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Thursday evening updates!
Adding some more recent finds to the top of the post So you won’t have to scroll to find the additions!
BOWLING in Kansas! Kari shared o Instagram that there’ve had a 10 hour stop in Kansas en route to St Louis so the bus driver is able to have his necessary 10 hours of sleep/rest.
David’s Bowling on Tour in Kansas IG story!
David also shared the tour bowling experience in a short series of IG stories! From Kari’s strike to David’s (just missed it ) “spare” and a gutterball or two from some of the others, they’re having so much fun together on and away from the stage on this #OrionTour! 😊
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MORE Shares from Denver!
Shelley’s Pic set of Brady n IG
St Louis Press/Promo!!
Reinvigorated David Archuleta brings new music on the road
Pop singer David Archuleta had his first taste of the spotlight when he appeared on a revamped “Star Search” in 2003, earning the title of Junior Vocal Champion.
Then at 17, Archuleta became a household name after being in the final two of the seventh season of “American Idol” in 2008.
Though he placed second to David Cook, Archuleta has managed to have one of the more successful careers for “Idol” alums.
He’s released six albums, most recently 2013’s “No Matter How Far,” written a memoir called “Chords of Strength: A Memoir of Soul, Song, and the Power of Perseverance,” and even starred in a TV miniseries in the Philippines.
Archuleta says he’s grateful for all that came from “Idol,” but he felt empty and realized that though he was constantly being told how amazing and loved he was, that praise and love was conditional.
“It’s like, ‘We love you as long as you’re making us money,’ or ‘We love you as long as you’re the hottest thing right now,’ or ‘We love you as long as you’re attention-worthy,’” he says. “You start basing your worth and your identity and who you are on what everyone else thinks of you.”
It was around this time that Archuleta, now 26, began considering stepping away from music to serve a two-year mission with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chile, a move many on his team at the time said could mean the end of his career.
It was hard for Archuleta to go against their advice, but he knew the experience, which would require him to focus on others, was exactly what he needed.
“Helping other people, teaching them about God, teaching people how to pray and praying with them, visiting them and being there always for someone else completely filled me,” he says. “I just thought, ‘This was what I needed. This is the secret to life I couldn’t find.’”
After such a fulfilling experience, which he completed in 2014, Archuleta wasn’t sure if he wanted to return to music.
Days before he was scheduled to participate in writing sessions in Nashville, Tenn., Archuleta told his manager he was done.
“I changed for these two years, and now that I’m back, I’m going back into the same routine that I was in before,” he says. “I was like, ‘What am I doing? This doesn’t make sense.’”
Archuleta ultimately decided to attend the writing sessions because they were already scheduled but told his collaborators, who included Joy Williams, Trent Dabbs, Katie Herzig and Jamie Kenney, that he was reconsidering his life and wasn’t sure it included music.
Their suggestion? Write about those feelings.
That simple solution was a breakthrough for Archuleta, who after years of writing about what others wanted him to write about, finally felt he could be himself.
“In that moment I realized I can write about how I’m really feeling and I don’t have to put on a facade and wear a mask while I’m on the stage …,” he says. “That was scary because I’m not used to that. I’m used to showing what the record label and the people I worked with always told me to show.”
The song that came from that session, “Numb,” opens Archuleta’s four-song EP “Orion,” which was released in May.
The song’s first line, “I think I’ll take a second chance,” explains how Archuleta feels about pursuing music again.
“‘Numb’ is about ‘OK, I’m going to take a second chance, but I have to do it differently this time or else I’m going to go back to feeling numb,’” he says. “I decided I’m going to do this, and I always want to lift people up. … Music has to have a purpose now for me, and that’s really motivated me moving forward.”
Archuleta wrote “Orion” as part of a series of three EPs he hopes to release. The next one is scheduled for August, though, if he has his way, it will be out sooner. And with more freedom regarding his own music, he’s also contemplating forgoing the final EP for a full album.
Along with helping him find his voice, the process of writing and recording “Orion” helped Archuleta see that he could keep God close in every aspect of his life instead of separating himself into “stage David Archuleta” and “personal David Archuleta.”
He, sensitively, brings religion into his writing sessions and has conversations with those he’s working with about spirituality. If everyone’s on board, he opens writing sessions with a prayer. To date, no one has said no, and some even ask Archuleta to help them pray.
“It’s been cool to see that I can still be myself in what I’m doing around other people and different walks of life,” he says.
“Before, it was like, ‘Who’s going to win, stage David Archuleta or personal David Archuleta?’ I was saying, ‘OK, I’m going to let the stage one win because that’s the one that people see most.’ It was like, ‘No, I understand who I am now and that I can dare to be me.’ “
What David Archuleta • When 8 p.m. Saturday • Where Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street • How much $30-$155 • More info metrotix.com
Fueling up in Fine Food Fashion for the show!
David Rawks Denver!! The Soiled Dove Underground~ A Cool & Intimate Venue!!
David Shared his Love for Denver after the show!!
Venue pics from Shelley!
Chad Shares the Cool Set up!
David Shares an ALTNOY warm up with Brady!
Show tonight in #Denver, Colorado in about 1 hour! @bradybills shredding as he does on the guitar. Fun to see all the performers that have been here in #thesoileddove, an up-close and personal venue, like BB King and Jason Mraz. (Though I didn’t have time to grab photos of the photos) If you’re coming tonight this will be a cool experience! #alittletoonotoveryou #soundcheck #guitar #colorado #tour
VIP Highlights from Shelley!!
DAVID ~Selfie with Shelley’s granddaughter Annlea SO CUTE!
Veronica and her friend sitting at the stage edge!!
Lovely “Selfie” at the VIP with Heather!
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Invincible on IG! from David!
More from VIP!
Thanks DFT for all of your great finds!! 🙂
Lisa with David , then Chad & Brady!
From The Show!!!
I’ll add things as they come in and hopefully we’ll be able to fill in the gaps!
Mitchtsheej on IG!
SBL on Instagram credit mitchtsheej
He Lives in You ~ IG clip from @nyctanasa
Higher Ground ~ from Shelley Oh my heck!!
Carlos Cortez on fb!
From Lisa! ~Liz_Mag
Amy Mitchell on Facebook
Posted by Amy Mitchell on Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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Scars to Your Beautiful ~ IG clip from @Snidersusan
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Say Me~ Credit Shelley*
Forevermore from IG~ @bcyxxo
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Crush Clip on IG!!LOVEKT_
This crush ain’t going awayyyyyy 🎶 ❤️ @davidarchie . . . Heart is so complete! Rooted for him on American Idol & was a total fan girl tonight when he turned back around to shake my hand. Will always support you and your music, David. Thank you for an amazing show. Xoxo . P.S. Did I mention how perfect he is! He can sing, dance, loves God, loves kids. 😍
Gotta Love those Fanboys!
Post Show Pics!!!
Shelly shared that David stayed after the show to take pics with ppl there who wished! WHAT. A. SWEETHEART!!!!
Another with Annalea out by the bus!
****RESERVING SPACE FOR MORE****
Old Rock House ~ St Louis on Saturday!
Old Rock House get ready for David Archuleta and crew to rawk your socks off!!! They shared a fb post yesterday and they’d love to see you there! There are still tickets available (for GA as the VIPs except for maybe 1(?) are SOLD OUT! Tickets CLICK HERE
Fun Fan Finds!
Look at the pic below. If you have one of these B A B David shirts at home, too, raise your hand! 🙋🏻🙋🏻🙋🏻🙋🏻
Whew~I’m sure there will be a lot more coming from Denver but I’m going to continue adding and get this post up now. What a show! What a tour! What an artist! what a guy!! My head spins when I think of the talent and energy David brings every night!! Absolutely incredible!! Sending a huge thanks to all the fans who have shared pics, vids, clips, and tweets from the shows including tonight. It’s been amazing!
With one final (scheduled summer) stop left on this leg of the Orion Tour, it’s easy to say it’s been a huge success!! AND there’s a new EP coming right around the corner to keep our summer super stoked and sunny!!! I’m signing off for now but look for a new post on the weekend as Kalei will be here (Thanks again, Kalei). I’ll be heading out on Friday and as the song says, “Meet Me In St Louis!”