'Idol' Tour Organizers Say No to David Archuleta Solo Event

There will be no solo event in the near future for Utah teen star David Archuleta.

Archuleta's father, Jeff, was organizing an appearance at the E-Center for Friday night. But officials associated with the "American Idol" concert tour won't allow it. Dean Kaelin, Archuleta's voice coach, on Wednesday said he talked with Jeff Archuleta who told him he had permission but concert tour officials later said a solo event would dilute interest in the "Idol" tour.

Archuleta is under contract with the summer "Idol" tour. The 17-year-old Murray boy was runner-up in the latest show.

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Jeff Archuleta said the event was intended to be a thank-you for David's fans. Most money was supposed to go to charity.

The "Idol" tour will stop at the E-Center on July 14 and 15.