Monday, October 15, 2012

Event: October 16, 2012: Right2Rock2012, a Benefit for Little Kids Rock

A Benefit for Little Kids Rock
Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC
October 16, 2012
6:30 pm EDT until the music stops!
(Post updated 10/17/2013)

Event Preview:

Tonight Kris joins an epic lineup of musicians (with perhaps, just maybe, a very special rumored guest to boot) in an annual fundraiser to benefit Little Kids Rock, a music education charity Kris supports. You may recall he did this event two years ago:

This year, for the 10th anniversary, the benefit is bigger and honors E Street Band guitarist, actor, and Underground Garage host Steven Van Zandt. The amazing lineup of special guests includes the great Elvis Costello, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, Members of the E Street Band Max Weinberg and Jake Clemons, Southside Johnny, Darlene Love, Dion, Gary US Bonds, Ruben Blades, Michael Des Barres, Michael Johns from Season 7 of Idol and Kris! If you think KAL (a huge Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band fan since childhood for those who did not know) is going to be fangirling, you think correctly!

The Event!

Kris' Set List (with Backing Band):
Solo: The Time of Your Life (Cover - Steven Van Zandt) - PREMIERE
With Other Artists on Program: I Don't Want to Go Home (Cover - Southside Johnny and the Asbury Dukes, written by Steven Van Zandt) - PREMIERE

Complete Set List via WCBS-FM and
  1. Daddy's Little Girl - [Original song by Alia Baez (Little Kids Rock student) with Jake Clemons] [Video] [Video]
  2. Black Magic Widow (Cover - Santana) - [Little Kids Rock students] [Video]
  3. I Wish (Cover - Stevie Wonder) - [Little Kids Rock students] [Video]
  4. One Love (Cover - Bob Marley) - [Little Kids Rock Students] [Video]
  5. Among the Believers [Darlene Love] [Video - includes interview]
  6. Salvation [Michael Johns] [Video] [Video]
  7. Lyin' in a Bed of Fire [Jesse Malin] [Video]
  8. All I Needed Was You [Midtown Men]
  9. Standing in the Line of Fire [Gary U.S. Bonds]
  10. The Time of Your Life [Kris Allen] [Video] [Video] [Video] [mp3]
  11. Soulfire [Michael Des Barres] [Video]
  12. She's Got Me Where She Wants Me [Southside Johnny] [Video]
  13. Bitter Fruit [Dion and Ruben Blades]
  14. This Time Baby's Gone For Good [Elvis Costello] [Video] [Video] [mp3]
  15. Sun City [Tom Morello] [Video] [Video] [mp3]
  16. Until the Good is Gone [Steven Van Zandt and Bruce Springsteen] [Video] [Video] [mp3]
  17. It's Been a Long Time [Steven Van Zandt, Springsteen, and Southside Johnny] [Video] [Video] [mp3]
  18. I Don't Want to Go Home [Everyone] [Video] [Video] [Video] [mp3]

Speeches and Other Videos: [Intro] | [Jake Clemons] | [Bruce Presents Award to SVZ] | [Award Presentation] | [SVZ Acceptance Speech] | [News report from the Neighborhood Journal] | [News report from the Neighborhood Journal #2] | [AXS TV Coverage] | [Michael Johns Interview (MJs Big Blog)] [Kris Allen Interview#1 (MJs Big Blog)] | [Kris Allen Interview #2 (MJs Big Blog)] | [The Little Kids Rock Gala Finale]

And oh yeah, THIS HAPPENED:

(Photo by @KrisAllen well really by @LindsayPGE)

Special note: With so many artists, I'm bound to miss a video or a link! Please forward any corrections, omissions etc. to me on Twitter @KrisAllenLists or to

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