David Archuleta ~ Franklin Rocks! Concert Memories Part 2, Tix On Sale for San Antonio & Calgary, Meet Trent Dabbs, Sign David’s Birthday Card! Remembering Sean Barry, Franklin Slide Show! Acoustic Invincible Wish 107.5


Quirks & Perks!

– credit Scot A.

Talk about leaving it all on the stage! David gave his whole heart and soul sharing his music with us. It was a thrill to hear songs from the new album – these live versions are every bit as amazing as you imagined – get thee to a concert ASAP!!!

When David was talking about his songs, he bumped into the keyboard almost knocking it over and he quipped “That’s me – with all the quirks and perks that come with David” πŸ™‚



Throw Your Words Into The World

– credit Scot A.

SOLD OUT BABY!  That’s what we love to see because it means a full house for David and a rockin’ good time for fans! I’ve said this hundreds of times, but only because it’s true – there is nothing like a live David Archuleta concert! N.O.T.H.I.N.G! 

While singing along to the cd in your car is fun, and putting on headphones to listen to every nuance in his incredible vocals is sublime, nothing beats being in a concert venue surrounded by ArchuBuddies with the live band kicking up the beat and David throwing down lyrics that speak a truth he holds dear – he is done pretending to be anything and anyone other than the 100% genuine article; this is the real David with all the quirks and perks that come with the territory, and if you’re not ok with that, then feel free to unfollow at any time… Mr. Sasschuleta has arrived!

– pic credits Scot A.

The minute we arrived at the venue, fans were already pumped and ready for the show! When the doors opened, everyone found the merch table where Amber and Emily graciously helped us purchase the new Postcards in the Sky cd as well as other David items – there was a new “Invincible” t-shirt and another concert shirt featuring a very nice, (and very large) photo of David lol. 

The venue was unusual as it was normally a movie theater, so the concession stand was open, and we could buy popcorn, pizza and drinks to enjoy during the show! Cabaret tables in the front section provided a place to store our snacks as well as cameras, phones and merch so that our hands and arms would be free to wave in the air or fist pump to Thunder!

I was lucky to be in the first row of tables, along with the usual suspects lol – Joanie and Pastel were front and center with Shelley and Lisa, and they all got some amazing videos! Muldur (8throwcenter) was actually 2ndrowcenter for this show along with Donna who did a periscope during the concert. So across the fanbase there was good representation and pics and vids to share with those who could not be there in person.  For whatever reason, I have not yet found a vid of Nunca Pense, where David was off the charts energy! Spanish never sounded so good, and he got into a little salsa groove with Desmond that proves without a doubt that the man can DANCE!

The set list followed pretty much the same order as the previous shows, and when the lights went down and David hit the stage to sing Up All Night, the crowd went wild and stood up and made some noise! It was a nice welcome home to Nashville, and of course David was flawless!

– The crowd gets on their feet! – credit Scot A.

David Archuleta Talks About His Songs Coming Home to Nashville (credit: fansofdavidvideos)

Mirroring the previous shows, David told a lot of stories and talked a lot about his inspiration for writing the songs for Postcards in the Sky – all of the songs were written in Nashville, so it was a homecoming of sorts, and David was clearly emotional speaking about the origins of  the songs and thanking the many writers and producers who were in the audience! David has since posted on IG, introducing us to the writers and producers who helped bring the album to life – in fact, the most recent IG post introduces Trent Dabbs, otherwise known as OUR HERO who helped write 3 songs on the album!

The wonderful @trentdabbs . So here's the story with him: Trent took part in writing 3 songs on the new album with me: "Say Me," "Other Things in Sight," and "Numb." If I'm not mistaken, Trent may have been the first person I met with in Nashville to start writing when I got back from my mission. That first day we met the idea for "Say Me" came about. We needed a little extra inspiration after we had the first verse, and so called up writer/producer Jeremy Bose and went over to his studio to finish the song. The same trio for "Say Me" brought the throwback groovin' "Other Things in Sight." Speaking to Trent that first day helped me realize I could speak about how important my mission was and to keep that change in me incorporated in my life and keep it going. The most pivotal writing moment I've had so far was probably with Trent and producer/writer @jskenney writing "Numb" where I realized I could incorporate those changes not only into my personal life, but into my music. When I wanted to quit on music to stay away from a place that left me feeling so empty before, speaking with Trent and Jamie helped me realize God could be a part of every moment and everything that I did, and there were people like them I could team up with to make it happen. Working with Trent was the beginning of me finding that I could be heard speaking up about what mattered most to me, and that my own voice was important. Thanks Trent for being a positive influence in this journey I've been on the past few years! Thanks for listening to how important spirituality and God being a part of everything I do is to me, and helping me find a way to express that in music. #storytime #postcardsinthesky #songwriting #trentdabbs

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If I had to guess, I’d say it was a 50/50 split between talking and singing! He kept apologizing for rambling on, but we sure didn’t mind! I’d love to go to a “Talking Concert” where all he does is tell us stories about his life and what inspires him.  SIGN ME UP!

Trent Dabbs co-wrote Other Things In Sight – the retro-groovin’ tune that shows the soulful side of David and I guess he was wearing his sassy pants that night because when he sang OTIS he was declaring his freedom from caring about what other people thought of him or his choices – he basically gives ZERO FIGS – so again, if you don’t like it, there’s an unfollow button just for you! 

Other Things in Sight – Franklin TN (credit: 8throwcenter)

Another favorite from the album is Spotlight Down, where David explains how he felt he had lost himself after American Idol, and it took 2 years away from the spotlight to help him understand that his opinions mattered and that he could do music his own way and have a happy life. On another note, David answered the $64 million dollar question regarding the “mystery lyrics” that had been plaguing the fandom since the album dropped – is it “Here on the rock”? or “But on or off”? Joanie asked him on his IG post introducing Isabeau and Shaun, and David responded!

Spotlight Down – Franklin, TN (credit: 1Lizd)

The new songs were amazing and the covers of Higher Ground, He Lives In You and Beautiful/Scars to Your Beautiful brought the crowd to its feet, dancing and singing along with David, but it was the throwback medley of Running, My Hands, Works For Me and my all time fave, ALTNOY that brought the feels and transported us back to Solo Tour and the Summer Tour with Demi when David’s star was on the rise and everything was exciting and new! Those were the days!

Throwback Medley – Franklin, TN (credit: 1lizd)

As the evening came to a close and David returned to the stage for the encore, he took time to thank the fans who had stuck by him the whole time and who were still with him today to celebrate the new album. He was clearly emotional and there wasn’t a dry eye in the venue when he teared up and sincerely thanked the fans and everyone who had supported him on this journey – it was truly Glorious.

– credit Scot A.

Glorious – Franklin, TN (credit: 8throwcenter)

David closed the show with his signature song Crush, and everyone was on their feet singing along! What a night it was – helping David to celebrate Postcards in the Sky, surrounded by long time friends and some brand new ones too! It will be a night to remember for sure, and it’s been just shy of a week since the concert, and the ArchuBlues have kicked in big time!

David ended the night by running across the front of the stage shaking the hands of everyone who ran up front – no matter how many concerts I attend, I will NEVER get tired of David High-Fiving his fans at the end of a show!

– credit Scot A.

Thank you David for a night to remember – it was one for the history books, and we can’t wait to see you again at the next concert! And for those who have yet to attend a live concert, try to get to one as soon as you can!


Tix On Sale! San Antonio & Calgary

Here’s your chance! Tix went on sale today and are going fast! Grab yours while you can!

Ticket Sales Update

Thanks to David from Texas DFT for getting us the updated ticket sales!

Pocatello: 885 sold (76%) with 274 tix left to sell

Salt Lake City: 1857 sold (67%) with 911 tix left to sell

Peru: Unknown

Calgary: 679 sold (37%) with 1150 tix left

Mesa: 358 sold (22%) with 1230 left

San Antonio: Unknown

Austin (early show): 106 sold (35%) with 194 to go … 7 VIPs left

Austin (late show): 85 sold (28%) with 215 tickets left

Woodlands: 52 tickets sold (13%) with 348 tickets left

Seattle: 1285 sold (54%) with 1089 tickets left


Sign David’s Group Birthday Card!

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Remembering Sean Barry

For those of you who would like to make a donation in remembrance of Sean Barry, there are two options available.  You can make a donation in Sean’s name to Stand Up 2 Cancer – Crush Kids Cancer or to a GoFundMe site to assist Christian Barry with expenses.

Click on one (or both!) of the options and send your monetary donation securely via online.

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Franklin Slide Show

I have a lot of pics to share! So here are a bunch in a slide show! I’ll post more pics later! I’m not sure why the thumbnails aren’t working, but if you play the slide show, it works.


Celebrating Our Veterans

Remembering all the brave men and women who served their country to protect our freedoms, we owe you a debt of gratitude.


Hope you’re all enjoying the Nashville concert recap! There are so many vids and pics it would take a month to post them all! I may add to this post later in the day, or tomorrow for a semi-silent Sunday post.

Stay tuned next week as Pastel continues with more exciting David information! Fan Brenda (@itsallbs2017) submitted a lovely concert recap that Pastel will share next week!

We’ll close out with an amazing acoustic vid of Invincible!

“Invincible” LIVE on Wish 107.5 Bus (credit: Wish FM 107.5)

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17 Responses to David Archuleta ~ Franklin Rocks! Concert Memories Part 2, Tix On Sale for San Antonio & Calgary, Meet Trent Dabbs, Sign David’s Birthday Card! Remembering Sean Barry, Franklin Slide Show! Acoustic Invincible Wish 107.5

  1. GrammyJ says:

    Another fantastic post! I love all the info on the fabulous Franklin show. Four more shows this year. We are going to have withdrawals in January, February and March. Hope some appearances pop up for early next year. David said in an interview in Manilla that he would be writing Spanish and christian songs next.

  2. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Hi guys….I’ve been MIA for the last week…my hubby had back surgery this week which has taken all my attention…he is home now and doing well…..so I have A LOT to catch up with….haven’t had time to read all the posts and even watch all the videos from Nashville…..saw the fan lunch was a mega success…….Gonna spend tonight to catch up on all things David….I did see David’s post on Facebook about Pokemon and embracing one’s differences….only David….I loved it……So glad the Canadian fans get a Christmas concert…..so hope David does Christmas concerts next year back here on the East coast…..even though I have Postcards in the Sky on repeat in the car….I’m gonna have to bring out all the David Christmas albums and songs soon……Hope everyone here is doing well…..Miss Vicki

  3. kimk says:

    J.P. Sawyer‏
    Follow Follow @JPSawyer3
    @davidarchie anasazifoundation 2017 Scholarship Gala https://www.instagram.com/p/BbYd2A-nn8y/

    gorgeous! πŸ˜€

  4. kimk says:

    David in a tux.. we need more pics and stuff!!!

    Kalei thank you omgosh that Nunca darned near killed me thank you for this thank you all for everything!!

    good morning folks! πŸ˜€

    interesting tickets sale SLC not sold out.. ha love it love it that Nashville was SOLD OUT love when David does small intimate venues!!! I am blessed to have been in Nashville so much love.. lol can’t say anything except LOL MORE PLEASE!!!

  5. kimk says:

    Miss Vicki yikes hope all is ok now.. lots to look at catch up with #1 thing THE DA MAN is in the building!

    Kalei love that audience pic/pics the faces I see Silverfox Nancy etc!

    Grammyj I AM IN WITHDRAWAL ALREADY.. hey you should really try to get yourself to a show lol you will not be disappointed umm he is nothing like the old David but in a good way. hope to meet you one day too!!

  6. kimk says:

    Autumn πŸ–€β€
    Colton Dixon just said he loves David Archuleta rip me. I love my fav American Idol Alums.

    short IG clip from David in his tux.. don’t know how to bring it here looking good

    hmm wasn’t David supposed to film Postcards In The Sky last week ha well I am confused oh well maybe they changed their mind like the FB live for the CD never did that either. oh well would be cool for sure

  7. VaBeachJudy says:

    Good morning guys! HAPPY Sunday! πŸ™‚

    Looks like a pretty spiffy affair in Arizona! The instagrams posted on Twitter sure sound AWESOME! In a few there’s evidence that there’s a fan or two present! lol πŸ™‚

    ENJOY your day! πŸ™‚ Getting ready for the holiday MADNESS! Will start my inside Christmas decorating this week because work hours gets CRAZY closer to Christmas! Lots of snowmen to get unpacked! ❀

  8. Alwaysafan says:

    Okay a little confused here, the tickets sold list up above lists a show in Seattle but there isn’t one listed on his website, I don’t believe I’ve even heard of an upcoming show there, is this correct? Is it in April too?

  9. kimk says:

    seems like they got a whole David concert πŸ™‚
    in a bow tie πŸ™‚


  10. kimk says:


    celestial_williamsWhat an amazing night at the @anasazifoundation gala. @davidarchie did such a beautiful job and was very humble and kind. Everything he said and sang was so inspiring and spot on. It was nice meeting you David, thank you for coming out to support Anasazi! ❀️ #anasazifoundation #gala #davidarchuleta

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