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David Archuleta at Live! at the Ludlow Garage

Live at the Ludlow Garage

Friday, October 27, 2017 from 8:30 PM to 11:30 PM (EDT)

David Archuleta at Live! at the Ludlow Garage

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Cincinnati Tax Quantity
Front Row Oct 27, 2017 $45.00 $6.94 $0.78
Gold Oct 27, 2017 $30.00 $6.49 $0.55
Silver Oct 27, 2017 $25.00 $6.34 $0.47
Bronze Oct 27, 2017 $20.00 $6.19 $0.39
Table 19
Table 19 is a 36 inch round bar table with 4 bar stools. The price includes all 4 seats and the table.
Oct 27, 2017 $150.00 $10.09 $2.40
This seat has a partially obstructed view of the back corner of the stage. Basically you won't see the drummer, if there is one.
Oct 27, 2017 $30.00 $6.49 $0.55
This seat has a partially obstructed view of the back corner of the stage. Basically you won't see the drummer, if there is one.
Oct 27, 2017 $25.00 $6.34 $0.47
Front row
This seat has a partially obstructed view of the back corner of the stage. Basically you won't see the drummer, if there is one.
Oct 27, 2017 $45.00 $6.94 $0.78
This seat has a partially obstructed view of the back corner of the stage. Basically you won't see the drummer, if there is one.
Oct 27, 2017 $30.00 $6.49 $0.55

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When: Friday October 27th at 8:30 PM                                                                                                                                          Ticket Price: $20.00 – $45.00

Door Time: 7:00 PM

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David Archuleta Bio

Platinum-selling pop star David Archuleta doesn’t like attention, but he deserves yours.

At 6 years old, Archuleta, who grew up on a steady diet of musicals like

Les Misérables and

Evita, developed a love for singing as a way to find solace in the comfort of his backyard. Before

long, family, friends and neighbors started to notice, and at 9 years old, coaxed by the promise

of free quesadillas, he was singing for crowds at a local restaurant.

And in 2007, when the

then-16-year-old (now 26), appeared on

American Idol , the world started noticing. Receiving 44

percent of nearly 100 million votes, the shy, fresh-faced vocal prodigy was runner-up on the hit

show’s seventh season, finishing behind David Cook.

“I didn’t really want to pursue fame and stardom,” Archuleta, a devout Mormon, recalls. “But I

felt like it was something I needed to do to fulfill one of the assignments I’d been given in my


A record deal with Sony/Jive Records, arena tours, a No. 2 single (“Crush”) on the

Billboard Hot

100, acclaim from the likes Bruce Springsteen, Kelly Clarkson and Rihanna, and international

fame followed. But even after running the gamut from Top 40 pop to holiday music on six

studio albums and 21 singles, released over the past decade, including a two-year break from

music to embark on life-changing missionary work in Chile for The Church of Jesus Christ of

Latter-Day Saints, the TV personality, bestselling author and former

Star Search Junior Vocal

Champion and one of

American Idol ’s youngest breakout wunderkinds was still just finding his


“I think

American Idol , the whole process, from the momentum on afterwards, I never took

time to slow down and think about who I was,” the singer says. “People wanted me to work in

an adult world without growing up.

… When I went on my mission, it was the first time that I

took time to say, ‘Who am I? What do I want?’

“When I got back, I started doing music again, and that’s when I started working on this


He’s talking about a series of three four-song EPs that, due out over the course of this year (and

later as a full-length LP with additional songs), starting with the May 19

th release of Orion ,

combine to make a heartfelt artistic statement. Unburdened by the pressures and

focus-group-think of industry handlers, yet set to pop tones sure to pleasantly surprise old fans

and attract new followers to his already robust global fan base, it’s the first album the singer’s

co-written and recorded as an adult.

“The music is all about saying, ‘Wait a second, why am I doing this in the first place?’ ”

Archuleta says, explaining where his head was at when he relocated to Nashville to start writing

songs with Music City luminaries like Jeremy Bose, Trent Dabbs, Katie Herzig, producer Jamie

Kenney and others.

“It was therapeutic working with them,” Archuleta recalls. “I wrote these stories [my career so


… That was a great experience and I learned a ton, and now I’m here and I’m like, ‘Wow! I

get to create music, but this time I have my own reason to do it.”

“I connect to my songs more now than I ever have,” he goes on to say. “Before, my team had

goals to fulfill; they didn’t really care about my story, they were just like, ‘Make sure you have

enough love songs that we can release, because that’s what people want to buy.’ I’ve never

been about romance and breakups and high school love and all that. I’ve always been about

life, and self-introspection.”

“I think I’ll take a second change,” Archuleta sings with a familiar bell-clear powerhouse croon

on lead-off single “Numb,” an airy pop tune with a refreshing calypso feel that shows some of

the Utah-by-way-of-Miami native’s Latin roots. The track premiered via

Billboard last


“This is like a new beginning,” Archuleta explains excitedly, saying he’s never felt so intrinsically

fulfilled and electrified by his own music. “It’s not just taking another chance with music, it’s

taking another chance on myself.

… I need to be who I am or else I’ll go numb again.”

Like with “Numb,” the theme of the anthemic “Invincible” turns the phrase its title suggests.

“[It’s] about not having to be invincible,” Archuleta says. “I’ve felt too many times that I need to

be perfect, I need to be invincible, I can’t show any weakness. But really, that’s what creates

the battle with myself.

… [Then I have to tell myself], ‘It’s OK, you can let go. Let the armor

down. Put the sword away.’ ”

That idea carries on through

Orion ’s “Up All Night.” It’s a dance-pop gem Archuleta wrote about

a rural Tennessee fishing trip he took with a family he befriended. Coming during a rough patch

he was having in Nashville, the trip gave the singer some much-needed perspective at a time

when he was imposing a paralyzing amount of pressure on himself to prove himself.

“They just cared about each other,” Archuleta says of the family. “Whoever I was, they just

loved me and accepted me, and made me feel like a was a part of the family.

… I felt whole

again, I feel rejuvenated, and I went home and I couldn’t sleep that night. And all that

happened was I went fishing with this family. I was like, ‘I have to get this feeling out of me.’ So

I went over to the keyboard and [“Up All Night”] is what came out.”

“Say Me,” a string-section-boasting ballad co-written with Bose and Dabbs, is another

rumination on the singer’s battle for self-discovery. “I need you to say me,” the lyric goes.

“That can be interpreted as a love song,” Archuleta admits. “I need you to say you, basically —

believe in yourself.

… There’s a difference between being prideful and cocky and believing in


After a decade under the discerning eyes of

American Idol judges, TV viewers, record label

know-it-alls and music critics trying to shape and define his identity, Archuleta has discovered

he’s the only one who can find himself, and, with confidence winning out over self-doubt, that’s

what he’s done on

Orion .

“These songs are about the struggle of finding your own voice and how hard it can be

sometimes to believe in yourself.

… I’m David. I’m the kid who always sat in his backyard,

alone, singing to the cats. I don’t have to be cool, I just have to be David.”

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