Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year! Here's to 2016!

Photo of Kris performing New Year's Eve 2014 by Lisa Renee Photography

Happy New Year! 2015 did not bring us many Kris Allen performances, as he spent the year focusing on his family, his new home in Nashville and recording his upcoming album due out this spring. But we did have some one-offs throughout the year, as well as a mini-tour of Florida in January 2015.

Yesterday on Twitter I asked Kris fans to nominate their favorite Kris performances and shows of the year. Favorites included:

My picks were the Tom Petty tribute (duh!), plus two shows I thought fans overlooked - a singer-songwriter showcase in Nashville where he debuted two new songs and a gig in West Palm Beach with amazing media!

I put the nominated performances from these shows into a little YouTube playlist for you:

Something to keep you busy while you wait for midnight! Or to whet your whistle for all the shows ahead on the Letting You In tour next year!

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Charity Event: December 23, 2015: Orange County Christmas Extravaganza

Orange County Christmas Extravaganza
December 23, 2015
Christ Cathedral

Garden Grove, CA
8 PM PST (11 PM EST)

Featuring other American Idols, including Elliot Yamin, Jessica Sanchez and Ruben Studdard

Show and List Preview:
Kris joins other idols and some housewives of Orange County in a charity event for Christmas held at the former Crystal Cathedral. It will be livestreamed and also shown on local TV (KDOC in Los Angeles)! See this press release for more information.

For those of you in Los Angeles, they will re-air the OCCE Christmas special on December 27 at 4 pm on KDOC. For those of you in Houston, TX, KUBE-TV will air the OCCE special on Christmas Eve (December 24) at 8 pm!

Updated after the show with videos, photos and more! Kris sang three songs, including a new duet with Ayla Brown ...
Updated 12/26/2015

Friday, December 11, 2015

Today's the Day! Tickets on Sale Today for the Letting You In Tour!

Today is the big day! Tickets go on sale today for Kris' first major US tour since the Out Alive tour of 2013! (Unless you are in Washington DC (presale, see newsletter from venue), Chicago (venue website), Ann Arbor (presale ended) or New York City (presale), in which case tickets went on sale a couple of days ago! No worries, you can still get them!) The name of the tour is Letting You In and there are indications that it will be full band. The great news is that he is playing major cities that he has not played in years!

Click the picture above or click here to go to Kris' official website, where ticket links for each show are to be posted today!

Some questions I've seen people asking and some answers:

Is there VIP? According to his street team, they are still determining that. If you see a VIP ticket, it is something the venue is working up, but not the official meet and greet.

What is the venue? For some reason, the mobile version of his website doesn't show the venues. They are there though - just use a real computer. They are also on his Facebook page or his BandsinTown page.

Good luck to everyone buying tickets today! I am going to have a busy day, but when I can, I'll be on Twitter @KrisAllenLists and will RT all ticket links I see.

Private Event: December 10, 2015: X Card Holiday Party, Miami, FL

I don't usually do posts for private events unless it's easy to find things - they aren't publicized before hand and there's normally not much - but luckily for us, this surprise performance last night at a company holiday party in Miami did have a few private event guests to post some videos!

I have no idea what X Card is, but it threw a holiday party for itself (with one gorgeous Christmas tree) last night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - and booked a pretty great band in the KAB!

Set list (Order uncertain; may be missing songs - if you were there and can help flesh it out, please contact @KrisAllenLists on Twitter or email
  1. Paul Simon [Instagram]
  2. Better With You [Facebook video]
  3. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas [Facebook video]
  4. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer [Instagram] - PREMIERE
  5. Holly Jolly Christmas [Instagram]