American Idol's Archuleta to perform at Sun Bowl
American Idol runner-up David Archuleta will perform during the Helen of Troy Halftime Show at the Brut Sun Bowl on Dec. 31, according to Sun Bowl officials.
Archuleta, who will celebrate his 19th birthday on Dec. 28, was the runner-up on the seventh season of American Idol. In August 2008, his self-titled album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart.
"Helen of Troy is excited to bring another outstanding talent like David Archuleta to perform at halftime of the Brut Sun Bowl," said Gerald J. Rubin, CEO and president of Helen of Troy, in a press release. "David piqued America's interest during his run on American Idol and he definitely will be a fan favorite due to his extraordinary talents as a singer-songwriter."
The Helen of Troy Halftime Show will feature a performance by Archuleta, as well as The Pride of Oklahoma and the Stanford University marching band.
Previous Sun Bowl halftime performers have included Los Lonely Boys, Diamond Rio, Baby Bash, Rihanna and the Village People.
Field level performance tickets
Fans attending the Sun Bowl Fan Fiesta at the Judson F. Williams Convention Center on Dec. 30 will have an opportunity to win field level tickets for the halftime performance, Sun Bowl officials said. The first 300 fans between ages 10 and 17 who present their Sun Bowl game ticket at the Fan Fiesta will receive a sideline access pass for the halftime show.
"Basically, we want to give 300 lucky fans the opportunity to have a front row seat to the Helen of Troy Halftime Show," said Bernie Olivas, executive director of the Sun Bowl Association, in a press release. "It also allows David to engage his fans on a more personal level."
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