When Love Came Down to the Earth ~ Wishing all of our @davidarchie friends a Blessed Christmas, Joy! Joy to the World ~ Special Message from PapaFOD, Rich Parkinson

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Christmas Message from David

Also on Instagram and FB

So many responses!

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and there were so many more!  All like this …

And the day after Christmas:

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Joy! Joy To The World!  ~ Extra Special Message from Rich Parkinson

Over the past several years, I have tried to put my finger on it. Why is it that so many go so far out of their way and spend who knows how much money to be there again and again? I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s one simple answer… Joy!

You see, happiness is a choice. A simple choice. Regardless of our circumstances, we can choose to be happy. But Joy is different. I can’t sit here, right now, and say to myself, “I’m gonna have Joy, right now!” It doesn’t work that way.

Joy is something that we must experience. It’s why we surround ourselves with the people we do. It’s why we go the places we go. It’s why we make the choices we make. It’s why we listen to music, attend concerts, go to church, and serve others. These things bring us Joy and bless our lives.

david-onerichsong-richard-lexi-alexis-layton-o-holy-nightWhat a beautiful gift our Heavenly Father has given us! Today, we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. His life and teachings changed the world. He taught us how to truly Love One Another. He taught us how to serve. I think it’s magical that in doing so, everyone is allowed to experience that Joy! What a magnificent design!

I had the opportunity to attend one of David’s shows on his Christmas tour this year. What an incredible night! Moment after moment! I stood in awe, grateful for the chance to be in the room. David and I had a couple of short, but great conversations.

We briefly talked about the difference between using these unique gifts we have to either gain power and influence over others vs. accepting the responsibility that comes with having such a gift. In that responsibility, we are allowed to bring others this Joy.

Our Savior showed us the way. He led by example. He brings Joy To The World, and we can choose to do the same. I’m grateful to be surrounded so many that do.

May God Bless You All and Merry Christmas!

Rich

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Songs of the season

Not all David related, but this is what the season is about

I cried at this one …

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Wishing you all a Blessed Christmas

To each one of you who drop by daily, weekly, occasionally or just now and then, and whether you celebrate Christmas the religious holy day, the spirit of Christmas or just celebrate this peaceful time of year, we wish you a wonderful day with friends and family.

David sings it like no other, with arrangement by Richard Parkinson.  I love this vantage point!

And ending with one of my very favourite Christmas songs that I had no idea I loved until David sang it. This chorus slays me every single time. But when David slows the tempo on the last one…. Tears. Every. Single. Time.

This is Christmas.

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Holiday Vacay

We’ve been a bit busy with updating, tweeting, responding to emails and otherwise enjoying this tour just like the rest of you.  But, like David and the Band, we are planning a little break with just key posts and update on big news only.  We check email daily and will tweet, but just skeleton posts until the second week of January.

Hoping David and his awesome band have a great vacation too!  BY THE WAY, did you know that approximately 96% of all seats were sold for the entire concert tour including Tuacahn?  An that DOES NOT include all the seats sold in overflow (and there were many!) at Tuachan.  That’s pretty darn amazing without a CD release.  I would say that bodes really well for 2017!

Credit: Melanie Shore

Credit: Melanie Shore

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David Archuleta: Christmas Tour Finale in Sacramento Tonight!! David and Nathan go LIVE on fb! A gift of “The Prayer” from the back seat ~ Never better! IG Stories and Rogue One, More from Costa Mesa

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Shining Bright

David Archuleta ~ Costa Mesa ~ credit Kalei

David Archuleta ~ Costa Mesa ~ credit Kalei

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Some “Sparkle and Shine” shared by Shelley on this eve before Christmas Eve :)

David Archuleta ~ Las Vegas ~ Credit Shelley

David Archuleta ~ Las Vegas ~ Credit Shelley

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Sacramento Tonight! The Christmas Tour Finale!

The final stop for David Archuleta and Nathan Pacheco’s Christmas Tour  comes to a final show tonight at the lovely Crest Theater in Sacramento, California. The historic  theater which holds 975 seats is SOLD OUT  and ready to be filled with an unprecedented dose of Christmas Spirit the night before Christmas Eve!!

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Crest Theater ~ Sacramento

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Crest Theater~ Sacramento~ Stage View

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Stellar IG Singing Stories from David!!! With one in Chinese for a sweet  hard working lady!

* * * * * And a HaPpY bIrThDaY to Bobby James today followed by our own personal preview mini concert from David!!! How sweet is this?!

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Space Reserved for Sacramento “Sparkle”

As I’ve been doing on concert days this week, I’ll be updating the site  with VIP and show updates~ tonight from Sacramento!! There are many special fans (including the efam, Becca, Jana, and many others) who will be seeing another Christmas show in Sacramento along with some who will be seeing David “live” for the very first time since his mission!! We are soooo incredibly excited for each and every one of you as we well know from past tours how very special those final shows can be (i.e. Westbury ’09 and Beaver Creek 2011). Get ready for David to share his ultimate Christmas Spirit and Season “sparkle” on stage tonight!! Hey, Kalei, are you bringing the Santa hats?? ;)

Here We Goooo!!

The marquee looks magnifico!!!! Thanks Kalei!!

Crest Theater Marquee Sacramento~ credit Kalei

Crest Theater Marquee Sacramento~ credit Kalei

The efam has arrived!!!!

Sacramento Crest Theater efam credit Kalei

Sacramento Crest Theater efam credit Kalei

Friends reconnecting~ @penciltopaper and @calynn4archie ~lovelies!

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David on FB live first recording Nathan singing Hallelujah~ then Nathan recorded a portion of David singing Ave Maria.

David shared that he is sad that the tour is coming to an end and that this is the last Meet & Greet (VIP) <333333
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Nathan’s Full recording of David singing Ave Maria on FB!!! Plus the crowd serenades David then Bobby with “Happy Birthday!”

VIP for last show…David’s version of Ave Maria again!

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Crest Theater is a Beautiful Venue!!!

Crest Theater ~credit Kalei

Crest Theater ~credit Kalei

Brady Bills shared a pic of the Crest Theater as well on IG

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Crest Theater Sacramento credit Brady Bills

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Sacramento Crest Theater David Archuleta show credit @Mitcheyslick on IG

Sacramento Crest Theater David Archuleta show credit @Mitcheyslick on IG

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VIP & Show Pics~

 Awww David knows Kalei by name!! Wonderful sparkly pic!!

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David Archuleta~ Sacramento~ VIP credit @Heyimonse

David Archuleta~ Sacramento~ VIP credit @Heyimonse

Sacramento VIP David Archuleta ~ credit Calynn4archie

Sacramento VIP David Archuleta ~ credit Calynn4archie

Sacramento soundcheck credit ~ Kalei

Sacramento soundcheck credit ~ Kalei

Soundcheck Sacramento ~ Nathan Pacheco credit Kalei

Soundcheck Sacramento ~ Nathan Pacheco credit Kalei

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Soundcheck Sacramento ~ David Archuleta credit: Kalei

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From The Show~

The Setlist~ Credit @Calynn4archie~ Thank you!

Sacramento setlist~ credit calynn4archie

Sacramento setlist~ credit calynn4archie

Sacramento  David Archuleta~ credit Calynn4Archie

Sacramento David Archuleta~ credit Calynn4Archie

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The Encore~ Live from Nathan, David, and Kari!!

God bless them and thank you~ What a beautiful gift to bring all of us with them to the end of this show…the end of an amazing Christmas Tour. <333333333

Last show…encore!

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More Thursday Highlights!

Nathan and David ~ Live on Facebook and  share a Most Heavenly “The Prayer!”

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Nathan and David gave the fans a double dose of delight last evening by taking us into their Sacramento bound vehicle for a facebook live session!! Nathan took a good amount of time answering questions as they scrolled through the live feed (many he shared were addressed to David~ lol).  And let me just say again that Nathan is one sweet, humble, and talented man who truly enjoys connecting with fans. :)
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En route to Sacramento…hello!

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On to David’s Facebook live session…and The Prayer

If you were watching this session last night and suddenly became completely mesmerized, hypnotized, and or engulfed in tears, raise your hand. (Both of mine are raised high) David and Nathan surprised us with a stunningly beautiful and sublime unaccompanied Christmas gift, an impromptu duet of “The Prayer.” Thank you for recording this for the fans, Gina! This is nothing short of perfection, folks; it’s simply a masterpiece. I’m so grateful <3333. We also learned a bit about David’s upcoming album WHICH WILL BE RELEASED IN A FEW MONTHS!!!!  I CAN’T WAIT!!! Sit back and enjoy~ but you may want to grab a few tissues, first! Seriously, if I ended this post with this duet I would not apologize … what more is there one could want or need?! :)
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Driving up to Sacramento

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David’s IG Story Pics

David took us from a hotel mantle  to an IMAX Theater. He mentioned StarWars in the live facebook chat last evening and later shared IG stories & an IG pic! Looks like someone went to a late showing! ;)

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Brady also posted a pic of the gang at the IMAX Theater on Instagram

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IG Live Story~

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Yup, David shared his first live IG story as well last evening, but I was not able to watch it (and didn’t get the notification or missed it?) so I. LOST. OUT. <— Can you tell I’m a wee bit salty about this? *winking…sort of*  I guess  I’ll need a lot of convincing that this new form of social media is something I’m able to wrap my arms around simply because if you miss it the first time, it’s gone… poof… no recording, no second chances to view it… nada. lol . If you’re following David on IG and don’t want to miss out on these impromptu stories, make sure you have your notifications turned on for his IG posts.

This is the notification Tina received from Instagram  (while driving.) I’m happy she made the right choice not to open it in that situation, but lets be real …this is David and no one wants to miss the chance watching him live whether it’s chatting, singing, or offering a random share. :)

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So~ Be prepared with notifications on, but be safe and choose to watch… or not watch responsibly. Oh, and also have fellow go-to fans who can fill you in in case you miss seeing the live story! :)

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More from Costa Mesa

Pics from Kalei

Kalei and crew will also be in Sacramento tonight for the big finale~ wishing them and everyone else going a fantastic time!!!

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David Archuleta Costa Mesa Credit Kalei

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Little Drummer Boy Duet (Partial) Credit Kalei

A few more Costa Mesa pics~

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Coleen and her daughter Kat with Nathan and David

Nancy shared her pic with us and sent along a note as well. :)

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The venue was beautiful and a sold out crowd. Ave Maria was so amazing in VIP. Listening to David sing live is the best. I can never get enough. Just makes my heart happy.

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Such a sweet post and this little girl is adorable!!!!

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