Kris Allen Begins Out Alive Tour, Covers "Killing Me Softly" (VIDEO)

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Kris Allen began his Out Alive tour last night in Killington VT. In an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Kris revealed details about the tour, his recent car accident, and his wife’s baby due date! Via Atlanta Journal-Constitution More on the New Years Day head-on collision involving him and his pregnant wife, Katy.

“It definitely hurts,” he said in an interview Monday. “But the show must go on.” He briefly described the accident: “My wife and I were driving home. We were getting into a turning lane and this lady came out of nowhere and hit us head on. We were going about 25 miles an hour.” His Ford Escape absorbed the shock.. He passed out, but his wife got him back awake. He realized immediately his wrist was messed up. He’s now in a cast, which he said is itchy (see right.) “From the looks of the car, it could have been a lot worse,’ Allen said. “It kept us real safe. There were a lot of airbags.”

Kris and Katy are expecting their first child in July!

The American Idol season 8 winner will  be performing a fan requested cover every night on his tour. Last night, he performed “Killing Me Softly” by Roberta Flack.  Check it out below.

Somebody out in the audience yelled “FREEBIRD!”   Kris joked, “Wow..You’re going to be that guy? Not going to happen!” Ha.

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  • tripp_ncwy

    Mix 104.1 @Mix1041
    PHOTOS: @KrisAllen Joins @KarsonKennedy in the Studio!

  • tripp_ncwy

    Kris Allen Mix 104.1 interview part 1 (01/09/2013)

  • BigNLiddle

    Here’s my video for “Monster”. Appologies for it being sideways. I also have “The River” and 7NA (To be honest, I dont know what it stands for haha) to be uploaded later today. Gotta go to the dentist! :)

  • Larc

    I have to say KMS isn’t exactly a great song choice for Kris.  That doesn’t happen often, though.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Kris Interview Star 104.4 Josh and Sue in the Morning (Pre-tour)

  • Miz

    So thrilled with all the stuff (TM Kris Allen) coming out of the shows and interviews.

    So Katy is 12 weeks along. She was hit mainly in the legs, Kris took most of the impact. 1st ultrasound baby looked like a vegetable. One on Monday looked like a baby. When asked if they had any weird celebrity baby names picked out, he said, ‘You mean like Broccoli?’ ROFLMAO

  • girlygirltoo

    Broccoli? lol. Where does he say that? I didn’t hear that in the interview he did this morning

  • girlygirltoo

    I think Kris was doing a version of the Fugees’ version of KMS, rather than Roberta Flack’s. He sounds good. In a couple of other vids from last night he was bouncing around of the stage like usual, so that was cool to see, although it probably hit him after.

  • mtlfan2

    Kris did a very good job with this song.  His tour manager twitted that his arm was really hurting after the show (he didn’t meet fans afterward). poor Kris; he’s really courageous

  • mzhallcat

    BigNLiddle, thank you soooo much for that Monster video. I love watching KAB perform that song live. I enjoy Kris on the keyboards for that song but he was equally entertaining dancing all over the stage and rockin that cast.

    That 104.1 interview was fun. Two facts stood out for me: 1) they had to replace some things in his wrist with metal. I did not know that. 2) he is very medicated. This does not surprise me as it is less than a week since surgery but this is a guy who does not like to even take aspirin. Hope Kris does not push himself too hard on this tour. I want him to enjoy it. 

  • ladymctech

    I am enjoying Kris’ version of this song.

  • Kesia Monteith

    2:35 to 2:45, the way he SANG that note man…damn, I love Kris Allen. <3 He has such an awesome tone of voice. If I was a male, I want to have that tone of voice. 

  • Eileen99

    I love the fan request song each night; it was fun when Kelly did that, too.  Hopefully we’ll get some fun & interesting choices.

    I know Kris is excited to kick off the tour but really hope he doesn’t push himself too much. They have a packed schedule.  I’m sure his band mates are taking good care of him, though.

    I love the tone of Kris’ voice, too. I think I’d probably like just about anything he decided to sing.

    How did he get into those tight jeans with one hand? lolz

  • girlygirltoo

    Does his hand look swollen here? Nurses on my twitter feed say that that scarf was tied too low and didn’t give enough support.

  • girlygirltoo

    Does his hand look swollen here? Nurses on my twitter feed say that that scarf was tied too low and didn’t give enough support.

  • lovetheusa1776

    Kris sounds great, but, lord, it pains me to see him soldiering through like that.  Hope the doctors aren’t stingy with the painkillers as they can sometimes be.

  • mtlfan2

    yes the fingers are clearly swollen. No wonder he was in pain afterward

  • BigNLiddle
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  • mzhallcat

    OOMMMGGG that 7 Nation Army video is sizzling hot!!!  I hope they play that at every show. Perfect for KAB. Rock that falsetto and growl Kris. Rock that guitar Cale.  Love it, love it, love it!!!

  • Miz

    ‘Seven Nation Army’ is AMAZING!!!! What a great surprise. I’ve watched/listened 5 times now. I think this tour is going to be the gift that keeps on giving.

    I like ‘Killing Me Softly’, but Kris usually does much better. Given the long travel day and not much time to rehearse a new same day song, it was an admiral attempt.

  • lovetheusa1776

     That was really good – loved it.

  • mzhallcat

    miz, glad to hear I’m not the only one that can’t stop watching the 7 Nation Army video. This ranks as one of my favorite performances by Kris EVER!!!!

  • sabbia

    Not a Kris fan but was interested to watch the SNA vid since I’m a White Stripes fan. Not bad. His falsetto was used well to add some spice to the performance.
    What I admired most was that he was able to perform so soon after his accident. (and even moreso reading the posts about the pain he was in). What a trooper!

  • Miz

    The girl who is opening and touring with Kris is having some fun on the streets today. Made up a new song :)

    @JilletteJohnsonCheck out my wikked ahhsem Boston song. I just made it up 

  • hoosiermama2

    KMS is an odd fan request song, but I still enjoyed it. Kris sounds great (ahh that tone!) and the crowd sang along enthusiastically. Good to sing a song everyone knows.

    Once again Kris covers a song that I’ve never heard before and has blown me away! Loved 7NA!! But all that moving around of his arm (3:11+)–yikes! Glad he skipped seeing fans after the show and hopefully he put his arm back in the “real” sling.

    Sooo nice to have new Kris videos/shows to watch! Thanks BigNLiddle!

  • girlygirltoo

    Loved the cover of Seven Nation Army. Hope he keeps in his set for awhile!

  • parsenip

    Sounds like there were some rowdy elements in the audience.

  • tripp_ncwy

    The Out Alive Tour is still growing.

    JMax Productions 
    Kris Allen (American Idol Season 8 Winner)- Friday, February 15th at The El Rey Theatre- Chico, CA!

    Tickets go on-sale this Friday and will be available at Diamond W Western Wear (Chico), Blaze N’ J’s Smoke Shop (Chico), Fusion Pit (Anderson) and

  • Miz

    It seems the person who requested it made some connection between the song and Killington or VT. I sort of didn’t pay attention when I saw the initial tweet.

    There is a book ‘Killing Me Softly’ that is set in a small town in VT, so maybe that is it. Plus just the name Killington.

  • Valarie

    7 Nation Army is aaaaaaamazing! Kris needs to go alt rock on the next album. That is what he does best, imo.

  • mtlfan2

    Really love Seven Nation army!!!  That suits him much better than KMS 

  • http://MJO judes

    Thanks BigNlLiddle for the videos. I’ve always loved KMS & I love the way Kris did it here. Also love SNA & The River – love it when they strip it down & do harmonies . I also love the fact that Kris is touring so we get to hear more of him. I hope he rests between shows though -don’t want him burning out before his tour finishes. 

  • durbesque

    It’s a relief to see Kris functioning so well.  KMS is in a good key for his voice and is worth repeating.  He often sets songs too high for his voice, and 7NA is too high to sound comfortable or make the words clear.  Many baritones want to be tenors…maybe Kris is one of them.  

  • MissMyEm

    I would think his hand is going to be swollen for a while.  But I’m not a nurse.

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  • MissMyEm

    Just got thru all the links and videos and my thanks to all those who put them here.  I’m glad it was Roberta Flack’s version of Killing Me Softly.  It’s a pretty song one that was very popular with amateur guitar players like myself during my college days.  Eons ago.  LOL   I thought, considering, this song was tweeted the day of the show, that Kris did a really nice job.  After all, considering the circumstances, not only was it new, but there was a new member in the group, so maybe not my favorite song, but very pretty, indeed.  It was interesting that the person who tweeted it was not at the show, but I had heard she lives in California!!!  LOL   Don’t know if that’s true or not.  

    I thought all the interviews were really good.  The 104 interview in Boston had me rolling with laughter.  Might have been one or two questions I could have lived without, like the American Idol mention (srsly don’t care about Mariah or Nikki), but a fun one nevertheless.

    Loved the DJ who confessed to not only voting for him, but never voting for anyone else before or after.  My kind of gal.

    Thanks again, MJ for posting such nice stuff about Kris.

  • Shoria

    Love Kris version of Killing Me Softly.  I like the song, but usual “girl” versions are sang too slowly.  Kris put some beat to the song, great improvement, in my opinion. Excellent start to the tour!

  • girlygirltoo

    Jillette Johnson was already scheduled to play that Brooklyn show on the 13th. Interesting that they’ve added Kris, but that’s cool since his NYC gig on the 12th is part of a big Fleming Artists showcase, so he probably wouldn’t get to do a full set at that.

  • Axxxel

    wow , the power of internet and social media.. Hope Kris Allen takes notes …

  • tripp_ncwy

    Request song for tonight’s show in Boston is TLC’s “Waterfalls”


  • poipugirl

    I heart Kris Allen!  :)

  • B

    I liked his version of KMS – had some extra swagger to it. Loved his cover of 7 Nation Army – sexy as always…..

    He never misses going out to sign for his fans after his shows - he must have been beat to have passed on it that night.

  • tripp_ncwy

    New KrisAllenBand Kris, Cale, new Andrew & Torres singing “The River”

  • Linda Parish

    love the new merchandise!  Got my eye on that black hoodie and The Out Alive shirt, also wouldn’t mind another vinyl record.  Noticed the website on the poster is for Kris Allen and the Southern Thunder.  (,  hope they change it.

  • girlygirltoo

    I thought that t-shirt with all the instragram photos on it looked cool. Will have to check the merch table out on Friday.

    Kris is so excited about the baby. Part of his banter from tonight’s show (according to twitter):  ”Every night, I’m gonna celebrate being a daddy”

  • girlygirltoo

    Seven Nation Army, from tonight’s Boston show:

  • girlygirltoo

    And here is his cover of TLC’s “Waterfalls”  :)

    Partial video of Loves Me Not

  • girlygirltoo
  • blackberryharvest

    I love that he is such a trooper. He has a real dedication to fans. 

  • tripp_ncwy

    Audio: Kris Interview Star 99.9 1/10/13 for Ridgefield Playhouse show tonight talking American Idol.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Kris Allen – The River – Seven Nation Army/Shut That Door ( Boston show)

  • hoosiermama2

    More videos–yay! I could listen to Kris sing all day!

    I wonder now if fans will start giving Kris scarves? He could do something with them after each show–sell them (like the disposable cameras)? Donate the money to World Vision or another charity. He could even do the Noxema “strip” theme as he takes them off at the end of the show–haha! That would be fun! :-)

  • girlygirltoo

    Several people took videos of the song Kris dedicated to the CT shooting victims, “Where Are You Amy” that he performed at last night’s show. Just Kris and Cale — absolutely gorgeous.