Monday, March 31, 2014

Charity Show: April 1, 2014: Soles4Souls, Nashville, TN

A Sole-Ful Evening with Kris Allen & David Cook
(benefiting Soles4Souls)

April 1

The Bridge Building

Nashville, TN


Show and List Preview:
A charity event that was FREE, features WINE and KRAVID? DUH this was a must-go-to! And it was sold out. If you are going, you are encouraged to bring a pair of shoes to donate. Kris starts the show at 7 PM central time. I highly recommend opening up the list on time IYKWIM.

So... I am a David Cook fan, thus I'm excited Kris and David are doing a joint event. It gives me excuses to post cute pictures like these below! And to go rewatch all the videos of their joint 2009 GMA appearance! (Updated: This charity event was a big success and the stream we got was awesome!)

Pre-Show/Event Press and Publicity:

The Ticket:

Photo by @catalm

Merch, Signage and Other Fun Stuff:

Photo of venue by @crescendolivia
Photo of venue by @crescendolivia
Photo by @ameeliu

Photo by @breadmom1

The Show:
Pre-show tweets have included sightings of most of the full KAB, as well as reports that Cook is soundchecking plugged-in rather than acoustic (locked twitter). Kris soundchecked AWM and IWYB.

Photo by @xoxemjayxox

Photo by @Kristen8108
Photo by @jlminchey

Set List:

Photo by @HeyJoanieB

  1. Paul Simon [Instagram] [Video - partial] [Video] [Video] [mp3]
  2. Don't Set Me Free [Instagram] [Video] [Video] [Video] [mp3]
  3. Alright With Me [Video] [Video] [mp3]
  4. Better With You [Video - partial] [Video] [mp3]
  5. In Time [Video] [Video] [Video] [Video] [mp3]
  6. Everybody Just Wants to Dance/I Want You Back (Original/Jackson 5ive mash-up) [Instagram] [Video] [Video] [Video] [mp3]
  7. Beautiful and Wild [Video - partial] [Video] [Video] [Video] [mp3]
  8. Monster [Video - partial] [Video] [Video] [mp3]
  9. Live Like We're Dying [Instagram] [Instagram] [Instagram] [Video - partial] [Video] [mp3]
  10. Shut That Door [Video] [mp3]
Complete video stream of show!

After the Show:

Friday, March 28, 2014

College Show: March 29, 2014: Major Event, Juniata College

Photo by Juniata Activities Board

"Major Event"

March 29, 2014

Kennedy IM Gym

Juniata College

Huntingdon, PA

7:30 PM EDT

Other Act: Mike Posner

Show and List Preview:

Some Juniata facts for you... (Photo scan by@KrisAllenLists)

Kris, along with Mike Posner ("Cooler Than Me") perform at the spring festival for central Pennsylvania's Juniata College. Thoughtfully, the college is permitting people who aren't students to purchase tickets - so the concert is open to the public. The list will include some Kris fans. But it is a college show, so that means lots of last minute additions; sadly, I'll not be home for the first part of the show but will certainly update the list when I do get home. Kris is on first at 7:30 pm eastern, followed by Posner at 8:45 pm.

Pre-Show/Event Press and Publicity:

Photo of banner on campus advertising show by @J9DH

The Ticket:

Photo by @Ang_716

Merch, Signage and Other Fun Stuff:

Stage going up, by @jimmydamico
Photo by @jimmydamico
Photo of merch table by jabtoday

The Show:

Photo by Juniata Activities Board
Photo by @Ang_716
Photo by @Ang_716

Photo by @Ang_716

Crowd shot by kris_allen
Photo by 

Set List:

  1. Paul Simon [Instagram]
  2. Don't Set Me Free
  3. Alright With Me
  4. Better With You
  5. In Time [Instagram]
  6. Everybody Just Wants to Dance/I Want You Back [Instagram]
  7. Beautiful and  Wild [Instagram]
  8. Monster
  9. Live Like We're Dying
  10. Shut That Door

After the Show:

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Sweet Sixteen Edition

Every Thursday when we don't have a show, we take a look back at Kris' career via video.

Well, this week I got very excited because my alma mater, the University of Virginia, made the sweet sixteen in the NCAA Basketball tournament! So excited that I promised you guys a special celebratory post.

Sadly, Kris has yet to play Charlottesville, the lovely city where UVA is located. I do not understand that at all because his sound is PERFECT for the lively C-ville music scene, there are awesome venues there that regularly book other Fleming Artists and there are some great college radio stations there that his music would fit perfectly on. But he hasn't, so I don't have any handy videos for TBT from there.

So with the obvious thing out the window, I have decided to celebrate instead by creating a fun little Virginia Sweet 16-themed Kris YouTube playlist for you! The videos on the list are all performances I really enjoyed, and they were either a) shot by Virginians (who traveled to shows in Atlantic City or Washington DC) and/or b) shot in Virginia (mostly at the Jammin Java show, but I did work CNU in there) or c) best of all, shot by Virginians in Virginia. For fun, I tried to follow his more recent set list order, so that we here in Virginia can imagine what a Kris show would be like now should we ever get one again. Unfortunately, none of us who live here in Virginia have shot the new songs, and the one show he did them at in Virginia yielded very few videos (as it was for CNU students only), so I subbed in older ones shot by VA/in VA for all but End of the Show (which is in there!). So all of the videos are good stuff; enjoy!

p.s. I've been having fun with the NCAA pool that JakeVP set up. I'm in 3rd now!  The good news is that I have the most possible points left (in part thanks to my beloved Cavaliers). My (biased) bracket is here if you want to check it out.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Event: March 22, 2014: Mary & Friends: An Oxford American Fundraiser

Mary & Friends

Fundraiser for Oxford American Literary Project
March 22, 2014

South and Main

Little Rock, AR
6:00 - 9:00 PM CDT

Event and List Preview:
This event is hosted by Kris' songwriting pal, actress Mary Steenburgen and is a fundraiser sponsored by Oxford American to benefit its literacy charity. With "spirited concoctions," "butlered bites," and music by Kris, sounds like a fun event for a good cause! As far as the list goes, we'll see who shows up. It's Arkansas, y'know.

Pre-Show/Event Press and Publicity:
Set List: 

Partial; order uncertain
  1. Monster (jazzy version) [Instagram]
  2. In Time [Instagram]
  3. Love in a Small Town (with Mary Steenburgen) - PREMIERE  [Instagram] [Instagram]
After the Event:

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Event: March 20, 2014: Darton Star, Darton State College, Albany, GA

Darton Star

March 20, 2014

Darton State College

Albany, GA


Show and List Preview:
Well, this is obviously a college activities board event.  It appears to be a campus version of American Idol. Sometimes college events and lists are awesome. Sometimes they are not. I've added everyone I could find on Facebook to our list, but as always with college shows, we'll get most of our list additions during the event (for once, I will be around). The event is technically open for $7 to those without a student ID and kids are free. Maybe some of you in the the southeast corner of Alabama or the southwest corner of Georgia will go. So bring it Darton State College!

Pre-Show/Event Press and Publicity:

The Show:

And Darton did indeed bring it with some of the funniest and flaily-ist live tweets we've seen in awhile. Although we don't know who won Darton Star yet...although some tweets suggest it was Desmond.

Photo by @Precious8MyFood

Set List: 
Partial - order uncertain
After the Show:

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

SXSW Festival 2014: March 12-14, Austin, TX

SXSW Festival 2014
Austin, TX

Kris Allen 2014 SXSW Appearances:

Check out this fun video recap Kris posted!

Fleming Artist Showcase - Early AM March 13 (12:30 AM CDT)
Photo by @firesprite11_5
Screencap from headonfire1105's LLWD video

3/13 Fleming Artists SXSW Showcase Set List:
  1. Paul Simon [Video
  2. Don't Set Me Free [Video]
  3. Better With You [Video]
  4. In Time [Video f]
  5. Alright With Me 
  6. It's Always You  in picture, not performed
  7. Magic (cover-Coldplay) - PREMIERE [Video] [mp3]
  8. Everybody Just Wants to Dance/I Want You Back (original/cover-The Jackson 5ive) [Instagram] [Video
  9. Beautiful and Wild [Video]
  10. Monster [Video]
  11. Live Like We're Dying [Video w STD] [Instagram]
  12. Shut That Door [Video w LLWD]
  13. End of the Show in picture, not performed

Heart of Austin Texas Showcase - March 13 (6:00 - 6:30 PM CDT)
Screenshot of
My screenshot of livestream
My screenshot of LLWD during livestream
Set List: 
  1. Paul Simon [Video | mp3 from stream]  [Video in person]
  2. Don't Set Me Free [Video | mp3 from stream] [Video in person]
  3. Better With You [Video | mp3 from stream] [Video in person] [Video - snippet]
  4. In Time [Video | mp3 from stream] [Video in person]
  5. Beautiful and Wild [Video | mp3 from stream] [Video in person]
  6. Live Like We're Dying [Video | mp3 from stream] [Video in person]
Yahoo! Live Session March 14 (1:00 PM CDT)
Set List: 
  1. Beautiful and Wild [Vine] [Vine] [Yahoo!Music Video | [mp3]
  2. In Time [Vine][Vine] [Yahoo!Music Video] | [mp3] [mp3]

Quantum Collective Party - March 14 (4:20 PM CDT)
The line to get in! (Photo by @firesprite_1105)

Set List:
  1. Paul Simon [Video] [Video] [Video]
  2. Everybody Just Wants to Dance/I Want You Back (original/cover- The Jackson 5ive) [Instagram] [Instagram] [Video] [Video - partial] [Video]
  3. Beautiful and Wild [Video] [Video] [Video]
  4. Better With You [Video with STD] [Video]
  5. Shut That Door [Video with BWY] [Video - partial] [Video] [Instagram]

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Event: March 8, 2014,"If Only" Private Performance for Charity, Rancho Las Palmas, Palm Springs, CA

Private Performance for Charity
Sponsored by "If Only" and
KOST 103.5
Rancho Las Palmas
Palm Springs, CA

8:00 PST (11:00 PM EST)

Event Preview:
This is a private event to benefit the American Red Cross. It is organized by If Only, a charity that offers experiences with "luminaries" that are billed as one of a kind. To attend this, you either had to spend $1,000 for a stay at the resort (these sold out), or $600 for tickets to just the performance itself. Alternatively, a Los Angeles area radio station, KOST 103.5, ran both online and call-in contests, so it was possible to win one's way into this show as well. (And if you did, you need to let me know to add you to the list. :))

Live broadcast from KOST-FM 103.5 Los Angeles during soundcheck: Listen here.

Picture from Soundcheck:

Photo by @angelp212
Photo by @angelp212

Photo via @shoshPD's friend


  • Sweet Baby James [Video]- PREMIERE
  • Don't Set Me Free [Video plus more Sweet Baby James]
  • Beautiful and Wild [Video]
  • In Time [Video]

The Show:

Photo of show by @angelp212

Set List: 

Photo by @angelp212 (Note: actual set list deviated from shown)

  1. Don't Set Me Free [Video] [Video]
  2. Better With You
  3. Alright with Me
  4. In Time [Video] [Video]
  5. Beautiful and Wild [Video] [Video] [Video]
  6. Monster/Hit the Road Jack (original/cover - Ray Charles) [Video snippet of HTRJ] [Video - partial]
  7. Live Like We're Dying [Instagram] [Video]
  8. Shut That Door 
  9. End of the Show [Video] [Video] [Video

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Throwback Thursday and a March Show Preview!

When we don't have a show to track, on Thursdays, we like to take a look back at Kris' career via video.

This month of course, we have shows, just none until Saturday! The big ones of course are three upcoming showcases he has at the famous annual SXSW Festival in Austin, TX. So I thought for throwback Thursday, we'd take a look back at his showcase during the 2013 SXSW Festival with this great video of Better With You from headonfire1105:

Fun! If you want to see more of this show, here's a YouTube playlist.

But looking at the blog posts from last March, not much was going on. Different story this year! Here's the concerts and events you can look forward to being covered this month by KAL (click the links to find out how to attend in person):

March 8 - Private charity performance for fans who purchased an "intimate experience" at Rancho Las Palmas, Palm Springs. (Tickets available for $600 here.)

March 12 - Fleming Artists Showcase - Official SXSW event, Austin, TX (SXSW Badge needed)

March 13 - Heart of Austin, TX - SXSW showcase being sponsored by Sony, various radio stations and other media firms. (RSVP required to attend.)

March 14 - Quantum Collective - an "unofficial SXSW" outdoor concert atop a roof with a fantastic lineup. All ages event! Free RSVP is all that's needed to go. Contest to win VIP passes - Enter here!

March 20 - Kris judges "Darton Star" (a college version of American Idol) at Darton State University in SW Georgia (Need university ID to get in.)

March 29 - Kris plays "Major Event" - the annual spring festival for Juniata College in central Pennsylvania. This is open to the public, with reduced prices for students. Buy tickets here.

After that, he returns to a regular touring schedule in April with a slate of shows the first week of that month. Check his website at or the Kralendar at bottom of this page for more dates/places! And if you are going to any of these events, make sure to let me know @KrisAllenLists or in the comments to add you to the list!