David Archuleta ~ St. Louis SLAYS! Rockin’ Out at the Old Rock House – Making Memories That Last a Lifetime





SLAYING In St. Louis!

It is 2:00am – I’ve resisted starting this post because I’ve convinced myself that if I don’t start, maybe this Orion Summer Tour won’t end…  Maybe I’ll wake up tomorrow and there’ll be another venue waiting for David and the ArchuBand to take the stage – to hypnotize and mesmerize fans standing shoulder to shoulder, giddy with anticipation, hearing those first piano notes of Parachutes & Airplanes… waiting for David…

But I’ve checked off all the venues, one by one, starting in Red Bluff, CA, the ArchuBus rolling out the miles across the Pacific Northwest, to Bend, OR then on to Sacramento, CA where I was blessed to see both shows back to back – sharing VIP with friends that I’ve known for nine years and counting, hearing David pour himself into Fast Car and knowing that there’s absolutely nothing more satisfying than hearing him sing live.

Now we find ourselves in the afterglow of  St. Louis, MO – the last stop of the Orion Summer Tour – I wistfully add the last check mark to the calendar, and let the memories begin to swirl in my head like a kaleidoscope… resistance is futile.

And so we begin, at the end…

This is just the last one FOR NOW 😉

Jay Needs A New Job

See what happens when you step away from your drums?

Chad Truman & Amber did great IG Stories, but I wasn’t able to archive them – hope someone does! but these screen caps tell the story! 😀


Meet Us In St. Louis

Intrepid Archies traveled far and wide to meet up in St. Louis! There’s always something special about the first and last shows of a tour – there were high expectations that David and Company would blow the roof off The Old Rock House – that the energy had been building slowly but surely, gathering momentum that would crescendo in a tidal wave of ArchuAmazingness that would take us to the stars and beyond… and David DELIVERED!

Let’s start at the Arch:

What do you do when 5 besties are squeezed into a tram pod heading up The Arch? Sing Invincible of course!

Time To Eat!

Time for VIP!

– credit Rachel Volle

Grab Your Spot!

Dim the Lights & Let’s Go!

Our very own FOD MOD Joanie was there front & center and shared these awesome snippets – she’s so close to the stage!

Other Archies shared their pics and vids via Twitter, IG & Periscope – too many to post here, but check out the feeds from Rhiminee (Tina), PeacesignPam, ArchieTina,  Myheartsong (Robin) & VeeBee123 (Vidya) to name a few! Thanks to all!

#davidarchuleta Invincible #oldrockhouse

A post shared by Joanie S (@suttygal) on

#davidarchuleta SBL!!! #oldrockhouse

A post shared by Joanie S (@suttygal) on

#davidarchuleta He lives on you

A post shared by Joanie S (@suttygal) on

#davidarchuleta Up All Night!!

A post shared by Joanie S (@suttygal) on

This is excellent. As is my banshee scream. #davidarchuleta #upallnight

A post shared by rhiminee (@rhiminee) on

DRUM SOLO 🤘🏻#drumsolo #davidarchuletatour

A post shared by Jay Tibbitts (@jbitsbeats) on

The original fidget spinner #drumstick @bj_fierce @yamahadrumsofficial

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Periscope Clips (click to view)

Heaven & Medley

– Click to watch – credit Rhiminee’s Periscope

– Click to watch – DYWC JUMP! Credit Rhiminee’s Periscope

Higher Ground

– Click to watch – credit Rhiminee’s Periscope

Scars to Your Beautiful

– Click to watch – credit ArchieTina’s Periscope

Up All Night

– Click to watch – credit ArchieTina’s Periscope


– Click to watch – credit ArchieTina’s Periscope

Old Rock House FB

Say Me

Say Me – St. Louis (credit: pam fraley)

Beautiful/Scars to Your Beautiful (credit: Suttygal)

Higher Ground/Band Intro Solos (credit: Suttygal)



– Set List – credit Suttygal


Pics Galore!

David really brought the energy and left everything on the stage – it was the last show of the tour and there was no holding back! What a joy this tour has been! Looking forward to more show dates!

– credit Joanie

– credit Joanie

-credit Joanie

– credit Marietta B.


What’s Better Than a David Concert?

When you bring your friends and turn them into FANS!

These shows were so awesome fans started bringing fans-yet-to-be such as family, friends and co-workers! Converting these newbies into FANS has become kind of a hobby for us! 🙂


FB Comment

The comment below was shared fromDavid’s FB – I couldn’t locate it, so I’m posting it in text format as it was shared – these little moments are what make David such a special artist – he never ceases to amaze us with his kindness and caring for others.

comment on FB, Rob Schwitz: It was a fantastic concert. Thanks for the photo and autograph afterwards. It was so kind and thoughtful that you even went onto the bus for wheelchair bound and handicapped people to take a photo and sign an autograph for a guy in a wheelchair that didn’t even attend your show. You are a class act and a good person. I will get your next EP as soon as it hits iTunes! Thanks for playing a few of those before anyone can even buy them. Your band is amazing too!

Tweet Treats

In no particular order…


It is now 6:30am and I have literally stayed Up All Night!  Thanks to David there have been many nights like this – getting lost in the vortex of pics and vids as each concert unfolded – it’s been a wild and crazy ride – I only wish it could be endless!

However, when the man himself (while standing on a moving bus) has promised us more music and that more shows are in the works – in fact, he wants to hear from us about what we thought of the shows and the songs, so everybody take him up on that and use your social media prowess to drop him a line – you can also send him a post card if you want to rock it old school lol.

As I stifle a yawn and listen to the birds greet the morning, I just want to say, once again, Thank You David! Thank you for your music and for this amazing Orion Summer Tour! Thanks to Kari, Chad, Brady, Aaron, Jay, Amber, Emily and the crew who made this tour possible!

It has only made us ravenous for MORE! Fans across the nation and around the world await news of the new EP and the next tour – where in the world will it take you? No matter how far, you can be assured that the Archies will be there with bells on! Book it and we will come – in droves – and we’re bringing our friends and family!

All these feelings inside, keeping me up all night… indeed.

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69 Responses to David Archuleta ~ St. Louis SLAYS! Rockin’ Out at the Old Rock House – Making Memories That Last a Lifetime

  1. moelita says:


  2. kimk says:

    great thread lucky peeps hope for more GA concerts!!!

    is David in Chicago tomorrow?!!

    Dunnellon Lions Club‏ @DunnellonLionsC 9m9 minutes ago
    RT lionsclubs “RT elainney: David Archuleta tomorrow? For real?? Omg lionsclubs ❤️ #lcicon”

    • sydnie says:

      Whoa D sure is all over the place lately! Hope he doesn’t over do it.

      Just read Adele had to cancel her final two shows due to vocal cord issue gosh so scary hope she recovers.

      Wonder if she considered lipsyncing like Brittney & many others haha jk. 🙃

  3. sydnie says:

    Kalei, thank you so much for the super wonderful St. Louis recap yet another amazing concert! Soo many great pics & vids, soo appreciative of all the lovely fans for sharing! How cool that our awesome FOD mod Joanie made it to the show, love the fabulous photo of her & David!
    Numb almost 1 mil yay!

  4. sydnie says:

    I love Laisa’s blog from the last post! How amazing that the young lady finally got the chance to meet David and attend his concert after nine long years – for the youngens it’s practically an eternity lol.

  5. Martha says:

    I believe David loves the interaction at GA concerts. He literally sang to about 50 teens standing in the front at Safford. Wasn’t a GA concert but i could see his face. He enjoyed audience participation. The likelihood of him getting into GA venues I believe is greater, and that’s great. Wherever, Whenever, as long as he is touring. It would be difficult for me to stand for 2 hours but hey, I’ve had my crazy time. Stood for a Peter Frampton concert in the 70s and nearly passed out haha. and the “starting a family soon” may be what is happening between now and next year. He feels he needs to do this. But he has the bug and is enjoying performing so he’ll be back. I just hope he doesn’t take another SM break.

    • sydnie says:

      Thanks so much for sharing your fab concert experience Martha! Based on the vids I’ve seen, super audience participations for the Orion tour especially the GA ones with the young ones and lotsa guys too! 😍

  6. sydnie says:

    Hi Beth, wishing you good health and good results on the biopsy. All my best to you take care!

    My Little Prayer also almost @ 1 mil!

    • Beth, Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd says:

      Thank You Sydnie <3 😀

      • Marylee-NorthCarolinaGirl says:

        Just to let you know I have had a diagnosed thyroid nodule since 2005 & it has been monitored via ultra sound each year since then ~ has stayed the same size with benign status all that time. Hope that helps ease the worry just a little bit.

        • Beth, Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd says:

          Thank You So Much Marylee. Mine was diagnosed in 2011, biopsy was benign, like you, US each year. This last one they said it was a bit larger, but otherwise looked the same. Just hoping it is benign, because it looks like I have to get 1/2 my thyroid out, so if it’s benign, I won’t have to get the whole thing out. Again, thank you, it means a lot. I hope your nodule status stays the same. I wish they could use a laser like gall stones, lol, that would be great 😀

  7. sydnie says:

    Leaving to go to the Jazz festival so I’m gonna stop spamming now haha. It’s a little cold and windy tho won’t have to worry about sunburn at least lol.
    Au revoir everyone! 😎

  8. Rose says:

    What a fantastic final concert. After hearing about Adele’s vocal chord issues, I really wondered how David was doing after all those appearances. Ssssooooo pleased that, even on this final night of the tour, he sounded even more amazing than ever. Thank you, thank you, thank you, David. I certainly hope he is pleased with his life now and will continue to sing for us now that he’s back. We missed him so much.

    Is there any possibility of another Christmas tour this year…….I suppose that’s asking too much……is it? (:.:) (Wish the MTC would have him in their Christmas show again……SOON

  9. Moelita says:

    Still can’t see comments unless I post.

  10. Marylee-NorthCarolinaGirl says:

    Thanks Kalei for a fantastic recap of this leg of David’s Orion Tour! 😊
    One word …EPIC!
    I honestly think he had as much fun as his fans did &
    that makes me SO happy for him❣

  11. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Praying for you Beth…….Hey all….A Christmas Tour back East would be just devine!!!!! Wonder if David is getting married this month???? Remember he said he didn’t have a girlfriend….but he didn’t say he didn’t have a fiance…..hahaha………Miss Vicki

  12. Beth, Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd says:

    Hello Everyone!
    Stopping by to wish y’all a Magnificent Monday!!! 😀

    Thank You Miss Vicki <3 😀

    Gotta go, Take Care All, TTYL!

  13. kimk says:

    good morning folks hope for a video!

    from what I can tell it is from 9 am to 12 pm

    Kalei‏ @KaleiLuvsHawaii 11h11 hours ago
    Update on the Lions Conference event – D is scheduled to perform tomorrow at the 2nd Plenary session – thx @rhiminee !

  14. kimk says:

    casey 🐝‏ @_kesi__ 8h8 hours ago
    ok listen i need everyone to support me. if david archuleta announces that he’s coming to the midwest im dropping everything to meet him

  15. Moelita says:

    Good morning.

  16. VaBeachJudy says:

    Good morning guys! Commented on the last post …my computer still has issues?! Glad to finally get here!! lol

    Thanks Maori for the KILLER post! Catching up! LOVED IT ALL! 🙂

  17. kimk says:

    David Archuleta Fans‏ @DavidUniverse 36m36 minutes ago
    @DavidArchie and Edward Lee performing the prayer at @lionsclub this morning! @FODFansofDavid 😊

    David Archuleta and Edward Lee performing The Prayer at The Lions Club International Convention


    gorgeous guys! other guy can sing too

  18. kimk says:

    Lions Clubs‏Verified account @lionsclubs 39m39 minutes ago
    .@DavidArchie’s #MondayMotivation: what service means to him and why Leos & Lions should make time to volunteer 🦁 #LCICon #Lions100

    (message too not sure how to bring it over)

    Lions Clubs‏Verified account @lionsclubs 1h1 hour ago
    American Idol? How about Lion Idol? 🦁 @DavidArchie and Edward Lee tag team at our 2nd #LCICon Plenary Session 🎤 #Lions100

  19. kimk says:

    Lions Clubs‏Verified account @lionsclubs 2h2 hours ago
    “Service can be overwhelming because you don’t know if you can keep it up. But…it gives new meaning to life.” @DavidArchie at #LCICon


  20. JustJess says:

    Test 🙂

  21. Moelita says:

    It’s strange to hear Chad refer to David as the boss, but I guess that’s what he is. Also, Kari’s personal and working relationship with David seems to be different than with her other clients. For example I can’t picture Justin Timberlake or Tim McGraw going sightseeing , bowling or driving down the road singing along to the radio with her. They have a great relationship.

  22. kimk says:

    David sang Imagine and CONTIGO!!!!!


    David should record CONTIGO 😯

    ha umm so why did it take a Lions Club event for him to sing a romantic Spanish romantic song? all he sang today was gorgeous.. he looked sharp too!!!

  23. kimk says:

    Janel Woodbury‏ @Nellie1983 10m10 minutes ago
    David Archuleta performing Imagine at The Lions Club International Conve… https://youtu.be/YMmQPnYMKQw via @YouTube

  24. kimk says:

    Maureen 😎‏ @Maureen_abms 2h2 hours ago
    Maureen 😎 Retweeted David Archuleta
    Love the pics with the beautiful children @DavidArchie ❤️💛💚💙💜


    David Archuleta‏Verified account @DavidArchie 3h3 hours ago
    Meet the @acchoir. 😂 We all performed for the #LionsClub as they celebrate 100 years. I sang the Prayer with @EdwardLeeTenor.

  25. kimk says:

    rhiminee‏ @rhiminee 4h4 hours ago
    Replying to @kimak @liz_mag3
    this one too! https://www.facebook.com/LionsNorge/videos/1382711711818970/

  26. kimk says:

    Patty-Ann‏ @pabuckie 3h3 hours ago
    Contigo (David Archuleta) https://www.facebook.com/daniel.elkins.1048/videos/10102591215979623/

    closeup Contigo.. ahh swoons really David should always sing these songs!!!

  27. kimk says:

    Patty-Ann‏ @pabuckie 4h4 hours ago
    Imagine (David Archuleta) https://www.facebook.com/bobby.wong.792/videos/10213815586970469/?fref=mentions&pnref=story … (credit: Leo Bobby Pmjf)

  28. kimk says:

    Edward Lee‏ @EdwardLeeTenor 11m11 minutes ago
    Replying to @GwenPo @DavidArchie
    David is wonderful! Such a great artist and a beautiful person. Here’s a link to our performance:


    think it is the same one I posted up top but it was posted by the other singer great voice handsome chap they looked sounded good together 🙂

  29. kimk says:

    ha so much for a drought!

  30. kimk says:

    bradybillsKnew that classical guitar degree would come in handy eventually! p.s. Love songs sound more passionate in Spanish. @davidarchie That boy can sing. #chicago #jordanpushedoff #davidarchuleta #classicalguitar #spanishguitar


    yes that boy can sing!

  31. Long Time Lurker says:

    I had to come out of lurkdom to say David’s performance of Contigo at the Lion’s event was exquisite and every synonym that matches the word.

  32. Moelita says:


  33. kimk says:

    it was.. I third that
    talking about Spanish love songs like Contigo

  34. bobanna says:


  35. moelita says:

    51 comments listed , I see one.

  36. VaBeachJudy says:

    Good morning guys! HAPPY 4TH of July! 🙂

  37. VaBeachJudy says:

    Have been replaying the Contigo vid to death! Yikes! That VOICE! THANKS David! That was some venue, crowd and performance! 🙂

  38. kimk says:

    Happy 4th guys!!

    VABeach Contigo is sooooooo dreamy.. lol so is the guy 😉 hoping he sings it on the next tour lol on the east coast tour!! 😀

  39. kimk says:

    ds1no‏ @ds1no 7h7 hours ago
    19 new fans of @DavidArchie at #LCICon #Lions100 @lionsclubs https://instagram.com/p/BWG5tBCjscl/

    keira.jcI had the privilege of watching our amazing choir get a standing ovation and show the true spirit of Africa at #lionsclubinternational event, performing infront of some remarkable people. AND the children got to meet @davidarchie and have not stopped talking all day about him, his voice and how nice he was. He gave up so much time to have photos with us. @davidarchie you have 19 new fans (and some older ones as well!) Thank you.

  40. Alwaysafan says:


  41. Beth, Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd says:

    Hello Everyone!
    Happy 4th of July to everyone!!!
    A great Country. We may have our ups & downs, disagreements &
    sadly, tragic events, but we make our way through it and continue onward.
    Thank You, a million times, to the Men & Women of our Armed Services, who
    protect the life, liberty & right to pursue happiness that we, to this day, enjoy.
    We are Blessed, we are fortunate to live in the land of the free, home of the
    BRAVE! <3 😀

  42. Beth, Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd says:

    Gotta go, lots to do. Have a great day everyone, TTYL! 😀

  43. Moelita says:

    Happy July 4th.

  44. Martha says:

    Happy Fourth of July Everyone

    God Bless the USA – David Archuleta


  45. Rose says:

    The songs David performed for the Lions were some I would have requested. Is it possible that the Lions requested these particular songs?

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