Kris Allen Covers The Lumineers “Ho Hey” (VIDEO)

On the heels of The Lumineers appearance on Saturday Night Live this weekend, Kris Allen chose the band’s hit song, “Ho Hey” as his nightly fan-chosen cover song.

The American Idol 8 winner and his band performed the song in Decatur, GA Sunday night. The “Out Alive” tour continues at The State Theater in St. Petersburg, FL tomorrow, January 22.

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  • David Facenfield

    that was another cool cover by Kris

  • MissMyEm

    I really enjoyed this.  Good song.

  • girlygirltoo

    Another good job by Kris and the guys. Now he just has to cover Freebird since people keep shouting that request out at his shows :p

  • HopeForMusic

    Very, very nice!  It’s a lot of fun trying to anticipate what Kris might cover, and whoever chose this song, chose well.  Some day, some how, I hope that he gets the recognition he deserves.  He’s just a tremendously talented guy.

  • parsenip

    Everything about this is fun.   And who hasn’t picked up a guitar and plunked out Smoke On the Water?

  • nyc57

    That would be really funny since he kinda made fun of every guy who requested Freebird.

  • MissMyEm

    I would also not mind hearing “Stairway to Heaven”.  The first few chords sounded great!

  • girlygirltoo

    Kris pointing out Anoop in the audience (though we never see him)

  • Miz

    Everyone makes fun of people who yell out ‘Freebird’ at concerts, etc. :D
    Maybe it was Anoop. LOL This was great. I look forward to the song of the day, what people request and what Kris and the guys choose. I’ve been loving them.I guess they have the day off and are spending it at Disney World. Kris has tweeted a few pics from there.

  • daffy wak

    I love Kris Allen!!!!!

  • daffy wak

    One of my favorite songs. I love Kris Allen!!!

  • Damien Roberts

    I almost feel like Kris won Idol two or three seasons too early…because music today is totally his style.

  • B

    Loved it!

  • nyc57

    A guy in Killington was so mad at Kris for teasing him about requesting that song that he put Kris’s response on  YT and cursed at

  • parsenip

    A different season may have made all the difference in the world.

  • Valarie

    Great job, but then he always does a great job.

  • Elizabeth

    Kris and the guys have so much fun with these covers.  I love all of them and this one is no exception.  When Kris performs he just radiates joy and it shows how much he loves what he is doing.   He just keeps getting better and better.  Can’t wait to see what the next cover is.  Thanks MJ for posting.  

  • mtlfan2

    Great job! Always on such short notice!

  • Miz

    From the tweets that night, I don’t think Kris intends to go there again. It sounded like the regulars were overly drunk and high.

  • linsmile

    I love this (which I say about pretty much anything by Kris).  This song suits him well;  he suits the song well. 

  • mzhallcat

    Aaahh, Kris and Anoop together again. Anybody know if they got to hangout after the show or if any pics surfaced? This makes me nostalgic for my season 8 boys. That was such a fun group of guys to follow on the tour. Who could forget Anoop, Matt, and Sarver dancing with boas while Kris sings ANS in New Hampshire. Good times!!!!

  • MissMyEm

    ROFL!!!  I don’t remember ever seeing that and I don’t recall that the boys did that in SoCal.   So thanks for the memories (tm Bob Hope).   So nice to see how they all got along.   It was great that Anoop was able to come out to see Kris.   Especially after all this time.  I always liked Anoop.

  • Elizabeth

    Love this!  I had never seen this before so thanks for sharing.  What good memories. :) 

  • luly

    Great did a great job, as usual :).

  • Sunny Mc

    Love this!!! A++++ to who ever requested this!