It seemed like the stars aligned for David Archuleta singer/songwriter on Wednesday and Thursday night. As he strode on stage to perform his sold out shows at the David M. Player Center for the Arts, in Safford Arizona , he was greeted by a crowd that, from all appearances, were truly in love with the man and his music.
There was no opener for these shows, none needed, any more than were fancy lights or trendy sounds; David didn’t need any of it.
We’re not talking about polite applause but full on lusty screams. From the start the audience was singing to his songs and he deserves every decibel of it. Backed by his four piece band he was confident and performed his songs with aplomb.
David worked the stage with the assurance that all eyes were on him. He strolled up and down the stage and more than once dropped to his knees with his hunker downs. David dazzled the extremely appreciative audience with songs often talking briefly between songs.
His performance was essentially flawless. It was a return, as if he’d never left, to a realm of old favorites, a new song of prayer all with a sleek musical detail. I love his music because each song brings a unique message that is relevant today. His voice is timeless in a way that is so beautiful. A sincere moment of intimate emotion occurred during the almost quiet like performance of “My Little Prayer”, it was magical.
There were people ranging from 10 to 80 and they were all on their feet dancing by the end of the shows. He shared information about the history of a couple of songs, why he wrote them, what inspired him, it was fascinating. Fans rushed to the foot of the stage, where they jumped up and down, flailed their arms, and, of course, sang along.
Even after a few days I am still experiencing Concert Glow and feeling more engaged with life. David’s concert reenergized my spirit and has gotten me thinking about out how to make a difference in my life.
David wowed his audience, what a tremendous concert! It was upbeat, joyful, powerful, and brilliant with important meaningful messages. His voice is a priceless sonic masterpiece.
It was a musical treat to all those fans that had waited for the big day with bated breath, participation in contests, stood in line at the venue with much anxiety. Once in all that was forgotten and all they cared for was David being on stage with microphone in hand.
His tender emotion is inseparable from his craft. He is more than just some pop artist being churned out by record labels. His versatility will stand the test of time in this industry and there is no doubt he will continue to impress fans with his talents. My experience with David Archuleta, in concert, is one I will cherish forever. David is one of those artists who sound better live and anyone who has the opportunity to see him in concert should.