SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

October 19, 2005 09:00 ET

William Joseph Joins Holiday Tour With Clay Aiken

BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 19, 2005 -- Piano virtuoso William Joseph will open for Clay Aiken on a holiday tour scheduled to cross the country in November and December spreading cheer to thirty-five cities, including a three-night run at New York City's Beacon Theater and two nights at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles.

In addition to performing holiday classics such as "Carol of the Bells" and others, Joseph will also perform tracks from his debut album, "Within." Discovered by legendary Grammy® Award-winning producer David Foster, William Joseph released his solo album "Within" on 143/Reprise Records. "Within" features a mix of original compositions, reworked rock classics, as well as classical pieces from his days as a child prodigy.

With early influences ranging from Elton John to Metallica to Rachmaninoff, Joseph is a true crossover artist appealing to pop music fans and classical aficionados alike. raves "Joseph is blessed with a forceful technique and an ear for drama that recalls [Roger] Williams in his prime, and approaches his material with a kitsch-be-damned, crowd-pleasing verve that occasionally invokes 1970s prog-rock excesses without apology."

William Joseph will open for Clay Aiken on the following dates:

11/3      Theatre of the Clouds         Portland, OR
11/5      Hult Center                   Eugene, OR
11/6      McCaw Hall                    Seattle, WA
11/8      Paramount Theatre             Oakland, CA
11/9      Kodak Theatre                 Los Angeles, CA
11/11     San Diego Civic Theatre       San Diego, CA
11/13     Dodge Theatre                 Phoenix, AZ
11/15     Delta Center                  Salt Lake City, UT
11/16     Convention Center Theatre     Denver, CO
11/18     Mid America Center            Council Bluffs, IA
11/19     Midland Theatre               Kansas City, MO
11/21     Northrop Auditorium           Minneapolis, MN
11/22     Chicago Theatre               Chicago, IL
11/25     Louisville Palace             Louisville, KY
11/26     Music Hall                    Cincinnati, OH
11/27     Convocation Center            Youngstown, OH
11/29     Heinz Hall                    Pittsburgh, PA
11/30     Soveign Center                Reading, PA
12/2      Beacon Theatre                New York, NY
12/6      Orpheum Theatre               Boston, MA
12/8      Palace Theatre                Albany, NY
12/9      PPAC                          Providence, RI
12/10     Oakdale Theatre               Wallingford, CT
12/11     Tweeter Center                Camden, CT
12/13     Constitution Hall             Washington, DC
12/14     Lyric Opera House             Baltimore, MD
12/16     Gaylord Theatre               Nashville, TN
12/17     Civic Center Theatre          Atlanta, GA
12/18     Civic Center Theatre          Pensacola, FL
12/20     Township Auditorium           Columbia, SC
12/21     New Charlotte Arena           Charlotte, NC
12/22     Moonlight Theatre             Raleigh, NC
12/27     Hard Rock Live                Hollywood, FL
12/28     King Center for the Arts      Melbourne, FL
12/29     Ruth Eckerd Hall              Clearwater, FL

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Warner Bros./Reprise Records Publicity

    Bill Bentley
    (818) 953-3671
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    Tour Press:
    Amanda Hanson
    (818) 953-3211
    Email Contact