Ruben Studdard phoned into the Tom Joyner Morning Show to promote his tour. Ruben’s voice was pretty shot, and he says the tour rehearsals have been going well — the tour kicks off Thursday in Philadelphia. They joked a bit about how Clay Aiken and Kelly Clarkson are touring separately. A man of few words, Ruben says his mom is doing good. He provided a few more details on his planned restaurant, he wants to be like House of Blues. Audio at reachm.wmod.llnwd.net has since been removed.