World Renowned painter, David Garibaldi has been touring as support for KISS on their current ‘End Of The Road‘ World Tour, the tour kicked off on January 31st and he has put on his visually captivating show, creating ‘KISSTORY‘ in each city, painting for the sold out arenas, and wowing crowds across the U.S. with his unique energetic performance. Recognized as one of America’s Got Talent’s finalists and known for his rapid speed styled painting live, as he is able to paint portraits of some of your favorite artists in just minutes in front of a live audience, which is pretty mindblowing and is a visually stunning show.
In Philadelphia, Garibaldi used his unfortunately short 30-minute performance slot to paint Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, and of course his final painting the evening was KISS themselves with a splash of Philadelphia with the Philadelphia Eagles logo. Each night Garibaldi gives a high-energy performance painting fabulous portraits of different high profile artists, but make sure that the last painting is KISS themed and inspired by the city they are in that day, to be added to KISSTORY as the band will then sign the painting and give it to a local charity. Over the course of this tour Garibaldi has assisted in raising over two hundred thousand dollars to a variety of charities local to each tour date. So not only is Garibaldi giving a visually impactful performance but also a charitable impact. Although, two hundred thousand doesn’t sound like much, that is just from this tour alone so far, and there is still a slew of date remaining on the trek, but Garibaldi himself has raised over 4 million dollars worldwide for charity with his paintings.
Garibaldi used his 30-minute set to transform some black empty canvases into a beautiful work of art, a music inspired masterpiece of a painting. He had the audience in the palm of his hand as he painted to a soundtrack of the artist that he was painting, as the audience roared along to the lyrics and gave Garibaldi an long ovation as he completed each work of art. Garibaldi’s set was more of a visual experience then a performance as he fused music with art for something truly unique that we have never seen done before. It was a stunning showcase of his talents and we cannot wait to see where this journey takes him.
Check out some photos of Garibaldi’s live show by @AWendowskiPhoto below:
We also had the chance to chat with Garibaldi about his style of painting, whats upcoming for him after the KISS tour, how he got started and so much more, which you can watch below:
Find Garibaldi’s upcoming tour dates, HERE.
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