David Archuleta Abruptly Cancels Los Angeles Tour Opener (UPDATE!)

David Archuleta

UPDATE: David’s PR agency released a statement:

We are extremely sorry for the last minute notice, but David has received doctor’s orders that due to a vocal strain he will need to postpone the next several shows on the tour. It was not an easy decision to make but ultimately David will need vocal rest in order to make the quickest recovery and pick back up the tour as soon as possible.

We understand the inconvenience this causes and are working diligently to find new dates for the postponed shows. We appreciate your understanding and patience. In the meantime, if fans would like a refund please contact point of purchase.

David’s PR rep Ken Phillips added that this week’s concerts through Saturday are canceled, as it takes at least a week for vocal strain to heal/be re-evaluated. 

David Archuleta canceled the opening date of his OK All Right Tour at the Troubadour in Los Angeles 90 minutes before the American Idol alum was scheduled to take the stage. 

The singer posted a video on Instagram on Monday night (Feb 7) apologizing for the short notice. But the doctor ordered him on voice rest, and he had no choice.

David’s doctor ordered him on vocal rest

“I’m so sorry to do this with just an hour and a half before the show starts tonight,” David wrote, “But I just got back from the doctor and by his orders I need to postpone tonight’s show and go on vocal rest. Ticket holders you should have received an email for details if you need a refund. Again my heart just breaks to do this so last minute and I’m so sorry for inconveniencing those who have gone out of their way to plan on being there tonight. I so appreciate your support And for wanting to have come.”

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In the video David says, “I was trying my best,” to keep the date. “I’m just sorry to let anyone down tonight,” adding “I was so looking forward to being at the Troubadour tonight. I’m so sorry.” He further thanks his fans for making the Troubadour date a “sold out show.” 

”Singing at all is too dangerous”

He later added: “If I could’ve done it with half or even a third of my voice I would’ve because I know everyone has been waiting years! Because of postponements from the pandemic. But my vocal cords are strained and singing at all is too dangerous. I can imagine the frustration anyone would feel from being canceled again. I won’t give up on coming back to eventually perform though despite all these setbacks. I promise to make it up to y’all and indeed get to doing a show for you in good condition!



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Will David cancel the rest of this week’s shows?

David didn’t mention whether he will be well enough to keep the rest of this week’s concert dates. He has shows scheduled on Tuesday (Feb 8) in Sacramento, Thursday (Feb 10) in Portland, Oregon, Friday (Feb 11) in Grants Pass, Oregon and Saturday (Feb 12) in Bend, Oregon. After a three day break, it’s on to Tacoma, Washington on Wednesday (Feb 16).

The singer has postponed the OK All Right tour twice due to coronavirus concerns. Recently the singer poured his heart out in a video sharing that it’s been very difficult for him to get ready for the tour and get into it, as other factors in his life have affected his motivation and energy. He went on to detail his struggle with reconciling his LGBTQ identity and being a faithful Mormon. However, as emotionally exhausting as the past months have been, David is determined to hit the road and perform for his fans. 

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