Friday, July 19, 2013

Flashback Friday - Kris in Florida (Gainesville 2013 & Sunrise 2009)

On Fridays during non-tour periods, we try to catch up on tour media around here! We'll check out a video to catch up on the Out Alive Tour. Plus I'll try to give you a bonus video - maybe one that got overlooked or one that is just worth watching again.

For the Out Alive Tour Catch-up Video, as mentioned yesterday, I am going out of town to spend a week with the family at our new vacation home in Florida. So I have the Sunshine State on my brain, and I recall that we did not get too many videos right away from the January Gainesville show. So I've decided that we shall enjoy this video of the request song, Get Back, by Krista Lauren. She's also got a nice video of his cover of Garth Brook's The River. If I did it right, this video will lead you to an excellent playlist of all the videos from Gainesville.

For the bonus video, well I see MJ is tapping the Kris fans to go live tweet tonight's Idol tour concert. So it's time to go reminisce about the amazingness that was the Season 8 Idol tour. Remember the cellcasts, the Kradam dance, the plaid, the autograph lines, the bouncing way too close to that hole in the stage? I challenge the Season 12 idols to be even half that much fun.

So tonight's bonus video, continuing our Florida theme, will be a video of Don't Stop Believing from Sunrise, July 29, 2009! Has it really been almost four years?

That was fun, we will try to do some more Idol tour reminiscing this summer. :)

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Throwback Thursday: July 28, 2010, California Mid-State Fair, Paso Robles, CA

Well, we Kris fans are in #babywatch mode, or in my case, #vacationwatch. I'll be away next week, so there won't be any blog posts then. So I realized I needed to do a proper #ThrowbackThursday post to help fill the live concert void!

Then I saw a tweet on my personal twitter feed - a picture of Tim McGraw performing at this year's MidState Fair in Paso Robles, California. Suddenly, wonderful memories of Kris performing there in 2010 to an appreciative crowd returned. And of course, that was a Kreith show (a show where Kris opened for Keith Urban), which means we got an awesome hug at the end of an awesome duet! So it was easy to choose to go revisit the 2010 Paso Robles show for this week's Throwback post.

So without further ado, here's an awesome duet on The Boys of Summer, filmed by Kris' tour manager at the time:

While looking for this, I stumbled on a video shot from way back in the crowd - love this big crowd!

And for another bonus, I found this lovely snippet of Maybe shot by a Keith Urban fan known for her great videos! One of my all time favorite covers by Kris.

Happy trip down Kreith in Paso Robles memory lane!

Friday, July 12, 2013

List: July 12, 2013: Live on the Levee, Charleston, WV

Live on the Levee
Charleston, WV
July 12, 2013
7:45 pm and 8:45 pm EDT

The Ryan Kennedy Trio opening

Tonight Kris does his last show pre-baby! Then he'll be going on a little parental leave as we would call it at my job, returning August 18 to Hershey, PA. Be sure to follow @PurplePawns if you are an East coast Kris fan for info on that show.

Show Preview:
This is a Friday night outdoor concert series held in a park by the Kanawha River. Apparently a newscast tweeted that they are expecting a large crowd for this show! Kris will be appearing this morning on WCHS-channel 8 this morning in Charleston. You can download their app (warning, it's taking a long time to load on my ipod so do it now) by searching WCHS ABC8 in the itunes store. Kris will have two sets, one at 7:45 and one at 8:45 pm (eastern) with fireworks closing the show!

List Preview:
Lots of great tweeters you'll recognize now making their way to Charleston, plus a lot of excited West Virginians. Previously, Kris has only appeared in the northern part of the state, so this will be a first Kris Allen show for many on our list. We hope they have a blast!

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to some unfortunate but typical PITA mid-atlantic thunderstorms that have hit Charleston, the show has been moved to the nearby Town Center Mall at 9 PM. Spread the word to any Kris fans you see are there and wondering!

Recap: The show at the mall turned out to be a lot of fun, and Kris fans everywhere got to enjoy a livestream! Here's the set list/video & photo post!

Friday, July 5, 2013

List: July 5, 2013: Coast West Music Festival, Muskegon, MI,

Coast West Music Fest Poster for July 5

Coast West Music Fest
MLive Stage
July 5, 2013
7:30 PM EDT

The Ragbirds opening

Kris returns to live performing following his most recent and extensive wrist surgery. Last night, he and Big Daddy had a blast seeing the Goo Goo Dolls and Matchbox20 in Chicago. Tonight, they'll head to Muskegon, MI, a city that borders Lake Michigan and is driving distance from Chicago. 

Show Info:
This is a big four-day festival with three stages. For those wondering, Buddy Guy is an American blues legend and the headliner for July 5. Kris' opening act, the Ragbirds, are a folk-pop band from Ann Arbor, MI.

List Preview:
It's not a big list, but we do know a few people on it! I'll be looking to see what kind of show it is. So far we have only seen Kris and Big Daddy on the move. Jake confirmed that he is not going. Will we see the return of Cale? Will Torres be there? Will the Ragbirds play back-up band? Or maybe Matt Giraud from nearby Grand Rapids? We shall see!

It ended up being full band and plugged in, with the return of Cale Mills and Andrew St. Marie, plus Torres and Kris. Lots of great tweets, pics and videos! Check out the Set List/Video & Photo links post.