Ruben announces tour dates.

Ruben announces tour dates.
Monday, Ryan Seacrest repeatedly referred to Kelly Clarkson and American Idol 2 runner-up Clay Aiken as “your American Idols”–forgetting for a moment, perhaps, that Clay actually came in second. Later in the show, on which Kelly and Clay appeared to kick off their tour, Ryan started to clarify his reference by pointing out that Clay was, in fact, the runner-up. As if that wasn’t enough indignity for Ruben to suffer, Shaquille O’Neal landed in Ruben’s lap at Sunday’s NBA All-Star game. But now Ruben has something else to focus on: his own tour. He’ll travel to 20 cities over the next two months, starting in LA on March 4.

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