Christmas came early as My Little Prayer became available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon on December 7th! It may have been December 8th in Japan, where MLP debuted on Japan iTunes. And Canada iTunes also had MLP available for excited Canadian fans!
And by Tomorrow, he means the day before Tomorrow which is TODAY! Which, if you are reading this on December 8th, means yesterday!
Everybody go get your download of My Little Prayer! The production is beautiful and David’s voice is perfection – you can feel his heart reaching out to touch yours. The best $0.99 you’ll spend today! Go Getters GO!
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If you’re wondering about the hashtag in the lower left corner of David’s MLP banner, David tweeted about this project on December 1st – inviting us to serve others in 25 ways over 25 days.
The holidays are filled with opportunities to serve others – it can be literal, such as serving a holiday meal to the less fortunate or an act of charitable service like helping a neighbor rake their yard – it can even be as simple as sharing a kind word and a smile with a stranger.
Remember Thanksgiving when David joined James the Mormon and volunteered to help feed the hungry and participate in a charitable project that provided warm clothing to the less fortunate? Well there’s a video! Titled Joy to the World, the video captures the sharing and caring that is the hallmark of giving thanks.
David makes an appearance three times in the video, and the happy smiles of the children tell us that this project was a terrific success!
Journalist Mark Saal of the Standard-Examiner speaks truth when he starts off his article with the statement:
Saying Utah loves David Archuleta is like saying Santa is fond of milk and cookies.
And you know how much Santa loves milk & cookies! I knew this article was going to ROCK from sentence one! Mr. Saal tells us why David is so popular in Utah (tell us something we DON’T know lol) and why the Davis Arts Council invited him back to perform not one, not two, but THREE shows!
And a special surprise was in store, as our very own Roxanne Jackman, a friend to many fans, was interviewed to give her perspective on what it means to be a David Archuleta Fan! Roxanne has been a fan since the Idol days , and she truly REPRESENTED for fans everywhere when she says:
“I think the reason I keep following him — other than for the talent, which I appreciate — is that he’s genuine not just in his craft, but also in his life,” she said. “I think that’s the big draw for me. He seems to be in it for the right reasons. I just admire that, and he’s someone I and my family want to continue to support.”
– DAC the Halls 2015 – credit Benjamin Hager
DAC Executive Director, Kirt Bateman, happily invited David back to perform three shows this year after selling out both of last years’ DAC the Halls shows in less than 30 minutes! He also explains why David concerts don’t require a “Radius Clause” to limit the number of shows an artist can perform in a geographic area.
“Archuleta still holds the record for fastest sellout of a Davis Arts Council show — 30 minutes. And technically, that was two shows, last year. This year, DAC added a third show and had no trouble selling all tickets in the 1,600-seat auditorium. Bateman would have gone for more shows, but he couldn’t make it work, scheduling-wise.”
So fans going to the Layton shows this Friday and Saturday, you’re in for a treat! David and Nathan will be performing for a packed house and the energy and holiday spirit will be AMAZING! Bateman closes the article with a holiday wish that David could perform for DAC the Halls every year! WE CONCUR!!
– DAC the Halls 2015 – credit Benjamin Hager
“Bateman says he’d love to make the David Archuleta Christmas Tour an annual tradition, but doesn’t think the singer’s camp would commit to that.”“But if they’d let me, I’d bring David back every December,” he said. “He’s that popular here.”
Here’s a #TBT memory of last year’s concert at DAC the Halls:
DAC the Halls – Layton, UT 12/12/15 Playlist (via: fansofdavidvideos)
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This touching IG post was making its’ rounds on twitter, and at first it doesn’t seem to have anything to do with David, but as you read the whole post, you’ll break out into a smile because you’ll surely recognize our ArchuHero!
A photo posted by Ashley Alldridge (@mrsdeetsandco) on
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Do you consider yourself a David SuperFan? Do you wear your ODD like a badge of honor? Whether you’re a long time fan or brand new to the fandom, you can always use a few tips on becoming a fantastic Go Getter David fan! This throw-back video from way back in the day, recently resurfaced, and hey, we can all use a refresher! We can start by saying his name: Daaa-vid:
The first few days of voting have been very successful! Numb is in the top 3 for all of the tallys - a solid start!
Go Getters let’s move Numb up to #1 on all of the tallys! You can vote 100x on web, 50x on mobile and you can click on the “tweet to musiqtone” button right below David’s photo for the Twitter Tally. Every vote and tweet counts!
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David’s Birthday Book!
A great big thanks to Shelley for creating another Happy Birthday book for David’s birthday! The cover artwork was created by Omar Medrano and the book is filled with all of your wonderful birthday wishes and photos! He’s going to love it!
It’s been a wonderful day for the fandom with the early release of My Little Prayer – it’s a perfect song for the holiday season – thank you David!
Still keeping an eye out for Boise pics and vid clips – if you have any you’d like to share, please send them our way! If you’d like to share a concert recap from any of the concerts you’ve attended, we’d be happy to post it on the front page!
Everyone going to Layton’s DAC the Halls this Friday and Saturday – have a BLAST and post your pics, vid clips and tweets! We’ll be watching for them!
The Christmas Tour continues with a sold out show in Boise, ID! Idaho you’re on a roll!
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Yet another SOLD OUT show on this Christmas Tour and Boise followed in the footsteps of Provo, Indy and Rexburg – packing the house and filling the venue with angel voices come to earth in the forms of David and Nathan!
David started Boise off by posting an IG story – we love his IG Stories! May he forever post random, rambly, sing-songy IG Stories – because we have been good fans, and we deserve it!
VIP followed with a lovely soundcheck – captured for us by the incomparable Ms. Shelley, to whose camera we all owe a debt of gratitude! David changed it up and sang Christmastime Is Here (he needed to look at the lyrics but who cares lol), then David and Nathan sang Little Drummer Boy - just beautiful!
Christmastime – Boise (credit: ShelleyFOD) Little Drummer Boy – Boise (credit: ShelleyFOD)
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– Merch! credit: Shelley
– Great Pic Shelley!
Pics and vids are still coming in, so as more become available, we’ll add them to the post! Here’s what we’ve found so far:
We’ll post more from Boise as it becomes available!
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Here we come a caroling….
So what does David do on his day off from singing in front of sold out crowds numbering up to 15,000? Why he sings some more! Because it matters not to him the size of the audience – he just loves to sing! At the Tuacahn fan lunch, Kari told us that David is happy singing in a large venue or a small room (which he proved to us a little later lol). But if you needed more proof, David spent his day off caroling at the MorningStar Senior Living Center. It turns out Mel Shore’s (the keyboardist) grandmother was not going to be able to attend the Boise concert, so David brought the concert to her! After caroling, David visited each table and made some new friends! If you ever wonder why we are fans after eight years, well this is exhibit A:
We hit the jackpot with these amazing fan stories shared by three fans! Two recap the Indy show and one reviews Rexburg – we love when fans share their concert experiences with us – it makes us feel like we were there with them! Let’s get to it!
Chelsy Recaps Indy
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The Indy Recap: David Archuleta Round #11
It’s been about a week since David’s show in Indianapolis, and yes it has taken me that long to sit down and write out my thoughts on the show and the whole beautiful day. But here it is, my reflection. Brace yourself, because it might get long, it might fangirly, and it will most definitely get emotional. I’m going to break down my story in a few different parts: The Fan Lunch, The In-Between, VIP, The Show, and The Aftermath.The Fan LunchAlthough this was my 11th time seeing David, it was the first time I had attended a fan lunch. And it was the coolest thing. I had met just a few fans in person in the past, and I had talked to a lot of people online, but I met so many people for the first time on Monday. It was like I had known them forever, though. We were immediately connected by this one person and our experiences with him. We shared funny, heartfelt, embarrassing, random stories about David, exchanged pictures and watched videos. I can’t explain what it’s like to be around people who just completely understand what it’s like to love David the way we do, especially when I’m so often around people who just don’t quite get it. I know some people (myself included) had that small hope that David might come to the lunch, but I think he is always at those fan gatherings in a way. That may sound cheesy, but he is the reason everyone is there. I think the energy he gives off can be felt in the room even if he is not physically in it. I can’t express enough thanks to all at Fans of David for organizing the Indy lunch. I can’t wait for the next time I get to sit down with you all.
It has been a while since I wrote a post concert recap. The reason being is because I had been out of touch with attending shows and being in the David Archuleta loop. Yes, the same David Archuleta from American Idol season 7, and the same David who I met several times and attended several concerts. The same David who I’ve followed and been a fan of for almost 9 years (seriously?!) I’ll admit, I can’t remember the last time I wrote a post about David – probably about 4 years ago since the last David show I attended, and I can’t recall how these recaps are supposed to flow, but I’ll try my best.
So, 4 years ago, was the last time I saw and met David. That was in Cali. I stayed in LA for about a week. I attended a show and also a CD signing. The last thing he told me was, “See you soon.” This was before he left for his 2 year mission. I thought that I’d be seeing David as soon as he was welcomed back home. I thought I’d be flying out to a show ASAP and not missing out. But I didn’t.I began getting caught up with spending time with family, and even more, getting caught up with work. I was working a job that was pretty demanding where I didn’t get a lot of chances to travel own my own very often. I really wanted to attend another show, but I could not find the time. I started to slowly slip away from being a fan. I stopped listening to his music. I stopped following all posts and updates.
But, one night, something prompted me to revisit David. I decided to visit his official site. I found out that he was having a show in Indianapolis, IN with special guest, Nathan Pacheco. Not too bad from Chicago, but still quite a long drive out there. November 28th. A Monday. A work day, but I could easily take off. My new job was not too demanding and taking vacations and days off was not very strict. If I decided to go, it would be my 10th concert, as well as exactly 6 years since I last attended a show that he had in the Midwest (yes, a Midwest show that long, let that sink in). So I thought, why not. I bought two tickets, one for one of my siblings and of course for myself. Then I discovered that there was a meet and greet. I decided to go for that too. Bought both tickets and VIP. Done.
Weeks leading up to the concert, I was getting fairly excited. I was also not sure if he would remember me. After all, the last time I saw him was 4 years ago. But November 28th arrived. My sister and I embarked on our way to Indianapolis. It felt like old times, taking road trips, and the last road trip we took together for a David show was in fact the Fort Wayne show in 2010. With the heavy rain, it took a little longer than we had expected. I was a little late for the meet and greet but made it in time for some songs and the Q&A session. But it was fun. And I couldn’t get over how dorky David still is.
Then it was time to meet David and Nathan. I thought, Oh boy, let’s see how this pans out. I walked up to David and Nathan and David greeted me:
David: “Hey! How are you?”
Me: “I’m good! I’m not sure if you remember me…”
David: “Oh yeah, of course I do!”(takes picture and tries to soak in that he actually remembers me and knows who I am!)
Me: “It was so good seeing you!”(hug)(next part I couldn’t not remember what was said but something along the lines of this)
David: “Yeah, thanks for coming!”
Then, of course, I had to turn to Nathan to greet him with a hug. What a sweet guy. He also thanked me for coming to the show.
Sigh, what a relief. I grabbed the autographed pic from David and Nathan and an ornament that were given out to fans. Of course, me being a klutz per usual, I dropped my ornament, and my heart shattered with it. But it was all good, I was able to go back and get a new one. Thanks, David’s team!
Then, the show started about an hour later. We were sitting second row stage left, right side in the orchestra area. So close! First up, Nathan. Wow, he can really sing. He’s got amazing singing chops. And he’s so funny and so humble. Then, David finally arrived while singing Little Drummer Boy with Nathan. Those two, wow, do their voices blend well together.
And the band. Wowza, the band was so good too. I decided not to take too many videos and pics and to take quick Snaps. I really wanted to soak in the moment and the show. Throughout the show, David spoke a little and gave some speeches. One that hit hard for me was about Numb, his new single. Even with his 10 minute speech (it’s okay David, we love it when you ramble), this is a song I relate to the most. Especially with my depression and anxiety, this was a song I really needed to hear. I love everything about the song. There was much laughter, and tears, and more rambling.
Nothing has changed about David. He was in his element, and it made me very happy that he seems a lot happier with his new music and that he’s doing everything his way. And I gotta tell you, the encore with The Prayer – wow. Tears. So many emotions.
We hit the road for Chicago that night since I had work the next day, and I was happy.There’s some sort of magic and spirit he brings that keeps fans wanting to come back for more, and that’s exactly what happened for me. Lately, I’ve slowly started back to being a fan. I began listening to his music again. Watching videos from the show and watching past videos, I was slowly reminded of why I was a fan to begin with. I was reminded that his music made me fall in love with music again. I was reminded of how it felt like to go to David shows and why I continued to go. I’ve been inspired again to grow closer to God, which is still a working progress, but maybe that’s why I needed to go.
I was reminded that I was a David fan to begin with because his inspiring testimonies and faith helped me to get back into my own faith.It really goes to show you that you’re never too old/young to be a David fan again. Even when you’re caught up with the stress and craziness in life, you can always pick up right back where you started.
So, thank you David, and Nathan, for putting on a fantastic show. I know for sure I’ll be attending more future shows. I’m sure glad that “See you soon,” was this year. Thank you, David, I still am and will always be a fan!(Anyone who attended the VIP meet and greet: there was a song that he sang a little bit of and he couldn’t figure out so he had to search on his phone and when he found it he played a little clip for us. If anyone could say what that song was, please share, it would be very much appreciated) Thanks!
David Archuleta Rexburg, ID Christmas Show recapPosted on December 4, 2016 by HPfanRinnieHi everyone!I’ll spare you guys excessive details of my travel to Rexburg and shrink it down to some bullet points. Feel free to pretend these aren’t here and move on to reading about the show:
Left at 4am for SeaTac airport Landed in Denver with a heavy thud and some wobbling, to which the sassy flight attendant announced: “uh……..when the lights come on, it’s a signal to gather your belongings and to check they’re alright after that smooooth landing” (something along those lines, he didn’t say that verbatim. I wish my memory were that good!). Landed early so I had time for food before the connecting flight (good, ‘cause I was STARVING).
Landed in Idaho Falls (teeny airport) and got lost trying to find the car rental, which google made me believe was outside. Good thing I went back to the airport for directions and saw that THERE WAS A COUNTER RIGHT THERE! But no one was there, so I awkwardly asked for help from a different car rental counter guy who was kind enough to help find the actual guy.
My GPS led me astray on my way to the hotel. I ended up trying to turn right while stuck in the left turn lane… It was bad but I got there (I checked google maps beforehand). If I get ticketed…oh well. Scared of getting lost again if I venture out so I’m instead writing this while waiting in the car for an hour until my hotel check-in time.
The concert:The stage! Of course I would cut off the Christmas trees flanking the other side -.- Only 1/2 of the 15,000 people crowd captured, probably. So, not knowing what to expect with the crowds and not having heard about other hardcore fans going (my fault, didn’t try hard enough to find out, sorry, been too busy -.-), I only got there 1 hour early and didn’t sit as toward the front in section 7 as I would’ve liked, but still pretty good.
While sitting there all by my lonesome, I thought a lot about what to expect and also about whether I parked the rental car in an appropriate spot so it won’t get towed or ticketed. People around me all seem to be students here and aren’t here for David, except for a couple of girls sitting to my right, who kept laughing at how one of them, in a snapchat, didn’t catch that autocorrect corrected David’s last name to say “Arch ulta” and sent it out. I tried so hard not to laugh ‘cause I didn’t want to be weird, LOL.
I was in a hurry to find a seat and didn’t get a program (they didn’t check tickets or anything, so I didn’t even notice they were passing out programs! I was like, where are people getting them?), so when a guy was walking between sections asking if anyone needs one, I waved and he gave me two, haha, this is what it looked like:
So naturally, I thought he was only singing 3 songs. I was like, “what?! I spent over $500 and sacrificed my weekend of relaxation for this?!” But I calmed down, since I told myself it would still be better than when he lost his voice in Taipei. I was especially bothered by the fact that Riu Riu Chiu was on the program and he’s not singing it.
When the show finally started, I was amazed! These are some really talented students, and the people who arranged the songs and performances were very creative! They made it kind of story-like, with videos showing on the big screens on either side and a professional camera crew taking close-up shots of certain performers (they were recording for Idaho PBS). When Riu Riu Chiu started, I instantly fell in love with the arrangement! They had guitarists and flamenco dancers and the choir was clapping along as they sang. And then I heard THE VOICE. David popped out of nowhere and started singing the 2nd chorus. I spotted him on the big screen and proceeded to find him on stage and point him out to the girl next to me, who was also looking for him. After the chorus, he just stood there quietly, then at the end, he did his signature runs over all the other singers and music and ended it perfectly!
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Christmas Tour has been an AMAZING ride! With Sold Out shows in all but Vegas and Costa Mesa, it has been a whirlwind of excitement and the most fabulous music on the planet! There’s still time to get tix for Vegas or Costa Mesa, so we can get them sold out too!
Thank you to everyone for sharing your stories, your pics and vids – it helps keep the fandom excited about David’s music! We’ll update the post as more info rolls in, so stay tuned! We have two Layton shows coming up & those should continue in the tradition of spreading holiday cheer and the Christmas spirit throughout the fandom!
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