There is NO END to ARCHU-SURPRISES!!
A tweet from Natalie-Weiss reveals a wonderful surprise – you can read about her here http://www.natalieweiss.net/about.htm
“That time I basically accosted @davidarchie on the street, fan girled SO hard, and told him that I died for him on Idol and my friend and I used to be obsessed with his butter riff at the end of “Angels”.
He told me he had just come from his first Broadway audition! ”
W O A H ! !
And which Broadway show did he audition for?
T H E S E C R E T G A R D E N ! !
The Secret Garden appeals to both young and old alike. It has wonderful elements of mystery, spirituality, charming characters and an authentic rendering of childhood emotions and experiences. Commonsense, truth and kindness, compassion and a belief in the essential goodness of human beings lie at the heart of this unforgettable story. It is the best known of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s works.
The musical adaptation of the Frances Hodgson Burnett classic is coming back to Broadway.
David really really knows how to pick ’em. This story is right up his alley.
Keeping our fingers and toes doubly crossed, I’m sure, that David will be successful in his audition and that he will be selected. HOW CAN HE NOT BE ??!!
Loving David’s hair!! Loving the forehead!! (or izzit the work of the wind??)
David’s Instagram from Atlanta, Georgia
It’s been so fun traveling with this amazing group. We’ve had a great time traveling and performing together the last few weeks. I feel so blessed to work with wonderful people. Also Atlanta… thanks for a GREAT night!! This has been such a fun run of shows. Looking forward to doing it again in a few weeks! Be sure to check davidarchuleta.com for upcoming shows (link in bio). If you were there tonight what stood out to you? #davidarchietour201
shounjkphGod speed !
DA Band and Team Archie
saammaanthha BEST CONCERT EVER
I’ve loved seeing so many “old time fans” come back to enjoy this East Coast tour! Watching them fall in love all over again with your music is so heartwarming! What a great first leg of the tour – looking forward to Texas & Tuacahn!
Your talking about the Holt International kids inspired me to become a sponsor in Nashville and hearing your passionate pleas again touched my heart even more tonight and the almost sacred beauty of Say Me brought chills and tears. Plus when you sang part of Crush right in my face(yes he did y’all!!!😍) and me getting to hold your hand while telling you how the song Postcards In The Sky actually helped reunite my family and being able to thank you filled me with light and insane happiness!!! Oh and one last thing…no need to apologize for your y’alls. We all love it and say it too!🤗
sweet cup cake
Say Me…I got serious chills while he was singing this. It’s like his voice transforms into pure radiant light..
Your words have continued to inspire me all these years. Last night you spoke about how important it is to let your light shine and your voice be heard. In the times I felt so alone in my early years as a high schooler, you and your music were that light for me. Thank you for giving me hope in the darkness and for sharing your light with the world. I’ve been a fan since the beginning and went to your first show in Atlanta in 2008! Thank you again for everything! Last night’s show was AMAZING!
cr: Amanda Stevens
There will be more Concerts to come! David and Team need to take a break and have a well-deserved snooze .. I mean .. rest 😀 : cr:shutterstock
Apr 14 Mesa Arts Centre , Mesa AZ
Someone remarked that she noticed a significant change in David the moment he stepped onto the stage during this Tour – Confident Collected Poised I believe that’s what she meant.
Not only that, I also notice that he has added dance moves and sweeping gestures we’ve never seen before. No mean task for a shy person. I even see 2-arm hugs for fans after the show. Gasp! Coming from a previously inward-looking guy, it’s a big deal. Several years ago, the awkwardness was almost a pain while standing next to him during stiff rigid photo sessions – an agonising 2 seconds waiting for the camera to click. I know it well – been through the experience 11 times. (ok – so it could have been my own awkwardness, always aware that I feel overly over-age in the presence of the Mighty One! 😉 But I’m positive he had something to do with it. A very big something! )
Now, I see a huge leap-forward for our totally relaxed and cool David. He could do a snug 2-arm hug without even flinching. Accompanied by a wide revelling smile and looking mighty happy too! Makes him even more endearing Eh? Arch? 😉 It’s important for a Live performer to generally make body language a part of his “business”. David has learnt to accept that. And enjoying it.
He used to do quite alot of hunkering down while singing. I think that has to do with the breathing. What he is often doing now is something totally different. He is KNEELING! And it is part of the ACT! Part of the performance! Part of the exploding passion! Great stuff, Arch!!!
From Hunkeringdown to Keelingdown
And then! There is another kind of KNEEL –
What? I thought to myself when I first saw it. Cheeky ideas of images went through my head:
David is Ready!?
This would be fun too!
Aahhh … the truth is revealed –
Thank you, rhiminee, for the explanatory story. Great fun!! 😀
Our young man is definitely one of a kind!
Charlotte NC Show ~
MaryLee’s Recap – “The Best of the Best”
Read in FOD a very sweet recap by MaryLee, a long-time supporter of David. Not just “the Best of the Best”, she also describes David as Cream of the Crop and One in A Million. Like many of us, she still gets butterflies in her stomach on seeing David – something I think most of us can easily relate to. What she says here stood out to me:
“Asked him if he preferred smaller venues vs larger, more elaborate and he passed the question to Desmond for a bit. Then David added the venues that allow him to see the crowd up close are more personal, engaging and gives him the opportunity to be more himself. He was quick to say that the larger venues have benefits of their own and told me it was a good question…😊 I took from that reply that David just wants to sing for us, anywhere and everywhere.”
YES INDEED, DAVID JUST WANTS TO SING TO US!!
From the Richmond venue tinpanrva on Instagram-
What a great show! @davidarchieEngaging the crowd like few can. Sold Out crowd. The people are going wild!
“PEOPLE ARE GOING WILD!” – I like that. I like the fact that David is able to freak his audience out. Like how he did it during the Idol days. People I meet and who don’t actually follow him nowadays still refer to him as “that young kid who blew everyone’s mind during the AI performances (and may I ask what he is doing now?)”.
Good memories are meant for keeping. But I also look forward to another time in the near future when people will begin to remember him as –
The Guy Who Makes Everyone Go Wild Every time He Opens His Mouth To Sing!
WHAT’S HE DOING??
David Learning to Whistle
I heard this gentleman whistle louder than I’ve ever heard in the audience tonight and he said he’d give me a lesson after. I took his word for it! I can’t tell y’all how stoked I am to finally know how to do this. I’ll keep practicing. Thanks Scott for teaching me! And thanks so much Knoxville! What a BLAST it was!!! I tried not to fall off the stage saying bye to some of y’all after. The gap between y’all and the stage was bigger than it seems. Haha. Were any of you there? What stood out??? #knoxville#davidarchietour2018 #whistle
Sorry David. All I heard was just alot of wind in your whistling! Practise harder!
What’s he doing?? David trying to get closer to the fans by kneeling?
Or trying to look less like an ïntimidating singing genius???
David looking as if he is FLYING !!
He is definitely coming back with a vengence after his cold!!
This picture says it all. Every Archie would tell you that this is very much the way they see David.
(but add on a dash of cuteness! 😀 )
Recording was strictly not permitted at the Birchmere. The message from the management is loud and clear:
“QUIET PLEASE. NO AUDIO OR VIDEO RECORDING”
Our determined Archies did the next best thing. Took a massive amount of pics. The touching comments and ardent responses to David have been many. (Go to FOD to read some of them – I have found them heart-warming and spirit-rousing.) This comment rings so true:
“Most concerts are just entertainment. Yours are both fun and uplifting. I enjoyed it from beginning to end …… “
cr: David Woodcock
David tweets –
Good morning Washington DC area! Interview this morning and then show tonight in Alexandria, Virginia! Who’ll be joining us?
About to go live!
Not sure where this is. Just love having David in another nice pic! 😀