David will be at the Alberta Rose Theatre in Portland OR on June 9
and the Bing Crosby Theatre in Spokane WA on June 12
David on TV – Fox 12 Portland!!
Love the comments from the web about the Bing Crosby Theatre in Washington: 😀
Some of the seats are falling apart but it’s a unique venue.”
“Bing Crosby Theater is a intimate experience with any venue seen.”
The Spokesman-Review, Washington, posted an interview with David:
A reinvigorated David Archuleta brings new music to the Bing Crosby Theater Spoken WA
Though he was 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 said 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 said. “You start basing your worth and your identity and who you are on what everyone else thinks of you.”
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 said. “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 last month.
He’ll perform songs from the EP at the Bing Crosby Theater on Monday.
The song’s first line, “I think I’ll take a second chance,” explains how a reinvigorated 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 said. “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. (Woohoo!!)
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.” (Well Done, David!!)
HAPPY FOR YOU, DAVID, THAT YOU’VE FOUND THE VARIOUS DIMENSIONS OF YOU!
GLAD THAT YOU ARE REINVIGORATED AND CREATING WAVES!!
A wave from David from Fox12 Portland!