Dressed in a blue button down shirt and blue jeans, Clay Aiken sat down for an interview with NBC17 Thursday at the Progress Energy Center.
Right off the bat when we met, that southern hospitality shined through. He introduced himself and that North Carolina accent came out. He had already done a few interviews before hand so he was ready to talk about his one-night only concert and his fans.
Aiken and his peeps had announced in February that he will perform a one-night only special event to help kick off the release of his new album “Tried and True” and that this concert will be taped which will air sometime in June on PBS.
Within minutes of tickets going on sale, they sold-out. Many of those tickets were bought by some of Aiken’s most loyal fans who said they will travel across the country to see him perform, something he hasn’t done in quite some time.
“It’s always a surprise when folks are willing to put so much effort forth,” said Aiken.
He was just as much surprised as he was flattered that his fans will travel to see him and is always appreciative for their support.
Among his fans in attendance, Clay said some family and some of his biggest supporters will also be in attendance.
“Quite a few of my teachers are gonna be here, too,” he said excitedly.
Aiken said the album and concert are a product of months of preparation and hopes his fans will have a good time. His concert will take place Friday, March 12 at 7 p.m. at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium.
Click on the video below for the raw interview with Clay Aiken. He talks about his views on the Wake County School Board as well as his opinion on gay rights.