Saturday, September 28, 2013

Private Event: September 28, 2013: Taste of St. Louis

Photo by SoloughlinSteve

 Taste of St. Louis
Union Station
September 28, 2013
St. Louis

Thanks to an awesome tweeter who is on the scene, @SoloughlinSteve, we have learned that Kris is performing in connection with the Taste of St. Louis - this appears to be quite the awesome fall festival. Wish we'd known earlier - would've worked up a list! Heck, maybe St. Louis Kris fans might have gone!

Many thanks to a second awesome tweeter @Bond_doubleoh_7 who says that this was a private party and provided this set list; she's also going to email some videos to share! Stay tuned!
  1. My Weakness
  2. Monster
  3. Out Alive
  4. Live Like We're Dying
  5. Rooftops
  6. Man in the Mirror
  7. Better With You
Photos: [Facebook]

Friday, September 27, 2013

List: September 27, 2013: Brigham Young University-Idaho, Rexburg, ID

Hart Auditorium (Photo from

Hart Auditorium
Brigham Young University-Idaho
Rexburg, ID

7:30 PM MDT (9:30 PM EDT)

Show and List Preview:
Kris does a college concert at the Rexburg, Idaho campus of Brigham Young University. According to this sweet tweet, the campus was plastered with posters advertising the show - sounds good! And Cody McDevitt of the Idaho Falls Post Register (the local newspaper) put out this excellent article and interview with Kris previewing the show. There is a pre-show dinner-type meet and greet as well.

According to this tweet, the show is sold out...

Concert Poster:
BYU-ID Concert Poster
Photo via @KellBellSteele

Photo via @beth_mullen

The Show!

We have got a video from soundcheck of Monster! (Hat tip: @p_eleph who I recommend all Kris fans follow on Twitter - always finding good stuff!)

Some pictures from the show:

Photo via @englisherica

New merch!
Photo via @firesprite11_5

Photo via @mirandeezy

The Crowd (> 2000 according to @bigdaddysays)

Photo via @kheilig

Set List:
  1. Better With You [Vine] [Vine] [Video] [mp3]
  2. Alright With Me [telly] [Video] [mp3]
  3. Faith/We Are Young/Some Nights Medley [Vine] [Video] [mp3] - Cover (George Michael/fun. mash-up0
  4. The Vision of Love [Video] [mp3]
  5. Out Alive [Video] [mp3]
  6. Happy Birthday [Video] [mp3]
  7. Girl Pop Medley [Vine] [Vine] [Video] [mp3] - Cover (Katy Perry (Firework) / Rhianna (We Found Love) /Lady Gaga (Just Dance) / Destiny’s Child (Say My Name) mash-up)
  8. Paul Simon [Video] [mp3]
  9. Teach Me How Love Goes [Vine] [Vine] [Video] [mp3]
  10. My Weakness/No Woman No Cry [Video] [Video] [Video] [mp3] - Original/Cover (Bob Marley) mash-up 
  11. Leave You Alone [Instagram] [Video] [mp3]
  12. Monster [Vine] [Video] [mp3]
  13. Rooftops/Blurred Lines - Original/Cover (Robin Thicke) mash-up [Video] [mp3]
  14. Live Like We’re Dying (went into the crowd) [Video] [Instagram] [Video] [mp3]
  15. You Got a Way [Vine] [Instagram] [Video] [mp3]
  16. Shut That Door [Instagram] [Video] [mp3]

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Throwback Thursday: September 29, 2012: Ain't No Sunshine with Jose Feliciano at Miami Rocks our Troops

On Thursdays on non-show days, we take a look back!

This week we are going back to last year to a charity event on September 29, 2012, benefiting veterans in Miami. Kris was part of a star-studded line-up for Miami Rocks Our Troops, including Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Billy Ray Cyrus, and of course, the great Jose Feliciano who is well known for his own cover of Bill Withers' Ain't No Sunshine.

So it was very cool when Jose invited Kris up to join him in a duet on that song! Here's a nice video of it from Catalm:

Enjoy! See you tomorrow for the Rexburg, ID list! (Kris is doing a show at Brigham Young University-Idaho tomorrow.)

Friday, September 20, 2013

Flashback Friday: Looking back at some new songs! Tucson, AZ and Nashville, TN

On Fridays, 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.

Out Alive Tour:
For those who don't know, at the end of the year I will give you some awesome, in order, almost complete video playlist of every song that Kris did live! Since he toured a lot this year, it's a work going very slowly in progress. I'm up to Tucson, AZ, February 1, and I see from looking at this link that this is one of the very few shows he performed one of his post-TYC songs, Where are You, Amy? Since the video by ZoniDuck sounds amazing and is one of the few performances live of this song, seemed like a great choice to go back and take a look at. He also talks a little bit about the record that he is now working on.

Worth Another Look Video:

Since Kris is in Nashville working hard, I thought I'd take a look at his 3rd and Lindsley concert there from last November. Hoping he can do that again - we got an awesome livestream out of it! Continuing our new songs theme, here's his performance of Paul Simon as videoed by Jackson Jones:

Can't wait to buy the new music!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Show: September 12, 2013: South Dakota State University Performing Arts Center, Brookings SD

South Dakota State University
Performing Arts Center
Brookings, SD

September 12, 2013
8:00 PM CDT
(Concert Poster by South Dakota State University Program Council)

Event and List Preview:

Kris performs for the students of South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota. This is a small town (closest big city is Minneapolis, a four hour drive away), but it's dear to my heart because my great-grandfather Cecil used to own the department store there! I kid you not. There's a pub now in the same building named after him. One day I would seriously like to visit this place!

As far as the show goes, the list is not big. But a student recently tweeted that it was almost sold out, so expect a good crowd and a lot of late additions to the list. The Facebook page for the event has been popular as well, and I've added those I could find from there on Twitter to the list.

Updated: Here's the student newspaper article:

(Photo by @kheilig)
Also - just a bit of housekeeping news. I've been following how some other fandoms do their concert pages and have decided to start adding more info and pictures to each concert post. If I can do it while a show is going on, great; if not, will do it afterwards. I'd also like to archive stuff for our fandom, so if you have some great pictures, videos and/or mp3s from past Kris shows (especially the Out Alive Tour), I'd love to link them. So please send them my way (email or tweet to @KrisAllenLists)

But back to South Dakota!


(Photo by @CaitlinMarieD)

Set List:
(Photo by @kheilig)

Better With You [Vine] [Video]
Alright With Me [Video]
Faith/We Are Young/Some Nights (Cover - George Michael/fun. mash-up) [Video]
The Vision of Love [Video]
Out Alive [Video]
Paul Simon [Video] [Video]
Leave You Alone [Video]
My Weakness/No Woman No Cry [Video]
Girl Pop Medley (Cover - We Found Love (Rhianna)/Firework (Katy Perry)/Just Dance (Lady Gaga) with a snippet of Say My Name (Destiny's Child)) [Video]
Monster [Video (not available)]
Rooftops/Blurred Lines (Original mashed up with Cover - Robin Thicke) - PREMIERE [Video - Don't Miss!] [mp3]
Live Like We're Dying [Vine] [Video]
You Got a Way!!! [Video]
Shut That Door [Video]

Review: South Dakota Collegian

Tumblr Set List Post

Friday, September 6, 2013

List: September 6 & 7, 2013: Night of Joy, Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom, Orlando, FL

Kris Allen, Night of Joy
*Photos by cjonesphoto (Instagram) and @A_Swish (Twitter)

Night of Joy
Walt Disney World
Orlando, FL

September 6 and 7, 2013
Sometime between 7:30 pm and 1:30 am

Event and List Preview
Well we got blindsided a little by this. A Disney worker spilled the beans on Twitter, excited that Kris would stay at her resort. Later, Kris just tweeted he was going to Disney World but didn't say why.

Well, apparently he was participating in some manner in a apparently huge private-but-not-really after-hours Christian music festival, although he was not on the list of concert performers and this is not listed on his schedules at KAO or Fleming.

This flyer contains all we know. It's at Disney and sponsored by World Vision. From making a list for you this morning, radio stations have been doing ticket giveaways and Disney and some of the artists have been promoting this event. No one beyond that flyer has promoted Kris' involvement in it.

Just to get it off my chest, personally I don't think it makes any sense PR-wise to not include this on his list of appearances, given that they've listed something that is basically a HS talent show. Plus, from doing all the lists, I know Kris does have quite a few fans who enjoy Christian music and the other acts involved, and they might have gotten tickets to the festival if they had known about it. Not to mention, Kris fans were very supportive of his efforts for World Vision.

But I know many of my followers enjoy following Kris' every move, so I have made you a list. People are liberally using #nightofjoy as a hashtag on Twitter. There are a lot of people who are going to be there but no guarantees that anyone will tweet about Kris.

Updated After The Show:

Kris played both September 6 and 7. He spoke about WorldVision and played a solo acoustic version of One Love by Bob Marley both nights. The set list post can be found here. Saw a few tweets from his fans saying if they had only known, they wouldn't have turned down opportunities they had to go to Night of Joy. Too bad.

We did get video snippets though:
Upside: There was a decent crowd there and it's good for new fans to gain exposure to Kris. Hopefully the details of his future performance plans can be revealed in time for those who need to travel to be able to make their plans.