David Archuleta ~ Orion Artwork Unveiled, Orion The Hunter, Win Dinner with David in Snowflake AZ!

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Orion Artwork Unveiled

The ArchuWorld got a squee-worthy tweet from the Man himself when David unveiled the artwork for his Orion EP. A bold, graphic depiction of  the constellation Orion, the Hunter, drawn by Johannes Hevelius and featured in Uranographia in 1960 (source: Wikimedia Commons

Fans responded on David’s twitter timeline in droves!

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Response was overwhelmingly positive! This EP cover-art is a bit of a departure from David’s previous album covers, which typically feature a high def photo of David – front & center! And we usually get a series of awesome pics from the album cover photo shoot.

- Sample Album Covers

– Sample Album Covers

Like his music and his career, David seems to be forging a new path of his own choosing – can’t wait to see how this is reflected in his new music and on the Orion Tour!

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Orion The Hunter

A quick google search of Orion brought up lots graphics/photos:

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Fan discussion turned to hopes for new merch featuring the new artwork – tees, sweatshirts and hoodies topped the list – so we hope Team Archie is listening, because they need to create the new merch and stock up for the concerts! Miss Bianca suggested we could make the merch ourselves!

Then we started wondering if the artwork had a copyright… another quick google search and we were pleasantly surprised to find that the image David chose for his artwork is actually in the public domain! So hopefully there’ll be lots of new merch at the concerts!

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Here’a an idea for merch! 

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– via etsy

What are your thoughts about the EP artwork? Share your thoughts with us in FOD comments!

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Win Dinner With David at Snowflake! 

- Let's try this again! Snowflake High School

– Let’s try this again! Snowflake High School

- Thanks for the find Tina!

– Thanks for the find Tina!

Are you wishing on a star that you could see David perform live in Snowflake, AZ?Well today could be your lucky day! A wonderful, generous fan is gifting a highly coveted 2nd row center ticket to this nearly sold out show! To make this dream-come-true even better, the ticket includes the special option of having dinner with David! These tickets were extremely limited and sold out on the first day!

The donor would like to gift this ticket to a fan who has never met David Archuleta before – ideally a student from the Snowflake area or other nearby city, as the winner is responsible for their own transportation to the concert. Eligible students must be at least 16 years old to qualify.

413a120b34a18bb2777293f58b3fab18_shape-writing-clip-art-free-writing-an-essay-clipart_640-503To enter, send an email to FOD at fodfrontpage@gmail.com and include “Snowflake Orion Essay Contest” in the subject line. Tell us a little about yourself and share your thoughts on why you think David chose the title Orion for his EP (150 word maximum) – deadline to enter is Friday, April 28th.

The ticket donor will review the entries and select the lucky winner! The winner will be announced on the FOD Front Page and FOD Facebook page and will be contacted by the donor to arrange sending the ticket! So get your creative juices flowing and send in your essay today! Good luck Archies – may the stars align in your favor!

- Time to eat!

- Time to eat!

Venue: Silver Creek – Snowflake, AZ
Date: Friday, June 23, 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

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Artwork for the EP makes reality set in – we’re really getting new music! May 19th is marked on my calendar along with April 21st for the new single Up All Night!

Thanks to the amazing and generous fan who is donating the concert ticket, including dinner with David – some lucky fan is going to have a fabulous time!

Stay tuned and we’ll update the post with more information as it rolls in – it’s been an exciting week so far!

- credit Shelley

– credit Shelley

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96 Responses to David Archuleta ~ Orion Artwork Unveiled, Orion The Hunter, Win Dinner with David in Snowflake AZ!

  1. Alwaysafan says:

    No comments today? That’s unusual… Anyway hello everyone;)

  2. potluck8 says:

    Hi Alwaysafan and Grammyj,
    It is unusual so few comments. Maybe they are on twitter,
    I hope we get a little something from Friday’s and Easter’s concerts. I’ii take even a picture.

  3. kimk says:

    hi guys!

    Kalei thanks dying to know first if there is a song called Orion and why Orion!

    hmm David likes video games maybe related?

    Grammyj lol yeah just a drizzle.. maybe next week as it is Easter this Sunday Friday is the release of Up All Night!

    • Grammyj says:

      Yep, really looking forward to April 21 to buy and hear “Up All Night”. I still miss David’s Vlogs and Instagram stories. I’m afraid they might be a thing of thing of the past for David. I hope I’m wrong.

      • kimk says:

        ugh.. well I hope his new music is killer

      • Martha says:

        The last two tweets were practically one sentence with a few hashtags. He should follow Amber’s lead and write a book each time. She said he advised her to do that. LOL I would think he would want to sell a good number of copies or downloads but he seems to be working against himself. Maybe someone has his ear advising him. Just sayin’ << my opinion

      • JustJes says:

        I miss them too but I suspect they’ll probably start up again, think of how much he posted during his Christmas tour with Nathan!

  4. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Hi all…I’m still here….I am still so intriqued with the title of the new album…..could be related to him “hunting” his new sound???; “hunting” to find himself after the mission; “hunting” for his kind of perfect…..all of the above….or like you said, kimk , about a video game……can’t wait to hear why it is called Orion……….Miss Vicki

    • Grammyj says:

      if he even tells us why he named it Orion. He’s made some announcements about his music and tour but other than that he’s been silent. Hopefully that will change soon. I wonder who would tell him to stay off social media. He really needs to be on it to promote his music career which it appears he now wants.

  5. G says:

    I really don’t think anyone is whispering in his ear, I think it’s his own decision to take a social break, probably figured it would be a good time to take one until the new music comes out. He did posts a long Instagram in Feb explaining why he went on this break, guess no one really read it. It’s a good idea to take a step back and get a better perspective when you get overwhelmed by something, learn how to handle it better so that it doesn’t break you. I know we all miss the things he used to share, but I feel that he will share them again soon when he’s ready, David is going to do what he’s going to do, lots of awesome things coming up and I am very excited for them,

    • Martha says:

      I’m like Dory. Short term memory loss …

      • kimk says:

        lol I forget everything have to right it down keep a list. loved that movie schmuck that I am cried at the end.

        • kimk says:

          oops.. write not right another thing I mess up :)

        • Grammyj says:

          Yes, David has written several blogs and an Instagram post about taking social media breaks. This has been a longer one than in the past. I guess that is because he hasn’t had any public appearances since December. It’s his choice to take a break but seems like a bad time since he should be trying promote his new music. Maybe after Easter he will be out there promoting.

        • Martha says:

          He had definitely written longer blogs. I was speaking of the last couple of months when he has been preoccupied. The tweets about his music and appearances have been short. Seems like it should be more tweets leading up to the releases so as to generate interest but what do I know. Like many of us we’ve observed him over the years and though we don’t know him personally, there are many things we do notice. Sometimes after a long life * cough cough* you’ve learned things especially if you’ve had children. If you step into a new season of life, possibly with a significant other, things change. We’ve noticed a few if not insignificant changes in him. The beard, the permission for polls, more adult venues and the album artwork (lol) which departs from his norm. Getting older, yes. But sometimes something else triggers these changes. I’m not being critical of David just commenting on things I’ve noticed, wrong or right. Before it was Jeff, then maybe his mother, now there might be someone else. Of course now he is a grown man who only allows someone to advise him. Chapter 2 next week – just kidding.

  6. MissBianca says:

    I’m wondering why Orion and the other constellations on David’s cover are mirror images of all the other pictures Kalei found.

    • Joanie/suttygal says:

      It’s because Hevelius (the astronomer who drew it) felt he was on the outside of the celestial sphere looking in. He decided to draw it from the perspective of what it would actually look like if he was seeing it from inside the sphere. So what he was seeing through his telescope, he flipped in his depiction (mirror image.) I guess he wanted to show Orion on the inside looking out, not on the outside looking in. ;)

  7. kimk says:

    good morning folks.. anybody know if videos are allowed with the concert he is doing?

  8. kimk says:

    good morning all wishing you all a fabulous Good Friday, weekend.. Easter :)

    Harry Styles is on SNL Sat.. Harry seems a pretty likable guy
    SNL Host Jimmy Fallon and Harry Styles Snap to It
    https://youtu.be/-_CX5uuJlWA

    just posted that as there is nothing going on with David.. cute guy figure what the harm
    back to power washing my house today got one side done came out great now onto another side

    what time is the concert in Nashville? hmm wonder if he is still with his sweet gal she will be there too?

    • VaBeachJudy says:

      Waving hello! David sure is quite! The free concerts are in churches so doubtful there will be Archugoodies! Hope maybe a pic or two outside! Have FUN pressure washing your house! Going to sand and paint my outside stuff! Can’t believe how rusty my plant stands get!

  9. kimk says:

    looked at Chad’s post there are two concerts?

    • Grammyj says:

      Yes, there are two concerts. One tonight and one on Sunday night at two different locations. I doubt there will be videos but I could be wrong. I think there are rules against videotaping in Mormon places of worship. I hope I’m wrong but I’m not counting on any videos. I hope we at least get a report of the songs he sings. Of course David hasn’t even said a word about it.

  10. kimk says:

    love the back and forth :)

  11. G says:

    Kind of felt like you guys are making fun of my post, I just meant David has his reasons for doing things the way he does, and up until a few weeks ago he didn’t have anything to promote. He has shared info about his single, the EP and the tour, so in a way he has started to promote himself, hopefully he will do more of that in the coming months. Back to lurking for awhile, have a good day all.

    • VaBeachJudy says:

      Waving hello G! David is definitely his own man, doing things his way and for his reasons. No argument there! Just that this single and EP are his first pop project and full fledged tour! PROMOTION and COMMUNICATION is key to fan support! IMHO.

  12. VaBeachJudy says:

    Good morning guys! Have a blessed Good Friday. :)

    INTERESTING that David takes a social media break right before his single is released? Don’t get it! Wonder if he will mention it or sing it at the TOFW appearance on the 21st?! Free concerts this weekend are in churches so not expecting any Archugoodies! It’s a long wait till June….know then we’ll SEE him! :)

    Kalei, as always, your post is AWESOME! Orion’s art work is intriguing! We know there is a reason behind the choice of title and art, with David there’s ALWAYS a STORY! Hope he shares! Maybe he’s waiting until concerts…story time! In any case, at least we have DEFINITE dates to look forward too! :)

    ENJOY your day! :)

    • kimk says:

      good morning! lol no clue what is going on hope it doesn’t matter for sales and such hope this single coming out speaks for itself and it killer good!!

  13. Grammyj says:

    G, I certainly wasn’t making fun of you!!! Please keep posting. I really like a back and forth in comments with different points of view. It makes it more interesting. I love to discuss David’s music career. Probably too much. It has been fun for me to follow the ups and downs of David’s career. I have been complaining too much lately so it is probably me that should go back to lurking not you. I just want David to have a successful career and to keep singing. I do miss his Vlogs and Insta-stories but if he chooses to not do them so be it. I agree with Martha’s post above. David seems to be in a new season of life and my guess is a girlfriend and he is obviously preoccupied. We shall see how he’s changed when he finally will be singing and speaking publically at the TOFW next Friday (if someone videotapes it).

  14. kimk says:

    Judy hey have fun.. off to TJMaxx for flip flops and books for the gbabies I am off to Seattle next Friday also to look for the OPI nail polish that I have on my toes. my sons gf dragged me to get my nails done was so much fun glad she did :) I love the color it is a bright teal hope I find it such a fun color!

    • VaBeachJudy says:

      Must be over the moon EXCITED to see grandbabies again! Just finished their Easter bags, gave up on baskets! Candy and money….teenage dream! lol LOVE my sandals and flip flops! Just bought 2 new pairs! My feet are iN LOVE! lol

  15. kimk says:

    G way I read it it was a reaction to the… ‘guess no one really did’ comment.. way I saw it was snark in return to your remark.
    most of us all have been here from the start we read everything most likely not forget anything. way I saw things thru time folks def have had David’s ear.. wouldn’t be surprised at all if someone new has it now.

    • G says:

      I only meant that sometimes I feel that some just skim his posts, don’t really see what he’s trying to say that’s all. But then again I guess I’M the one that’s alway wrong, I’m leaving for awhile now.

  16. granny lyn says:

    HI ALL AT FOD, I HAVE BEEN OFF LINE FOR A WHILE AND NOW TRYING TO CATCH UP ON ALL THE NEWS

    WISHING YOU ALL A HAPPY AND BLESSED EASTER
    BUG HUGS
    LYN XXX

    • VaBeachJudy says:

      Waving hello granny lyn! Are you able to get the Up All Night single on Amazon or iTunes? If not I can send it to your email. Got to check and see if I still have it…know I have your address.

      • granny lyn says:

        hi Vabeachjudy
        waving back to you from way across the seas
        No I haven’t been able to get the single and it would be great if you send it to my email address
        I will email you so that you can have my address in case … big hugs xxxx

  17. ray says:

    the way I see it is this, david will not have any spare time when he starts his tour, so right now he is takeing time for himself, and maybe his new firend,he could also be pratcing with the band, new songs and all. as much as we would like we cant have him 24 -7 .

  18. Janel aka Nellie says:

    I was just thinking about Orion. Trying to imagine potential t-shirts, posters and other memorabilia.

  19. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Friday April 14th Free Easter concert in Franklin, TN David and Nathan 7:30 PM
    Sunday April 16th Free Easter concert in Brentwood, TN David and Nathan 7 PM
    Friday April 21st David’s new single “Up All Night” is released”
    Friday April 21st: Millions of fans go nuts over the new song and help it to be number 1 on iTunes.
    Fri and Sat April 21st and 22nd David speaking and performing at Time Out for Women in Anchorage, Alaska.
    Fri and Sat April 28th and 29th David speaking and performing at Time Out for Women in Houston, Texas.
    Fri May 19th: Release of David’s new EP “Orion”.
    Fri May 19th: Millions of fans are delighted about and love the new EP, share it like crazy and it too goes #1 on iTunes.

  20. kimk says:

    aww guys Happy Easter.. I hope that what David has to offer with his new music goes to #1 all over. wouldn’t that be cool.

    will be headed to Seattle 6:30 am flight April 21 so if someone wants to gift me Up All Night on itunes that day that would be cool. find me on twitter dm me and I will dm you my email address and thanks!
    already bought it on Amazon not sure I can download it on my phone though but will when I get home in 10 days.. wonder if a music video will come out too while I am in Seattle. rofl most likely.
    will bring my headphones so I can watch and listen to it.

    as for David being silent at this point right before his new music is to come out
    forget about us ODD fans wanting anything.. we are small potatoes.
    isn’t David selling a product that this is his job what he does for a living? guess if he thinks the music he is to put out soon will sell itself so be it.. it is his responsibility not ours

    • Grammyj says:

      I agree with you, kimk. We ODD fans will know about the single and will buy it. It’s up to David and his team to promote it to his casual fans that don’t follow his every move. Part of the job of the indie artist is to use social media to promote their product. We’ve all had jobs where we liked part of our job but didn’t care for part of it but had to do that part anyway. I’m certainly not counting on initial big sales numbers for David’s single and album. He’s been out of the limelight except for Mormon circles for too long for big sales numbers IMHO.

      • Martha says:

        This is true. Now is not the time for a break if he is releasing music. I work 40 hrs a week, every week, doing all aspects of a job. We don’t get breaks when a big project is coming up. On the contrary. I know the jobs are different, but yet you do what you can to succeed. My goodness, social media is free advertisement! And how long does it take? But silence from him directly? (I’m talking about the last few months, I do remember his every move for the last 9 years lol) Maybe not, but the last couple of tweets and posts could have been from the Team. He has also given up on responding to fans on twitter or IG unless you’re someone in the music business. I’m sure artists don’t like it sometimes but they do it. Thanks Grammyj for your post.

        • Alwaysafan says:

          But isn’t that the definition of a social media break? Not to post or even respond to tweets and comments too? At least he is posting about his music for now, he’ll probably start sharing more before too long I would think.

        • Grammyj says:

          We are just saying that it’s a poor time for a social media break. But it’s his life and his music career. It’s all on him now so if he wants to take a four month social media break so be it. I just hope he isn’t expecting big sales number because he will be disappointed. His ODD fans are even dwindling.

  21. kimk says:

    ray lol 24/7 whateven special folks in Snowflake will get to have him for dinner though lucky them.

  22. kimk says:

    been looking for Orion.. another snippet on itunes Amazon lol dang nothing dying to hear the rest of Up All Night

  23. kimk says:

    Marushka Media‏ @MarushkaMedia 7m7 minutes ago
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    Marushka Media Retweeted David Archuleta
    April 21 can’t get here fast enough! #UpAllNight @DavidArchie

  24. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Hey Janel…I sure like your David countdown!!!! Would love it if David’s song and EP went to #on I tunes……..ray….I’m with ya….think David really does need some down time before the hurricane hits……and I have a good hunch he is not only practicing….but spending time with his lady traveling companion……I have a hunch they may already be hitched……or planning to be hitched soon……ha ha ha…….Miss Vicki

  25. kimk says:

    ha well who wouldn’t want David’s music to hit #1?
    that being said bet you all will buy a ton on April 21 and May 19 :D

  26. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Yep kimk….I sure will be buying a ton!!!!! Let’s get David to # ONE!!!! Miss Vicki

  27. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Hey kimk….bet you are so looking forward to seeing those grandbabies in Seattle!!!!!

  28. VaBeachJudy says:

    Good morning guys! A SUPER Saturday to all! :)

    Looks like the Easter concert last night was INCREDIBLE! From the tweets I saw, he sang and spoke beautifully! Hashtags of Amazing Grace and Little Prayer were used on one tweet?! Saw some pics ….one with him holding a mic! Wish I m we how to bring them over!

  29. kimk says:

    good morning folks!

    Good morning Judy and Miss Vicki :)

    nice pic David looks good

    David Archuleta Fans‏ @DavidUniverse 6h6 hours ago
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    rebeccabluerock
    “life is like a symphony and if you keep on listening you’ll find which part you play” @DavidArchie https://instagram.com/p/BS5O8mtlNvk/

    • VaBeachJudy says:

      Good morning! Thanks for bringing the Easter concert stuff over! Got to learn how! From all accounts must have been AMAZING! Have FUN pressure washing! Proud of myself…yesterday cleaned my oven and racks, cleaned the ceramic top, cleaned the refrig and all the stainless! :)

  30. kimk says:

    found another pic
    keelisheree (IG)
    So we might have met @DavidArchie tonight after his concert in Franklin https://www.instagram.com/p/BS48YKPAfwA/ @FODFansofDavid

    looks inside guess like a church service wouldn’t think there will be videos

  31. kimk says:

    Miss Vicki you know it other day went to Belks bought all sorts of lovely girlie dresses for my 4 little sweeties ha I think most of my suitcase is usually baby stuff who needs clothes! :D

  32. kimk says:

    that was beautiful Happy Easter peeps :)

  33. kimk says:

    got a video.. I am happy :D

    okie dokie back to powerwashing the house not all that excited about it as I get soaking wet but hey job won’t get done and done right unless you do what it takes to get it done right. I do like to paint though lol crazy as that sounds. it is supposed to be gorgeous here sunny warm and well it is FLORIDA!! PARADISE!!

  34. Alwaysafan says:

    Thanks for finding those pics and the video Kim! Outstanding as usual, David has his hair longer these days;)

    • kimk says:

      no problem anybody who wants to find one just type in David Archuleta in YT… Filters.. Today :)
      all I saw was that one so far. and yes his hair does look longer like it!

      • VaBeachJudy says:

        Have to have a computer lesson from one of my grandkids! Haven’t learned how to bring things here yet….my next challenge! Like the shaving on the sides and textured do! Wonder if be will have a “pop” look when be hits the stage for tour? So much to look forward to! Well work calls!

  35. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Gosh….love David’s longer hair!!!!! David and Nathan hit it out of the ball park again!!! Hey kimk….sound like you’ve been having fun shopping for you grandaughters!!!! Busy making develed eggs, strawberry pretzel jello salad and other things for Easter tomorrow…..Having the whole family over tomorrow……Check in a little later guys!!!!

    • VaBeachJudy says:

      Hey Miss Vicki! Sounds like you’re having a house full! Stacy is hosting…just got to take s few things! FUNNY I was just thinking David needs a do! Hope he ups the style for his pop stuff!

    • JustJes says:

      Strawberry pretzel jello salad? That sounds cool! Where could I find the recipe for that?

  36. kimk says:

    Mango Judy maybe it will pop up and we will see :)

  37. kimk says:

    rhiminee‏ @rhiminee 26m26 minutes ago
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    Replying to @kimak @liz_mag3
    here’s part of Glorious https://www.facebook.com/rebecca.bluerock/videos/pcb.939352746206676/939351136206837/

  38. kimk says:

    he glows.. looks fabulously happy.. and ha no #ringiedingieonthefingie :wink:

  39. nora says:

    Thanks for bringing videos over of Glorious and The Prayer, just beautiful.
    Hope you all have a Happy Easter, Will have my family over for Easter Brunch, and then Egg Hunt for my Grand Kids, we do this every year. Weather is supposed to beautiful tomorrow, that helps. Hope you all have a Great Easter!!! David does look great, and happy, so glad for him.

  40. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    David getting married this summer??? Thought he was already married…ha ha ha….where is that rumor coming from???…..anyway Glorius was just that….glorius….just love that long hair……guess he really can’t do a hair flip in church though…..ha ha….Miss Vicki

  41. kimk says:

    Grammyj lol hope for at least a pic or two!!

    Happy Easter peeps!

  42. kimk says:

    yeah just how do folks know stuff.. not fair!!

  43. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    That’s right….not fair….I bet they get married in Utah……but wonder where the honeymoon will be…….ha ha……,maybe some resort in Honduras……or Mexico…….Ok….changed my mind…..bet they get married in Nashville….that’s home now…..and it’s more private than anywhere in SLC…..let the speculation begin…..Miss Vicki

  44. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Hey guys….Hope everyone here at FOD, David and his family, his sweet traveling companion and all the fantastic staff here at FOD have a fantastic Easter Sunday!!!! Miss Vicki

  45. JustJes says:

    I just remembered… Didn’t David mention in his FB live with Nathan last year several specific details about his songs/project?

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