Thursday, April 15, 2010

Kris Allen At Hard Rock Hotel

Kris Allen headlined a free concert sponsored by Radio Sophie at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego on April 12.

Sara Bareilles opened for Kris (!!!!), singing four songs - Bottle It Up, (Sittin' On The) Dock Of The Bay, Love Song and Many The Miles.

Kris was apparently going to sing a relatively short set but ended up doing nine songs (without a pre-determined setlist lol) - Heartless/Gangsta's Paradise, Before We Come Undone, Man In The Mirror, The Truth, Everybody Wants To Rule The World (NEW!), Alright With Me, Is It Over, Falling Slowly/With Or Without You, and Live Like We're Dying.

The standouts for me were Everybody Wants To Rule The World, which sounded fantastic, especially for something Kris and Cale just cooked up the night before (Kris messed up the lyrics a few times, and he made some classic oops! faces as it happened. It was really cute); Is It Over, which was one of the best versions of this song I've ever heard live; and Falling Slowly/With Or Without You, which got an INSANE response from the crowd. The place exploded with applause after he finished. It was such an intense performance.

Kris and Cale definitely kept the crowd entertained throughout. The songs were great, the banter was hilarious, and they put on a fantastic show. He just gets better and better everytime I see him.

Media from this event:

My videos:
Everybody Wants To Rule The World:


Is It Over:


Falling Slowly/With Or Without You:


Man In The Mirror:


Before We Come Undone:


Full set via the Sophie Radio livestream and from SnapCracklyPop.

Interviews:
Radio Sophie
Fox 5 (Part 1 | Part 2)

My photos from this show and from the radio show the next morning.

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