Contemporary crooner Clay Aiken brings 'joyful noise' to Van Wezel in Sarasota

November 22, 2012 

Backed by a 20-piece orchestra, Clay Aiken will be crooning holiday favorites Saturday at the Van Wezel in Sarasota as part of his "Joyful Noise Tour."

The "American Idol" second-place contestant's 2004 album "Merry Christmas with Love" features old-fashioned renditions of Yuletide oldies like "O Holy Night," "Winter Wonderland" and "Joy to the World."

Details: 8 p.m. Nov. 24, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Tickets are priced from $30-$60. Information: 941-953-3368, or toll free 800-826-9303, or visit

--Wade Tatangelo

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