David Archuleta, “American Idol” participant and singer of “Glorious,” featured in the LDS “Meet the Mormons” movie, will appear for the first time at BYU for the Homecoming Spectacular.
Tickets are already available for the concert, which will take place Oct. 8–9 in the Marriott Center.
“We’ve already sold over 1,500 tickets just in the first few hours,” said Robert Sullivan, director of ticketing, marketing and communications for the event. “I think you’ll see by the end of the month, if we have tickets, there won’t be a lot.”
The event, themed “Make Your Mark,” showcases Archuleta as the main guest as well as various campus performing groups: Vocal Point, Women’s Chorus and Synthesis among others.
It’s likely that Archuleta will be both doing solo numbers and performing with other BYU groups, Sullivan said. “David Archuleta is obviously somebody that has been on our mind as a talent we’d love to come to BYU for a long time,” he continued. “He’s just a perfect fit for our community.”
Jeff Martin, producer of the show said, “I think people will be interested and excited about some of the things that we’re working on and things that David will be participating in.” Martin shared that Archuleta has been working on new music for himself and hoped Archuleta will bring both new and familiar music to the show.
“There’s been a really positive response, and we’re anticipating a big crowd for both performances,” Martin said. “We’re really thrilled that people are so excited about it.”
Tickets are currently available to students and alumni. Tickets will be available July 13 with purchase of the BYU arts pass, and general tickets will be available July 21.