Thank you Shelley for amazing pic!
David is collecting Sold-Out Christmas Shows one after another! There were 3 more SOLD-OUT in Layton! Not only that ….
HE BLEW OUT THE POWER OF THE AFTERNOON SHOW !! 😀
(and he documented it)
Things do happen when David performs! LOL! 😛 😀
The article below is interesting. His home state of Utah doesn’t seem to have enough of him.
(We Archies don’t seem to get enough of him either! Touche!! 😯 )
(And we’re not just from Utah.
We’re from all over the world! 😀 )
“Just how popular is David Archuleta in Utah? So popular that venues don’t even require a “radius clause” in their contracts.
Six concerts, in a relatively limited radius. And Davis Arts Council executive director Kirt Bateman, whose organization is presenting the Layton concerts, doesn’t even care.
That’s how popular Archuleta is.
“When you book an artist — especially if he’s going to do three performances like this — there’s usually a radius clause in the contract,” Bateman explains. “Generally, a radius clause is 90 miles around our venue, to protect us from an artist booking another show close enough that it would affect our ticket sales.”
Although the radius clause is “super-standard in the industry,” according to Bateman, in Archuleta’s case it just doesn’t matter. Because, seemingly, Utah can’t get enough of their favorite American Idol.
“David set up these other shows with our blessing,” Bateman said. “And they’re all sold out.”
Archuleta still holds the record for fastest sellout of a Davis Arts Council show — 30 minutes.
“He’s a genuinely kind person,” Bateman said. “He’s humble, he’s kind, he’s generous. … There’s just an endearing quality about him, and it hasn’t lessened at all over the years.”
Bateman says, near as he can tell, older women want Archuleta to be their son, and younger women want him to be their husband.
And then, of course, there’s the talent. Archuleta’s instrument — his voice — is impressively well-developed, according to Bateman, with a stage presence that is incredibly warm and inviting to an audience.”