Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Letting You In Tour: April 1, 2016: Decatur, GA

Screencap of Eddie's Attic website by Kris Allen Lists
April 1, 2016
Eddie's Attic

Decatur, GA
6:00 PM Eastern Doors
7:00 PM Eastern Show

Opening Act: Zeke Duhon

Show and List Preview:
The second night of the Letting You In tour takes place in the venerable Atlanta suburban venue, Eddie's Attic. Kris played here before, in 2013. This year's show has been advertised by the venue as a "CD release" party but nothing official is planned on Kris' end. The advertising has seemingly been effective though, because this show has sold out!

Updated: Quiet crowd, list and media wise. Kris cut things back to 13 songs and they requested Heartless so that replaced Monster. Apparently the venue had another act booked after Kris and was shushing folks. Post updated with set list and some videos and photos after the break...
Updated 4/2/2016

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Letting You In Tour: March 31, 2016: Birmingham, AL

Screencap of WorkPlay concert page by Kris Allen Lists

Letting You In Tour
March 31, 2016

Birmingham, AL
Doors open 6 PM Central
Show begins 8 PM Central

Opening Act: Sean McConnell

Show and List Preview:
The long awaited Letting You In tour is upon us! The first show is in Birmingham, Alabama. We do have some people who have promised to bring us media. ;) Can't wait to see what makes the set list! Hoping that people will use a hashtag of #LettingYouInTour on Twitter to discuss the tour!

Updated: The first night of the tour sounded amazing based on the stream. The band sounds better than ever and Kris is in amazing voice. Feeling This Way and a fast version of Lost are especially highlights, IMO. Set list, photos and gorgeous videos (including VIP Soundcheck!) after the break...
Updated 6/15/2016

Monday, March 28, 2016

New Tour, New Tour Post FAQ!

With the Letting You In tour starting on Thursday 3/31, I thought I'd put up a new FAQ post to give a few administrative and housekeeping notes and answer any questions people have about the twitter lists or show posts. By the way, I have a request: please use #LettingYouInTour as a hashtag on Twitter when discussing the tour - will make it easier to follow the tour!

What are Kris Allen Lists?
This site started out by setting up twitter lists to follow live tweets from Kris Allen's events and shows! (Hence the name, Kris Allen Lists) People follow them to flail vicariously, track his set list and/or see the pictures and videos that get tweeted. It's a great way to meet and connect with other Kris fans. Since those early shows and tours, I've expanded to full show posts that host the lists, keep the setlists, and give links where you can watch videos of each show as well as showcase some of best media posted by fans.

How do people get on the lists?
Well, ideally, you tell me to put you on one when I ask via twitter who's going to the show! But if you don't tell me you're going, since Twitter is public domain, if I spot you tweeting about going to the Kris show, you get put on the list!

What if I don't want to be on the list?
Boo, that's no fun! But I will always honor a request to be taken off a list; just tweet it to me.

I'm locked, what does that mean for me listwise?
If you have a locked Twitter account, only those you have approved to follow you will see your tweets on the list. It also means if you tweet me, I won't be able to see your tweet unless I'm following you.

OMG I feel pressure to tweet great things!
RELAX. The best tweets are the ones who are just tweeting normally as they always do and enjoying the show. I definitely appreciate set list tweets, though, as we maintain a chart of the set lists. And if someone can give a fashion report on what they're wearing, that's always welcome!

When do you post the show posts?
About 48 hours before a show. That way, information about the show is available for those going as well as those who might need a ticket link. I really appreciate it when people going tweet, DM or email ( a picture of their ticket - it's helpful to make the show posts a complete archive and I always edit the pictures to block out the bar code and personal info.

How do you make the lists available?
About 48-36 hours before the show (or the morning of the show), I'll unlock the list and tweet the link. I'll also embed it on a blog post over here and tweet that link as well. About 48 hours after the show, I'll delete the list.

Why don't the lists work on my phone?
When I list watch, I generally prefer just to do it on the computer. It works better. But it can be doable on the phone, depending on some variables.

If your phone is not a smart phone, the lists won't work on your phone. Sorry but that's Twitter's fault. Twitter wants you to use a smart phone. Without a smart phone, I'd just watch the list over here.

If you do have a smart phone, you will need to use an app. I used to recommend Echofon but now I find the basic Twitter app works much better with lists then it used to. Whatever app you use, navigate to my profile page on twitter, then choose lists and subscribe to the list of your choice in order to access it in list format.

Any other helpful hints for show watching?
It's a good idea to refresh the page with the Twitter list occasionally. That way if we've added someone after you opened the page, you'll see their tweets too. 

How do I find the lists from past shows?
As noted above, I delete the live tweet lists after about 48 hours. However, the show posts and resulting media live on here forever. Simply search the city in the search box and all posts with that city's tag will appear.

A fun thing I've started - if a list was particularly lively and/or gave great media - they were rewarded with a #gavegoodlist hashtag. It is an honor to strive for! If you want to see past ones, just put that hashtag into the search box.

Do you really watch live tweets from every Kris show?
I try to! But I do have a real life and sometimes I have other things to do. In that case, I have a friend who will do the list watching thing if she's available. And if not, well we'll post the list and that's that! Of course, after each show, will try to update the related post so you can catch up.

That's all the questions I usually hear, but if you have one I didn't cover, please hit me up on Twitter @KrisAllenLists or in the comments below and I'll do my best to answer!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Letting You In is Here!

Photo via Team Kris

Updated Friday 3/18, 2:30 PM EDT:

It is Friday, March 18 - the day that Kris Allen's new album Letting You In is released!

I'm sure you pre-ordered and have awoken to a nice iTunes or Amazon download - but if you didn't - no worries!

I'll be updating this post over the next few days with all the release day news and fun - but to get you started, here's some links you can use to get Letting You In!

iTunes | Google Play | Amazon | Best Buy | Spotify

AOL Build:

Photo via @AOLBUILD

Kris will be doing an event (I'm told it's like an interview) at AOL for the AOL Build program at 3 PM eastern time on Friday, March 18. This will be livestreamed at Tickets were sold out in advance. I'm not planning to do a list, but will RT items on Twitter and post the best stuff on this post. A few fans are there in the live audience and I'll post their goodies here too!
Screencap by @SnapCracklyPop

Photo by @joanieL57

Photo by @Ang_XoXo17

Twitter Video of entrance by @heartsandroses9 

It's doing great! Check it out!

 #1 US Alternative!
Screencap by @SnapCracklyPop

#1 in the Philippines! 
Kris Allen fans in the Philippines report that the album is already #1 overall in that country! Here's a screencap:
Screencap by @krisjonin
#1 Amazon Singer-Songwriter Chart:
Screencap by @KrisAllenUnites
 More Release Week Promo:
Photo via @KrisAllen - interview with ABC News Radio
People Magazine article! (Photo by @ivegotthisK)
Baby-oriented article with album mention here
Visit to Paste Magazine! (Photo via kris_allen on IG)
Visit to MLB Network! (photo via kris_allen on IG)

Good Reviews! (Of course!)
Good reviews are already coming in! Team Kris has compiled them in this post.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Appearance: TEDxUniversity of Central Arkansas, March 4, 2016, Conway, AR

Appearance at TEDxUCA

March 4, 2016

Ida Waldron Stage, Old Main
University of Central Arkansas

Conway, AR

8 - 4 pm CST (Kris is on the 11 AM panel)

Show and List Preview:
Not quite a show, actually. You have probably heard of TED talks - TEDx events are similar, but independently organized. Kris' old university, the University of Central Arkansas, is having a TEDx event this weekend with many guest speakers, and Kris! There's no information on the agenda about what time he will be on, but this Facebook post says 11 AM (central). The event is open to the public though, and there's livestream.

Updated with set list and media (including video) after the break...
Updated 2:00 PM EST 3/4/2016