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Eric Clapton, Clay Aiken, and More Just Announced Shows

"All I want for Christmas is Clay Aiken tickets,"...said no music lover ever. But hey, if paradoxical pop icons who owe their celebrity to American Idol is your thing, you're in luck. Aiken will be bringing his brand of...whatever it is he's a part of these days to Ovations Live! Showroom at Wild Horse Pass on Thursday, December 20.

For those of us with the necessary taste, coin, and/or the right connections, Eric Clapton, possibly the greatest guitar player on the planet, will be hitting US Airways Center with The Wallflowers on Thursday, March 14. As if Clapton wasn't cool enough. And you might remember The Wallflowers. It's fronted by Jacob Dylan, son of another living legend, Bob. What they've been up to since 1996's Bringing Down The Horse? Well, you'll just have to catch the show to find out.

More Shows Just Announced:

Clay Aiken: Thursday, Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m., $45-$90. Ovations Live! Showroom at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, 800-946-4452.

Black Veil Brides: Saturday, Jan. 5, 5 p.m., $18. Nile Theater, 105 W. Main St., Mesa, 480-559-5859.

Blues Harmonica Showcase: With the Rocket 88s, Tim Worley, Rusty Walker, Armondo Amarillas, Keith Rogers, Larry Dee, Blind Ronnie, Harmonica Doc, John Calley, Paul Klapper, Johnny Rock, Robert Jackson, John Hodgkin, Walking Came Mark, Ruben Gonzales, Jim Robertson, Ray DeSylvester, Steve Pasenelli, Larry Polk, John Tanner, Rockin' Ronnie, Boyd White, Sarge Lintecum, Tumbleweed, Lee Poole, & Dwight Miles, Thursday, Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m., $10. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Cameo: Friday, Jan. 18, 8:30 p.m., $15-$35. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.

Eric Clapton: With The Wallflowers, Thursday, March 14, 7:30 p.m., $49-$89. US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-379-2000.

Jamey Johnson: Thursday, Dec. 13, 6:30 p.m., $32. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0707.

Last Dance New Year's Eve: With Wolfgang Gartner, Monday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m., $25. El Santo Cantina y Mas, 7301 E. Butherus Drive, Scottsdale, 480-584-3801.

Man Made Machine: With Eyes Set to Kill, A Fall to Break, Lostboys, Kyle Sponaugle, & Flatline, Friday, Dec. 28, 6 p.m., $12. Martini Ranch, 7295 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, 480-970-0500.

Oh Guardian: Thursday, Jan. 10, 6 p.m., $12. Underground, 105 W. Main St., Mesa, 480-559-5859.

John Primer: With The Rhythm Room All-Stars, & Barrelhouse Chuck, Friday, Jan. 11, 9 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 12, 9 p.m., $12. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Wednesday 13: With Calabrese, & Cold Blue Rebels, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 6 p.m., $15. Rocky Point Cantina, 1001 E. 8th St., Tempe, 480-968-7879.

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