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Posted by djafan on Friday, October 21, 2016
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Posted by djafan on Friday, October 14, 2016
David Archuleta is performing and speaking at the Time Out For Women tonight in Birmingham, Alabama. This will be his last TOFW event of the year. Hoping for videos. Will be posting any finds in the thread.
The Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex is huge place. The TOFW will be held in the East Hall of the complex.
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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.
Good luck to all buying tickets!
Current Tours: Information from Windish Agency.
|Thu 11/03/16||Tuacahn Amphitheatre||Ivins||UT||Buy|
|Fri 11/04/16||Tuacahn Amphitheatre||Ivins||UT||Buy|
|Sat 11/05/16||Tuacahn Amphitheatre||Ivins||UT||Buy|
|Fri 11/25/16||De Jong Concert Hall||Provo||UT|
|Sat 11/26/16||De Jong Concert Hall||Provo||UT|
|Mon 11/28/16||Pike Performing Arts Center||Indianapolis||IN||Buy|
|Sat 12/03/16||BYU-Idaho Center||Rexburg||ID||A BYU-Idaho Christmas, Nathan Pacheco|
|Mon 12/05/16||Centennial High School||Boise||ID||Buy|
|Fri 12/09/16||Layton High School Auditorium||Layton||UT|
|Sat 12/10/16||Layton High School Auditorium||Layton||UT|
|Fri 12/16/16||Cashman Center||Las Vegas||NV||Buy|
|Mon 12/19/16||Mesa Arts Center||Mesa||AZ||Buy|
|Wed 12/21/16||Segerstrom Center for the Arts||Costa Mesa||CA|
|Fri 12/23/16||Crest Theatre||Sacramento||CA||Buy|
Let us know how your ticket buying experience went🙂
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Posted by Abrra on Monday, August 29, 2016
- davidarchie In the studio with Jeremy Bose. For those of you who know the songs My Kind of Perfect and The Other Side Of Down, Jeremy produced and cowrote those. We’ve written and produced 3 more for this new project and this is a 4th one where we’re trying something a little different and more moody. Jeremy can do it all though.#newmusic #moretocome #music#nashville #studio #TN #JeremyBose
davidarchie Nothing like a good start to the morning. I may not be dressed for a photoshoot but I actually really am doing a photoshoot today! Time to get some good shots together to go wth these songs! #goodmorning #workout #morning #photoshoot
Some much-welcomed news today for fans of David Archuleta! He has announced from his Nashville Archu-Cave that he will be doing a new photo shoot in support of his new songs! It seems that the long wait just might be over for fans who are craving new music.
After extensive study of the Archuleta IG post, I spotted that the film was shot backwards. This is what happens when a video is shot with the front facing iPhone camera. What you say? We can’t have that! I will not let this go unchallenged. It must be corrected and I hopped on the case immediately.
At first look I thought that his face looked different in the still shot before running the film. As the video played I heard the great news of the photo shoot, but I also noticed his chocolate chip mole had slid to the opposite side of his neck! What?
How can this be?
I went into my magic tool box, pulled out my “video-flipping” device and flipped that thing right to left. Now we have everything working as intended with the great smile he gives us and the mole properly back at its home base.
Exhibit A is my YouTube video of the flipped IG post.
I have now put the Archuleta world back on its axis!
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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”.
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.
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.
– 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.
Posted in @DavidArchie, concerts, Food, music, Taiwan | Tagged: David Archuleta, 陽光 大衛, foods of Taiwan, international cuisine, sightseeing in Taiwan, stinky tofu, Sunshine David, Teresa Teng | 159 Comments »
Posted by bebereader on Monday, July 18, 2016
I saw a note from Kari that they were working on VIPs for the Sandy and Orem shows, but had lost hope as the dates were almost here. Then an email came saying that David had added another show! I got all excited, but found it was the Saturday night Sandy show. I often get notices of new shows that I already have tickets for so I just deleted and went to bed.
After midnight, half asleep, I thought “VIP”! I was pretty sure I had seen VIP on that notice. Fired up the computer and went to David Archuleta, went on to Tickets, and there was Sandy VIP on the list. Could not remember how long ago that email came. Was devastated to think I might be too late. Gave it a shot and the next thing I knew I had a ticket for my first VIP since pre-mission. No sleeping for me after that.
Having never been to that venue, I arrived for the 6:00 pm M&G at 2:30. Always my biggest fear at a new place is not being able to park. I was lucky. The parking lot was almost empty. However, I was not the first to get in line. Kari came out and gave us paper to write questions for David.
When 5 o’clock came Kari and Amber ushered us in and we saw an empty stage from the first row seats. The band came out immediately and played some music and talked about the heat. David soon joined us and gave us greetings. His face lit up and he had a big smile as he waved at a newcomer. The band all joined in with the waving. David shared with us that they were waving at Brady’s baby girl. David sang 2 songs and answered some of the questions written by fans.
We stood in line by the back door of the stage and went inside in groups of 3 or 4 for picture taking. We handed our cellphones to Kari and then came the magical moment of standing next to David. There is an overwhelming feeling that everything in this space is good. David’s aura is an extreme comfort. There is no looking on the dark side with David.
The Monday night M&G in Orem was even better. Shelley of video fame had told me she wouldn’t be able to go, but it was not a surprise to see her arrive with her granddaughter and camera. There were only 13 of us. One fellow had come from Boston. Great to have Tawna and Ron. Such a shame that it was so hot. So hot that we all had to squeeze into a small room with David and the band and Bri practically sitting on our laps. The drummer was next to me and I could see his hands in constant motion. Sometimes with sticks, sometimes just his hands playing a beat.
“Mirrors” was the first song and Bri joined in for that and then excused herself. Really liked her. David sang “Who I Am” and again answered fan questions and added a “Happy Birthday” song.
We all hung out with the band while waiting our turn for pics with David. My friend had quite a crush on Chad and he posed for pictures with her. We were the last ones to take pics with David. He was in a tiny area, standing in front of a cinderblock wall. An unglamorous setting, but shake a little David dust on there and it becomes marble and gold. A dark little corner, but David was glowing.
I thanked him for giving me all these friends I met at VIPs. He said, “Yes. We have lots of good people.”
All videos by Shelley FOD
All photographs courtesy of Dayzee
Posted in @DavidArchie, @kariontour, David Archuleta, fandom, music, Orem, song writing, The Voice | Tagged: @DavidArchie, David Archuleta, from the heart, Meet n Greet, Mirrors, the Voice, VIP, Who I am | 55 Comments »
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.
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’*