Monday, May 7, 2018

Kris joining the American Idol tour this summer! (Tour information post)

The rumors are true and Kris will be joining the top 7 of American Idol on tour this summer (July 11 through September 16) as a "special guest." The tour is playing smaller indoor venues in the 800-2000 seats range (the DC venue seats 1,847 and is a great place to see a show, having seen a few there). Kris is supposed to perform and I was happy to see him liking suggestions on social media that he duet with Maddie, who is the blond on the left bottom row above and easily the best of this year's bunch.

I'll post any overall tour news in this post and keep it pinned. It looks like this is our chance to see Kris live this year unless you currently attend a D3 college.

You can access official info, dates and venues here.

Updated 6/6/2018: Tickets are on sale here. If you are looking for a VIP meet and greet with Kris, links to purchase are on his website.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

College Show: May 5, 2018: Opening for Jesse McCartney, University of Scranton, Pennsylvania

Opening for Jesse McCartney
University of Scranton
Scranton, PA
May 5, 2018

Kris opens up for Jesse McCartney at the University of Scranton. Don't tell my youngest kid. She's been trying for two years to get the student activities council at her D3 college to get Jesse for their springfest. Instead they are getting Sammy Adams (a rapper the kids enjoy). (True confession: I'm glad my kids stanned Jesse. I actually like his music. And he also has a current song called Better With You, so I'm hoping for a mash-up or a duel on the Better With Yous.)

Anyway, if you went to grade school ten years ago, the University of Scranton has got the dream lineup for their springfest! I'll put whatever media we get in this post (it's not open to public so don't expect much).

Updated May 7, 2018: And we got... some blurry pics. This was the best one:
Photo by @_Kylie_Moran

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Concert: April 22, 2018 Opening for Nick Jonas, University of Central Arkansas

UCA Ferris Center
April 22, 2018
Doors open at 7:00 PM CDT

University of Central Arkansas alumnus Kris Allen opens up for Nick Jonas at UCA's spring concert.

Updated 4/24/2018: Looks like it was a great and lively show! This was an actual fax arena show, which is awesome and it's so great to hear the full band in that kind of venue. Some photos and videos plus a set list...

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Concert: April 19, 20 and 21, 2018: Kris with Nashville Symphony Orchestra

Appearance with the Nashville Symphony
April 19, 20 and 21, 2018

Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Nashville, TN

Kris joins his good friend Melinda Doolittle, the Marcus Roberts Band and the Nashville Symphony for what is described as "the ultimate night of Gershwin." This is a three-night engagement, so if you're in the Nashville area, check it out.

I'll put any media we get in this post...
Updated 4/21/2018 with an IG story video of Kris' solo and the set list

Friday, April 6, 2018

Festival: April 6, 2018: Tin Pan South, Nashville, TN

Tin Pan South performance
April 6, 2018
The Local
Nashville, TN
6:30 PM CDT

Kris plays the Tin Pan South festival for singer-songwriters. This annual festival attracts many name performers. Kris last performed at it in 2015, where he debuted Waves  and the Dames' song Belle Meade Gal (sorry no video of that to link and good gravy, this was three years ago!!).

Anything we get from this year, I'll post here! It would be cool if he did Never in a Million Years with Tony Lucca (since he co-wrote it). It would be even cooler if we got new music!

Updated 4/10/2018: Found the set list and a cool behind the scenes video. Was there a premiere? Maybe? (Confirmed, there was!) After the jump...