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Happy Holidays to David Archuleta, Family, and Fans!

Posted by djafan on Sunday, December 25, 2016

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This has been an incredible year in David Land.  This Christmas Tour was amazing.  I feel sad that this time many haven’t been able to witness the gift that is David but I know that will change in 2017.

Here are some of our favorites videos from the Christmas Tour.

Abrra:

I have a huge archive of videos to choose from thanks to 8throwcenter and ShelleyFOD who film at every show they attend.  So, I opened my files and these are my favorites!

Mary Did You Know-8throwcenter

This song is up there with my  all time favorites. Lyrically superior with a  haunting melody sung by someone who understands it.

White Christmas-ShelleyFOD

This song is vocal perfection. David adds his special vocal technique to the melody like no other. His interaction with the band brings them into focus during the musical interlude.

The Christmas Song-ShelleyFOD

Some songs that David sings are all about the sound for me. This one is all about the visuals. He interprets the lyrics with his hand movements and facial expressions. He draws us into the song with him.

I can’t finish my part without mentioning all the wonderful quirky and fun IG stories that David has made for fans. I particularly enjoyed the ones where he sang. I captured one he did from his hotel room where he sang in Mandarin language. It was a reprise of the song he performed in China, My Heart Represents the Moon.

You can find a copy of this in Abrra’s Candy Jar
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/b1olqhp4e2va5/David’s_IG_Stories

Bebereader:

My very favorite performance is the jazzed up version of “White Christmas” but since Abrra already chose that one above, here are my next three picks.

Glorious. My heart leaps a beat whenever I hear the intro to Glorious. This song does to me what it’s meant to do.  It lifts me up because it’s so life-affirming. Am happy that David chose to include it in the set list for this Christmas tour.

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The Prayer. I liked this song from waaayyy back but David brought it back to life for me. In this duet, David’s and Nathan’s voices blend harmoniously resulting in a beautiful sound. I love the respect they have for one another too.  Yes, this was definitely one of my favorite performances from this tour.

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My Little Prayer. I call this song the little song that could and did. It started out as just a dream David had and turned into something remarkable for a young singer songwriter. I honestly didn’t want to like this song because I tend to stay away from songs about someone’s dream. But the end result, after David polished it for recording and singing live for this tour gave me no choice; it’s just just wonderful.

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Djafan:

All are my favorites at some point due to various circumstances.  Right now these are on repeat.

Oh Holy Night.  This has been my favorite Christmas song since I can remember and having David’s version completes the sound it’s supposed to have.

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Ave Maria.  This is another song that I grew up listening to and loved.  But David singing it opens up the heavens.  He sang it at VIPs and so glad it was recorded.

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Joy To The World.  David’s live version is so soulful.  I love when David lets out the soul.  The ending is killer.

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We want to thank all the fans who post, read, and lurk here at The Voice. Please know that sharing David’s career journey is so much sweeter for us when you share your thoughts with us here.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah & Happy Holidays! And may you have a great time with family and friends!

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David Archuleta ~ Christmas Concert Mesa Arts Center in Arizona Tonight!

Posted by djafan on Monday, December 19, 2016

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DAVID ARCHULETA is performing one night only at Mesa 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!

It’s another sold out concert! 1,600 seats!  Many are traveling so safe travels to all including Dayzee and Jans!

It’s a beautiful looking theater!

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credit Mesa Arts Center

David is in Arizona! Eating!

davidarchie Another Christmas show tonight in Mesa, AZ! And mmmm some ramen and a taro boba drink (with rice milk because I can’t have milk during shows) for lunch beforehand at the street boba cafe. Anyone going to be there tonight????! #christmastour #mesa #arizona #ramen #boba #food#streetbobacafe

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David Archuleta Performs at Cashman Center in Las Vegas, NV tonight!

Posted by bebereader on Friday, December 16, 2016

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Look out Vegas, David Archuleta is in town!

Join David tonight with special guest Nathan Pacheco at the 1,898-seated Cashman Center  in Las Vegas, NV at 7:30 pm for the next stop on  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 FOR $125.

•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

QUESTIONS: Please email Concerts@DeseretBook.com or call 1.866.832.8211.

DAVID ARCHULETA MERCHANDISE: There will be a store with David Archuleta CDs and exclusive tour merchandise.”

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/david-archuleta-christmas-tour-with-special-guest-nathan-pacheco-las-vegas-nv-december-16-2016-tickets-27369144849

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“Situated on a 55-acre site, Cashman Center is minutes from downtown’s casino center and the Boulder Strip. It bills itself as the most flexible convention and public event facility in the industry and has two adjoining divisible exhibit halls with 98,100 square feet of contiguous climate-controlled space.”

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Scanning through Twitter I see there will be a lot of fans going tonight including our own Djafan, Jans and Dayzee!  Wishing all going safe travels and a great time!

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David Archuleta ~ Layton Concert Recaps by Dayzee & Tawna

Posted by djafan on Monday, December 12, 2016

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I love recaps!  Here are two from the lucky gals that were able to go to Layton sold out concerts.

Dayzee:

Spent a great evening with Tawna and Ron and David and Nathan. I really liked the crowd tonight. They were very appreciative. They stood up, shut up and laughed it up in all the right places. David did a bouncy Pat a Pan. When he sang White Christmas it felt like he was saying “Hey look what I can do” as he strutted through that song. His signature renderings of O Holy Night and Joy to the World were especially moving tonight. There were some extensive ramblings after which he told us we could wake up the people who had fallen asleep because he was ready to sing now. Still loving The Drummer Boy. Numb had the lyric video playing on the screen behind him and it was a nice touch.

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I wanted to mention the Boise VIP. When Kari first came she told us all pictures would be with both David and Nathan and we were not to ask for one or the other. David kept Nathan in every conversation. At most David VIP’s the fans are requested to submit questions for David. This time he would answer the question and then pass it on to Nathan, always keeping Nathan on equal footing. Someone asked what foods David likes to cook. He told us he can fix a bowl of cereal. With milk. That’s his specialty and only culinary talent. Then Nathan told us he did not cook, but was excellent at eating. He had a long list of favorite foods. Then he said that he liked to sing on a full stomach. David visibly shuddered, and Nathan said David did not join him in that thinking.

In Idaho Shelley told me she could not make the Layton/Logan concerts and Las Vegas would be her next. We will miss her photo and video gifts.

Thanks to another fan I have tickets for the evening performance in Layton tomorrow, then will miss Logan as I will be on my way to Vegas.

Last night I went to David’s concert with my country music granddaughter. She had not been to a concert with me since David was with Brad Paisley at Stadium of Fire. As we approached the auditorium there was a dazzling display of a Christmas light show on the opposite side of the street. We walked up to the venue doors thinking this was pretty dark after all those sparkling lights. It was just after 6 and we expected the doors to be unlocked, but no. An official came out and told us we could not enter the building because there was no power. The power company was on their way and we would get news as it developed.

Random: I currently have the Motab on TV singing David songs and they are pretty good. Not David, but pretty good.

Back to the concert. Fans gathered and huddled outside the doors. Rain had been falling all day and there was no letup. Half an hour later we were told they were trying to set up for an acoustic event. If we wanted to stay for that, we would be welcome. No one left. The time on my ticket said 7, but that hour came and went. Around 7:30 we were allowed in and found our seats. The musicians were moving their instruments down from the stage to the area before the front row of seats. Instead of scooting our chairs, they were scooting the show towards us. Great! I looked around. A sold out house and there were still no empty seats. They promised us some kind of show by 8. Lights came on at 7:45 and the musicians came down and moved their stuff back on stage. Shucks.

The emcee came out and thanked us for being so nice and so patient. Hey, we are David fans here. We are always nice.

When Nathan came out he told us of their chaos backstage, trying to come up with a set list that would work for an acoustic show.

David thanked us for still being there. As if we would leave.

Was it worth it? Any inconvenience disappeared when David stepped on the stage. When Nathan begins Drummer Boy I am no longer unhappy. Instead I am ecstatic because I know David will soon be bounding onto the stage to show us all how fun that song can be.

I thought Riu Riu was especially good last night. It was all wonderful. A forever memory.

Made me smile to see Shelley’s second pic at #37 with David in front of the big green DAVID ARCHULETA on the screen. David turned around to see what was on screen and gave a little snort saying, “That’s not a Chistmas picture!” Self-promotion is just not a David thing.

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David shortened his stories considerably on Saturday night. He always says he is working on doing less talking, but I want to hear it all. My granddaughter enjoyed David speaking and said, “He’s just like a real person when he talks.” Hmmm

When Tawna and Ron came to their seats on Friday Ron jokingly tried to pick a fight with us saying, “You know we have already seen this show.” No, Ron. Every time David is on stage is a new show.

Hoping for some good Ninjas for Tuesday night in Logan. I will be on my way to Las Vegas. Looking forward to a great time with Jan and David.

Tawna:

Ron and I had theee most fun evening last night!! What fun it is to be with Dayzee at a David concert! David and Nathan were wonderful … but then, that is not new news to anyone here! Dayzee and I giggled several times at dumb little things that David would say or do. He’s ‘just David’, still.🙂 I completely agree with her viewpoint on last night’s crowd. Layton loves David. They were also very, very open to Nathan. I don’t consider Nathan Pacheco as an opening act. Even though he does open the show, David very much includes him as an equal sharer of the bill. He will, out of nowhere, just say something like, “let’s give another round of applause to Nathan Pacheco”! It’s so interesting to watch them watch each other when they are on stage together. They are two peas in a pod, IMHO! Learning from each other and practicing on each other.

I’m going to go on a little rant here, though. Utah concert goers, get your act together! When the ticket says that the show starts at 7:00, be there and in your seat by 6:45!! If you want to purchase merch get there early enough to do it before starting time or wait until after!! I’d be willing to bet that they were late starting last night because they could see all the seats that were still empty and knew that they had been sold. Plus, the lobby was still crawling with people coming in. It just irritates me to no end when this happens. I don’t know how it is in the rest of the country, but Utahans are notorious for lateness. And, this is coming from a native Utah girl. But, I was taught while very young that late is not good. My dad always had us there with time to spare — thank you dad! Oh, and one more thing… if it’s date night and you are sitting next to your sweetie, DO NOT keep leaning into each other and snuggling (especially if you’re in front of me). The person behind you (ahem, me) wants to see the performer whose name is on the ticket, not the back of your heads that make a better door than a window. The seats in that auditorium are lined up very well so the stage can be seen … if you sit straight in your chair. Yes, I’m talking to you, Mr. Tall guy in front of me last night, with your arm around your wife and your shoulders touching, and you got there after the 7:00 start time! Okay, *rant over!*🙂 (whew, I feel better)

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One more thing, the audience loved MLP and Numb. When we left last night, Dayzee and I both noticed that the merch tables had lines. We decided that since David introduced them the way he did during the show, that people were now crazy to get them in their hands. It was great to see it.🙂 I would love to be able to see this show again and again. Unfortunately, unlike my Duracell Dayzee friend, that never slows down, my body won’t take those long car rides for awhile. I’m hoping that next year brings improvement.

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More Layton videos!  

 

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ANOTHER SOLD-OUT SHOW! – David Archuleta Tonight at The Centennial Performing Arts Center in Boise, ID

Posted by bebereader on Monday, December 5, 2016

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“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.”

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/david-archuleta-christmas-tour-with-special-guest-nathan-pacheco-boise-idaho-december-5-2016-tickets-27691834021

 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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David Archuleta ~ Christmas Concert BYU Rexburg, Idaho 12/3 “15,000 Soldout!”

Posted by djafan on Friday, December 2, 2016

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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.

STANDARD JOURNAL

The center seats 15,000 people.

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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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David Archuleta ~ Tonight Indianapolis!

Posted by djafan on Monday, November 28, 2016

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David Archuleta and guest Nathan Pacheco show tonight at the Pike Performing Arts Center!

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Hoping for an epic night and any concert news!

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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 #concert@nathan.pacheco.music #indiana#indianapolis

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David Archuleta “SOLD OUT” Concert in Provo, Utah De Jong Concert Hall 11/25 & 11/26

Posted by djafan on Friday, November 25, 2016

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credit David Archuleta’s Official Website

SOLD OUT

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.

THE VENUE

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.

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First Christmas concert tonight!  And as always hoping for pictures and videos!

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The St. George Tuacahn David Archuleta Experience

Posted by djafan on Tuesday, November 15, 2016

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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.

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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 Introduction

The Teaser

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.shelley-stories

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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.

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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.

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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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More from Tuacahn and David Archuleta’s 3 shows!

Posted by bebereader on Sunday, November 6, 2016

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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!

 

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