David Archuleta for Invisible Children: Sending out an SOS

Twitpic from @John_AF

Thanks to the amazing thop1984, here is David Archuleta’s incredible Nashville Invisible Children acoustic set on video.

I’m not coherent enough right now to say anything about it … maybe tomorrow, lol. I literally feel like a meteor just hit me.

Yes, we’ve missed seeing David perform live, but it’s more than that. It’s obvious while we’ve been playing old vids and recordings since we last saw him, he’s been moving at the speed of light.

Jive, schmive… don’t you think he looks as though a weight’s been lifted off his shoulders? Like he can literally spread his musical wings and fly? (sorry, I know that’s lame but I did warn you! 🙂 )

And that Gotta Get Thru this/message In A Bottle??? It was like a key fitting in a lock. So right. What a groove. He said he wanted to get a vibe going. This new sound he’s working on might be new to us, but it feels like it’s not new to him at all… it’s rumbling right up out of the soulful marrow of his bones.

He kept thanking everyone who came, who donated, saying he wanted to give back for that generosity… makes you want to give even more, doesn’t it?

So what do you guys think? 🙂

P.S. mp3 of the whole concert from the incredibly amazing Abrra, download HERE.

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42 Responses to David Archuleta for Invisible Children: Sending out an SOS

  1. TOfan says:

    Bringing over from the end of the last thread, from peppertara:

    OMgosh……bluuueeesssy, soulllfulll, matured, awesome, incredible and yes epic performance! Loved it all and loved it some more. Adore the acoustic David, loved the song “Gotta Get Through This”, not sure if it is new or old but first time I’ve heard it. It was amazing, wow, as was every song he did. POTC so heartfelt again, oh my, as was the duet he did.
    Love his band members too (and the bongos)! The whole set was wonderful and David….so good to see him perform again!
    What a beautiful and awesome cause too, enwraps the heart as David always manages to do (and did).
    Am listening to the MP3 I just downloaded, courtesy of the wonderful Abrra.
    Thank you Abrra!

  2. abanana77 says:

    So… that concert was okay I guess…

    j/k I pretty much died. GGTT is pretty much the most amazing thing ever. I’ve barely been able to pull myself away from it to listen to the rest of the concert again. For sure my favourite performance in a loooong time.

    TOfan – I am super impressed you are coherent enough right now to make a post. haha

    Thanks to everyone providing vid/audio! 😀

  3. Archugeezer says:

    What do I think?

    To tell you the truth, I can’t think at all after that performance. Dead.

  4. jackryan4DA says:

    Am so schtooooooopid! I have HD video of David’s Break the Silence — THE FULL SET!

    Darn-gosh-me! I uploaded it to my JRforDA11 channel. Out of excitement I forgot that that channel does not allow me to upload more than 15 min of video time. So after it finished this morning, it got rejected. Ay caramba!

    Am re-uploading to my JRforDAI channel. But am sure other archies would have uploaded their videos by now. But I promise, it is good quality vid — all 33 minutes of it!

    burying my head in the sand for the delay,

  5. Kizzi says:

    NA then Invisible Children set…GGTT cover, written by Daniel Bedingfield (“Works for Me” David wrote with Daniel)…”Sounds of Silence,” a duet, no less…”My Hands” acoustic…TOSOD, Crush, POTC.

    I’m done with wondering about the background details of all this…”whatever David sings, whenever” is my new motto. He is who he is and will do what he will do…I have the easy part, just sit back, relax, hang out with all my fellow Archu-Loonies, and e.n.j.o.y.

    Life is gooood…and…all the sweeter with a dash or a deluge of Mr. Archuleta’s music pro re nata.

  6. archiesfan4life says:

    angelbymyside posted this at FOD – a tweet from bliss:

    @Davidarchie Tonight marked the beginning of the post-Jive era of your career. Not only were you unplugged tonight, you were unleashed

  7. awestruck says:

    TOfan – I too am incoherent and you are bang on especially with this “This new sound he’s working on might be new to us, but it feels like it’s not new to him at all… it’s rumbling right up out of the soulful marrow of his bones.”

    YUP, archiesfan4life – LOVE that tweet from Bliss

    I would love to know how the crowd was – receptive??? twit vids, Abrra’s mp3 – the crowd seems quiet?

    • TOfan says:

      awestruck, re the crowd, this is from @zerogravity1’s tweets:

      David was so “on” tonight. The moments leading up to breaking the silence were so incredibly moving.

      Then once we broke the silence it was like a big pep rally!! D & everyone came out on the stage & got everyone pumped!

      His set was INCREDIBLE as you saw!! And how’bout D doin’ acoustic MY HANDS!!! HOLY CRAPOLA!!! LOVE.THAT.DANG.SONG!! And then POTC??? BAWLING!!!

      So moving… the audience was so silent & then there was this huge roar of applause afterwards! The song couldn’t have been any more perfect for the event! D & Landon were so awesome together Their voices matched the song to a T!

      Someone asked D backstage when we wud see him on tour & he couldn’t say! He was so gracious to all of his fans backstage! He signed anything we wanted him to & took pic’s w/ all of us. Again… just being D! 🙂

  8. awestruck says:

    ohhhhh forgot to say that I LoVEd those bongo drums…

  9. refnaf says:

    “It was like a key fitting in a lock. So right. What a groove. He said he wanted to get a vibe going. This new sound he’s working on might be new to us, but it feels like it’s not new to him at all… it’s rumbling right up out of the soulful marrow of his bones.”<<<<
    I am pretty much out of eeeeepness……loved, loved, loved what Mr Soul Man from Utaaaah does when he sings live, I'm not gettin enough. I swear this entire concert will be on repeat for at least a month.

    ((((kizzi)))) " just sit back, relax, hang out with all my fellow Archu-Loonies, and e.n.j.o.y." Can I jump up and down and relax???

  10. KathyH says:

    I’ve about decided that all I have to “get through” today is the repeat repeat repeat of GGTT. I LOVED POTC but I can’t get through “Gotta Get Through This” either. Love the groove with the new band members.

  11. abanana77 says:

    I would guess the reason the crowd seemed so quie. Is because the audio from the livestream video came from the microphones and things on stage as opposed to what we’re used too (someone standing in the audience with a camera). But as refnaf said, makes for awesome mp3s! 🙂

    I still haven’t really made it past GGTT. I can’t stop hitting replay either!

  12. Heidijoy says:

    It was so good seeing and hearing David entertain LIVE with two new band members. Yes he’s got his groove on and the soul oozes out of him. We even got the”ha” in TOSOD. Loved everything and especially the mashup of Gotta Get Through This/Message in a bottle. Of course Prayer Of The Children was so heartfelt and appropriate for this event. Liked the duet but thinks David held back a little so as not to overshadow Higgins.
    I’m with Kizzi and all sitting back,Jumpin up and down and grooving with the Archu-Loonies. Hoping in due time David will be able to reveal more tour news. Patience Lord,but hurry up.

  13. Heidijoy says:

    Just to clarify, I meant LIVE on the stream. Wasn’t one of the lucky ones there.

  14. jackryan4DA says:

    For whatever it’s worth, here is my video of the FULL-SET, including his entrance – good vid & audio quality

    I also prepared the song-by-song footage from the same full set vid, in case people would like to go straight to his songs songs PLUS I included Landon’s last song — “Falling In Love in a Coffee Shop — [http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=5D105F63AE2FB402]


    • TOfan says:

      awesome!!!! thanks, JR!!!

      I’ve lost count of how often I’ve listened to GGTT today. And nothing against Adam Lambert, but I just stumbled across a version he did in 2009 & wow, REALLY made me appreciate David’s version even MORE. 🙂

  15. Sunshine says:

    What just happened? Earthquake? Tsunami? I still have a pulse – that’s a good sign 🙂

  16. TOfan says:


    I think some kind of earth shaking going on! lol

    Speaking of….

    Here’s the latest placeholder for DA.com … looks like that “small photoshoot” must’ve been with Matt Clayton! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Love the piano-key countdown clock!

    • Kizzi says:

      Great picture for sure. It shows the color of his eyes, that gold/hazel liquid quality. And Matt Clayton captures a special something, a here and now quality. How do you know it’s Matt’s work?

      The photographer who did the shoot for TOSOD also was able to take some great REAL photos too.

      • TOfan says:

        I’m not 100% sure but David’s wearing the same outfit he had on in another Matt Clayton photo and it has that “Matt” quality about it! lol

        yes, a “here and now” quality… perfect way to describe it! I love that it captures David’s youth but his “old soulness” at the same time, if that makes sense. 🙂

      • Kizzi says:

        I really think these photos, as well as the one’s for TOSOD album, capture who he is versus some of those tween oriented photo’s. The “Crush” cover I can’t really look at as it seems contrived. I didn’t hate CFTH cover but I like cheesy Christmas as well sophisticated Christmas images…it’s Christmas, it’s all good. LOL

  17. “What just happened? Earthquake? Tsunami? I still have a pulse – that’s a good sign”
    Sunshine!! So glad you survived, The GGTT vortex is especially deadly…..

    I can not say how pumped I am about everything…. and his OS is one of the most thrilling…. it looks sooo good ALREADY

  18. ooopps ^^^^ that’s me refnaf

  19. jackryan4DA says:

    “Murderer! Murderer!

    – Steven Tyler after seeing that pix of David

    Oh! oh! Melinda Doolittle tweeted David if he is still in Nashville! O God please, lete there a collab!

    • TOfan says:

      Love Melinda! LOL that she called him out for not following her, haha.

      & love this comment on the GGTT vid:

      HELP, I can’t stop watching this vid…I’m getting nothing done today… oh well, there’s always tomorrow..haha..


  20. peppertara says:

    Haha, sounds like everyone is still sending out their SOS! Still in recovery mode, lol.
    When you get knocked off your feet like we all did last night, takes a while to get back up! When David gets down deep in his knees and in his soul, whoa. Keep watching his performances every chance I get, soooo out of this world good!
    Wow, what a beautiful photo of David on his new and upcoming site. Exciting things to come for sure!
    JR…..your video quality (and audio) is awesome, thanks.
    TOfan, you are right, David is moving at the speed of light and I love the way he is expressing his awesome self the way he is. 🙂

  21. jackryan4DA says:

    BTW, I have completed putting up the download links of the videos in HD format and their corresponding MP3s in 320kbps in my post @TDC


  22. refnaf says:

    “When David gets down deep in his knees and in his soul, whoa.”
    Well said peppertara! CAN NOT GET GGTT out of my head> not that I want to.

    JR we **bow** again to you our vid Queen!!!!

  23. TOfan says:

    new ridiculous post/thread!


  24. Victoria says:

    Totally agree I thought that he was more amazing than usual at Break the silence event…David never ceases to amaze me…I think a lot of hockey fans got a taste of it when he sang the national anthem at the play off games as well!!! So proud of how he is always improving himself relentless of how chaotic things must be for him^^

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