Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena, Nashville, TN
I love music. Am an Archie or an Arch Angel. And am dang proud to be one!
But no more prouder than on 25 April 2011, when my artist of choice publicly showed his support for the Invisible Children’s 25 Campaign.
Held in Nashville, Tennessee, David, along with another fine young artist, Landon Pigg, took to the stage to “Break the Silence” in order to give back to all those who made the “The 25 Campaign” a rousing success.
The ’25′ campaign, which launched mid-February, asks participants to commit to raising $25 for the Invisible Children’s Protection Plan before their 25 hours of silence.
Invisible Children’s target was to get 25,000 people to donate $25 each to raise at least $625,000 for a “Protection Plan to build the (1) region’s first rehabilitation center, (2) implement an early warning security network, and 3) support our international campaign to arrest Joseph Kony, rescue his child soldiers, and bring peace after 25 years of war.”
Communicating in Unique & Relevant Ways
Music has always been an integral part of Invisible Children’s awareness efforts. According to Bridgette Bugay, public relations for Invisible Children, “the organization has participated in over 25 national music tours, been the beneficiary of music festivals such as CMJ, has official partnerships with La Blogotheque, Spin, Filter, and Windish, and continues to feature new music in their documentaries. The media-based company understands the cultural impact of music and has worked with countless artists to communicate their mission in unique and relevant ways.”
Unique and relevant, indeed. The night concluded with music in our hearts, fervor in our guts and funding for Invisible Children’s innovative campaign amounting to at least $1.8m!
The Soul Man from Utah is Back!
It was heartwarming to hear David explain how amazing he felt that he could be on the forefront of a fund raiser, not just one of the silent donors [before he became famous].
It was mind boggling to see him perform with sass, soul and “surrender”.
Once again, the enigma that is David Archuleta could not have been more pronounced last night – ramblin’ away between songs, then like a light switch, flips into this prodigious, soul-searing, other-worldly performer!
How’d he do that?
Archies’ Collective Chorus: We Gotta Get Through This!
If last night’s performance – especially with his new band – is any indication, there is SOOO MUCH to look forward to, as David enters another fresh era in his career 🙂
Are we reeaaally ready? Guys, I suggest we put all our affairs in order. Check your insurance, last will and testament, etc… Me thinks The Archuletor unwittingly has murder in the works…
Above all, find an Archie buddy to, at the very least, resuscitate you for the “daidly” days ahead.
Enjoy the collection of eye & ear candies below 🙂 Don’t tell me I didn’t warn youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu, hehe.
ps: For more information, visit www.invisiblechildren.com and help bring lasting peace and restoration to central Africa.
pps: Break The Silence playlist – http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=5D105F63AE2FB402
Full Set Chronicled
David’s FULL SET captured from the The Invisible Children’s live stream. This includes his entrance, spiels, song introductions, acknowledgement of IC’s CEO and their funny exit
Download the CONCERT’s FULL SET MP3 (320kbps) HERE
Download HD video HERE
For those who want to go straight to the songs (although I could not imagine any full-pledged Archie skipping David’s rambling, LOL), here is the song-by-song presentation from the IC livestream
Gorgeous Fan Videos
My Hands thanks to hughestube1003
Gotta Get Through This thanks to hughestube1003
GGTT thanks to michellejoyk
CRUSH thanks to tigerprideroar
POTC thanks to hughestube1003
POTC thanks to tigerprideroar
SOS Duet thanks to hughestube1003
SOS thanks to tigerprideroar
SOS thanks to michelleyok
Photos – More Eye Candy
David Archuleta @ Nashville’s Break the Silence – SLIDESHOW to the tune of GGTT
Download mp4 HERE
FOR A SHORTCUT TO ALL DOWNLOADABLE FILES ON THIS POST (except for the HD full set cos it’s too large for mediafire), check here – http://www.mediafire.com/?cp1yubozzowru