Kris Allen and Keith Urban – Boys of Summer – VIDEO

Keith Urban and Kris Allen joined forces last night to sing Don Henley’s “Boy’s Of Summer” last night at the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas.

Kris is set to open for several of Keith’s shows over next few months. You might recall that Kris and Keith sang “Kissed a Girl” at last May’s Season 8 finale.

Kris’s opening act set consisted of eight songs – Heartless/Gangsta’s Paradise, Can’t Stay Away, Is It Over, Red Guitar, The Truth, Alright With Me, Live Like We’re Dying and Come Together.

via Water Cooler Convo

Video after the JUMP…

  • mzbet

    I’ll admit that I wasn’t too sure about this Kris/Keith combo (yes, I liked Kiss A Girl on AI), but I was wrong. The fans all seem to love them together and so do I. Since finding out that Kris was opening for several of Keith’s shows, I’ve actually bought a KU album. Did the same after the Lady Antebellum concert. I hope that their fans are doing the same thing after hearing Kris!

  • ilovekrisallen39

    Yea I hope so mzbet,I bought Lady Antebellum second one. And on payday want to buy there,First album. I want to get Keith’s too.Which Keith one did you get and how good is it. Loved them singing together,but then I loved when they did Kiss A Girl.It’s so nice how but Lady A and Keith seem to really enjoy Kris.

  • mzbet

    ilovekrisallen39 I bought Keith’s Golden Road and it’s great. It’s an older one, but Amazon has it for on of their May $5 mp3 downloads. It will go to your iTunes if you have that on your computer. Click on Amazon here at MJ’s to help support her site, too!

  • Paulie

    I love this video. They have some great chemistry even during “Kiss A Girl” in the finale. Even more so now IMO. I hope in the succeeding shows they do more duets together. :)

    ilovekrisallen39, unsolicited opinion here (hehe) but as for KU albums, you may want to get “Defying Gravity” album mainly because Kiss A Girl is there or “Be Here”, because “Making Memories of Us” and “Tonight I Wanna Cry” are there. ;)

  • tripp_ncwy

    I thought this was pretty cool.

    This guy Stephen Torrence does an American Sign Language version (ASL) of Live Like We’re Dying.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN9IqvkZips&feature=player_embedded#at=269

  • ilovekrisallen39

    OK cool thanks both of you for your help.I think I’ll get Golden Road and since I love Kiss A Girl I’ll also get Defying Gravity.I love getting new music to listen to. I use to listen to alot of country but like the last couple of years my taste changed but love both Keith and Lady A. Please Kris really likes them alot,so that’s another plus.

  • http://krisallenonline.blogspot.com/ kizgold

    Love it! Actually I like the idea of Kris with Keith. Doesn’t matter that he isn’t country. Keith barely is. Opens up tons of new fans to Kris. My country listening mother loves Keith but my son and his friends have been known to like an occasion Urban song. Keith Urban is the very edge of country, more of a crossover artist for sure.

  • ilovekrisallen39

    tripp_ ncwy that was very cool.Thanks for posting that.

  • babybelle32

    Kris and Keith look and sound great together. Kris’ voice sounds amazing, and he looks so happy to be up on stage. This soothes some of my feelings about the new version of The Truth. Based on tweets, it really sounds like the crowd enjoyed seeing Kris. I’m looking forward to their upcoming concerts together.

  • mmk28

    I’m so happy that as an opening act for various artists Kris is given the opportunity for these duets. I hope this keeps happening! I think Keith’s and Kris’s voices blend very well together. (I suggest Keith is the one featured on The Truth with Kris,LOL, sorry, I couldn’t resist). Also, Kris gets to sing another Don Henley song so he can forget whatever traumas he had after performing “All she wants to do is dance” on top 8 week.

  • ross

    That was a REALLY nice duet (Ha. I hit the caps by mistake back there but I thought I’d leave it that way.) Sounded great, and looked great. Audience seemed to love it. Strangely, this of all things I’ve see Kris do gave me chills. Maybe just thinking about how he’s getting such acceptance from established artists like Keith. And I love the song, anyway, but hearing Kris do it made it extra special.

  • Masieta

    This video is amazing. Sounds like the crowd loved it, too. Kris got to highlight what he does best, putting his heart and soul into the music. Keith looked pleased that it was going so well, too. He kept smiling. They should record this song together. Platinum for sure.

  • Suzanne

    this is a great duet. Such a good song choice. They both sound great together. Kris sounds really really good, and the harmony is nice.

    Keith Urban is funny with his too-tight shirt and his country accent while singing and Australian accent when talking.

  • windmills

    For people shopping for Keith Urban albums, I’d recommend Be Here or Golden Road the most. If you want a more recent album I’d definitely take Love, Pain, & The Whole Crazy Thing over Defying Gravity.

    I just knew Keith would bring Kris up for a duet! It’s common for country shows and Keith especially likes to do it. He is soooo gracious and welcoming, plus he’s a killer guitar player so jamming with him must be so much fun for Kris. You can tell how much fun Keith was having playing with somebody who can also play guitar. The part where they had the crowd singing along but then the crowd was mumbling because they don’t know the lyrics was really funny. Kris seemed a little nervous out of respect but he held his own and it’s a great song choice :) I hope they keep this in for the state fair concerts but Keith enjoys changing things up and being spontaneous. He and Kris could wind up playing something else at those shows too!

  • HeidiL

    I am writing this from my hotel room at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. I was there last night and the concert from start to finish was amazing. I am here with a friend who is a huge Keith Urban fan. She lives in Seattle and I live in Texas. We had a girls weekend trip planned for this weekend to Arizona. When we found out that Keith and Kris were playing together in Vegas on the weekend of our trip well….. Anyway Kris sounded awesome the crowd around me was mostly made up of Keith fans but they all knew Kris from AI and they really thought he sounded great. After this duet I heard a lot of WOWs. THis duet was part of the encore after a half hour of Kris and over two hours of Keith. We SO got our money’s worth! Keith is not the most country of country musicians especially live because his guitar playing is unbelievable and very rock sounding. My Keith Urban fan friend loved Kris. She especially loved Can’t Stay Away. Tonight just for grins and giggles we are off to see Donny and Marie because after all she is a little bit country and I am a little bit rock and roll! :-)

  • ilovekrisallen39

    RG is coming soon. @krinja_signal It’s still processing but here is Red Guitar from The Joint http://bit.ly/9ZIINp

  • rockpaperscissors

    What a great duet – Keith and Kris really seem to connect well together which isn’t surprising as they both have the same love of music. For me, it’s all about the music, not the trappings (lighting, special effects etc) :)

  • jmom376

    HeidiL: Thank you for the review! I am so happy that Keith’s fans like Kris.

  • druzilla

    Nice to see and Kris sounded good. Let’s hope he picks up some new fans.

  • Mtlfan

    Their voices mesh very well together! It’s really pretty!!
    I didn’t know this song but it’s very good!

    Thanks for your recap HeidiL; glad to read that your friends loved Kris. We want many fans for Kris :D

    It’s interesting to see Kris’s career taking off

  • ilovekrisallen39

    MP3 from night of BOS. MP3 of Boys Of Summer w/ Keith Urban from last night’s show: http://www.mediafire.com/?gmqtixklml5

  • MrsB

    Oh Mama Mia!!! Just had a feeling Kris & Keith practiced a different one together!! I just couldn’t stay up late enough to check it out! Just loved it – loved the crowd response – loved the hug at the end – YOWZA!! Win Win Win!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am sure Kris is up to the challenge of performing a duet with lots of different peeps – in for a real treat this summer and I just can’t wait! Kris BB knows music – period!! I am so proud to be his fan!

    Now before I explode with joy I’m off to read lots of comments I’ve missed & maybe more vids!!! Thanks for the thread MJ, it made it so easy this am!!!!!! :)

  • ilovekrisallen39

    Another one CT still processing.Come Together – Vegas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmnGAOIJGSU (still processing, quality will improve).

  • christyo

    That was all kinds of AWESOME!!! I am a HUGE Keith Urban fan and he and Kris make a great team. Kris could learn a lot from Keith. He puts on one of the best shows I have ever seen. This is a great opportunity for Kris. Yeah!

  • http://twitter.com/maxsmom61 CathyMK

    I love the way their voices sound together. I’m so happy that Keith gave Kris his “seal of approval” by sharing the stage with him! Hopefully all of Kris’ opening gigs this summer will pay off in the form of new fans and album sales.

    Thanks for the mp3, ILoveKrisAllen39.

  • ilovekrisallen39

    CathyMk someone I follow on twitter did it.i love when people do this for us fans.I love them too. And they sound both so good.

  • rockpaperscissors

    HeidiL, thanks for the mini recap. It’s great to hear that Kris is being well received by the audience :)

    ilovekrisallen39, thanks for bringing the vids over – he sounds fantastic!

  • isb77

    Heidi, thanks for sharing. I’ve posted your video on YouTube.

    Here is HeidiL’s video of Keith/Kris Boys of Summer, from farther back… http://tinyurl.com/kakubos

  • evanjane

    EXCELLENT! Keith Urban is the only “Country” artist I actually like and bought his CDs. I love Stupid Boy and the guitar playing on it is just amazing. I caught Keith Urban on Crossroads with John Fogarty and they were amazing together. That was when I developed a true appreciation for Keith as a guitar player. He’s got skillz. My son acknowledge it as well, which is high praise. lol

    Kris’s harmonies with Keith were beautiful, working so nicely together. The performance was flawless. Thank you for getting a video of this. I love these guys!

  • summersnow

    Seems like country artists and fans are very welcoming of newcomers like Kris. I know that many artists would avoid associating with anything AI-related due to the bad stigma.

    Anyway, this is how a duet should be like. It can be two distinct voices but still in harmony…unlike the new version of TT (sigh!).

  • http://doeeye.wordpress.com/ doeeye

    This performance is amazingly good. I love the guitar jam session and Kris’s voice is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful when he sings. Their voices go so well together, and it is almost unexpected because they fit so well. I don’t think Kris even realizes just how gorgeous his voice sounds, it just gives me warm fuzzies. I love that Keith Urban is doing this. Every time I think about it, I am almost overwhelmed because it makes me feel so happy. My husband and I just purchased our tickets today for the Iowa State Fair Kris and Keith show, they went on sale this morning, and we are so excited to see the show! Even though I am trying to live in the present, I still can’t help but think of a time when people will be debating over which Kris Allen CD is the best, etc. Okay, feel free to throw Kleenexes at me *sniff *sniff

  • deez

    summersnow:
    04/24/2010 at 12:53 pm
    Seems like country artists and fans are very welcoming of newcomers like Kris. I know that many artists would avoid associating with anything AI-related due to the bad stigma.

    Anyway, this is how a duet should be like. It can be two distinct voices but still in harmony…unlike the new version of TT (sigh!).

    It’s interesting that as a whole, the AI alums who’ve gone the country route seem to have an easier time breaking in. I think maybe the country fans/artists are just more welcoming. (and perhaps there aren’t quite as many music snobs).

  • babybelle32

    It’s interesting that as a whole, the AI alums who’ve gone the country route seem to have an easier time breaking in. I think maybe the country fans/artists are just more welcoming. (and perhaps there aren’t quite as many music snobs).

    This wasn’t the case for Phil Stacey, and Kellie isn’t exactly putting up Carrie type numbers.

  • MrsB

    please don’t hit me okay? DEEZ you have given me many moments of laughter over at TopIdol!! I’m a huge fan! When I saw your post I almost did a back flip!! I know, I know I’m too old to react this way, but maybe a little of luv posts are rubbing off on me after all. Thanks for all the LOLs!!

  • Eileen99

    KeithUrban

    What an amazing show last night at The Joint, we got to really jam out…great to hit the stage with Kris Allen again…he’s accomplished so much since our duet on Idol last year http://twitpic.com/1i3fnb

    Keith tweeted this & the photo about 1/2 hour ago. Very nice of him.

  • girlygirl

    Aww…

    KeithUrban
    What an amazing show last night at The Joint, we got to really jam out…great to hit the stage with Kris Allen again…he’s accomplished so much since our duet on Idol last year.

    #http://twitpic.com/1i3fnb

    KrisAllen

    #Glad everyone had a great time last night but this is not the end of the @KeithUrban (slash) @KrisAllen journey. We will meet again. about 1 hour ago via Echofon

  • cookcricket

    Eileen99:
    04/24/2010 at 1:22 pm

    KeithUrban

    What an amazing show last night at The Joint, we got to really jam out…great to hit the stage with Kris Allen again…he’s accomplished so much since our duet on Idol last year http://twitpic.com/1i3fnb

    Keith tweeted this & the photo about 1/2 hour ago. Very nice of him.

    Hee, hee, hee, SQueeeeeeeeee! :D I can’t wait to see them in August. This duet is amazing, “Kiss A Girl” was amazing! It’s only going to get better and better!!!! Woot!!!

  • ilovekrisallen39

    Yea that’s so great seems like those two really hit it off. Maybe they should record a song together. They sound so good together. I’M going to buy one of Keith’s CD. Who knows maybe more then one.I like that other people see how much Kris had grown vocally since winning Idol.

  • girlygirl

    Another video – Is It Over

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sD-rqB6PQM

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    “DEEZ you have given me many moments of laughter over at TopIdol!!”

    Me too :). (even though I’m not mainly a Kris fan I still read topidol,don’t shoot me)

    I floved kissed a girl

  • MrsB

    oh my goodness Kris vids are sounding extra good from last night – IIO was unbelievable to me!!

    the tweets were awesome – would not surprise me to see a recorded collaboration some day between these two – what a pair!! :)

    as usual, thanks all for the goodies today! :)

  • lifeisgood

    I love that song and they sounded great on it!

  • elrok

    Keith Urban, “good on ya” for introducing your fans to Kris Allen! That duet was just stellar. Really looking forward to the upcoming shows and even more collaborations!

  • TwigLA

    This was just fantastic. Kris and Keith make a great match. I’d buy this and probably any other collaboration they did.

    Thanks to all who were at the concert and tweeted, gave reports, and provided videos. I had hoped to get to this one but life had other plans. It sounded amazing.

  • Seeker

    KeithUrban
    What an amazing show last night at The Joint, we got to really jam out…great to hit the stage with Kris Allen again…he’s accomplished so much since our duet on Idol last year.

    #http://twitpic.com/1i3fnb

    KrisAllen

    #Glad everyone had a great time last night but this is not the end of the @KeithUrban (slash) @KrisAllen journey. We will meet again. about 1 hour ago via Echofon

    Be still my heart!! So adorable!!

    The duet is amazing. Kris’ voice sounds so clear and full. Just love his voice.

  • deez

    luvadamlambert:
    04/24/2010 at 1:40 pm
    “DEEZ you have given me many moments of laughter over at TopIdol!!”

    Me too . (even though I’m not mainly a Kris fan I still read topidol,don’t shoot me)

    I floved kissed a girl

    Awww, thanks Mrs B and luv!

  • hoosiermama

    Kris and Keith: please perform that again for me (and cookcricket) in August. YES! I approve!! :-)

  • TwigLA

    Adding some love to deez. I always enjoy your creative writing at TI. :)

    Hoosiermama, where is the concert in August? I’ve been eyeing the one in Allentown, PA because I may be on the east coast for a wedding. Unfortunately, it falls on the wrong date.

  • girlygirl

    Check out the new tunes @9 playlist box on this station’s site

    http://www.wtmx.com/emerge.php

    (although I read on Pulse board that the station didn’t play it last night, so who knows what this means)

  • savgal

    Wow, these guys are really good together! Love Kris’ deeper voice harmonizing with Keith’s. Gosh, would love to see them in person.

  • tripp_ncwy
  • Masieta

    girlygirl – I can’t believe they are listing “The Truth” as a new song on the radio station you cited. It just says by Kris Allen, so who knows which version it is. Surely, surely, Jive will listen to the fans. 19 entertainment on twitter is @19News and Jive is @JiveMusic A lot of people are just tweeting @Jive and that is going to some dude in S. Carolina … maybe if we let them know how upset we are…

  • http://MJO judes

    Thank you so much for this video of Keith & Kris- its so ironic that these 2 sing this duet so well together soon after the disastrous Pat /Kris- so called duet was released- there is no comparison!! [ Actually I just thought a duet with Chris Daughtry on Send Me all Your Angels would also work well!!]
    As an Aussie I am so proud of what Keith has achieved since he left here.Keith & Nicole are huge fans of idol- they loved Michael Johns in Season 7 [ the Aussie connection also helped]- so there’s no snobbery there with Keith , I think he generally thinks Kris has great talent & is happy to give him this opportunity.

  • MusicAlltheTime

    Yikes! I had no idea Boys of Summer was such a sexy song.

  • TwigLA

    girlygirl, that’s quite interesting that The Truth is listed on that Chicago station in their new music but wasn’t played per reports. Seems to me Jive thought we’d all say ‘OMG that’s awesome’ or just not pay attention. I think they’ve underestimated how many fans are out here.

  • Ratna12

    Bringing this from the headlines thread for those who don’t venture out.

    girlygirl:
    04/24/2010 at 4:09 pm
    more int’l media, this time for Kris…

    Hadar07
    @krinja_signal Kris Allen on the cover of Israeli teen magazines: http://tinyurl.com/2uu2xvy http://tinyurl.com/2vkzwh8 (con..) about 1 hour ago via web

    @krinja_signal (con..) Article about Kris: http://tinyurl.com/3xhbgzv in case you’re interested about 1 hour ago via web

    And stupid me, somehow I miss a whole new thread of Kris.

  • Ratna12

    ilovekrisallen39:
    04/24/2010 at 11:29 am
    MP3 from night of BOS. MP3 of Boys Of Summer w/ Keith Urban from last night’s show: http://www.mediafire.com/?gmqtixklml5

    Thank you so much for this. Sometimes I spend more time listening to all the acoustic live versions than the real album.

  • tierbee

    That was great! Lucky people at the show :)

  • Ratna12

    mmk28:
    04/24/2010 at 9:31 am
    …Also, Kris gets to sing another Don Henley song so he can forget whatever traumas he had after performing “All she wants to do is dance” on top 8 week.

    LOL, poor Kris. I think the trauma was actually singing in that pit and not necessarily performing that song. Good thing that he blew the audience away with Ain’t No Sunshine the week before, so that people still wanted to keep him that week.

  • suzaustin

    girlygirl:
    Check out the new tunes @9 playlist box on this station’s site
    http://www.wtmx.com/emerge.php
    (although I read on Pulse board that the station didn’t play it last night, so who knows what this means)

    Girlygirl, I just now checked out this link and I didn’t see TT listed under New Tunes @9. There were 14 tunes listed, nothing listed next to the #15. Think it’s been taken off?

  • Ratna12

    doeeye:
    04/24/2010 at 1:02 pm
    This performance is amazingly good. I love the guitar jam session and Kris’s voice is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful when he sings. Their voices go so well together, and it is almost unexpected because they fit so well. I don’t think Kris even realizes just how gorgeous his voice sounds, it just gives me warm fuzzies. I love that Keith Urban is doing this. Every time I think about it, I am almost overwhelmed because it makes me feel so happy. My husband and I just purchased our tickets today for the Iowa State Fair Kris and Keith show, they went on sale this morning, and we are so excited to see the show! Even though I am trying to live in the present, I still can’t help but think of a time when people will be debating over which Kris Allen CD is the best, etc. Okay, feel free to throw Kleenexes at me *sniff *sniff

    doeeye: I love your whole post.
    Yeah, I wonder if Kris realizes how incredible he sounds. And his talking voice “I love Las Vegas”. Aaahhh. His deep voice. He hasn’t even started singing and I was already a puddle watching the video, not even seeing it live.

    And I’m not going to throw you a kleenex since I feel the same way. I can’t believe how much invested I’m in this guy. Everytime he got criticisms, I feel the pain. LOL. And the same way with the praises (eventhough I feel that he needs to get more of these), I feel so happy for him. I got the feeling from now on to Monday night (?), I won’t be able to sleep well thinking about the announcement for the next single.

    Edit: OK total fail in quoting.

  • sylvanaire

    Thank you to all who brought video and the BOS mp3 to the thread. Very much appreciated! Those guys sound so good together, and they both seem like such GOOD guys. Gives me warm fuzzy feelings to see Keith take Kris under his wing this way. Cracks me up though, as I listen to the mp3 on repeat, when K & K let the audience sing, and the crowd doesn’t know the words, lol. But they are able to jump right back in and get the song back on track. Definitely a pair of pros.

    I checked out that Las Vegas review someone posted up thread, and was surprised by how many KU songs I know. I may have to buy a CD from Keith. 1) because I like the songs, and 2) because he’s been so nice to Kris. Means something to me to see that.

  • Seeker

    Cale’s tweet:

    calevis24
    I just want to say thanks to everyone for all your support of kris and the band. Can’t wait to see everyone over the next couple months! CAM
    about 1 hour ago via txt

  • Ratna12

    Seeker:
    04/25/2010 at 3:21 am
    Cale’s tweet:

    calevis24
    I just want to say thanks to everyone for all your support of kris and the band. Can’t wait to see everyone over the next couple months! CAM

    Aw, so Kris and the band know how much we talk about this new TT.
    Wait, was Cale’s tweet referring about the new TT or just general support of the band ?

    Anyway, just thought about it that if TT is the new single, on every interview Kris will be asked how he felt about the new recording w/ Pat’s voice. Poor Kris.

  • dcmjfan127

    When I was driving home last night, there was an ad for the ‘Kings of Leon’ tour this summer. They didn’t say who there opening act was. So it got me thinking that maybe this could be the band Kris is opening for. Kris previously stated he was a fan of theirs. I think they would be considered cooler then Mayer but not as big as McCartney. They only have 3 dates in June but a ton in July. Two of the dates conflict with tour dates Kris has already announced. It doesn’t match with solo artist hint since it is a band but just throwing it out there as another possibility….

    King of Leons Summer Tour

    Kris Magical Mystery Tour

  • Mtlfan

    lol at Keith saying “scream!” at the 2:16 mark!!!

    flailing with you ratna and doeeye!!

    dcmjfan127, KOL was one of my first tought regarding this. It would be very cool indeed. It’s not rare to see more than one opening acts during a tour in order to accomodate everyone’s engagements.

  • hoosiermama

    TwigLA:
    Hoosiermama, where is the concert in August?

    We’re seeing K/K at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis, Aug. 14. Can’t wait!!

    And, like others, I think I will have to check out more of Keith’s albums since he’s being so nice to Kris. I already downloaded KAG and love it!

  • LeHommeAdam

    nice :)

  • Masieta

    I’m hooked on this video of these two fabulous guys.

    Reading in the official thread about the single, it’s been interesting to note several who have mentioned Jive’s poor distribution of Kris’ album, of not being able to find it in stores. Is anyone making the effort to see that it is available for sale where Kris is doing live performances? For those of you who have been to his performances since the album was released, was it available for sale?