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World Tour 2012 Highlights (photos included)

Posted on: December 1st, 2012 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

Wow, what a magnificent journey I had traveling all the way around the world! The tour lasted for three weeks and it was something I will never forget. In Italy I performed in Naples and Sigonella (Close to Sicily). In Spain I performed in Rota. In Japan I performed at Atsugi, Yokosuka, Sasebo, and Okinawa. And I had two shows in Guam. All of the shows were for U.S. Navy families except for one of the shows in Guam, which was for the Air Force.

Everyone I encountered was so friendly and helpful. They went out of their way to help with the performances and show me around each town to get some local flavor. Special thanks to Kelly, Staci and Antonio. The local flavor was amazing — we ate some really fun and delicious food! (My favorite was Italian bruschetta with fresh mozzarella & pizza and … well, I’m not too sure what all I ate in Japan, but I liked it 🙂

The shows went over very much like shows in the States: Families getting up and having a good time, singing and dancing along to the music. “Funky Fish Party” and “Recycle Bin” were big hits. People seemed to really appreciate the shows. I considered it an honor and a privilege to be able to perform for them.

Some of the non-show highlights of the trip:
-Going to Caserta Palace in Naples, Italy. They filmed some of the Star Wars prequels there and I was very excited to visit. You’ll see in one of the photos that I even had my own light saber!

-Walking the streets of Sicily. My favorite parts were eating at a little Italian deli (delicious pastries!) and photographing the amphitheater ruins in downtown. Sicily has been destroyed seven times by the volcano that overlooks it — Mt. Etna.

-Exploring Japan. I was struck by all of the natural beauty. Nagasaki was especially beautiful. The people were so friendly. It was fun to be considered “exotic”. Note the photo of me with the soccer team. They were especially fun.

-Discovering Guam. I had no idea it was so beautiful there. I went snorkeling and found Nemo! We had a funky fish party! It was an incredible experience. I love snorkeling and plan on doing more.

-Getting reunited with my guitar. My guitar went around more of the world than I did! It was lost by an Italian airline (note to parents) and ended up in Heathrow Airport in London! Note the photo where I am happily reunited with my guitar in the Okinawa airport.

The whole point of the trip was the kids, and I met a bunch of fantastic kids and parents. I am thankful for the opportunity and hope to be able to do it again someday. Thank you for going along on the adventure with me!

-David

David Chicken Live Show a hit in Japan! (photos included)

Posted on: November 17th, 2012 by David Chicken No Comments

Galliont friends! The live show has been going over great with U.S. families in Japan! We’ve performed at four Navy bases and it has been a blast. So many nice families, who really appreciate the entertainment. It’s an honor to perform for them. I personally love the Japanese culture as well. We’ve been fortunate enough to get into local towns several times to experience the culture and food. And I must say, I’ve had some very unique and delicious food! Several photos are attached. Enjoy!

David Chicken Rockin’ US Navy Bases in Europe

Posted on: November 8th, 2012 by David Chicken No Comments

The David Chicken live show has been a huge success in Italy and Spain, bringing homemade American music to families stationed abroad. “This has been an amazing experience so far” said David. “To bring our music to American families overseas and have them react to it so well is very rewarding. This is truly an honor.” David will be bringing the Scakle-riffic fun to more U.S. families abroad over the rest of November. Stay tuned for more photos and postings.

David Chicken starting world tour to entertain U.S. troops‘ families

Posted on: November 1st, 2012 by David Chicken No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

David Chicken, three-time Emmy® Winner (2008, 2009, 2010 Lone Star NATAS), is about to bring some homemade fun to American families stationed overseas.

Dallas, TX, October 30, 2012: On November 2, David Chicken will begin a journey that will take him around the world. Playing at Navy bases for American families, David will be performing his Live Show Spectacular in Italy, Spain, Japan and Guam throughout the month of November. The show has been a hit stateside for the past decade, with interactive fun and positive messages for kids, including:
• Reading
• Exercise
• Artistry & Imagination
• Recycling
• Good hygiene

The tour coincides with the release of David Chicken’s new app “Brusha Yo Teeth with David Chicken” and the eBook David Chicken Goes to the Dentist, which are available on iTunes and Amazon. David will be performing “Brusha Yo Teeth” on the tour, along with all of his interactive songs that get kids and parents up singing and dancing.

Said David: “I love performing for families. After getting such tremendous reaction to my music in the States, it’s nice to be able to take that music to our troops’ families stationed overseas. Hopefully we can help bring a little piece of home to them.” David will be back in the States just in time for a show at NorthPark Center on November 24 at 2pm.

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