The big homecoming concert planned as a thank-you to David Archuleta’s hometown fans has been canceled. But NOT by the Idol peeps, as originally reported, says “Team Arculeta.”
The PR person for Idol, Roger Widynowski, said there would be no concert due to contractual obligations between the 17-year-old and American Idol.
But, according to the Archeletas, the Idol folks actually approved the plans for Archie’s homecoming–that it was the booking agent for the E Center, where the concert was to take place, who had other ideas.
According to an Archuleta family spokesperson, things “got a little heated” as Jeff Archuleta was told by the E Center bookers that “there is no way this is going to happen.”
With the 2nd of two Salt Lake City Idol concerts–also booked at the E center–not sold out, there is no way David can perform at that venue, or even in the same city, until the Idol concert dates have passed, without creating a conflict of interest for the bookers.
According to the family, the homecoming charity event may still happen, but not until after the tour is over.