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When David Archuleta goes on tour. We are there.
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
All blue text is hyperlinked to websites. I will add details in comments as they become available.
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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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Posted by djafan on Saturday, July 9, 2016
Two free interfaith concerts in Nampa, ID
Marie Osmond, David Archuleta and Alex Boyè will join the Nashville Tribute Band in Nampa next month to present the non-denominational musical celebration, “Redeemer.”
Two free shows will be held July 9 at the Ford Idaho Center, hosted by Christian Outreach Multimedia Events. The shows will benefit Idaho food banks by encouraging attendees to bring a canned food donation.
Last summer was the first year the Nashville Tribute Band and Marie Osmond visited Nampa. The Redeemer concert drew an audience of over 10,500 and more than 8,000 pounds of food was collected for 18 Idaho food banks. Multiple Christian faiths across the Treasure Valley came together.
Rehearsals. Please let there be videos.
And David, well being David.
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Posted by djafan on Tuesday, June 21, 2016
I had an amazing time on Monday night! I felt like I had a hangover the next day. From waiting for the VIP to start to the last () song was sung, it was one of those experiences that is forever etched into the memory books in my brain.
I talked with David for a minute during our photo time about the small VIP experience, and he is love, lovin’ it. He was a constant smile as he explained that it’s just so much more fun that the huge crowded ones. He feels like he can spend a few intimate (his words) moments with those who are there. It seemed like he wanted to talk longer, but I was feeling the push of the people behind me, so I cut short what probably could have gone longer. I mentioned that with the smaller crowds he didn’t have to smile as much for the photo ops. He laughed, and then said, ‘True, but I love to smile’. I told him that it’s obvious he loves to smile, and we can feel it.
credit davidarchie 2812
I’m just wondering why it is that when he automatically puts his arm around my waist for a photo, that I don’t do the same to him. I really did think about that when it happened. I just could not make myself put my arm around him; not that I didn’t want to just grab him and give him a great big grandma hug. So, to avoid feeling like I would be invading his personal space, my arms hung at my side.
Oh. My. Gosh. Being in his presence, in his space, breathing the same room air, and sweating right there with him; well, no words! I really feel like this VIP was way better than any I’ve been to before now. It is so obvious that David is comfortable with who he is and the person he has become. It brings tears to my eyes to think that he was so close to quitting it all.
Even on the stage, he has morphed into another being, ever since his Arizona shows in the early Spring. He dances, he hunkers down, he swings or sways, or just stands there and looks beautiful, and boy can he do that (even with sweat running down his face). The glory notes have become more glorified. His heart and soul are ours for that, all-too-brief time.
He has decided that he can spill it out there for us, that we will sponge it up, and drink it in — never feeling quite full, but somewhat satisfied for a short time. He is setting the beat of the drum to which he moves. It must feel so liberating to know that he is the one who can do that; no Powers That Be to be pulling the strings anymore (yeah, Who I Am). I’m sure there are things that have to be dealt with (booking agency, lawyers, managers), but not like it was before. He’s been able to surround himself with folks that support him.
And, the band! What a great group of guys! I could take any one of them home in my pocket and enjoy having them there. They are so fun to be around. While we were standing around waiting, they’d come up and introduce themselves and ask our names, and interact with us. I loved it!
One of the most adorable moments of the night. David had just finished singing a song and while mopping his face (why will he not use a towel to get the job done properly?), said “Wow, I’m hot”. Squeals from the crowd, a big David smile, and not missing a beat, he said, “But I guess we’re all hot tonight, right?”. He had the crowd in the palm of his sweaty, large, piano-playing hands (with the most shapely long fingers – yes, I’ve admired them).
Next most adorable moment. There was the cutest little girl on the front row who was holding her hand out during “Touch My Hand”. I had seen David watch her and kind of pay attention to her (he seems to know what it means to those special people with Downs Syndrome), up until that point.
Then, he went right over to her, stooped down to touch her hand (he actually grabbed a hold of it), and give her the most endearing smile one could ever imagine. That little girl jumped into the air, whirled around and raised both arms into the air in victory. It’s actually on one of the videos, but I don’t remember just who captured it.
BriRay was so fun. He needs to keep her on board. She’s delightful, and has some pipes that work very well with David’s. *just sayin’*
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Posted by bebereader on Monday, June 20, 2016
David plays to another sold-out crowd tonight at SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem, Utah. This show has a VIP Add-on.
“To say we were thrilled to secure David Archuleta would be an understatement,” says Adam J. Robertson, SCERA’s President and CEO. “Despite his enormous talent, he remains a humble human being.”
credit: SCERA Center
Wishing everyone who is going a great time!
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Posted by bebereader on Friday, June 17, 2016
picture credit: Shelley
David will perform to a sold-out crowd on Saturday, June 18 at the Sandy Amphitheater in Sandy, Utah. There will be a VIP-add on for this show.
credit for pictures to Sandy Amphitheater unless otherwise noted
Are you going to this concert? Please let us know in comments.
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Posted by djafan on Thursday, June 2, 2016
It’s a David Archuleta concert weekend! Rexburg Idaho June 3 & 4!
Click HERE to see David’s video invite to Rexburg!
Many Archie’s will be in attendance so it’s a stay by your technological devices kind of weekend!
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Posted by bebereader on Sunday, April 3, 2016
“There he is!” I was checking my phone for any David news as we were going into Richfield. “He’s on the same highway that we are on, Dayzee!” Sure enough after winding around a few roads, there were the same signs that were in David’s Instagram! We are here! Later there was more excitement to see him walk out on that stage with his big smile and waving. Oh, the yelling, clapping, standing ovations; he had them all!
Like I’ve said, the whole world needs to hear that voice. It’s just something special to see him live…he has that “light”. Got to meet up with Shawna and Patty again. Hadn’t seen them since Motab. The big surprise was when Nathan came out and sang “The Prayer” with David.
OMGosh, I never, ever thought I would get to see that live. At the end, David had a little girl come on stage while he sang “Glorious”.
When leaving, I saw a bottle on stage and went down and got it with the help of a stage hand. Thought I had a David bottle, but when I watched the video of them singing “The Prayer”, it shows Nathan taking a drink and sitting the bottle right down where I picked it up…so…it was Nathan’s water bottle and not David’s! 😉 well, he’s second best! LOL
On to Queen’s Creek – 1st concert
There was an early dinner at Olive Garden before the concert where we met up with Kalei and her bunch. It was Linda’s birthday and she was surprised to find out that she was going to meet David in person! Awesome!
Dayzee’s and my seats were apart and I got to sit between some “fuddy duddies”! No arm swinging with lighted cameras, no singing and swaying! They might not have been in the swing of things, but it didn’t stop me! haha. The 3 on my right left when David left the stage.
What? no encore?? How can anyone leave with David on fire!!! But of course there was one! It left me on a high all night! He was so good!
Queen’s Creek – 2nd concert
Gwen couldn’t make it, so Dayzee sat in her seat and Dayzee’s seat went to Victoria! I sat next to SuzyQ and it was good to see her again. Got to meet Pat and Sweetonda, Tawna and hubby, DJAfan and more.
After hearing “7 Years” live 3 times in a row, I give in! David puts his all in that song, he is incredible! There is nothing like David feeding off the electric frenzy of the fans. I felt like a teenager again! It is with love that I listened to his little speeches before his songs that gives messages on him staying in music. Don’t ever quit singing David!
It was the night before Easter and I was hoping David would sing something special and he did! It was beautiful.
It was so new to him he read the words from his phone and sang it perfectly. Feeling it in his heart, he was breaking down at the end as we all were. Thank you David, you never let us down!
What a joyous trip! It wouldn’t have happened without the super nice Dayzee doing all the driving! 😀
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