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2004 Solo Tour

Date City and Venue
Bonnie's Recaps Fountaindawg Recaps
7/8/04 Grand Forks, ND, Ralph Engelstad Arena

7/9/04
Sioux Falls, SD, Sioux Falls Arena

7/10/04 Appleton, WI, Fox Cities Stadium

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7/12/04 Lexington, KY, Rupp Arena
7/13/04 Charleston, WV, Charleston CC Coliseum
7/14/04 Nashville, TN, Gaylord Entertainment Center
7/16/04 Greensboro, NC, Greensboro Coliseum

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7/17/04
Greenville, SC, Bi-Lo Center

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7/18/04 Charleston, SC, North Charleston Coliseum

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7/20/04
Portsmouth, VA, VANTELOS Pavilion


7/21/04 Roanoke, VA, Roanoke Civic Center
7/23/04 Baltimore, MD, 1st Mariner Arena

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7/24/04
Syracuse, NY, War Memorial at Oncenter
7/27/04
Harrington, DE, (Delaware State Fair) Grandstand

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7/29/04 Mashmantucket, CT, Foxwoods Casino Theater
7/30/04
Atlantic City, NJ, Circus Maximus Theater

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7/31/04
Atlantic City, NJ, Circus Maximus Theater
8/2/04
Portland, ME, Cumberland County Civic Center
8/3/04
Kingston, RI, The Ryan Center URI
8/5/04
Gilford, NH, Meadowbrook Musical Arts Center
8/6/04
Bethlehem, PA, (Musikfest) River Palace

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8/7/04
Clearfield, PA, (Clearfield County Fair) Grandstand
8/8/04
Albany, NY, Pepsi Arena

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8/11/04
Columbus, OH, (Ohio State Fair) Celeste Center
8/12/04 Jackson, MI, (Jackson County Fair) Grandstand
8/13/04
Springfield, IL, (Illinois State Fair) Grandstand
8/15/04
Des Moines, IA, (Iowa State Fair) Grandstand
8/16/04
Indianapolis, IN, (Ind St Fair) Marsh Grandstand
8/17/04
Knoxville, TN, Thompson Boling Arena
8/19/04 Hamburg, NY, (Erie County Fair) Grandstand
8/20/04 Clio, MI, Clio Area Amphitheater

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8/21/04
Clio, MI, Clio Area Amphitheater

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8/23/04
Rockford, IL, Metrocentre

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8/24/04
Cleveland, OH, Scene Pavilion
8/26/04
St Paul, MN, (Minnesota State Fair) Grandstand
8/27/04
Milwaukee, WI, US Cellular Arena
8/28/04
Dayton, OH, Nutter Center
8/29/04 Fort Wayne, IN, Allen County Memorial Coliseum
9/2/04 Pueblo, CO, Events Center

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9/3/04 Albuquerque, NM, (NM State Fair) Tingley Col
9/7/04 Houston, TX, Reliant Arena

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9/8/04 Dallas, TX, Nokia Live

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9/10/04
Hutchinson, KN, (Kansas State Fair) Grandstand
9/11/04 Spencer, IA, (Clay County Fair) Grandstand
9/13/04 Allegan MI, (Allegan County Fair) Grandstand
9/14/04 Evansville, IN, Roberts Stadium

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9/16/04 York, PA, (York County Fair) Grandstand
9/19/04 W Springfield, MA, (The Big E) Comcast Stage
10/16/04
Charlotte, NC, Paladium at Carowinds

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10/18/04

Raleigh, NC, J.S. Dorton Arena (afternoon)

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10/18/04 Raleigh, NC, J.S. Dorton Arena (evening)

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The 2004 solo tour was jokingly called the "Not a Tour" because Clay said he wasn't actually going out on the road yet. By the end of the summer, he had done state fairs, arenas, and casinos. In all, over fifty performances; not bad for "not touring." Clay used most of the same staff that he had for the Independent Tour, retaining his backup singers and most of the band...he even had the same bus driver, Sarge.



The Solo Tour has two completely different sets of wallpapers that combine to give an overview of Clay's first solo trek. A fan named Bonnie (aka BJDW) gave us this very colorful set of multi-layered Solo Tour performance papers. Fountaindawg's set of information pages are in a separate folder. If you have information you want to share, please email us at clayaikenkids@gmail.com.

Bonnie's Blends




Fountaindawg's Recaps: 2004 Solo Tour



Collaborators:


Opening Act:
Cherie (1st half of the Tour) Ben Jelen (2nd half of the Tour)

Back up singers: Quiana Parler, Angela Fisher, Jacob Luttrell

Musical Director: S'von Ringo

Tour Sponsor: Disney

Solo Tour Book



Set Lists:

Two set lists were used for this tour; one for the arenas and another for the fairs.

Set List: State Fairs

Video of Proud of Your Boy
Where the Streets Have No Name
Perfect Day
When You Say You Love Me - Dance Contest
Kyrie Elieson
I Will Carry You
Singer Showcase

James Taylor medley:

Sweet Baby James (lead by Clay)
How Sweet It Is (lead by Angela)
Fire and Rain (lead by Jacob)
Your Smiling Face (lead by Quiana)
You've Got a Friend - Clay sang back-up for most of this medley
 
Backstage Crew Introduction
I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) (with Angela) (alternated with Chain of Fools w/ Quiana and Signed Sealed Delivered with Jacob)
Band Introductions

Encore

Solitaire

The set list evolved as the tour went along. No More Sad Song was taken out and All About Love was replaced by Still the One. The backup singers alternated singing a song with Clay. Angela sang, I Knew You Were Waiting. Quiana sang Chain of Fools with him and Jacob sang Signed, Sealed, Delivered. Clay also sang a duet with Cherie in Foxwoods. It was a song from her album called Fool . Clay and Quiana also sang Without You in Charleston, SC.

Set List: Arenas

First Act

Where the Streets Have No Name
Shine
When You Say You Love Me - Dance Contest
I Will Carry You
Kyrie Elieson
Singer Showcase
No More Sad Songs (was taken out later in the tour)

James Taylor medley:

Sweet Baby James (lead by Clay)
How Sweet It Is (lead by Angela)
Fire and Rain (lead by Jacob)
Your Smiling Face (lead by Quiana)
You've Got a Friend - Clay sang back-up for most of this medley

Measure of a Man
Run to Me

Second Act

Video of Proud of Your Boy
Still the One
Perfect Day
I Survived You
Backstage Crew Introductions
All About Love (later changed to duets with the backups)
Band Introductions
Rosanna
You Were There
This is the Night
Invisible

Encore

Solitaire




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