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2012 Joyful Noise Tour



Date City, Venue and Description
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11/23/12

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

West Palm Beach, FL
 
Clay opened his 2012 Christmas tour, his first Christmas show since 2007, in West Palm Beach, FL, at the beautiful Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.  Despite having the flu, he was "on" vocally and bantered with fans.  He opened with the powerful "All Is Well" and closed with "All Year Long."

Set List:
All is Well
Christmas Waltz
O Holy Night
Away in a Manger/Little Town of Bethlehem/Silent Night
Mary Did You Know
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Hark The Herald Angels Sing/O Come All Ye Faithful
Welcome To Our World
Most Wonderful Time/Sleigh Ride/Jingle Bells/Winter Wonderland
MCWL
"What Are You Doing New Year's Eve"
The First Noel
I'll be Home for Christmas/Chestnuts Roasting (The Christmas Song)/Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
My Grown Up Christmas List
Band Intro
Don't Save it All for Christmas Day
All Year Long (encore)
11/24/12

Van Wezel Performing Arts Center

Sarasota, FL

Clay's 2nd Florida stop was in Sarasota.  He tweeted the view from his tour bus (and a nice view of his comfy bed).

Sarasota highlights included the introduction of a "lyrics challenge" contest and a contest to correctly pronounce the new drummer's last name.
Set List:
All is Well
Christmas Waltz
O Holy Night
Away in a Manger/Little Town of Bethlehem/Silent Night
Hark The Herald Angels Sing/O Come All Ye Faithful
Fan Story
Mary Did You Know
Clay's story about Emmanuel
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Welcome To Our World
Most Wonderful Time/Sleigh Ride/Jingle Bells/Winter Wonderland
Fan Story
MCWL
"What Are You Doing New Year's Eve"
Fan Banter - Christmas Songs in Bucket
Conversation on Phone
The First Noel
Faye's Christmas Story
I'll be Home for Christmas/Chestnuts Roasting (The Christmas Song)/Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
My Grown Up Christmas List
Band Intro
Don't Save it All for Christmas Day
All Year Long

11/25/12

Capitol Theatre

Clearwater, FL

 Third of 4 Florida JNTS.  The fans were challenged on lyrics again.  A fan named Bill stepped up and won $100 from Clay for Little Drummer Boy.  There was also a debate about whether the song MCWL contained the word "one" or "once", settled by a call to Quiana.

All is Well
Christmas Waltz
O Holy Night
Away in a Manger/Little Town of Bethlehem/Silent Night
Hark The Herald Angels Sing/O Come All Ye Faithful
1st fan Story
Mary Did You Know
Story banter/Jacob Leaving
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Welcome To Our World
Most Wonderful Time/Sleigh Ride/Jingle Bells/Winter Wonderland
2nd fan Story
MCWL
"What Are You Doing New Year's Eve"
Fan Banter - Christmas Songs in Bucket
Bill sings  "The Little Drummer Boy"
The First Noel
Faye's christmas memory Story
I'll be Home for Christmas/Chestnuts Roasting (The Christmas Song)/Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
My Grown Up Christmas List
Band Intro
Don't Save it All for Christmas Day
All Year Long
11/27/12

Polk Theatre

Lakeland, FL

Clay surprised a fan and her son Mike, who were in the audience , with their special Christmas story about continuing Santa traditions.  He also challenged fans to pronounce Joe's last name.  And he told a sweet story about fans who helped a girl from Japan go to the show. "That's who these folks are".

All is Well
Christmas Waltz
O Holy Night
Away in a Manger/Little Town of Bethlehem/Silent Night
Hark The Herald Angels Sing/O Come All Ye Faithful
1st Fan Story
Mary Did You Know
Story banter/Jacob Leaving
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Welcome To Our World
Most Wonderful Time/Sleigh Ride/Jingle Bells/Winter Wonderland
Special fan Story
MCWL
"What Are You Doing New Year's Eve"
Fan Banter - Christmas Songs in Bucket
"Joy To The World"
The First Noel
Faye's Christmas Memory
I'll be Home for Christmas/Chestnuts Roasting (The Christmas Song)/Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
My Grown Up Christmas List
Band Intro
Don't Save it All for Christmas Day
All Year Long

11/29/12

Durham Performing Arts Center

Durham, NC

Lynda Loveland introduced Clay.  The audience sang Happy Birthday to Clay (one day early).  As usual he joked "decided not to have my birthday this year." Quiana Parler was a special guest and sang "Where are you Christmas."  Clay also mentioned his teacher Allison Lawrence was in the audience.

All is Well
Christmas Waltz
O Holy Night
Away in a Manger/Little Town of Bethlehem/Silent Night
Hark The Herald Angels Sing/O Come All Ye Faithful
Story
Mary Did You Know
Story banter/Jacob Leaving
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Welcome To Our World
Most Wonderful Time/Sleigh Ride/Jingle Bells/Winter Wonderland
Story
MCWL
"What Are You Doing New Year's Eve"
"Where Are You Christmas?"
Fan Banter - Christmas Songs in Bucket
Megan...."Little Drummer Boy"
The First Noel
Story
I'll be Home for Christmas/Chestnuts Roasting (The Christmas Song)/Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
My Grown Up Christmas List
Band Intro
Don't Save it All for Christmas Day
All Year Long

12/01/12

Trump Taj Mahal

Atlantic City, NJ

Before the concert, Clay launched the light show at the free Winter Sweet event on the boardwalk.  At the concert, in response to a fan: "I do remember American Idol.  It did not end well.  I went on to do Celebrity Apprentice.  Really?  Because that ended pretty crappy too.  We're in a Trump hotel tonight.  No, no we're not going to boo him....at least while I'm on stage."  Mike, who did the lyrics challenge, was creative by adding lines about Clay to O Christmas tree; Clay gave him the gift card.

All is Well
Christmas Waltz
O Holy Night
Away in a Manger medley
Hark The Herald Angels Sing/O Come All Ye Faithful
Story
Mary Did You Know
Story banter
Emmanuel
Welcome To Our World
jazzy medley
Story
MCWL
"What Are You Doing New Year's Eve"
Fan Banter - Christmas Songs in Bucket
Michael - "O Christmas Tree"
The First Noel
Story
sentimental medley
My Grown Up Christmas List
Band Intro
Don't Save it All for Christmas Day
All Year Long

12/02/12

St. George Theatre

Staten Island, NY

Of O Holy Night, Clay admired Martina McBride's version and said "she sang the holiness out of it!"  Cheryl, the fan who tried the lyrics challenge managed to talk Clay into a dance, they danced to a few bars of an impromptu What Are You Doing New Years Eve.

All is Well
Christmas Waltz
O Holy Night
Away in a Manger/Little Town of Bethlehem/Silent Night
Hark The Herald Angels Sing/O Come All Ye Faithful
1st Story
Mary Did You Know
Story banter/Jacob Leaving
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Welcome To Our World
Most Wonderful Time/Sleigh Ride/Jingle Bells/Winter Wonderland
2nd Story
MCWL
"What Are You Doing New Year's Eve"
Fan Banter - Christmas Songs in Bucket
Cheryl...."Deck The Halls"
The First Noel
Faye's Story
Sentimental Medley
My Grown Up Christmas List
Band Intro
Don't Save it All for Christmas Day
All Year Long

12/4/12

Musikfest

Bethlehem, PA

This was a sold out venue.  "It's good to be in Bethlehem for Christmas.  It feels like Bethlehem is the right place to be!"  Clay did a little rearranging of the audience.  A fan invited on stage was very *enthusiastic*, trying to sit on his lap.

All is Well
Christmas Waltz
O Holy Night
Away in a Manger/Little Town of Bethlehem/Silent Night
Hark The Herald Angels Sing/O Come All Ye Faithful
1st Story
Mary Did You Know
Story banter/Jacob Leaving
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Welcome To Our World
Most Wonderful Time/Sleigh Ride/Jingle Bells/Winter Wonderland
2nd Story
MCWL
"What Are You Doing New Year's Eve"
Fan Banter - Christmas Songs in Bucket
The First Noel
Faye's Story
I'll be Home for Christmas/Chestnuts Roasting (The Christmas Song)/
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
My Grown Up Christmas List
Band Intro
Don't Save it All for Christmas Day
All Year Long

.12/5/12

The Turning Stone Casino and Resort

Verona, NY

 Clay had an *interesting* hair cut.  "This is my Suze Orman look tonight.  Couldn't get it to behave so this is my lesbian thing.  I'm allowed to say that."  He talked to a woman who got in trouble for taking pictures and let her take a picture.    In reference to the venue being a casino, he said after Welcome to Our World,  "Drink up now Folks!"

All is Well
Christmas Waltz
O Holy Night
Away in a Manger/Little Town of Bethlehem/Silent Night
Hark The Herald Angels Sing/O Come All Ye Faithful
1st Story
Mary Did You Know
Story banter/Jacob Leaving
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Welcome To Our World
Most Wonderful Time/Sleigh Ride/Jingle Bells/Winter Wonderland
2nd Story
MCWL
"What Are You Doing New Year's Eve"
Fan Banter - Christmas Songs in Bucket
"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"
The First Noel
Faye's Story
Sentimental Medley
My Grown Up Christmas List
Band Intro
Don't Save it All for Christmas Day
All Year Long
  12/6/12

Palace Theatre

Stamford, CT

 Clay talked to a fan whose son Freddie dropped her off.  "Freddy, where ARE you? I take personal offense that you are at a movie instead of here!"  So he arranged for Freddy to come and be let into the show to sit with his mom.  "Welcome, Freddy.  This is all for you and your mom.  Don't leave her at a concert by herself anymore."

All is Well
Christmas Waltz
O Holy Night
Away in a Manger/Little Town of Bethlehem/Silent Night
Hark The Herald Angels Sing/O Come All Ye Faithful
1st Story
Mary Did You Know
Story banter/Jacob Leaving
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Welcome To Our World
Most Wonderful Time/Sleigh Ride/Jingle Bells/Winter Wonderland
2nd Story
MCWL
"What Are You Doing New Year's Eve"
Fan Banter - Christmas Songs in Bucket
John - "O Christmas Tree"
The First Noel
Faye's Story
I'll be Home for Christmas/Chestnuts Roasting (The Christmas Song)/Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
My Grown Up Christmas List
Band Intro
Don't Save it All for Christmas Day
All Year Long
12/8/12

H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center - Shippensburg Univerity

Shippinsburg, PA

 Faye attended the show and brought a young woman, Sara Timm, from the Light and Sound Theatre play as a guest; this young woman dueted with Clay on Silver Bells.

All is Well
Christmas Waltz
O Holy Night
Away in a Manger/Little Town of Bethlehem/Silent Night
Hark The Herald Angels Sing/O Come All Ye Faithful
1st Story
Mary Did You Know
Story banter/Jacob Leaving
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Welcome To Our World
Most Wonderful Time/Sleigh Ride/Jingle Bells/Winter Wonderland
2nd Story
MCWL
"What Are You Doing New Year's Eve"
Fan Banter - Christmas Songs in Bucket
The First Noel
Faye's Story
I'll be Home for Christmas/Chestnuts Roasting (The Christmas Song)/Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
My Grown Up Christmas List
Band Intro
Don't Save it All for Christmas Day
All Year Long
 12/9/12

The Wilbur Theatre

Boston , MA

 The Boston audience was noisy, rowdy, and enthusiastic! " There's a marked difference in different parts of the country.  The further north you get, the crazier you get!" Concert included a drunk guy in the audience, a cellcerter whose daughter only wanted to hear one song, a book handed to Clay on stage.

All is Well
Christmas Waltz
O Holy Night
Away in a Manger/Little Town of Bethlehem/Silent Night
Hark The Herald Angels Sing/O Come All Ye Faithful
1st Story
Mary Did You Know
Story banter/Jacob Leaving
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Welcome To Our World
Most Wonderful Time/Sleigh Ride/Jingle Bells/Winter Wonderland
2nd Story
MCWL
"What Are You Doing New Year's Eve"
Fan Banter - Christmas Songs in Bucket
The First Noel
Faye's Story
I'll be Home for Christmas/Chestnuts Roasting (The Christmas Song)/Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
My Grown Up Christmas List
Band Intro
Don't Save it All for Christmas Day
All Year Long
12/11/12

Palace Theatre

Greensburg, PA

 As usual, Clay was in fine voice, funny and chatty.  When discussing MCWL, he noted the wonderful David Foster lyrics and melody, also that Clay had a chart and Kelly Clarkson had a chart that was used also by Quiana.  They could only find half of each.  He credited Ben Cohn's genius in merging the two (which were in the same key).

All is Well
Christmas Waltz
O Holy Night
Away in a Manger/Little Town of Bethlehem/Silent Night
Hark The Herald Angels Sing/O Come All Ye Faithful
1st Story
Mary Did You Know
Story banter/Jacob Leaving
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Welcome To Our World
Most Wonderful Time/Sleigh Ride/Jingle Bells/Winter Wonderland
2nd Story
MCWL
"What Are You Doing New Year's Eve"
Fan Banter - Christmas Songs in Bucket
The First Noel
Faye's Story
I'll be Home for Christmas/Chestnuts Roasting (The Christmas Song)/Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
My Grown Up Christmas List
Band Intro
Don't Save it All for Christmas Day
All Year Long
12/12/12

Avalon Theater

Easton, MD

 This was a very small, close up venue.  Guy shouted "On Celebrity Apprentice, you got robbed!" Clay responded "This is just like a town hall forum; everyone can just come on up and just talk to me!" 

Avalon Theatre ‏@AvalonTheatre
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All is Well
Christmas Waltz
O Holy Night
Away in a Manger/Little Town of Bethlehem/Silent Night
Hark The Herald Angels Sing/O Come All Ye Faithful
1st Story
Mary Did You Know
Story banter/Jacob Leaving
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Welcome To Our World
Most Wonderful Time/Sleigh Ride/Jingle Bells/Winter Wonderland
2nd Story
MCWL
"What Are You Doing New Year's Eve"
Fan Banter - Christmas Songs in Bucket
"Little Drummer Boy"
The First Noel
Faye's Story
I'll be Home for Christmas/Chestnuts Roasting (The Christmas Song)/Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
My Grown Up Christmas List
Band Intro
Don't Save it All for Christmas Day
All Year Long

12/14/12

Fox Theatre

Detroit, MI
  cancelled
 
12/15/12

The Arcada Theatre

St. Charles, IL
 
Despite many technical difficulties at the theatre, Clay gave a great show to a packed crowd.  At one point, he noticed a chain lying across the stage; he asked the security guard what it was for.  When told "for your safety", he asked "From what?"  cracking up the crowd.  The night also included a successful toy drive.

All is Well
Christmas Waltz
O Holy Night
Away in a Manger/Little Town of Bethlehem/Silent Night
Hark The Herald Angels Sing/O Come All Ye Faithful
1st Story
Mary Did You Know
Story banter/Jacob Leaving
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Welcome To Our World
Most Wonderful Time/Sleigh Ride/Jingle Bells/Winter Wonderland
2nd Story
MCWL
"What Are You Doing New Year's Eve"
Fan Banter - Christmas Songs in Bucket
"The Twelve Days of Christmas"
The First Noel
Faye'sStory
I'll be Home for Christmas/Chestnuts Roasting (The Christmas Song)/Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
My Grown Up Christmas List
Band Intro
Don't Save it All for Christmas Day
All Year Long

12/16/12

Northern Lights Theatre

Milwaukee, WI

 Clay joked with a guy accompanied by three ladies.  He loved the sound in the theatre.  His favorite Christmas song with an orchestra - The First Noel.  "If you don't feel like Christmas after this song, then just give up.  It's not going to happen for you."

All is Well
Christmas Waltz
O Holy Night
Away in a Manger/Little Town of Bethlehem/Silent Night
Hark The Herald Angels Sing/O Come All Ye Faithful
1st Story
Mary Did You Know
Story banter/Jacob Leaving
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Welcome To Our World
Most Wonderful Time/Sleigh Ride/Jingle Bells/Winter Wonderland
2nd Story
MCWL
"What Are You Doing New Year's Eve"
Fan Banter - Christmas Songs in Bucket
The First Noel
Faye's Story
I'll be Home for Christmas/Chestnuts Roasting (The Christmas Song)/Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
My Grown Up Christmas List
Band Intro
Don't Save it All for Christmas Day
All Year Long
12/18/12

Vilar Performing Arts Center

Beaver Creek, CO
 
 Students in the Vail Valley had a chance to compete on youtube for the chance to sing with Clay on stage.  The lucky winner was Raquel Walder, who sang Silver Bells with Clay.

All is Well
Christmas Waltz
O Holy Night
Away in a Manger/Little Town of Bethlehem/Silent Night
Hark The Herald Angels Sing/O Come All Ye Faithful
1st Story
Mary Did You Know
Story banter/Jacob Leaving
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Welcome To Our World
Most Wonderful Time/Sleigh Ride/Jingle Bells/Winter Wonderland
2nd Story
MCWL
"What Are You Doing New Year's Eve"
Fan Banter - Christmas Songs in Bucket
"The Twelve Days of Christmas"
The First Noel
Faye's Story
I'll be Home for Christmas/Chestnuts Roasting (The Christmas Song)/Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
My Grown Up Christmas List
Band Intro
Don't Save it All for Christmas Day
All Year Long
12/20/12

Wild Horse Pass Casino

Chandler, AZ

 
12/21/12

City National Grove of Anaheim

Anaheim, CA 
 
 

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