Danny Gokey in Concert – Vancouver B.C. and Jacksonville FL

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Danny Gokey at the Big E - photo by Jodi Nicholas

*Updated with new Video* 11/15/2010

Danny Gokey performed Friday evening as a headliner at the 2010 Greater Jacksonville Fair, and also recently completed his first international concert since the AI Tour with a show in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Upcoming events this month for Danny include:

  • concerts in Green Bay, Sheboygan, and Wausau, Wisconsin November 18th through 20th as Danny heads homeward for Thanksgiving;
  • co-hosting the American Music Awards red carpet pre-show on November 21st with Jennette McCurdy, Lance Bass, and several other American and international hosts; and
  • release of Danny’s Christmas single “Tennessee Christmas” November 22nd.

Video, photos, and other highlights from Danny’s recent schedule below after the jump!

Last two Danny Gokey Updates

Danny Gokey Mid October Roundup
Danny Gokey Headlines BSA Centennial Camp Concert

Danny Gokey in concert – Red Robinson Show Theatre, Vancouver

Life Is A Highwayvideo credit via annechantal1

Livin’ On A Prayervideo credit via annechantal1

Danny Gokey in concert – Greater Jacksonville Fair

Twitter Media

Get Away – partial

joelwilbur: @dannygokey @bfraley n band are killing it down here at jax fair grounds!!
http://twitvid.com/WPDBC

Photos and video via @danaustinphoto

danaustinphoto: Thought I’d stop by Jacksonville & catch @dannygokey in concert! This guys rockin it on stage!

http://twitvid.com/ODUMZ

http://twitpic.com/36ja46

http://twitpic.com/36jahv

http://twitpic.com/36jb1k

Concert Photo Galleries
Concert Video

Concert Montagevideo credit via WolfieRed1

*New* I Still Believe – video credit via DAKSafariGirl

*New* I Will Not Stay Goodbyevideo credit via DAKSafariGirl

Hard to Handle with band intro video credit via sonnysangel

T-R-O-U-B-L-E video credit via sonnysangel

*New* Livin’ on a Prayervideo credit via DAKSafariGirl

Bonus Photos – Danny Gokey at the Big E

Danny Gokey at the Big E - photo by Jodi Nicholas
Danny Gokey at the Big E - photo by Jodi Nicholas

35 Comments

  1. Steph, those are some great videos of Danny. He really has come a long way. Also love the black and white pic at the top. I attended one of Danny’s concerts and they are very high energy – I was thoroughly entertained and loved watching the audience jump along with Danny – so much fun. Thanks so much for posting them.

  2. Steph, what a nice surprise to come to this site and find Danny at the top of the list of threads. I always love your one-stop-shop Danny threads. Danny’s energy as a live performer is insane, unlike anyone else I’ve ever seen. It comes through on these videos, but you really have to experience him live to get the whole impact. He feeds off the audience energy, and gives it right back–and then some. When you leave a Danny Gokey concert, you feel energized and overcome by a sense of well-being and peace, as if you’ve been given a drug. It’s hard to explain but those who have been there know what I’m talking about.

    He’s come light years since the show and seems like he’s been doing this for years. I’m excited he’s already working on a second album and wonder what his own songs will sound like. Since he’s so new at songwriting I’m sure they’ll be co-writes; I wonder who he’ll be writing with. Danny’s said he’ll be taking off January and February–hasn’t said why though. Recording in the studio, perhaps? I wonder if RCA wants him to release a second album sometime toward the end of season 10 so he can perform a new single on the show and take advantage of the Idol audience the way he did last March. If so, that would be awesome! I can’t imagine this workhorse just deciding to take time off for no reason than to get some R&R, which I’m sure he desperately needs. There must be a reason. Could be something to do with SHF too. Whatever it is, I’m sure Danny will somehow leak the info–he’s terrible at keeping things a secret for very long. I remember just before the announcement of his signing last summer, Danny could barely keep the information to himself–he was bursting with it and let all sorts of hints drop, so his fans pretty much knew he got a pretty sweet deal even if we didn’t know all the details. Things couldn’t have worked out better.

    Loved these videos, thanks! Danny really rocks. I hope his ankle is better.

  3. I love that black & white photo also. Really gives a sense of Danny and band in concert, and cool to have the ferris wheel off in the background and other atmospherics :) Wasn’t a show I was able to attend, but makes me wish I could have.

    I really enjoyed the Vancouver and Jacksonville videos, seemed to have been quite a good time by the audiences at both events. I noticed this written by the gentleman who posted the Jacksonville montage.

    Danny Gokey put on an impressive show in Jacksonville, Florida. His voice is incredible and he has become a solid performer with charm and a lot of personality. Great to have a meet and greet related to Danny’s wonderful tribute to his departed wife, Sophia. The Sophia’s Heart Foundation is doing some wonderful things, check it out and make donations so Danny can continue to do Good Deeds!

    Always love to read something like that from a person who by any evidence at his YT account is not a regular AI or even music fanboy ;)

  4. I am happy that a lot of good stuff is coming up for Danny. Including him being a host on the AMA’s red carpet, next Sunday, and then his Christmas song coming out like a day later. I think that it will be available for sale on both Amazon and Itunes. Maybe it will be on Itunes on November 23 (a Tuesday)? It will also be available for sale on Amazon UK. And then there is the ACA awards on December 4, I hope he wins and gets to perform on them.

    The ACA awards announced that they will make a big announcement tomorrow. I wonder what that announcement is? I think it might have something to do with who is hosting the show. Hopefully they will start leaking who will perform on the show shortly. I hope that Danny gets a chance to perform.

  5. The ACA awards announced that they will make a big announcement tomorrow. I wonder what that announcement is? I think it might have something to do with who is hosting the show. Hopefully they will start leaking who will perform on the show shortly. I hope that Danny gets a chance to perform.

    I’m on pins and needles waiting for their big announcement. I really hope it has something to do with Danny, either presenting or performing on the show. If he gets to perform or present, it seems likely he might have won or come close. I hope so!

  6. Danny seems to be everywhere this month, caught a little bit of him on the CMT 40 Greatest Songs tribute.

    I’m glad that he is getting a chance to release this new Xmas single in the UK as he has a devoted fan group over there.

  7. Recording in the studio, perhaps? I wonder if RCA wants him to release a second album sometime toward the end of season 10 so he can perform a new single on the show and take advantage of the Idol audience the way he did last March. If so, that would be awesome!

    Maybe he will do more recording/writing in January. (He’s has the SHF Cruise in February. I had saw that Storme Warren will emcee that event, which I think is kind of cool.) Since he’s writing now I could see him putting out another album some time next year. Maybe he will get to perform on AI again, and get a nice boost due to that.

  8. Danny Gokey at the Big E – photo by Jodi Nicholas

    That black and white photo is riveting. Great job, Jodi, whoever you are, and thanks for sharing it! I love the cloud/smoke action in the background. I wonder how far in the air Danny is in the photo???

    I haven’t seen an estimate for the size of the crowd in Florida, but they do seem to love Danny. You can hear the audience singing along to all of his songs. A county fair is a great way to see Danny –he loves when the crowd can get up close and dance.

    Thanks for another great job, Steph!

    BTW, I can’t wait to hear Danny’s version of Tennessee Christmas! Its actually making me look forward to the constant Christmas music I’m about to hear on Country Radio in my city.

  9. (He’s has the SHF Cruise in February. I had saw that Storme Warren will emcee that event, which I think is kind of cool.)

    I think so. This is the site that has information about the cruise and mentions Storme’s involvement.
    http://www.travelininc.com/DannyGokey.html

    Since he’s writing now I could see him putting out another album some time next year. Maybe he will get to perform on AI again, and get a nice boost due to that.

    I hope so. It would be good for Danny, plus I just want to see him on the show, lol :)

  10. I’m on pins and needles waiting for their big announcement. I really hope it has something to do with Danny, either presenting or performing on the show. If he gets to perform or present, it seems likely he might have won or come close. I hope so!

    I think that if Danny gets to perform that means he either won or came close to winning too. I think that they will start releasing the names of the artists that will be performing shortly.

    Here’s hoping that Danny gets to perform on the telecast. I think that him performing up there and possibly winning will give him a boost in album/single sales.

    I think that tomorrow the big announcement might have something to do with who is going to host the ACA’s. And that a little later on they will start naming the performers for the telecast.

  11. I was at the concert in Vancouver. As my fellow Danny fans know, it was my first time to see him perform live, and he did not disappoint! He was awesome. One of my favorite things he does (and I know one of the more difficult things he does) is “Get Away”, and hearing him hit that high note live and just really nail it is a very cool thing. I got to talk to Danny briefly and that was fun. I’ve talked so much ABOUT him for so long that it was really nice to actually get to talk TO him. People have always said that he’s very cute and very nice in person – now I know for myself that’s true! :)

    I thought that the crowd seemed very engaged with him, and it looked like a good chunk of them lined up afterward to have him sign a CD and/or photo that they bought. I’m glad that the attendance and response from the crowd was very good, I hope that means that he will be back out this way for another show before too long.

    Great job on the thread as usual Steph! I love that b&w photo too, and those other ones you posted are good too.

  12. Danny is a talented performer – thanks for posting the videos. I am glad to see him doing so well :)

  13. I love that black and white photo too; it is quintessential Danny. Fans have heard him play the guitar during warm ups and say he is pretty good and should play during the show, but I don’t know. He loves to run around, dance wave his arms, twirl a towel, etc. If he eventually does play guitar during shows I hope it is just for a slow song or two.

    Toonces where did you hear Danny say that he was taking Jan. or Feb off? I hadn’t heard that. I know his schedule is light after December, except for the cruise; but I wasn’t sure if they decided to have him go into the studio instead of tour or what.

    Thanks Steph for the nice thread! I heard they were very strict in BC security wise, I’m amazed we got any videos.

    Didn’t they almost throw you out Josie ;)

  14. Well it’s a wonder they didn’t Indigobunting, with me being so scary and all. ;) But you’re right about the security. One of the people with me was trying to video Danny but she gave up after the second warning. They were keeping a close eye out and the way the theater is configured (very steep incline) is great for good views of the performer but makes it tough to hide a video camera. A lot of people who ran up to the stage during Danny’s last couple of songs were videoing him, and he was playing to the cameras. Maybe some more will turn up on youtube at some point.

  15. I was here!

    My friend, Katie, opened up for Danny!! Nice concert! Danny’s got some awesome vocals!

  16. I find it hard to imagine how Danny can report this:

    South Carolina ROCKED!! After the show I ate Ice cream,Fried Oreo, Fried Snickers,Caramel Corn,Italian sausage, Pizza…& Now I’m feelin sick

    And still look like he does in those videos! Obviously, his high energy output at the shows, some type of exercise program, and a fast metabolism keeps him in such great shape!

    Touring does seem to agree with Danny.

  17. Duke, how cool that your friend opened for Danny. The Jacksonville FL show? I thought I heard it was Miss Jacksonville that performed. It was said she had a good voice. Had you seen him live before?

  18. Wow…that black and white photo of Danny jumping is amazing! I wonder if it was taken by a professional photographer or just someone in the crowd because it is impressive! In a single still shot they managed to capture the energy and excitement that is generated when Danny performs live!

    I have been fortunate enough to attend Danny’s live show, and he really is such a dynamic and charismatic performer that you find yourself riveted to him on stage because you don’t want to miss anything!

    Thanks once again Steph for another awesome Danny thread! Danny fans are so fortunate to have you bringing us all the latest….he has so much going on lately and your threads make it fun and easy to keep up with him!

  19. That’s fun that Duke and JosieX were able to attend these two concerts at opposite ends of the continent in person, and drop in here to mention it :)

    I don’t know the background of the person who took the cool jumping pic and the other two I posted from the Big E. I really liked all three of them though. I first noticed them on Danny’s official FB, and got her permission to post them here and at another site that often circulates news and media on Danny.

    She sent me this comment about the black & white photo:

    I was so psyched to get that photo with them in mid air!! The show really blew myself and my boyfriend away. First time we saw Danny live and he is such a genuine, talented person.

  20. Hi Duke!

    That is so awesome that was your friend and here you are at MJs. Small world :)

    I heard she had a really nice voice. Glad you enjoyed the concert.

  21. Great update on Danny. Thanks:) To quote another poster on this board, I think Danny will always make a very comfortable living doing live shows. This is his thing as a performer.

    he’s terrible at keeping things a secret for very long. I remember just before the announcement of his signing last summer, Danny could barely keep the information to himself–he was bursting with it and let all sorts of hints drop, so his fans pretty much knew he got a pretty sweet deal even if we didn’t know all the details. Things couldn’t have worked out better.

    I always suspected that was part of the marketing by his record label to build momentum of his signing. But I also remember being surprised that it turned out to be with 19E and Sony Nashville and he indeed ended up with Mark Bright as his producer.

    Anyway, Danny has been full of surprises lately. I don’t think most fans expected his nod for ACA, the AMA hosting, being included with Country’s music’s biggest names in the CMA special, him starting work on his sophomore album, and the announcement of his CMA partnership with Pillsbury.

    So whenever we think Danny has some breathing room in his schedule, that’s when all the good news seems to surface.

  22. Anyway, Danny has been full of surprises lately. I don’t think most fans expected his nod for ACA, the AMA hosting, being included with Country’s music’s biggest names in the CMA special, him starting work on his sophomore album, and the announcement of his CMA partnership with Pillsbury.

    I don’t think Danny’s fans expected this avalanche of great news either. I know I didn’t! Not that I didn’t think Danny would do decently, but all this is pretty incredible for a guy who finished third…

    And if he wins, whoa. But I don’t want to start projecting too much into the future, as tempting as it is. A slow and steady climb is best. He’ll get there, but I’d rather he accomplish it over time rather than become an overnight sensation and be forgotten tomorrow. RCA seems to know what they’re doing to make it happen and Danny does too and he has a great work ethic.

  23. I am quite interested in the video (Jacksonville FL) made by WolfieRed1, it’s a 13 minute video with photos and a couple of songs, looks like it took a bit of time in making it – and when I clicked on the link, it indicates the person is a 60 years old male who is also a veteran of Vietnam War. Since this person does not have any other Danny’s video in his video collection, I am thinking he may not be an AI fan, but it seems like after meeting Danny and seeing the show, he was very impressed with Danny being a great person and a great performer.

  24. That sure is an eye-catching photo up top! Love the energy there. Having experienced Danny’s live show more than once I must say it really captures the fun and energy Danny and his band put into each and every show. Danny is looking and sounding great in these latest videos. Thanks for keeping us up to date Steph. I always look forward to your Danny threads :)

  25. I added a new video with IWNSG above

    ETA: I also added Livin’ on a Prayer from Jacksonville, and a different version of I Still Believe since the vantage point was a little better on a video posted overnight.

  26. That is a stunning photo at the top. So happy to see so many from S8 doing their thing. Danny sounded great good job on the vids.

  27. Th changes in Danny in the last year becomes so evident in the new pictures. He is now beginning to look settled and confident and hopefully media will start using these and burn that AI hoodie picture :)

  28. He is now beginning to look settled and confident and hopefully media will start using these and burn that AI hoodie picture :)

    Yeah, the early AI pics irk me; I’ve always thought he was cute from the start, but he definitely took it a step up after Idol was over.

    That pic from Amazon still kind of has his “come hither” look though, :lol: It looks like one of the shots from when CW featured him in their “Ten sexiest bachelor” centerfold spread. Nice to see a new shot though, much as I love the chair pics.

    since the vantage point was a little better on a video posted overnight.

    Why, whatever do you mean Steph?! She couldn’t help it she was in the front row looking up ;)

  29. More photos from Jacksonville via @DanAustinPhoto . He got some really nice ones.

    Thanks, Steph- those are really nice! I noticed the last pic must be of the photographer himself; and is that Sharon Wilbur too? I know Danny met her when they both tried out for S8- I think she made it to Hollywood.

    I heard Danny sprained his ankle playing basketball and had it all taped up for Jax; yet still jumped around as usual.

    He better take it easy this week. He has WI Vision appearance Wed; then three concerts- the last one Sat. night. Then has to be back to LA Sunday am for the AMA hosting live! He can’t afford to hurt his ankle more and I hope he gets some sleep :)

  30. Thanks, Steph- those are really nice! I noticed the last pic must be of the photographer himself; and is that Sharon Wilbur too? I know Danny met her when they both tried out for S8- I think she made it to Hollywood.

    I think that is Sharon. She was there at the concert, although I haven’t seen if she was able to interview Danny again for the local Fox affiliate.

    Don’t know if the photographer Dan is a friend of hers or just ran into Sharon and her party at the show.

  31. @lucysfave and steph6449

    Ya, my friend who opened up for him, Miss Jacksonville, is Katie Gillard. She just got lucky and one of the lady’s involved in the pagent got her the gig. She’s awesome. lol, we actually tried out together for the Idol auditions when they came to Jacksonville a few years ago…she’s got a lot of stuff on utube if you search her name.

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