Archive for the ‘08 American Idol Tour’ Category

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 by

Reminiscing about TheArchuleta @ Idol Tour

The 2012 AI Summer Tour wrapped up last week, with Manila as the last stop. Too bad they could not do that for Season 7, cos that would have been a riot! The two Davids were able to attract a spill-over crowd of almost 100k. Can you imagine if AIS7’s top 10 toured? We have the AI Tour page here, showcasing videos of David’s tour-related interviews & appearances from June to Sept 2008. Last time I checked, we have 46 videos in that collection. Guess what? I found another video – a much sought after clear footage of the tour’s intermission – the Guitar Hero World Tour commercial REMEMBER THESE? NOW, IN ACTION! (edited) […]

08 American Idol Tour . jackryan4DA . Marketing . Performances . Short Takes . Touring

Thursday, May 28th, 2009 by

Full Circle

Being the crazy ODD Idol fan that I am, the recent season 8 finale got me thinking about what has transpired in the life and career of David Archuleta since that fateful night, almost a year ago, when he came in second to David Cook during the 7th season of American Idol. Performances and appearances number in the hundreds since then, and there have been a number of moments that have been game changers. AI Tour Summer 2008 This annual tour takes the finalists across America. Since David had already signed a record contract, not only was he touring, he was recording every chance that he got for his […]

08 American Idol Tour . 09 UK Tour . 09 US Tour . brooklyndawn . Fan Art . Profiles

Sunday, September 14th, 2008 by

AI Tour Interviews/Guestings (Jun-Sep 2008)

Various Interviews & Special Appearances during Idol Tour 01 David Archuleta @ ET NewsLink feat Top10 PRACTICING WHERE IS THE LOVE (19 June 2008) 02 David Archuleta @ YoungHollywood – The Davids Hit the Road (Idol Tour) 03 David Archuleta @ YoungHollywood Interview (Idol Tour) 04 David Archuleta @ backstage w/ Touring Idols (20 June 2008) 05 Davids Archuleta w/ Top10 @ MyFox Phoenix – AI Tour Interview (20 June 2008) 06 David Archuleta & Carly Smithson @ AIS7 Tour – THIS WILL BE FUN! (20 June 2008) 07 David Archuleta w/ Top 10 @ Hollywood411 Idol Tour Interview (20 June 2008) 08 David Archuleta @ Idol […]

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Sunday, September 14th, 2008 by


Thrilling tour finale performance of “Angels” in Tulsa. Wow, David. Just wow. Update: Thanks to ronaldsf for the new video mix. Whoever thought David was inarticulate hasn’t been paying attention. Bittersweet is certainly the word, even for us. Keeping in mind the fact that they do get their pound of flesh first, last, and always, I do have to credit the whole Idol machine for at least one thing when it comes to our boy. David does not strike me as the kind of artist who would have had the gumption, the temerity–perhaps even the ambition–to have carved out on his own anything like the kind of career he is likely to have […]

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Monday, August 18th, 2008 by

Archie’s Revenge!

This has to be one of my favorite photographs from the entire tour, taken last night in Charlotte. At the risk of reading too much into it (Mamma Josie insists, “he’s just being seventeen;” I remind her that she’s not a guy and couldn’t possibly understand the importance of such frat-boy style mischievousness), there is so much here I don’t even know where to begin. First and perhaps foremost, I don’t think David would have been caught dead doing this even two months ago. The fact that he his feeling his oats, as it were, expressing his new-found freedoms and power, especially in blatant disregard for the uptight pronouncements of the […]

08 American Idol Tour . Performances . Rascal

Thursday, August 14th, 2008 by

Ladies and Gentlemen… Mr. David Archuleta.

This photograph from the Worcester show inspires me to imagine how exciting it will be when David can really carry a concert on his own. It’s hard to know when that will be. Some of you got very annoyed with me because I had issues with David’s performance at the concert I attended. I felt that there was a substantial gap between the degree of care and discrimination he puts into his songs and the almost complete lack of same in his non-singing moments. It’s not that I felt that there was any significant amount of discomfort in his patter, his presence, or in his audience rapport–he was entirely competent–it’s just […]

08 American Idol Tour . Noting David . Profiles . Rascal

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 by

David’s Dad

There were a couple of things that Jeff said that gave me some encouragement about his current relationship with David. One was, “He really doesn’t need a lot of help from me, he knows what he wants.” That doesn’t sound to me like a man who is looking to imprint his own stamp on anything. Mamma Josie (pictures just don’t convey how youthful and beautiful she is) had me hysterical with her entreaties to Jeff on getting David to change up the horrendous wardrobe the clueless AI stylists have saddled him with. “I can’t really tell him that,” Jeff said, which impressed me immensely. The man obviously knows where his boundaries […]

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Monday, August 11th, 2008 by

Reports from the Road II

David was plainly exhausted and admitted, finally, that he hadn’t been feeling well. He had given up dairy due to its phlegmatic properties (“but it’s also acidic,” he explained, “it’s weird”), but he had apparently fell off the wagon (see, he really is human). “I need to get off it again,” he said. When we first walked into the small, windowless room that had been designated for the meet-and-greet, David and Kristy Lee were hovered around the wall-mounted monitor watching the Olympic men’s swimming finals. They had clearly been following the contest and were invested in the proceedings. Sayehsa was perched on a chair, like royalty (but with none of the […]

08 American Idol Tour . Noting David . Performances . Rascal . Reviews . Up Close & Personal

Monday, August 11th, 2008 by

Reports from the Road

Seven hours of traffic, torrential rains, and hit radio. I wanted to slit my wrists. To say that the trip did not have an auspicious beginning would be the height of understatement. I got a late start, but for good reason. I ran into Cody online and got some very inside information, some of which has to do with David’s album, and which, if it does indeed come to pass, will very good news. Especially for David. (There. That’s your hint.) Then, someone who shall remain nameless (Josie) kept me online with her hilarious fanaticism and considerable charm. I didn’t think the the difference of ninety minutes was going to make […]

08 American Idol Tour . Noting David . Performances . Rascal . Reviews . Up Close & Personal

Thursday, July 17th, 2008 by

Workin’ the Crowd] David has displayed an ability to assess new situations rapidly and incorporate his learning without sacrificing any of his unique characteristics. The challenges involved in working a crowd can be formidable, but after several weeks of performances David has clearly raised his game in this regard. His affection for his home turf in Utah certainly helps, but there is a considerable level of comfort and control in evidence here that offers exciting glimpses of what David is likely to bring to adoring audiences in the years to come. The ‘gosh laughs’ are still there (I hope they never disappear), but now too is some real bravado, and a level of […]

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