Tuesday, April 30, 2013

List: April 30, 2013: The Met, Pawtucket, RI

The Met
Pawtucket, RI
April 30, 2013

Doors at 8 pm, Show at 9 pm EDT

Jillette Johnson opening

After a day off in Boston, the Out Alive Tour moves to Pawtucket, Rhode Island for its next show.

List Preview:
Some of our best tweeters will be there, and one of them is bringing a photographer friend who has been given permission to bring his/her professional camera. Sweet!

Reminder: If you are using the lists, I ask you to be respectful of the people on the lists, even if they aren't your friends - after all, they are the people bringing you the setlist, the videos, the pictures and the on-the-scene tweets which are the whole point of having a list in the first place. I want the lists to be a positive bonding experience for ALL of Kris fandom. Thanks!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

List: April 28, 2013: Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MA

Iron Horse Music Hall
Northampton, MA
April 28, 2013

7 PM

Jillette Johnson opening

Continuing its march through New England, the Out Alive Tour stops in the college town of Northampton, Massachusetts (home to Smith College and near several other well-known colleges and universities). It's also home to Andrew St. Marie's sister, who is very excited for the show! (And on the list.)

List Preview:
Our group of fans traveling with Kris is there! Also some various college town folk. Let's hope Northampton is more of a Searcy or a Dayton as opposed to a Frostburg or a Lawrence. Looking forward to a good show!

Updated: Definitely more of a Dayton, even more than Dayton! The Northampton list brought it! Great work! Click here for the Set List & Video Links post!

Set List:
  1. Out Alive [video]
  2. Better With You [video]
  3. Alright With Me
  4. The Vision of Love
  5. Before We Come Undone
  6. Faith/We Are Young/Some Nights (Cover - George Michael/fun. mash-up)
  7. Paul Simon
  8. Leave You Alone
  9. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Cover - Queen) - PREMIERE
  10. Monster
  11. Unique
  12. My Weakness/No Woman, No Cry (Original/Cover - Bob Marley mash-up)
  13. Rooftops
  14. Live Like We’re Dying
  15. Falling Slowly/Heartless/Ain’t No Sunshine (Cover - Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova/Kanye West/Bill Withers mash-up) [video]
  16. Shut That Door
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Friday, April 26, 2013

List: April 27, 2013: Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT

Wolf Den
Mohegan Sun Casino
Uncasville, CT
April 27, 2013

8 pm EDT

The Out Alive Tour continues its swing through New England with a stop at the famous Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT. Kris will be doing a free, general admission (21+) show in the smaller Wolf Den venue within the casino. At the same time, country music goddess Reba McEntire will be performing in the larger arena. YES I'm hoping they will cross paths! After all, Kris' very first concert was Reba!

List Preview:
It will be a good list - we've got good regulars, good tweeters, faithful Purple Pawns and some newbies attending. Get there early folks!

Updated: What a great show and list! Although we don't know if Kris met Reba (her show ended before his did, and he hasn't flailed, so it is not looking good. Don't miss his cover of her song Fancy! Set List/Video Links post is here.

List: April 26, 2013: The Strand, Rockland, Maine

The Strand Theatre
Rockland, ME
April 26, 2013
7:30 PM EDT

Jillette Johnson opening

The New England swing of the Out Alive Tour moves to the coastal town of Rockland, Maine tonight. A special thanks to @NoSilverNoGold who has been giving us great tweets the past two nights and who is planning to go tonight!

List Preview:
Last night's list was super quiet (except for @NoSilverNoGold, thankfully), but apparently the crowd was rowdy! We will have to see if this list is the same; I noticed there are some of the same people going.

Updated: Great list! Don't miss the videos and the cover of She Thinks I Still Care, done in tribute to the legendary singer George Jones, who passed away on April 26. Set List/Video Link post is here.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

List: April 25, 2013: The Flying Monkey, Plymouth, NH

The Flying Monkey
Plymouth, NH
April 25, 2013
7:30 PM EDT

Jillette Johnson opening

The Out Alive Tour tonight moves to the small New England town of Plymouth, New Hampshire. Tonight's venue is a combo movie theatre and performance center. The show has been promoted by the local news radio station.

List Preview:
Our group of traveling Kris fans plans to head here tonight, plus a few locals plus some new fans Kris made at his show at Colby Sawyer College (which is about an hour away). Kris has had special surprise local guest performers the past two shows, so it will be interesting to see if we get any tonight.

Updated: No surprise guests, but an awesome show! Don't miss his request cover of In the Air Tonight! Click here for set list and video links!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

List: April 24, 2013: Higher Ground, Burlington, VT

Higher Ground
Burlington, VT
 April 24, 2013

7:30 PM EDT

Jillette Johnson opening

Kris returns to Purple Pawns territory for the rest of the Out Alive Tour, starting with tonight's show in Burlington, VT. The East Coast is a stronghold for Kris, should make for some great shows. This particular show was promoted heavily by local radio, especially by Ronnie of Mix 102.3, and that station is sponsoring tonight's meet and greet.

List Preview:
Not the biggest list, but Kris' two biggest fans in Vermont, @bignliddle and @802Jumper, will be there and I really hope they get to meet him this time! Make it happen Big Daddy! There is also a group of fans that have traveled for the New England shows, so they will be on a few of our lists, starting with this one.

Updated: Our girls in Vermont came through again and they did get to finally meet Kris! Amazing cover of the Black Key's Tighten Up, don't miss it! Set List/Video Link post is here.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

List: April 23, 2013: The Rivioli, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Rivioli
Toronto, Ontario
April 23, 2013


Kris brings the Out Alive Tour to Canada for his very first show ever in that country! I'm a little worried about the venue. The time on their website says doors open at 8 pm, but the street team poster and the ticket link say that the show starts at 8 pm. On top of that, the Fleming itinerary says the show starts at 9 PM.

Update: Tweeters going to the show say doors at 8 pm, Jillette at 8:30 pm, Kris at 9:30 pm. I'd show up at 8. All times Eastern.

List Preview:
This is our biggest list of the Spring! There are quite a few avid Adam Lambert fans on it (which makes sense, he got a lot more promotion and airplay in Canada than Kris ever did). Hoping that they and we will get good treats and videos, that Canada will realize just how amazing Kris is, and that our wonderful helper Altrus01, who is going, has a fabulous first but hopefully not last Canadian Kris show! (By the way, if you are using the list, please don't be salty on Twitter with Adam fans fangirling over Adam; this is a chance to show how nice and cool our fandom really can be.)

Updated: Everybody was lovely and although the crowd was small, they were very vocal and lively and up and dancing, just the way Kris likes them!  Set List and Video Link post is here!

Monday, April 22, 2013

List: April 22, 2013: The Ark, Ann Arbor, MI

The Ark
Ann Arbor, MI

Jillette Johnson opening

The Out Alive Tour moves to Michigan tonight for a show in Ann Arbor. The main thing Kris fans would know about Ann Arbor is that it is the headquarters of Kris' booking agents at Fleming Artists (although Kris' agent at Fleming, Jordan Burger, is in New York according to his Twitter bio). Also, I always have a hard time remembering this, but Michigan is in the eastern time zone, so the show is 8 pm EDT (7 pm CDT, 5 pm PDT).

List Preview:
Although it's not quite as epic a list as Chicago was (one of the best ever), Ann Arbor listees are flailing and excited to be going. And we have a bunch of people from David Cook fandom coming, which is great! I also see that we have at least three and probably more folks coming who are quite handy with the video camera. So no worries on that front.

Update: This turned out to be quite an epic show and featured the debut of an "Idol songs medley" including Falling Slowly, Ain't No Sunshine and Heartless. Check out the videos and set list here!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

List: April 20, 2013: Lincoln Hall, Chicago

Lincoln Hall
Chicago, IL
April 20, 2013
7:00 pm CDT

Jillette Johnson opening

The Out Alive Tour stops in Chicago, IL tonight. Expect a large crowd of Kris regulars as many are making the trek to the Windy City for this show!

Admin note: I'm out of town Friday through most of Saturday. Will not arrive home until just before the show is scheduled to start and will not have much time to update lists then. So we will have to settle for adding people last minute. Expect the list to be a bit buggy. Sorry.

Updated: Easily one of the best lists we have ever had. Great job, Chicago and travelers to Chicago! Wait until you see all the video links! Don't miss the awesome return of Falling Slowly/With or Without You to the set list, as well as the request song, a cover of In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel. Set List/Video Link post is here.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

List: April 19, 2013: Veishea, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Molecular Biology Parking Lot 
(Yes, seriously)
Iowa State University
April 19, 2013
6 PM to 2 AM CDT

Kris plays the annual festival at Iowa State University known as Veishea on Friday night. According to Veishea's FAQ, it is "an annual celebration held at Iowa State each spring, and one of its oldest traditions. It serves as a showcase and display of the Iowa State community with a wide variety of educational and entertainment events. ... The word VEISHEA (pronounced "VEE-sha") stands for:
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Engineering
  • Industrial Science
  • Home Economics
  • Agriculture"
In other words, it's a big old college party!

Updated: One of the folks on the twitter list was great about tweeting Kris fans the set list, so big thank you to @K_Shades without whom this set list post would not have been possible!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Updated Show Post: April 17, 2013: The Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, MN

The Cedar Cultural Center
Minneapolis, MN
April 17, 2013

Doors at 7, Show at 7:30 PM CDT

Jillette Johnson opening

(Post updated 12/26/2013)

Show Preview:
The Out Alive Tour heads up to Minneapolis, Minnesota, home of the Replacements and Prince, which ought to give Kris lots of great inspiration for requests!

I just hope we will get video. (Update: We got a lot, good job Minneapolis!) The last three shows have yielded only a few videos. C'mon midwest, step up your game!

That said, in the managing expectations department, a few people on the list for tonight were discussing how they don't normally like to tweet or video during shows yesterday.  I completely understand wanting to just kick back and enjoy Kris live - he's an amazing live artist - it's why we all love to follow his events and shows! Hoping they'll at least tweet a pic of the set list or even just the set list after the show.

Updated: The Minneapolis list did very well! Link to Set List/Video post on Tumblr.



Plugged in - Full band (photos by @sheriberrybim and @ristispeaks)

Set List:
  1. Out Alive
  2. Better With You
  3. Alright With Me
  4. The Vision of Love
  5. Before We Come Undone
  6. Faith/We Are Young/Some Nights (Cover - George Michael/fun. mash-up)
  7. Paul Simon
  8. Leave You Alone
  9. Eye of the Tiger (brief snippet) (Cover - Survivor) - PREMIERE
  10. Something (Cover - The Beatles) - PREMIERE
  11. Monster
  12. Unique
  13. My Weakness/No Woman No Cry (Original/Cover - Bob Marley)
  14. Rooftops
  15. Live Like We're Dying
  16. Paranoid Android (snippet) (Cover - Radiohead)
  17. Ain't No Sunshine (Cover - Bill Withers)
  18. Shut That Door
Also Happy Birthday - order in set list uncertain. Thanks to Bombalurina03 and Risti for help with this set list!

Opening Act: Jillette Johnson

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

List: April 16, 2013: The Bottleneck, Lawrence, KS

The Bottleneck
Lawrence, KS
April 16, 2013

Doors at 8 pm, Show at 9 pm CDT

Jillette Johnson opening

Tonight the Out Alive Tour stops in Lawrence, KS, home to the University of Kansas. So this is not officially a college show, but hopefully it will attract many college kids and new Twitter followers for Kris!

I completely admit this show was off my radar and I was worried when I saw how few people were on it. But then I was happily surprised when I peeked at the list and saw I'd added a few familiar names (probably when the show was first announced). So no worries as far as getting set list or videos.

Updated: Apparently this venue cut Kris' set short (for reasons unclear). And we only have one video (luckily, of the request song, Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Lawrence, good try at taking Frostburg's crown but you did come through with the set list. Set list post with link to the one video is here.

Monday, April 15, 2013

List: April 15, 2013: Old Rock House, St. Louis, MO

Old Rock House
St. Louis, MO
April 15, 2013

8 pm CDT

The Spring Out Alive Tour leg begins its travels tonight in St. Louis, Missouri at the Old Rock House.

The list tonight won't be our largest, but I do see some good tweeters on it. 

Admin note: I've got to do some fundraising for my kid's high school tennis team and work a snack bar tonight for a lacrosse soccer team. Such is the life of a sports mom in one of the jockiest high schools in Virginia. I will get home to run list just as show is getting started. So the list will be buggy due to last minute adds and I'm sorry but that's the deal. It will help A LOT if people tell me ahead of time if they should be on that list.

(Also, the Lawrence, Kansas list for tomorrow - that one does need some help, so please let me know if you are going!)

Another note - As you have probably heard, there was a tragedy in Boston today, and our hearts are with the Kris fans who live there as well as the rest of the city. Not going to make a big hooha out of the list tonight out of respect for them.

Updated with Set List Post with video links; Request song was Heal the World by Michael Jackson, in tribute to the city of Boston.

Set List: April 13, 2013: Surprise Concert at Harding University, Searcy AR

Surprise concert!
The "Burksy" Awards
Benson Auditorium
Harding University
Searcy, AR
April 13, 2013

So here I thought I got a weekend off from doing lists! And Kris Allen though he could just do some college show and I wouldn't find out about it! We both thought WRONG.

Anyway, Kris did a full out show as a surprise ending for some fraternity/sorority event, and word leaked through Twitter as it always does. Within minutes, we had a list of a little under 80 people and unlike certain other nameless colleges *coughFrostburgStateUniversitycough*, the students of Harding University in Searcy, AR, came through in a big way, with the set list, vine posts, many photos and one of the funniest reviews I've ever read.

Friday, April 12, 2013

List: April 12, 2013: Russellville Performing Arts Center, Russellville, AR

Center for the Arts
Russellville, AR
April 12, 2013

7:00 PM CDT

Nik and Sam opening

The Out Alive Tour begins the second leg officially tonight in Russellville, AR (near Kris' home town of Conway). As we learned last night, Jake VP will be subbing for Cale during this part of the tour. While this will be sad news for many, it was Cale's choice to take a break, it is only temporary (this leg ends May 3), and I encourage all Kris fans to support Cale's decision and welcome Jake with open arms. From the videos already posted of last night's show, it's clear Jake brings some good guitar work to the band as well as wacky vine videos and more tweets than we are used to getting.

Updated: Set list post with Video links! Don't miss Fix You and Ain't No Sunshine!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

List: April 11, 2013: Central Arkansas Christian School Fundraiser, Little Rock, AR

Photo by Jordan Collier

An Evening at CAC (Central Arkansas Christian)
Little Rock, AR
8 pm CDT

Kris does a private school fundraising gig tonight in Little Rock, AR. Although it is a "private gig," tickets (generously priced as it was for charity) were available to the general public. Kris will perform an acoustic show and also do "Lean on Me" by Bill Withers with the school's choir!

As we've seen from the past, Kris and high schools are always fun. We get epic flaily tweets from the kids (if not a full set list or videos right away).

Updated: This high school was no exception and brought us great info! Here's the set list post with video links! Don't miss Lean on Me with the HS choir.

Monday, April 8, 2013

List: April 8, 2013: George's Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville, AR

George's Majestic Lounge
Fayetteville, AR
April 8, 2013


Shay Mooney opening

Kris returns to a place where he put on quite a show back in July 2010. As you can see from the picture above, that was a full band show. Tonight we will see the new lineup of the Kris Allen Band for this leg of the tour. We hear that Jake van Pappegham (aka @JakeVP) will be joining the group will be taking the role that Andrew St. Marie took on during the first leg, and that Jordan Dettmer will not be doing the merch thing. Definitely will miss Jordan them both; fans loved him! But Jake seems very excited, so looking forward to what he will bring to the group! (And a couple of photos tweeted today show that Andrew St. Marie is still very much with the KAB, yay!)

For those of you worried about Cale and why he passed up the chance to go to Frostburg and Dayton, it was his birthday weekend (today is his birthday) and tonight he'll be with the group, so no more worries. Go wish him a Happy Birthday!

As for the list, it seems to be shaping up nicely and I predict it will be more of a Dayton than a Frostburg. Yes, Frostburg, you have joined Lubbock and Aspen on my list.

Updated: Prediction true! Fayetteville came through. Here's the Set List/Video Links post.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

List: April 6, 2013: Late at Lane, Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD

Late at Lane
Frostburg State University
Frostburg, MD
April 6, 2013


Other Acts: Ahmir, Chris Rene, Super MASH Bros

The second night of this leg of the Out Alive Tour brings us another college show. Unlike the one in Dayton yesterday, this one is only open to Frostburg State University students and their guests. That means a lot less people on this list, especially because this college is in rural western Maryland in between West Virginia's panhandle and Pennsylvania, but not near any big cities.

Updated: Set List Post with Video Links (partial; will update when/if more information becomes available)

Friday, April 5, 2013

List: April 5, 2013: Jimmie's Ladder 11, University of Dayton, Dayton Ohio

April 5, 2013
Jimmie's Ladder 11
Presented by Campus Concert Committee
University of Dayton
Dayton OH

9:30 PM EDT

Opening Act: Lauren Eylise

The Spring leg of the Out Alive Tour starts tonight in much-neglected Ohio, at a show organized and presented by the University of Dayton in a local campus pub, Jimmie's Ladder 11.

Although it has been primarily promoted by the Campus Concert Committee, it is open to the public, and we do have quite a few temporary townies for a day (cough *regular Kris fans* cough) going. The Facebook list was pretty long as well, full of students, which is great.

Updated: This was a great list! Here's the set list post with many video links!