Thursday, August 7, 2014

Throwback Thursday: First Performances of the Songs from Horizons

Every Thursday we take a look back at Kris Allen's career via video.

This Thursday, with the imminent release of Kris' new album, Horizons, this Tuesday, August 12 dawning upon us, I thought we'd take a look back at the first time he performed all of the songs on Horizons live. Note, of course, he has not yet performed ALL of Horizons live, but many of the tracks he has been performing for almost a year. (Two of the songs premiered in October 2012!)

We'll use the Amazon UK edition of Horizons for this post, since it's the only one I've seen with bonus tracks. Note that it uses a different order from the US edition. I'm sure hoping the bonus tracks will be added to the US edition. And if you have not made your plans to buy Horizons, do so immediately! It will be available via iTunes, Amazon US, and major US retailers. If you can't afford it, DO NOT PIRATE IT. Instead, check out Kris Allen Fans Unite's awesome gifting effort for someone willing to gift it to you!

Here's the UK Horizons track list with a great video from the first live performance afterwards for each song (except the two he hasn't done live, Lost and Parachute).

1. Beautiful & Wild (Live premiere, February 8, 2014, Watseka, IL)



2. Don'’t Set Me Free (Live premiere, February 8, 2014, Watseka, IL)



3. In Time (Live premiere, February 8, 2014, Watseka, IL)



4. Lost - Not performed live in front of an audience yet, but Kris did play it live in a Yahoo Music! exclusive session posted this week.

5. Young Love ("Paul Simon"”) (Live premiere, October 3, 2012, St. Louis, MO)



6. Prove It to You (with Lenachka) (Live premiere, July 18, 2014, Anaheim, CA)



7. Everybody Just Wants to Dance (Live premiere, February 8, 2014, Watseka, IL)




8. It'’s Always You (Live premiere, February 8, 2014, Watseka, IL)



9. Should I (Live premiere, October 3, 2012, St. Louis, MO)




10. Girl Across the Room (Live premiere, May 9, 2014, Arkansas Disaster Relief Concert)




11. Unique (Live premiere, April 5, 2013, Dayton, OH)




12. Parachute - Not performed live yet.

Enjoy! And spread the word - Horizons is almost here!