Thursday, January 12, 2017

Concert: January 14, 2017: Las Vegas, NV

January 14, 2017
Suncoast Casino
Las Vegas, NV
8:30 PM PST
(Photo of local billboard by @livehead16)

Kris plays a Saturday night one-off in a Las Vegas casino. Am interested to see if this will be full band or not. The venue has been tweeting a lot about it.

Updated 4/3/2017: Kris fans came through with two streams and a lot of video! Bodes well for the Getaway Tour. It was full band and the line up and set list were basically the same as the Letting You In tour. The few change-ups included an acoustic Waves solo and the return of the EWTRTW/TWYMMF mash-up (see inside for what that stands for). After seeing the media from this show, I'm sad that the Getaway Tour will not be full-band. Don't miss In Time for beautiful harmonies.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Military show: January 11, 2017: Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar

Kris is doing another concert with the AFCENT band tomorrow, January 11, 2017, in Qatar at 8 PM Arabia time (Noon Eastern time) for the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing. (He posted the mysterious photo above on his IG page.) The only other thing we know about this show is that the band tweeted that it will be livestreamed on their Facebook page.

Updated 1/11/17: 

And sure enough, it was livestreamed (click here to watch rehearsal)! What a nice lunchtime treat for us.

Click here to watch the show! 

Here are some screencaps I made and the set list:

Set List: 
  1. Love Will Find You
  2. Better With You
  3. Faster Shoes
  4. I Can't Feel My Face (Cover - the Weeknd) - FULL SONG PREMIERE (unless he did it earlier in the week. He's previously mashed it with Monster.)
  5. Alright With Me
  6. Time Will Come
  7. Out Alive
  8. Lost
  9. Girls Just Want to Have Fun (Cover - Cyndi Lauper)
  10. In Time
  11. Paul Simon
  12. Everybody Wants to Rule the World (Cover - Tears for Fears)
  13. Monster
  14. Live Like We're Dying
  15. Feeling This Way
  16. Encore: Heartless/Gangsta's Paradise (Cover - Kanye West/Coolio mash-up)
  17. Encore: Free Fallin' (Cover - Tom Petty)

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Military Show: January 7, 2017: Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates

Show with Hypersonic
380th Air Expeditionary Wing
Thirsty Camel
Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates
11 AM Eastern/8 PM Gulf time

Kris (with Andrew) continues his Dubai military shows with the AFCENT band Hypersonic at the US air force base in the United Arab Emirates. He'll perform "some of his most popular originals."

Set List (partial):

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Concert: January 6, 2017: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Concert with US Airforce Central Command Band
Jumeirah at Eithad Towers
Abu Dhabi
4 - 6:30 PM Gulf Time (7AM eastern)

Kris has been journeying (which you can follow via his Instagram) to the Middle East for some military appearances. This one appears to be open to the public. Details are sketchy (two different times have been listed), but the event's Facebook post states:

Join us post brunch by the pool at Nahaam and listen to "HyperSonic." Guest artist in attendance will be American Idol 2009 winner Kris Allen.
The group is a country/rock showcase group incorporating members of the US Airforce Heartland of America Band. 
- Pool Bar free entry with Happy Hour from 5-8pm.
- For further information please call 02 811 5666

Whatever media comes out of this, I'll add it to the post. No twitter list (here's why).

Photo by Jumeirah at Etihad Towers
Andrew there too! Photo by @AFCENT Band
Set List (partial):
  • Love Will Find You [Facebook video starts here through partial TWC]
  • Time Will Come

KAL Plans for Covering Shows and Events in 2017

Happy New Year everyone! This post is to tell you about my plans for covering Kris Allen shows, concerts and events for 2017.

The big news?  I've decided to forgo making live tweet lists this year.

No worries, there will still be lots of live Kris event coverage. So why I am abandoning the twitter lists (which were the original reason this site even existed)? The twitter lists just didn't really add anything except extra work for me, people never told me to add them to the lists when I asked, very few people subscribed to them, and I think they negatively affected my show post view counts. When something isn't working for you anymore, you have to move on. I used the Comfort and Joy tour posts as a test for ditching the Twitter lists, and as you saw, we didn't miss a thing not having the lists.

We still have set lists (2017 set lists compiled will be here), video playlists, Spotify playlists (coming soon!), master song lists, etc., so no name change needed now - and the focus will remain Kris Allen live! I look forward to covering the one-offs (starting with a military concert tomorrow) and the Getaway tour with Parachute. There will still be posts for each event and show, and I'll continue to keep (as best I can) setlist information. I am hoping you guys will help by continuing to post the good stuff on IG and Twitter as you go to shows (and Facebook if you must). Thanks for reading and following, and let's have a great 2017!