the autotune song "Forget You".
 
2/14/2011

Houston, TX 

Jones Hall

In addition to the beautiful TNT songs, the audience heard "Who's Sorry Now", the "grunge" version.
 
2/16/2011

Atlanta, GA

The Cobb Energy Centre/ John A. Williams Theatre

A highlight of the evening was Clay talking to the fan about "broadcasting" the show.  After that exchange, he dedicated "In My Lfe" to all the fans, whether at the show or at home on their computers.


2/17/2011

Knoxville, TN

Tennessee Theater

Clay amused the audience with the "history" of the Bijou Theatre.  He loved the energy of the audience.  During the "Who's Sorry Now" genre challenge, he showed off his moves on disco.  He also sang his Crying duet with Quiana on the opposite side from his customary side, which he likened to being on the "wrong side of the bed".
 
2/18/2011

Munhall, PA

Carnegie Music Hall

Clay performed at the Carnegie Music Library.  He and Quiana sang "Who's Sorry Now" in polka, doo-wop, and mamba styles!  Clay introduced the song "Both Sides Now" as a second-to-last encore song.  He changed the final encore song from "Solitaire" to "In My Life".

 
2/19/2011

Cleveland, OH

Palace Theatre/Playhouse Square


Quiana used her yoga expertise to do the "Banghra" version of Who's Sorry.  After her accompaniment on "Latin", Clay said "That shirt has done something to your attitude."  And Clay surprised us by saying yes to opera.



 2/20/2011

Waterbury, CT

Palace Theatre

So many set list changes!  The order of songs was really shaken up tonight.  The jazzy medley was reworked into a medley of Clay's past songs.  TITN, MOAM, ATD, OMWH, These Open arms added between The Way and Invisible.  The band's inspired choice was "I Kissed A Girl" for the techno demo. 

 
2/22/2011

Towson, MD

Kraushaar Auditorium


This was a small, intimate venue with no spotlights (although a couple of audience members were spotlighted for 15 minutes).  Clay chatted with a 13 yr old and a 94 yr old, both celebrating birthdays.
 
2/23/2011

Charlotte, NC

Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

The Charlotte concert brought a new wardrobe - new sweater and pants.  His family and friends were in the audience.  Clay sang bluegrass for his grandmother during the "Who's Sorry Now" segment.
 
2/24/2011

Greenville, SC 

The Peace Center

Clay covered a Justin Bieber song during the autotune demo.    He noted that the choices of styles were the best yet.  Del refrained from telling a joke; Clay said it would have gotten him kicked out of North and South Carolina.  And guitarist Adam Fallen celebrated his 19th birthday.

 
2/26/2011

Long Island, NY

Capital One Bank Theater at Westbury

The concert started with a spectacular changeup to Where Do I Begin.  Clay said the southern audiences were polite but the New York audience was "invigorating".  The microphones went out during Suspicious Minds but Clay had fun with it.


2/27/2011

Glenside, PA

Keswick Theater

Clay and Quiana danced a little Argentine tango.  His mother was in the audience so Del kept his joke "clean". 
 
 
3/01/2011

Cincinnati, OH

Taft Theatre


Clay sat on the edge of the stage for a while to sing Misty.  He said the reaction of the fans raised his self esteem.  He surprised the audience by singing "The Real Me".  He said it was "retired" (maybe). 
 
 
3/02/2011

Fort Wayne, IN

Embassy Theatre 

Clay noted that midwest crowds are very "perky and energetic".  He started the concert off right by removing his tie....but wisely stopped there.  He snarked about his "animal magnetism", then said "Why did I say that?" 
 
 
3/04/2011

Waukegan, IL

Genesee Theatre

Clay sang "Something About Us" for Felix and his wife, while they danced on stage.  This was the first song they danced to at their wedding.
 
 
3/05/2011

Minneapolis, MN

State Theater

Clay and Quiana discussed and demo'd their vocal ranges.  We learned that Quiana drinks tea for her voice....but Clay eats greasy pizza.

 
 
3/07/2011

Memphis, TN

Minglewood Hall
 Cancelled  
3/8/2011

Dallas/Grand Prairie, TX 

Verizon GP

Clay commented on the "sparklers" and memories of the AI2 tour.  He said there was a poster of himself and Kelly backstage ("from 20 lbs ago") from their Independent tour.  As usual, the Crying duet was beautiful.  They had a standing ovation from the appreciative crowd in Grand Prairie.

 
 
3/10/2011

Mesa, AZ

Ikeda Theatre

Clay was in great voice in Mesa.  During the pre-In My Life banter, he had some fun with a reviewer who had called him "pitchy".  "I've been called many things...but pitchy ain't one of them!"
 
3/12/2011

San Francisco, CA

Regency Ballroom

Last show of the tour!  This was in the historic Warfield.  It was a full house.    The curtain rose...and there was Jerome.  The last show prank had the audience in hysterics.   Clay made sure to thank all of the band and staff at the end.  Then he sang "In My Life" for the last time on the tour as fans waved glowsticks as a thank you.
 
 





As of August 10/10, the Official Fan Club had a confirmed list of seventeen cities. Fans had taken note of nine other centers that had mentioned tour tickets with respect to their PBS fund raising. Information will be undated when available.



PBS Pledge Premiums

Fans who pledged support to their PBS stations had a variety of 'thank you gifts' which they could receive, depending upon the amount donated. 

*A CD or digital download of the album 'Tried & True'
* A DVD copy of the PBS special
* a combination of the above two items

In some areas, another higher level was available. Concert tickets!!! Clay would be doing a tour in support of the CD/DVD/PBS special in early 2011.




"Tried & True" Concert Plans

As the date for the Chicago pledge reward concert approached, dates for the February-March 2011 tour were shaping up. Notice of specific cities & venues began to appear.


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