Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Festival: February 26 - March 2: Live Loud Festival at Sea


Festival/Cruise

Live Loud Festival at Sea
February 26 - March 2
Sailing from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay & Freeport, Bahamas

Other Acts: Saints of Valory, Ken and Drew of Sister Hazel, Yacht Rock Revue with Robbie DuPree and PLAYER (including original Ridge from Bold and the Beautiful!!! Not that I'm excited about that or anything), DJ Soulman, Chuck Cannon, Kristy Lee, Brian Collins, the Shadowboxers, Dugas, Scott Munns, Trailer Park Ninjas, Hey Monea! and Howl at the Moon


Festival, Cruise and List Preview:
Kris, his band, his fans and many other artists will be boarding the Norweigian Pearl on a musical cruise from Miami to the Bahamas. The list includes a few lucky cruisers found on Twitter and Facebook, plus a few regulars and the other acts. They may not be able to tweet while at sea. As we did last year for the Sophia's Heart Cruise, I'll use this post to update as we go along. The festival's website has a ton of information if you want to see what you're missing.


The Ship:

Photo  of the Norwegian Pearl by @sixthmanjan





















The Schedule: Many thanks to cruiser @Ang_716 for this!

Click here for the complete schedule.

Highlights include:
  • Wednesday, 2/26: Kris performs in the ship's Stardust Theatre at 8:30 PM
  • Thursday, 2/27: Ship will visit Great Stirrup Cay. 60s Formal Night!
  • Friday 2/28: 70s Night! Kris performs in the ship's Stardust Theatre at 8:45 PM
  • Saturday, 3/1: Docking in Freeport. I notice there's a toga party that night too. Before the party, Kris performs on the pool deck at 8:30 PM in the Stardust Theatre at 10 pm.
  • Sunday, 3/2: Return to Miami

2/26: Kris performs at 8:30 PM 

Revised schedule for 2/28

The Cruise!
Along with all the performances above, the festival's website promises "there will also be great activities hosted by the bands! You can anticipate such experiences as Trivia, Flip Cup, Bingo and more."



I'll be posting images here during the cruise. Also check out Live Loud Festival's Shipstagram which finds all the tagged Instagram pics taken on the boat.

Pool Deck:
Photo by @Ang_716
Theatre (not Kris' show, but his was similarly full):

Photo by @David_B_Freeman



















KAB Frolicking on the Beach:


Photo by @ksutton041
Photo by candikanev


KAB scooting around the Bahamas:                                

Photo by @bigdaddysays


Photo by @bigdaddysays
Photo at Headphone Disco by @csands75



















The Shows!

Photo by @kt_cle





















2/26 Set List:
  1. Paul Simon
  2. Better With You
  3. Don't Set Me Free
  4. Alright With Me
  5. Leave You Alone
  6. Everybody Just Wants to Dance/I Want You Back (Original/cover - Jackson 5ive)
  7. In Time
  8. Breakdown (Cover - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
  9. Beautiful and Wild
  10. Monster
  11. Rooftops/Blurred Lines (Original/cover - Robin Thicke)
  12. Live Like We're Dying
  13. Shut That Door
2/28 Set List for 70s Night:

  1. Alright With Me
  2. Don't Set Me Free (Kris on electric guitar!) [Video - snippet]
  3. Better With You/One Love (original/cover-Bob Marley)
    (Note: Kris has performed each separately but this is the premiere of this mash-up, so - PREMIERE) [Video of One Love] [mp3 of One Love]
  4. Beautiful and Wild
  5. Leave You Alone
  6. In Time [Video]
  7. It's Always You [Video]
  8. Paul Simon
  9. Monster (Kris on electric guitar!)
  10. Everybody Just Wants to Dance/I Want You Back (original/cover - Jackson 5ive) [Video] [Video]
  11. Live Like We're Dying [Video]


Photo by @Ang_716
Photo by @micchelleMYbell




















Photo by @Ang_716


Photo by @Ang_716 - Apparently Kris did not stick to this photo




















3/1 Set List: [Video with 11 minutes of snippets from 3/1 show]
  1. Paul Simon
  2. Better With You
  3. Don't Set Me Free [Video]
  4. Alright With Me
  5. In Time
  6. Everybody Just Wants to Dance/I Want You Back (original/cover - the Jackson 5ive) [Video of IWYB and some AWESOME dancing] [Video]
  7. God Only Knows (cover - The Beach Boys) [Video] [mp3]
  8. Beautiful and Wild
  9. Rooftops
  10. Live Like We're Dying
  11. End of the Show

Late Night 3/1 Jammin' with Members of Trailer Park Ninjas and Yacht Rock Revue:

  1. Come Together (cover - The Beatles)
  2. Stand by Me (cover - Ben E. King)

Saturday, February 22, 2014

College Show: February 22, 2014: Gaines Theatre, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA

College Show
February 22, 2014
Gaines Theatre
Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA

8:00 PM; Kris on at 9:00 PM EST

Opening Act: Caroline Glaser

Show and List Preview:
Tonight's show is a college show, taking place at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA. Due to a confusing post at KAO and a premature tweet from Kris, there was much excitement initially from Kris' many fans in Virginia, who have long wanted a show here, but the show is for CNU students only (I'm told by CNU's choice). I hope that Kris and his team will get a show scheduled soon for this area, as it is full of Kris fans who are not CNU students and who were very disappointed when it didn't pan out for them.

As far as the list goes, I am finding enthusiastic students - a lot of them! Virginia is indeed a strong state for Kris. No regulars though. As with most college shows, don't count on many live tweets (especially not during a Virginia college show, I went to plenty in my day and they are a party), but should be much flail afterwards.

Pre-Show/Event Press and Publicity:

CNU handles its own show publicity. I only found a few FB posts plus this tweet from the school's newspaper. However, many CNU students clicked they were going on the FB posts, which is great. And even better for us, they have school spirit and like to stick CNU in their twitter bios. ;p

Merch, Signage and Other Fun Stuff:

The Show:


Photo by locked and sekrit
Photo by locked and sekrit
Photo by locked and sekrit



Photo by locked and sekrit
Photo by locked and sekrit
Set List: 

Photo by locked and sekrit ;)



















  1. Paul Simon
  2. Better With You [Vine]
  3. Don't Set Me Free
  4. Loves Me Not
  5. Alright With Me
  6. Leave You Alone
  7. Everybody Just Wants to Dance/I Want You Back (original/Jackson 5ive) [Vine] [Instagram]
  8. In Time [Vine] [Vine] [Instagram]
  9. It's Always You [Vine]
  10. Out Alive
  11. Beautiful and Wild [Vine]
  12. Monster [Vine]
  13. Rooftops/Blurred Lines (original/Robin Thicke) [Vine] [Vine]
  14. Live Like We're Dying [Vine] [Vine] DON'T MISS
  15. Shut That Door [Vine]
  16. End of the Show [Video]
Banter or STD (not sure): "Gotta Work Out"

After the Show:

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Show: February 21, 2014: iPlayAmerica, Encore Events Center, Freehold, NJ

Photo courtesy of nj.com



Concert

February 21, 2014

Encore Events Center
iPlay America
Freehold, NJ

8:00 PM EST

Opening Acts: Caroline Glaser, Matt Manisero



Show and List Preview:
This show has had some online buzz and the venue tweeted recently that it is close to a sell-out! Hope we get there! Lots of fans traveling to central New Jersey for this show, which is fairly easily reachable by bus or car from both New York and Philadelphia. (It's also worth noting that Freehold is the boyhood home of Kris' idol, Bruce Springsteen (but in case you are wondering, Bruce is on tour in Australia).) iPlayAmerica is described by a Yelp review as "Vegas for Kids" and features food, drink, rides, an arcade, and the venue in which Kris is going to play, the Encore Events Center. This is also the last show of his club tour in February; after this, it will be college shows and festivals for the rest of February and March.

We do know of someone planning to stream; the link will be tweeted out on the list if it's a go. If you listen (or have listened the past few nights), they'd like you to consider (no obligation) making a donation to one of Kris' favorite charities, WorldVision.


Pre-Show/Event Press and Publicity:


Screencap of Venue's Ad
Street Team Flyer




















The Ticket:


Many thanks to @J9DH!!!











Merch, Signage and Other Fun Stuff:


Photo by @KuddlyKimmie




















    The Show:


    ooh a backdrop!!! Finally! Photo by @Ang_716
    Photo by @x_serenade



    Photo by @J9DH

    Set List:
    1. Paul Simon [Video] [Video]
    2. Better With You [Instagram] [Video] [Video - good audio] [BWY included in end of Interview with Celeb Interviewer]
    3. Don't Set Me Free [Video] [Video - good audio]
    4. Loves Me Not (with Caroline Glaser) [Vine] [Instagram] [Video] [Video]
    5. Alright With Me [Video] [Video]
    6. Happy Birthday [Video]
    7. Leave You Alone [Video]
    8. Everybody Just Wants to Dance/I Want You Back (original/Jackson 5ive cover) [Instagram] [Instagram] [Video] [Video
    9. In Time [Video] [Video] [Video]
    10. It's Always You [Video] [Video] [Video - Fantastic audio!]
    11. Secret Garden intro/Out Alive (Bruce Springsteen/original)  [Video] [Video] [VideoDON'T MISS [mp3]
    12. Beautiful and Wild [Video - good audio] [Video] [Video partial]
    13. Monster [Video] [Video]
    14. Rooftops/Blurred Lines (original/Robin Thicke) [Video
    15. Live Like We're Dying [Instagram] [Video with STD] [Video]
    16. Shut That Door [Video with LLWD] [Video]
    17. End of the Show [Instagram] [Video] [Video] [Video]
    After the Show:

    Wednesday, February 19, 2014

    Show: February 20, 2014: 89 North, Patchogue, NY (Long Island)

    89 North's Facebook Promo (h/t @heartsandroses9)
















    Concert
    February 20, 2014
    89 North
    Patchogue, NY
    Doors open 7 PM EST (Hearing Kris goes on around 9:30 PM)
    Opening Act: Caroline Glaser, Matt Weiss

    Show and List Preview:
    Kris plays a venue on Long Island tonight. It is convenient to public transportation from what I've heard. Our list is full of good regulars and should be fun!

    Some of you saw a tweet from a locked person on the list last night that Cale will not be with the band tonight and Friday. It is for personal reasons and they will not have a sub. Keep a good thought for Cale and his family. Media and set list after the break...
    Updated 9/29/2016

    Tuesday, February 18, 2014

    Show: February 19, 2014: Stage One, Fairfield Theatre, Fairfield, CT

    Photo by townvibe.com
    Concert
    February 19, 2014
    Stage OneThe Fairfield Theatre
    Fairfield, CT
    Doors at 7 PM; Show at 7:45 PM EST
    Opening Act: Caroline Glaser

    Monday, February 17, 2014

    Event: February 18, 2014: NACA Convention Showcase, Boston, MA


    National Association for Campus Activities Convention Showcase

    February 18, 2014


    Location
    Boston, MA

    5:10 PM EST


    Preview:
    Kris is performing on one of the mainstage showcases for a large convention of college activity programmers. This is not a concert for his fans; rather, it's a chance for him to impress college concert promoters and book college shows in order to make new fans. We are sure he will be quite impressive indeed.

    Nonetheless, there will be video taken, so no worries.

    Pre-Event Press and Publicity:



    The Showcase:


    Photo by @pMichelleThomas
    Photo by @sarahj1388





















    Set List: 
    1. Paul Simon [Vine]
    2. Better With You [Instagram]
    3. In Time
    4. Live Like We're Dying [Vine] [Vine] [Instagram]
    NACA has posted this fantastic video of the whole set!


    After the Show:



    Thursday, February 13, 2014

    Show: February 14, 2014: The Center for Arts, Natick, MA




    Photo by xo_angela_xo









    Concert

    February 14, 2014

    The Center for Arts
    Natick, MA

    8:00 PM EST

    Opening Act: Caroline Glaser


    Show and List Preview:
    Happy Valentine's Day and who better to spend Valentine's Day with than Kris? This is going to be a fun one! The show is sold out and the list is full of regulars as well as giddy new fans about to get their faces melted.

    Pre-Show Press and Publicity:

    Street Team Flyer




















    The venue has done a great job of promoting it with a nice mailing to members:
    Photo by @JoanieL57
    Photo by @jmatt17
































    The Ticket:


    Photo by @NatanatorC




















    VIP Soundcheck:



    Singing TMYFML by +ameeliu15 

    Program by @Ang_716
    Aw! Not to mention best pic of the poster yet! Photo by christylray








































    The Show:


    Photo by @Ang_716












    Set List: (To be filled in as the show goes on or afterwards)

    VIP Soundcheck:

    1. To Make You Feel My Love (Cover - Bob Dylan) [Video] [Video] [mp3]
    Photo by @Ang_716




















    1. Paul Simon [Video] [Video] [mp3]
    2. Better With You [Video] [Video] [Video] [mp3]
    3. Don't Set Me Free [Instagram] [Video] [Video] [mp3]
    4. Loves Me Not (with Caroline Glaser) [Instagram] [Video] [Video] [Video] [Video] [mp3] [mp3]
    5. Alright With Me [Instagram] [Instagram] [Video] [Video] [Video - partial] [mp3]
    6. Leave You Alone [Video] [Video] [Video - partial] [mp3]
    7. Everybody Just Wants to Dance/I Want You Back (original/cover - Jackson 5) [Instagram] [Video] [Video] [Video - IWYB] [mp3]
    8. In Time [Instagram] [Video] [Video] [Video - partial] [mp3]
    9. It's Always You [Instagram] [Video] [Video] [mp3]
    10. Out Alive [Video] [Video] [mp3]
    11. Beautiful and Wild [Instagram] [Video] [Video] [mp3]
    12. Monster [Instagram] [Video] [Video] [Video - partial] [mp3]
    13. Rooftops/Blurred Lines (original/cover - Robin Thicke) [Instagram] [Video] [Video]
    14. Live Like We're Dying [Video] [Video] [Video]
    15. Shut That Door [Video] [Video] [mp3]
    16. End of the Show [Instagram] [Video] [Video] [mp3]



    After the Show:

    Surprise Show: February 13, 2014: Rockwood Music Hall, New York City










    Surprise Show!

    February 13, 2014

    Rockwood Music Hall
    New York, NY

    Show: 6:30 PM EST

    No opening acts


    Show and List Preview:
    Kris is doing a surprise show tonight at 6:30 PM at a venue he did two great shows at this past May. The show is to partly make up for the fact he had to cancel a show in a more rural part of Connecticut tonight due to Winter Storm Pax (it cracks me up they name winter storms now). There is a blizzard in NYC today. We'll see who can make it! The band did based on a twitter conversation you can see on the list. I do see quite a few regular fans who are already in the city planning to go.


    Pre-Show/Event Press and Publicity:

    None beyond venue, street team and Kris tweets - it's a surprise show!



    The 2014 tour bus - Photo by @ang_716
    The Line! Photo by @heartsandroses9

    The Show:


    Photo by @heartsandroses9 
















    Set List: (To be filled in as the show goes on or afterwards)
    1. Paul Simon [Video]
    2. Better With You [Video]
    3. Don't Set Me Free [Instagram] [Video] [Video] [mp3 (banter-free)]
    4. Alright With Me [Video]
    5. Leave You Alone [Video] [Video]
    6. Loves Me Not (with Jillette Johnson)! [Video - partial]
    7. Everybody Just Wants to Dance/I Want You Back (original/cover - Jackson 5) [Video] [Video - IWYB - partial]
    8. In Time [Video]
    9. Beautiful and Wild [Video]
    10. Live Like We're Dying [Instagram]
    11. End of the Show [Instagram] [Video] [Video]

    After the Show:

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

    Show: February 13, 2014: Infinity Hall, Norfolk, CT

    Photo by Infinity Hall







    Concert

    TBA

    Infinity Hall
    Norfolk, CT

    8:00 PM EST


    Show and List Preview:
    Not sure how this one will go. It's in northern Connecticut, about an hour from Hartford. It's also near various Massachusetts college towns and eastern New York. Also, a major Nor'easter is predicted.

    Update: And indeed the storm has forced the cancellation of this show.



    Pre-Show Press and Publicity

    Street Team Flyer




















    The Ticket:


    Thanks to @Amayesed














    The Show:
    UPDATE: Show has been canceled due to a serious winter storm in the east.


    Set List: (To be filled in as the show goes on or afterwards)

    After the Show: