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When David Archuleta goes on tour. We are there.
Posted by bebereader on Monday, December 5, 2016
“DAVID ARCHULETA CHRISTMAS TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUEST NATHAN PACHECO
DAVID ARCHULETA is performing one night only at the Centennial Performing Arts Center as part of his Christmas Tour. Enjoy favorites, new selections and Christmas music. Don’t miss the chance to celebrate Christmas with DAVID ARCHULETA and special guest NATHAN PACHECO.
DOORS OPEN: 7:00 pm
SHOW START TIME: 7:30 pm
LIMITED VIP PACKAGES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT CHECKOUT FOR $125. VIP purchase required for each person.
- Meet & Greet with David Archuleta and Nathan Pacheco
- Exclusive access to David Archuleta and Nathan Pacheco sound check
- Personal photo with David Archuleta and Nathan Pacheco
- Autographed 8×10 photograph
- Exclusive Tour Gift Item
- Early entrance to venue
*Does not include concert ticket
DAVID ARCHULETA MERCHANDISE: There will be a store at your concert with David Archuleta CD’s and exclusive tour merchandise.”
You’re out of luck if you still want tickets to tonight’s show. It’s Sold-Out! Being a long-time fan, it’s not surprising that most, if not all of the shows on this tour are sold-out, given the incomparable Christmas Show David gives to his audience. The last Christmas show I went to was at Westbury right before David’s mission. I remember that “What just happened?” feeling we all experienced when the show was over. Euphoria for sure.
Safe travels and the best time to all going tonight. Thanking you in advance for any pictures, videos, tweets and IGs you can share.
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Posted by djafan on Friday, December 2, 2016
REXBURG — This year’s Brigham Young University-Idaho Christmas concert has proved to be a historic event for the university.
It is the first time BYU-Idaho has ever sold out a concert in the BYU-Idaho Center, where Saturday’s concert will be held.
Don Sparhawk, coordinator of the Center Stage Performing Arts Series, would say the BYU-Idaho Center is the biggest auditorium in Idaho and one of the largest in the country. It has been filled before, such as for devotionals at which prominent members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were speaking, but it has never before sold out.
Even when the Mormon Tabernacle Choir came to perform at BYU-Idaho, just 12,000 seats were filled.
Sparhawk said he thought with 15,000 tickets available that everyone who wanted to go would be able to get a ticket. However, multiple people have been posting on Facebook in search of tickets, some appearing desperate to get them. Some have even sold the $15 tickets for more than the purchased price — for up to $25 or even $35.
Sparhawk said he found it amazing that there is still such a demand for the tickets.
He thinks the overwhelming response to this particular concert may be due to a combination of the popularity of the Christmas concert itself and the popularity of David Archuleta’s Christmas music.
The center seats 15,000 people.
credit BYU Idaho
WOW! The excitement is sure building for this one. Can’t wait to see if we get any tidbits. Safe travels to all!
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Posted by djafan on Monday, November 28, 2016
David Archuleta and guest Nathan Pacheco show tonight at the Pike Performing Arts Center!
Hoping for an epic night and any concert news!
credit David Archuleta
davidarchie We had a blast at the first 2 Christmas shows in Provo! Tonight we’ll be in Indianapolis, Indiana. If you’re in the area be sure to come tonight! There’s something different about Christmas shows compared to any other kinds of shows. These songs have the Spirit of Christmas in them. I feel so privileged Getting to share that with other people! It’s an out of this world experience!! Video credit:@megan.horn.owen #christmas #provo#nathanpacheco #christmasconcert#theprayer #firstname.lastname@example.org #indiana#indianapolis
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Posted by djafan on Friday, November 25, 2016
credit David Archuleta’s Official Website
CHRISTMAS WITH DAVID ARCHULETA
& NATHAN PACHECO
Make the season bright with a joyful mix of Christmas classics and popular hits when this hometown pop star and classically trained tenor share the stage for a very special concert to get holiday season started.
DE JONG CONCERT HALL
The Gerrit de Jong, Jr., Concert Hall is used for concerts of the major choral and instrumental organizations, musical theatre productions of the opera workshop, special lyceums, and official meetings of the college or University. It is also used for high-quality recordings and live film and television productions of musical events. The de Jong Concert Hall is beautifully designed, aesthetically and acoustically. Its seats are arranged in continental seating style with no center aisles. The stage is 94 feet across and 47 feet deep, with a tip that adds 10 feet for a total depth of 57 feet. A functional, handsome facility, it seats 1,268.
credit BYU images
First Christmas concert tonight! And as always hoping for pictures and videos!
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Posted by djafan on Tuesday, November 15, 2016
credit Pam Pike
My brain has been in a state of mist or fog due to three days of pure David Archuleta concert bliss last week. Coming back to days of work waiting for me hasn’t helped but I’d do it again in a heartbeat. What an incredible time going to concerts, hanging with like-minded fans who don’t roll their eyes when you can’t stop talking about all things David. I really really hope that David is available so we can make our trip to Tuacahn an annual event. David is magic and in that setting, the experience is unreal.
I’m going to try to share some of the things that left an impression on me from this incredible three-day immersion into David music and we must not forget the story telling, love them both.
The new songs “I’m Ready” and “Say Me”. They’re living in my heart and I can’t wait to hear them again. His voice, that voice just penetrates my soul. It is a sound that doesn’t seem possible to exist. I can’t even describe it but the sensory overload is real. I love them both but something about Say Me is so haunting and full of cry that it hurts, makes you feel the realness that is David. It was hard for him to describe it but it made perfect sense to me. The way he sang these songs was so raw and personal, so vulnerable… incredible. “Numb” is the perfect song for a comeback. I heard it last year but it sounds new, fresh. I wondered if he was singing it differently. Hearing the beautiful production of the recorded version might play a part but it is sooooo good. I hope it gets the attention it deserves.
The Lyric Video
The covers, oh my, “Higher Ground” displayed all of David’s groovitude, vocally and physically. He has a way to sing and move that is unique only to him and we eat it right up, I’m sure that this is only the beginning.
“Don’t You Worry Child” was so much fun! Love that he acknowledged some of us would need to do the jumping at the knees lol.
“Dare You To Move” was huge for me. The reasons he picked this song were so personal and as I listened back to the videos it hit me in the gut. Don’t know why but I don’t like him to hurt and it was painful. It’s become a favorite as it is so relatable. I know to play this full blast when needed now.
The oldies, so funny to think of them as oldies when David is only twenty five. “Something About Love” and “Crush” have to be sung. They’re crowd favorites and I can’t help getting up to dance to these. “My Hands” will always be one of my favorites and “Works For Me”, what an unexpected surprise! Loved it in his new deep rich velvety voice as he strutted around the stage and so did everyone else. And I also want to say that this band is superb. Chad is the best backup vocalist David has ever had. I watched the band members as David shared his stories and I love that they laugh, smile and clap every night even though they’ve heard these stories many times now! They’re keepers.
The story telling was signature David but better. I love for him to talk and share with us. The entire show, the singing and stories he shares in order to relate to us, to help us understand where he is coming from all make for something personal. A soul and heart connection that is felt throughout the evening. David initiates and we reciprocate with applause, yelling, and screams of I love you. David says he doesn’t feel sincere in yelling back I love you too, but he doesn’t have to. His love for humanity is palpable and it brings me to tears. It’s an experience to be felt. If there are those on the fence about going to one of these experiences please go, it is so worth it.
The fan lunch surprise sure surprised us all. I was so happy that Kari stopped by and answered some questions (I’ll refer to Dayzee for those because all I could do was smile and wonder if I was dreaming). I was dragging chairs, something about me and chairs… never mind, to the center for the group picture when he walked in and I was able to shake his hand and thank him for taking the time to come by before he sat down. I sat so still that I was able to record! I’m horrible at this but it came out fine. The words of thanks to his fans were so real, not to just the ones there but to all. He knows we’re there to support him and he appreciates it. And then he sits to sing! There is nothing better than David’s voice. I was sitting no more than four feet to his left and acoustic David is just wow. I also love his love of food which he was curious about what we ate and we’re all trying to answer his questions about the soups. What a guy.
I want to thank Kalei and her team for a great luncheon, we had so much fun. And also for the shout out to Snowangelz and The Voice David Archuleta for our continued support of David. Kalei beautifully stated we are a community of David fans, true words.
I also want to thank the fans who personally thanked me at the luncheon and the adms of this fan site and for continuing our support of David. Thank you all for hanging with us. I believe things are only going to get sweeter.
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Posted by bebereader on Sunday, November 6, 2016
Credit: Sounds of David
What a wildly successful weekend it was! David completed three consecutive concerts at The Tuacahn Amphitheatre, making for a musical hat trick. Thanks to the generous fans who took Periscopes, video and pictures, the rest of us back home were able to witness David’s comeback in real time! I can’t wait to hear more of his new music because what I have heard thus far is just wonderful!
Safe travels to everyone going home today!
Posted in @DavidArchie, @kariontour, concerts, David Archuleta, Nashville, songwriting, The Band of David, Tuacahn Amphitheater | Tagged: David Archuleta, feeling his voice, Gotta love him, missing him, Nunca Pense, the Voice, what just happened? | 65 Comments »
Posted by bebereader on Thursday, November 3, 2016
St. George, Utah one year ago/credit pocoelsy
Exciting days coming up with three concerts and great weather ahead. It’s almost one year to the day that David performed at the Tuacahn Amphitheater in St. George, Utah! He must have been a success because he will again have three concert appearances in the same venue, starting tonight, Thursday, November 3, then Friday, November 4 and concluding on Saturday evening, November 5. If you’re lucky enough to attend any of the three shows, have a grand ole time and please report back to us, every little detail you remember!
photo credits: Tuacahn website
From the Tuacahn website:
“The Tuacahn Amphitheater is a 1920-seat open-air amphitheater…The rear of the stage is open to expose the desertscape and red rock cliffs behind the stage which contains lighting, sound, pyrotechnical, and water effects installations. The area behind the stage is a mixture of natural stone and naturally colored concrete. This concrete riverbed was installed during initial construction to facilitate a massive 55,000 gallon flood of water that comes from the back of the canyon and across the stage toward the audience. Though conceptualized and custom-built for the “Utah!” production, this special effect and other water effects have been featured in numerous productions at Tuacahn.”
Djafan, Dayzee and Jenny and all other fans going: Hope you arrive safely! It’s 55 and sunny in St. George, according to my Weather Ap. Enjoy yourselves. Wish we all could join you!
And look what we have here! The lyric video for “Numb”, already with close to 2.500 views in a matter of minutes!
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Posted by djafan on Friday, October 21, 2016
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Posted by djafan on Monday, September 26, 2016
Photo credit: David Archuleta
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Posted by bebereader on Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Patience has paid off for fans of David Archuleta in Taiwan. After waiting 8 long years, they are finally going to see the guy they call Sunshine David perform in Taiwan from August 11 – 17, 2016. The tour, at the invitation of the LDS Church, will take him to seven cities around the island in as many days.
Here’s the schedule, according to David Archuleta in Taiwan Facebook page:
10 August 10am Press Conference, Jinhua Street Church in Taipei
11 August 7:30pm Forget Year, Know Music Concert, Taichung Seaport Art Center in Taichung
12 August 7:30pm Love in the Family Concert, Tainan Cultural Center in Tainan
13 August 2pm LDS Community Awards Ceremony and Concert, Jinhua Street Church in Taipei
14 August 2pm Concert of Hymns and Chinese Music, Tzu Chi University Hall 8101 in Hualien
15 August 2pm Appointment with Youth Concert, National Hsinchu Commercial and Vocational High School Stadium in Hsinchu
16 August 7:30pm Hope, Love Public Benefit Concert, Chiayl City Culture Center Music Hall in Chiayi
17 August 7:30pm Concert (Untitled), Kaohslung Labor Affairs Bureau 1st Floor Auditorium in Kaoslung
I googled some of the venues and found that the concert hall in Taichung seats 546 people. It is equipped with a proscenium stage and the building’s white roof is shaped like a bamboo hat. If the title of the concert here sounds a bit strange it’s because it’s a word for word translation of 忘 年 知 音 which I do not know how to translate into English! 忘 = forget, 年 = year or age, 知 = know, 音 = music or sound.
Taichung is in central Taiwan, just over a two-hour drive from Taipei. From Taichung, David will head south to Tainan, about two hours by car. He will perform at the Tainan Cultural Center which has a Performance Hall in a 3-storyed building. The Hall has 1803 seats in a fan-shaped area. The Cultural Center also has what is called “The Native Theater International Hall” which seats 260.
Next, it’s back to Taipei for his performance at the LDS Community Awards at the LDS Temple in Jinhua Street. The temple was the earliest meeting place for Mormons in Taiwan.
After the Awards, David will head to Hualien, two and a half hours by train or 45 minutes by plane from Taipei, on the east coast of Taiwan. David will be singing hymns at this Sunday performance at Tzu Chi University. Tzu Chi U is a private university set up by the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation and is well-known for its College of Medicine. But I think this performance has nothing to do with the University and they are just using the facilities.
Midway through the tour, David will be in Hsinchu in northwestern Taiwan. Hsinchu, known as the Windy City, is home to six universities and many elementary, middle and high schools. So it’s no wonder the concert here is billed as an “Appointment With Youth”.
After Hsinchu, David moves south again to Chiayi where he will perform at the Music Hall in the Chiayi City Culture Center which also has a museum and a library. The Music Hall has 1113 seats. It’s stage curtains were designed by Chinese master painter, Lin Wu-Shan. They are made of hand-woven silk and satin and have a lotus pond theme.
According to the David Archuleta in Taiwan Facebook page, David will be the only performer in the Chiayi concert. Rumor has it that he will be singing a new song that he is currently recording, at this concert and at the next one in Kaohsiung. David’s performance in Kaohsiung will be the final one of this tour.
Kaohsiung, in the south, is Taiwan’s largest port and second largest city. The Love River which runs through the city is a popular sight-seeing spot. Visitors can take long walks or cycle along the river banks or go water skiing. There are also lots of cafes, bars and restaurants on the river banks.
I hope that despite his busy schedule, David can find time to see some sights and sample some of the delicious cuisine of Taiwan. First on the list – stinky tofu – smelly cubes of deep fried tofu, crispy on the outside and like soft custard on the inside, slathered with a sweet and spicy sauce. I don’t like it but I think David should take a bite just so he can say he’s had a taste of this iconic Taiwanese snack. He’ll just have to hold his nose while eating it.
If stinky tofu is not to his liking he can try some beef noodles, fish balls (not what you think! these are minced fish shaped into balls), braised or roast goose, suncakes or taiyang bing (crispy, crumbly pastries filled with honey or taro paste), oyster omelettes, lurou fan (five-spice braised pork spooned over rice), and san bei ji or three-cup chicken (so-called because the chicken is cooked in a cup each of oil, soy sauce and wine). I could go on and on but you get the drift. There’s lots to eat! Oh and before he goes home, he should buy some pineapple pastry as a food souvenir. These small pastries are made of candied pineapple wrapped in a buttery, crumbly pie crust.
All pictures found on Google Images except lead pic
Finally, if there is just one thing I hope David would do, it would be to sing a song in Mandarin. How about this one – The Moon Represents My Heart (Yuèliàng dàibiǎo wǒ de xīn) – a classic romantic ballad made popular by Teresa Teng, arguably the most famous Mandarin pop singer in the world at the time of her death in 1995.
PS Some useful Mandarin phrases David could say or hear at his concerts.
– Hello: Nǐ hǎo
– Good evening: Wǎnshàng hǎo
– Thank you: Xièxiè
– Thank you for welcoming me to Taiwan: Xièxiè dàjiā huānyíng wǒ dào táiwān
– I love you: Wǒ ài nǐ He might not want to say this but if he hears it he would at least know what they are yelling and he can reply xiexie!
– Sunshine David: 陽光 大衛 Yángguāng Dà wèi. This is the nickname that the Taiwanese have given him.
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