Friday, April 25, 2014

College Show: April 25, 2014, University of New England, Biddeford Maine


via University of New England

April 26, 2014
University of New England

Biddeford, ME
2 to 6 PM EDT
Other Acts: Love and Theft; Hello Newman



Show and List Preview:

Ah another college show. I have a love/hate relationship with these. On the one hand, the opportunity to get new fans exposed to the music is fantastic. On the other hand, the hardcore fan gets very little goodies from these; and in many cases is unable to attend. (Which is a bitter pill to swallow when there are no shows for the non-college student on the schedule at the moment.) But college shows are what is happening now, and this one is at a picturesque college on the coast of Maine. Attendance is limited to those with a college ID and one guest they bring.

Pre-Show/Event Press and Publicity:
The Ticket:Your UNE College ID.

Merch, Signage and Other Fun Stuff:

Photo by @HelloNewman
The Show: Kris Solo
Photo by @frappachito and @thatwas0netime
Set List:
  1. Paul Simon [Video]
  2. Alright With Me [Video]
  3. Monster/Hit the Road Jack (original/Ray Charles mash-up) [Video]
  4. It's Always You [Video]
  5. Out Alive [Video]
  6. Better With You [Video]
  7. Team/Pompeii (cover - Lorde/Bastille mash-up) - PREMIERE [Video]
  8. Live Like We're Dying [Instagram] [Video]
  9. Shut That Door [Video]

After the Show:

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Throwback Thursday: April 21, 2009: Kris performs She Works Hard for the Money on American Idol

Most Thursdays when we don't have a show, we take a look back at Kris' career via video.

Yesterday, Kris fans received the happy news that Fremantle (the company that owns the rights to American Idol) had decided to unblock the many videos of Idol that had been posted to YouTube. That means you can easily find and rewatch all of the great memories of American Idol Season 8.

Many people point to Kris' performances of Heartless, Ain't No Sunshine and Falling Slowly as key to his Idol victory. While they were integral, they were by no means his only great performances. One I personally feel is very underrated is his venture into "the woman's department" as Paula Abdul called it to cover Donna Summer's She Works Hard for the Money. Check it out on this nice quality video that must have been blocked as soon as it was posted in 2009 but is back up now:


[mp3]

And for a little bonus, here's a full band take on it from a 2012 concert in Fort Myers, Florida:



[mp3]

Enjoy!

Friday, April 11, 2014

College Show: April 12, 2014: Mount Ida College Spring Fest, Mount Ida College, Newton, MA

Photo by Mount Ida Campus Activities Team





Mount Ida College Spring Fest Concert

April 12, 2014

Mount Ida College

Newton, MA

11:30 AM EDT


Other Acts: Kat DeLuna, The Well Reds, Cover Drive













Show and List Preview:
This is a college show at a small college near Boston, MA and is part of their annual spring celebration. Although Kris has many fans in the area, to attend this show, they will need to have a Mount Ida college ID or be the guest of someone who attends Mount Ida. In other words, I really would not expect much from this show or list,although I have found some happy student tweets and hopefully they'll live tweet the festivities. Maybe Mount Ida is the new Darton State! Let's hope.

Side note - based on some reports by people who attended the Nashville shows, Cale is not with the band for this as he had a prior commitment.

Pre-Show/Event Press and Publicity:

Just the event website. Kris' street team was specifically asked by the college not to promote the show. It is not posted on his website or Facebook.

The Ticket:


Photo by Mount Ida College














Merch, Signage and Other Fun Stuff:

The Show:


Photo by mountidacollege
Photo by @DeveauTrain






















Set List: (Partial, obviously)




After the Show:






Saturday, April 5, 2014

Concert: April 5, 2014: The Franklin Theatre, Franklin, TN



Concert

April 5, 2014

The Franklin Theatre

Franklin, TN

8:00 PM CDT

Opening Act: Adam Hambrick





Show and List Preview:
Following his successful gig for charity in downtown Nashville on April 1, Kris and the band now play a full show in the Nashville suburb of Franklin, Tennessee. A few of Kris' Nashville friends have tweeted they are going (those that have are on the list), and his friend from Arkansas turned Nashville singer-songwriter, Adam Hambrick, is opening. The list is not big, but the show is close to selling out as of this writing, so I suspect they will come out of the woodwork, and it does have a few video-takers on it. :)

Pre-Show/Event Press and Publicity:


Photo of venue flyer by @ameeliu
Photo tweeted by various KAB personnel






















The Ticket:




Photo by snloggins





















Merch, Signage and Other Fun Stuff:


Photo by @ConcertJunkie19
















The Show:

So far our list has spotted the following in the audience: David Cook, Matt Giraud, Andrew DeRoberts!!

Photo by sethplaysbass




Photo by amalone8

















Photo by brianmayes












































Set List: 


  1. Paul Simon
  2. Don't Set Me Free
  3. Better With You
  4. In Time
  5. Alright With Me
  6. Leave You Alone [Instagram]
  7. Everybody Just Wants to Dance/I Want You Back (original/Cover - the Jackson 5ive) [Instagram]
  8. It's Always You
  9. Out Alive [Instagram]
  10. Beautiful and Wild
  11. Monster [Instagram][Instagram]
  12. Rooftops [Instagram]
  13. Live Like We're Dying [Instagram]
  14. Shut That Door
  15. You Got a Way [Instagram]
  16. End of the Show


After the Show:


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Concert: April 3, 2014: The Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte, NC

Screencap by @KrisAllenLists 

Concert

April 3, 2014

Neighborhood Theatre
Charlotte, NC

Doors 7 PM EDT, Show 8 PM EDT

Opening Act: Reeve Coobs




Show and List Preview:
This show is in a small venue in Charlotte and according to the denizens of Yelp, it has fantastic acoustics and is overall a great place to see a show! Our list is not big but of course a few regulars are on it!

Pre-Show/Event Press and Publicity:

    The Ticket:

    Photo by @granni9
    Online version by @NCshopgirl



















      Merch, Signage and Other Fun Stuff:

      Stage setup by @NCshopgirl
      Photo by @granni9

      Sunset version by lockedandsekrit
      The Show:

      Livestream!


      Photo by lockedandsekrit
      Photo by lockedandsekrit
      Photo by lockedandsekrit



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


      Photo by @granni9



















      1. Paul Simon [Vine] [Video]
      2. Don't Set Me Free [Video]
      3. Better With You [Vine][Vine - "That was strong"] [Video]
      4. In Time [Vine] [Video]
      5. Alright With Me [Video]
      6. Leave You Alone [Vine] [Vine] [Video]
      7. Everybody Wants to Dance/I Want You Back (original/cover - Jackson 5ive) [Vine] [Video]
      8. It's Always You [Video]
      9. Out Alive [Video]
      10. Beautiful and Wild [Video]
      11. Monster [Video]
      12. Rooftops [Video with LLWD]
      13. Live Like We're Dying [Video with Rooftops]
      14. Shut That Door
      15. End of the Show

      Wednesday, April 2, 2014

      Concert: April 2, 2014: Eddie's Attic, Decatur, GA


      Concert



      April 2, 2014



      Eddie's Attic

      Decatur, GA 



      8 PM EDT (doors 6:30 PM)



      Opening Act: Caitlyn Smith


      Show and List Preview:
      Last year, Kris did two shows at this suburban Atlanta venue, famous for its acoustics and ambience. While our list is not huge, the venue recently tweeted that the show is close to selling out. (And in fact, it seems it did!)

      Pre-Show/Event Press and Publicity:


      The Ticket:

      This is one of those places that does the email check-in thing.

      Merch, Signage and Other Fun Stuff:


      Photo of stage set-up by amandab821
      Photo by @lucywellington






















      The Show:


      Photo by atony32























      Set List: (Note, Kris didn't exactly stick to the picture but gave them a little extra.)


      Photo by @AlrightWithMe23






















      1. Paul Simon [Video with DSMF]
      2. Don't Set Me Free [Video with PS]
      3. Better With You
      4. In Time [Video]
      5. Alright With Me
      6. Leave You Alone [Video]
      7. Everybody Just Wants to Dance/I Want You Back (original/cover - Jackson 5ive mash-up) [Video]
      8. It's Always You [Video]
      9. Out Alive
      10. Beautiful and Wild
      11. Monster
      12. Rooftops
      13. Live Like We're Dying
      14. Shut That Door
      15. End of the Show
      16. No Boundaries
      17. Heartless/Gangsta's Paradise
      18. You Got a Way


      After the Show: