Entertainment Music Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard Announce 20th Anniversary Tour During Christmas Duet on 'The View' Additionally, Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard will perform on the season 21 finale of American Idol, which will air on the 20th anniversary of their May 21, 2003 finale By Glenn Garner Glenn Garner Instagram Twitter Glenn Garner is a Writer/Reporter who works heavily with PEOPLE's Movies and TV verticals. Since graduating from Northern Arizona University with a dual major in journalism and photography, he got his professional start at OUT Magazine, The Advocate and Teen Vogue, and he's since consistently kept his finger on the pulse of the LGBTQ community. His first book The Guncle Guide was released in 2020 and was featured on Katie Couric's list of 100 recommended books of the year. People Editorial Guidelines Published on December 12, 2022 08:15 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard are hitting the road together again. The American Idol alums announced Twenty, a 20th anniversary commemorating their 2003 run on the singing competition show's sophomore season, after they performed Donny Hathaway's "This Christmas" on Monday's episode of The View. "We're getting old, Ruben. We are about to celebrate our 20th anniversary from the year we were on Idol," Aiken, 44, said. "And so, Ruben and I are hitting the road together with a 20th-anniversary tour, all across the country throughout the year." See Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard Slip Back Into Their 'American Idol' Gear, 15 Years Later He added: "We're starting out this spring, and we're gonna be celebrating the last 20 years since we did Idol, and the music we've gotten to make and the friendships we've gotten to make along the way." Studdard, 44, followed up the announcement with a promo image and some tour dates on his Instagram. "@clayaiken & I are hitting the road this Spring, twenty years after our debuts on American Idol. Join us for the first leg of Twenty | The Tour," he wrote. Kicking off Wednesday, April 12 in Troy, New York, the 24-date tour wraps up Tuesday, May 16 in Wausau, Wisconsin. A week later, the duo will perform live on the American Idol season 21 finale, two decades to the date since Studdard won season 2 on May 21, 2003 finale, during which Aiken came in second. Aiken previously paid tribute to Studdard and their 20-year friendship earlier this month, sharing a series of throwback photos from over the years and thanking the show for giving him "one of the greatest friendships of my life." RELATED VIDEO: Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken Reveal They Almost Shot a 'Honeymooners' Remake Post-Idol "We don't get to choose our family. Most family is predetermined by blood; some are predestined by God to come into our lives," he wrote in the caption. "I've got one brother who was born into my family and one brother who the good Lord introduced me to in 2003." Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. The American Idol season 21 finale airs Sunday, May 21 on Fox.