Thursday, November 29, 2012

Throwback Thursday: June 25, 2010: Happy 25th Birthday Kris Allen (Alright with Moo)

We're back after a Thanksgiving break. (Usually) Every Thursday, we take a look back at a great video of Kris!

This week, as you may have already heard, Kris is in Kenya with World Vision USA on a charity mission. Make sure to check out their blog, Pinterest board and/or Facebook page for more information and some great videos!

To celebrate his latest good deeds, thought it would be appropriate this week to look at a fan video made for his birthday two years ago. A group of fans raised money to buy Kris a cow from Heifer International. (The cow is actually donated to a family in Africa.) Enough money was raised to buy over 50 cows and Kris was blown away by it.

Looking at the Alright With Moo video again, it's a great tribute to some other trips and missions Kris has done for charity, including clips from his Rwandan trip for Heifer International/Toms/Bridge2Rwanda, as well as his visit with the UN to aid in Haitian earthquake relief and subsequent American Idol appearance to perform Let It Be to raise money for that effort. It's all set to his version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow, with a special guest appearance by a cow dancing to Alright With Me at the end.

So it's quite a video! Kudos to overth3moon for her work on it! Check it out!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

List: November 18, 2012: Concert at 3rd and Lindsley, Nashville

Concert with Katie Herzig
3rd and Lindsley
Nashville, TN
November 18, 2012
7:30 PM Central
8 PM Central for possible stream

Kris plays his last scheduled show (unless something new pops up) for 2012 tonight. He's co-headlining with Katie Herzig at 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville. A lot of people live in Nashville, so it'd be fun to see some special guests in the audience - maybe Mat Kearney for example? Or maybe a special guest guitarist spot for full KAB guitarist/Nashville resident Andrew DeRoberts?

The good news is even if you are not at the show, it appears that it is possible that some of the audio of it will be broadcast via Lightning 100, an independent radio station based in Nashville, as part of their "Nashville Sunday Night" show. That show starts a half hour after the actual show starts. Here is the link to listen live to Nashville Sunday Night!

Friday, November 16, 2012

List: November 16, 2012: Tanger Outlets Grand Opening, Glendale AZ

Concert at Tanger Outlets
Glendale, Arizona 
November 16, 2012
7 - 8 pm (Arizona time, same as Mountain time)

Kris opens another new Tanger Outlet, this time in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale. As we know, these bring out big crowds, great tweeters and good videos, so look forward to the same tonight!

Here's the list:

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Throwback Thursday: Kris Allen Band, September 2, 2010 - Happy Birthday Andrew DeRoberts!

Every Thursday we look back to the good stuff and times, and there have been plenty!

Tomorrow, November 16, is Kris Allen Band guitarist Andrew DeRoberts' birthday! Since Kris has scaled back from doing full band shows this fall, fans have really missed seeing Andrew and his guitar jams! But fear not, he helped Kris with the upcoming Christmas EP, and Kris will be playing a show in Andrew's home of Nashville this Sunday! Might we have a special appearance? We'll see...

But for now, Happy Birthday to Andrew! Let's re-live one of his best nights for this week's throwback video. This was the night of #cockatoo hair and KAB bar jamming. This was September 5, 2010, and KAB took over the stage of a local college bar in State College, PA to perform a few songs (also on this YouTube channel). Here's Andrew handing the lead on I'm Tore Down:

List: November 15, 2012: Concert at Southwest Minnesota State University

Concert at Southwest Minnesota State University
Marshall, MN
Opening for Eric Hutchinson
Doors at 7 pm, Show at 8 pm CENTRAL

Kris opens tonight for Eric Hutchinson at a college concert held at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN. This isn't the first time they've played together, as they did a radio show for WRMF in West Palm Beach earlier this year. For those of you who aren't familiar with Eric, he's worth checking out. He had a minor hit earlier this year with Watching You Watch Him, and opened for Kelly Clarkson on her tour a few years ago. Here's the event info in case you make a last-minute decision to head out to SMSU and see the show tonight!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

List: Citadel Outlets Tree Lighting, November 10, 2012, Los Angeles, CA, November

11th Annual Tree Lighting
Citadel Outlets
Los Angeles, CA

Events start at 4 pm Pacific
Concert starts at 5 pm Pacific

The Krismas season has begun! Earlier this week, Kris announced his upcoming Krismas EP, Waiting for Christmas. And he's in Los Angeles today to help a local mall kick off the season properly!

For those who don't know the other performers, Ariana Grande is a huge star for kids and teens. (With over 3 million twitter followers, let's hope she drinks the milkshake!) She's the comic relief on Victorious and is getting her own show on Nickelodeon soon. Roshon was in Camp Rock and Colton Dixon was on the last season of American Idol.

For the list, I've been searching all of their replies, hope to see some new fans be won over today! And we've got some faithful list regulars going. Best of all, we've got a livestream!

So here's the list! A little note, it may be buggier than normal, as I add people, Twitter still does that annoying show their last few tweets thing, and I will be adding more people later than I normally like to because of their being fans of the other three.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Throwback Thursday: RIP Live Let It Rain 11/09/09

Every Thursday we take a look back and relive the highlights of being a Kris Allen fan!

Three years ago, Kris played Live in the Vineyard for the first time. It marked the only time he has ever performed Let It Rain from the KATA album live.

That's a shame, because he did a beautiful job! Enjoy!

And how do we know he will never do this again? Well, he has told fans a few times when talking with them that it's not one of his favorites. And then he had this reaction at 1:10 of the video below when I requested it in DC last week:

Hopefully one day we can all change his mind. In the meantime, enjoy this week's throwback to Let It Rain, Live in the Vineyard 2009, and bonus throwback of Blindfolded from October 28, 2012!

And finally, because I forgot to do Throwback Thursday last week, here is my apology offering - a link to a place to download Let It Rain from LITV:

Happy Listening!

Friday, November 2, 2012

List: November 2, 2012: Cabo Waba Cantina, Cabo San Lucas, MX

Cabo Wabo Cantina
Cabo San Lucas, MX
7:15 - 9:00 pm
(Cabo is in the same time zone as the mountain time zone in USA, but has no daylight savings time, so 10:15 eastern).

Kris plays Sammy Hagar's bar in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico today. There's been a little confusion over this event. While it appears to be open to the public, it's also been rumored to be a private event for Tyson Chicken. We'll see! In any case, Big Daddy is certainly enjoying his time down there and has a lovely view (as shown by the photo above).