Kelly and Clay will tour together.

Kelly and Clay will tour together.
American Idol‘s Kelly Clarkson and Clay Aiken will co-headline a 30-city arena tour starting Feb. 24. Tour cities and dates were announced Friday by RCA; the March 16 Houston event will include Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey. In a statement, Clay says “Kelly and I are thrilled about sharing a stage for this momentous next step in both of our careers.” Lest you wonder what happened to the guy who actually won American Idol 2, Ruben “will embark on his own headlining tour this spring. The dates will likely kick off in March or April,” Billboard reports.

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