Friday, September 8, 2017

Somethin' About Christmas Tour by Kris Allen!

Kris has announced the Somethin' About Christmas tour! Mostly east coast and small venues. Should be fun! The tickets go on sale Friday, September 8. I'll keep this post updated with any news and of course we will have show posts for these shows.

College Show: September 9, 2017: University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Concert (Open to public)
University of Delaware
Newark, DE
Doors open 8:30 PM EDT
September 9, 2017

Kris has another college show, only this college (the University of Delaware) is awesome and opened it up to the general public! So if he busts out another new cover, as he is prone to do at college shows and concerts in smaller cities, we should actually get video this time thanks to our friends Ang and Kira.

Will post set list, media etc here after the show. In the meantime, thoughts and prayers with everyone in Florida right now and this weekend. Hurricane Irma is serious business and I hope everyone from there will be safe.

Updated 9/10/2017: Sorry for delay in updating. Connectivity issues on my end. Heard it was a great show with a new cover of Niall Horan's Slow Hands (mashed-up with Waves) and a new interesting arrangement on Loves Me Not. Videos and photos after the jump.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

College Show: August 19, 2017: Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

Welcome Week Concert
Augustana College, Lower Quad
Rock Island, IL
8 PM Central (Kris on at 9 PM after a DJ opener)

Kris has a college show scheduled at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois (near the border with Iowa). I think it is intended to be a student event, but don't have firm info on whether the general public can go. Anything we get (and there's normally not much with college shows) will go in this post.

Updated 8/21/2017: Turned out to be a great show, and we got the premiere of a cover of Oasis' Wonderwall (an audience request from a student and a long-desired cover for me). Partial set list and mini-videos inside. Many thanks to @SnapCracklyPop for preserving Kris' instastories for us.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Appearance: August 17, 2017: American Idol Auditions, Lake Buena Vista, FL

American Idol Auditions
Disney Springs
Lake Buena Vista, FL
August 17, 2017

Kris is joining fellow winners Jordin Sparks (Season 6, 2006) and Ruben Studdard (Season 2, 2002) at an open audition for ABC's reboot of American Idol, taking place on Thursday, August 17, at the Disney Springs portion of Walt Disney World in Florida. If you are interested in auditioning, you need to pre-register and follow the directions here.

Parking is going to open at 4 AM and Disney Springs' venue can hold up to 4000 people. Sounds like they are expecting a full crowd (click that link for specific event information)! For those of you who are just going to check it out, I'm not sure if you will be able to observe auditions or not from that link. Disney Springs' entry itself is free; it's a really big open air shopping and dining center. Click here for information on visiting Disney Springs.

Updated 8/18/2017 with pictures, articles and videos! (After the break)

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Charity Show: August 5, 2017: Rock the Plank Concert, Macomb MI

Rock the Plank
Macomb, MI (Detroit-area)
August 5, 2017
Free; Donations encouraged
Click here for parking and schedule information
Gates open 4:00 PM EDT; Kris is on 7:00 PM EDT

Kris is participating in a charity benefit (free but donations encouraged) in a northern Detroit suburb to benefit two local foundations. As of now the forecast looks good, but they did book Kris!

Updated 8/14/2017: Looks like a great night for a show, and already enthusiastic tweets and some video! Full set list too (changed up from last night). Team Kris finally revealed the name of the bassist who's been subbing for Torres. Whatever else we get, I'll put after the jump!