‘Move Live on Tour’: San Jose, CA (07/24/2014) – Miscellaneous Photos, Fan Tweets, Photos, & Videos!

Photo courtesy of Aron Cooperman

Photo courtesy of Aron Cooperman

‘Move Live on Tour’ headed to San Jose, California, for a SOLD OUT show at the San Jose Civic Auditorium on July 24. I went to this show with my good friend @Raggydoll222 and we had the best time! The capacity of the venue was over 3,600 and they had the full set on stage and two big monitors on other side of the stage. I was also lucky enough to meet Derek in person after the show, but more about that in another blog!

Derek and Julianne’s mom, Marrianne, was also there… doing a little sight-seeing in downtown San Jose with Derek before the show. I also saw a tweet that said that the famous retired 49ers football quarterback, Steve Young, was in attendance! Check out all the fun miscellaneous photos, tweets, fan photos, and videos from San Jose below!! I also found some gorgeous HQ photos from the Chicago concert… =)

MISCELLANEOUS PHOTOS

#holyGrail with @derekhough @jakekodish @dance10paul @jordanalexward @jglove988

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Jack dancing with Julianne and Derek

Priceless…

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‘Move Live on Tour’: Riverside, CA (07/19/2014) – Miscellaneous Photos, Fan Tweets, Photos, and Videos!

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‘Move Live on Tour’ went down south to Riverside, California, for a SOLD OUT matinee and night show at the Fox Performing Arts Center on July 19! Since Riverside is so close to Los Angeles, many of Derek and Julianne’s friends came out to the show. We also saw our co-creators/directors Napoleon and Tabitha (NAPPYTABS) at the show supporting their beloved cast & crew. It was so good to see them again with Derek, Julianne, and all the MOVE dancers.

Riverside Nappytabs reunion IG 2

Check out all the fun miscellaneous photos from the cast, crew, and fans!

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FRIENDS & FAMILY

Once again, the Riverside fans were amazed by “Move Live on Tour”! Checkout all the fun tweets, photos, and videos that I found from the Riverside fans!

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‘Move Live on Tour’: Chicago, IL (07/11/2014) – Miscellaneous Photos, Fan Tweets, Photos, and Videos!

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‘Move Live on Tour’ landed in Chicago, Illinois, on July 9 and performed what sounds like an absolutely AMAZING show! Many of our MOVE dancers commented on Instagram and twitter about the incredible audience. It really does make a different to them the amount of energy the audience gives…. the more you give them, the more they give back to us!!

But first, the cast & crew enjoyed a day off in Chicago and many went sightseeing based on their Instagram photos. One of Julianne’s best friends and Derek’s ex-gf, Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries), surprised Julianne and Derek by attending their Chicago show, as well. Check out all the fun photos below!!

MISCELLANEOUS PHOTOS

#tbt to that time when I decided I was a broadway singer! Lol #goofball #lovethataparyment #kathy @kristysowin

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@juleshough @juliannehough #EPIC

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🌟 stars ✨ such a beautiful song 💞 @juleshough your voice is incredible 🙌💗 #moveliveontour #juliannehough #stars

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HQ Photos from Minneapolis, MN, concert at Northrup Auditorium!!

Check out this interesting interview that Derek did with AZ Central in lieu of their show in Phoenix, AZ, on July 20.

Q: How difficult is the show?

A: It’s extremely challenging. We’re in every single number. It’s pretty relentless.

Q: So how do you relax after that?

A: That’s the thing. I went straight from “Dancing With the Stars” to this show and then will go into my book tour (his first book, “Taking the Lead,” will be published in August). It’s momentum. It’s always good, to keep moving and keep going.

Q: What’s more pressure: Being judged on “Dancing With the Stars” or doing this?

A: I wouldn’t say there’s more pressure. There’s just more of a standard, if you know what I mean. I always hold a certain standard for myself, whether you’re playing for 6,000 people or 700 people. I always want to make sure I go up there and give the best performance I possibly can, and I want to get better and better.

Derek also started to promote his new book coming out on August 5th called “Taking the Lead: A Live Lived in Motion”. I cannot wait to read this book and learn what makes this guy tick! Haha! Make sure you pre-order the book here!

Love the fan response from the Chicago show! Check all the great tweets, photos, and videos taken from last night. I also read that Derek, Julianne, Nina and other friends went to a nearby club after the show!

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HQ Photos from the Chicago Theater Facebook!

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#happy at the #moveliveontour — so fun!

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From Minnesota:

‘MOVE Live on Tour’ Day Off in Chicago (07/07/2014)!

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Our ‘Move Live on Tour’ cast & crew enjoyed a day off on July 7 and spent it in Chicago, Illinois! They are playing a SOLD OUT show in nearby South Bend, Indiana, tomorrow night at the Morris Performing Arts Center. As you can see, the dancers and Julianne’s personal assistant, Kristy Sowin, visited famous landmarks, such as The Bean at the Millennium Park. Check out the fun photos below…. also check out Derek and the Sprinkles Cupcakes ATM!! Isn’t that awesome… RED VELVET cupcake please!!! Hahahaha!

Hangin in Millennium Park today with these loves #chicagotourist #moveliveontour

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check out The #CerealAndMilk. Bonus points if you can do it with a bowl of Raisin Bran in hand.

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PARADE MAGAZINE also did a recent interview with Derek who discusses the tour, his new book, DWTS, and other fun stuff. Read an excerpt below!

Right now you’re on tour with your sister. What’s your favorite thing about performing in front of a live audience?
“Everything! I mean that’s literally why we did that. It’s my favorite thing. We did it for a lot of different reasons, but there’s nothing like that quite compares to performing in front of a live audience. Even if you feel tired or don’t feel like you can do it, the second those lights hit you, you just find something and I like connecting and I love it. Things go so fast and it’s so much fun.”

Between DWTS, the Move Live tour, and your other projects you seem to be constantly busy. What do you do in your down time?
“In my down time? Well I have a book coming out in August, so I’ve been working on that the past several months, but I love adventure. I love scuba diving and rock climbing–I love things that make me feel like Indiana Jones, basically. I love to go snowboarding—all the things that my producers would be terrified if I told them I was doing.”

via Amy Purdy IG

via Amy Purdy IG

Speaking of Derek’s book… He has finally started promoting it on twitter! His book, Taking the Lead: Lessons From A Life In Motion will be released on August 5, 2014, and Derek will be promoting the book on a national book tour. Check out the details at PureDerekHough. You can pre-order the book here and on Amazon!

Now, for the first time ever, Derek opens up about his life and the lessons he’s learned on and off the dance floor, revealing how he went from bullied boy to ballroom boss. He details how his experiences have taught him to embrace a positive outlook, and shares the insights he’s gained working with celebrity partners, along with never-before-told, behind-the-scenes stories from the show.

Throughout, Derek spills the real secrets of learning to dance—connection, respect, and cooperative commitment—and demonstrates how he draws on the lessons of dance and competition to embrace and overcome the daily challenges we all face.

Lastly, check out these wonderful photos from the iCourage Instagram account. I am not sure which show these photos are from, but I do know they are from this past week. I am thinking Windsor, ON…. =P