Sunday, July 25, 2010
Kris Allen Plays 2 Sold-Out Shows In San Diego
The thing about Kris Allen shows is you never know what you're going to get. After Kris sold out this show in about three hours, Anthology announced they were going to add a second show that evening. And a decent amount of people, including myself, got tickets to the second show as well, knowing full well that Kris was most likely not going to do the same set in the second show. And he sure didn't.
Show #1: Can't Stay Away, Heartless/Gangsta's Paradise, Written All Over My Face, Red Guitar, The Truth, Alright With Me, Don't Look Back In Anger, Send Me All Your Angels, Lifetime, Man In The Mirror, Is It Over, Live Like We're Dying, I Need To Know, Come Together.
Show #2: Heartless/Gangsta's Paradise, Written All Over My Face, Can't Stay Away, The Truth, Red Guitar, Maybe, Alright With Me, Paranoid Android, Bring It Back, Man In The Mirror, Is It Over, Live Like We're Dying, To Make You Feel My Love (solo, acoustic), Falling Slowly/With Or Without You, Come Together.
Either one of these shows with these setlists would have been amaze-balls on its own. But combined? DEAD. And add into that Kris's hilarious banter, him having a "conversation" with ET, and him stopping Is It Over mid-song in show #2 to go to the bathroom. Seriously. Just LMAO. He stopped the band, announced he really had to pee, and then the band just ad-libbed while he was off-stage. When he came back, he just picked right back up. I was dying. So freakin' hilarious. I could not stop laughing for the entire song (Video of Kris afterwards talking about his need to pee)
Also, Kris's bassist Chris Torres deserves some serious props and respect. He's like whoah. His band, The Grass Heat, opened for Kris on both shows. Torres sang and played bass guitar on, I believe, five songs. That means Torres played about 40 songs tonight. With barely any break. And he sounded great the entire show.
Video police was in full effect, so any video that was taken was via pure ninja skill. And is probably either obstructed or shaky, with a little bit of table conversation being picked up. So bear with us all.
Here's my video of "I Need To Know":
"Send Me All Your Angels":
"Don't Look Back In Anger":
"To Make You Feel My Love" (from Apriljoiex83):