Kris Allen – Autograph Session and Showcase, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – VIDEOS

Kris Allen continues his mini tour of Asia with a stop in Kuala, Lumpur, Malaysia today, and a nightclub appearance in Singapore on Wednesday (Feb 10)).

21 October 2021
21 October 2021

After the jump, check out some vids from today’s autograph session and showcase at The Gardens, Midvalley Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Kris performed a 9-song set at the showcase: Heartless/Gangsta’s Paradise, Can’t Stay Away, Before We Come Undone, The Truth, Red Guitar, Alright With Me, Live Like We’re Dying, Is It Over, Come Together.

Posted: “Can’t Stay Away”, “Live Like We’re Dying”, “Come Together” (with crowd surfing!), “The Truth”, “Heartless”/Gangsta’s Paradise”, “Red Guitar”, “Alright With Me” an autograph session and 3-part press conference.

via Joshua Ongys, mjackson990

Check out some nice photos HERE.

Kris sings “Can’t Stay Away”

“Live Like We’re Dying”

Come Together

“The Truth”

Heartless/Gangsta’s Paradise

Red Guitar

Alright With Me

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Autograph Session

A snip of “Live Like We’re Dying” at the autograph session

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Press Conference – Part 1

Press Conference – Part 2

Press Conference – Part 3

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123 Comments

  1. I don’t know if this is okay to post here, but here is a short video of Kris in KL signing a snippet of LLWD acapella during an autograph signing. Sounds like he got a great reception. Also, love his voice on the little bit of LLWD he sang!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwYtuokNaQw

    ETA: Here is another short video of the same autograph session from a different angel…crowd loves him. You can see Andrew, Cale and Chris in the background as well (they look like they are having a great time!).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzbcS7wLgBI

  2. ETA: Here is another short video of the same autograph session from a different angel…crowd loves him. You can see Andrew, Cale and Chris in the background as well (they look like they are having a great time!).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzbcS7wLgBI

    Thanks Izzieq… he sounds sooo good!! love that he changed the last lyric for “i promise you it’s not too late” ha ha

  3. More video of Kris’ autograph singing in Malaysia…OMG…listen to the crowd reception…the place is packed! He is soaking it all in!!!.. I notice that he is more comfortable with all the attention he’s receiving. I just love to see him enjoying himself. Also, if the shirt keeps going like this, it will be all unbuttoned by the time he leaves Asia…which to tell you “The Truth” that would be “Allright With Me” yes, puns totally intended!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_69OEeTAXA

  4. Love the pics…he seems like he’s having a great time. From the video, when he comes out, it seems like he can’t believe all those people and the screaming. I had to LOL at the Kris Allen Security t-shirts! But, it seems like he got a wonderful reception in Malaysia!

  5. So much Kris goodness today – I’m getting no work done. He actually crowd surfed during Come Together!

    Kris Crowd Surfing

    From the autograph party to the showcase, he just looked like he was having the time of his life. Can’t wait til I can really watch these vids later today.

  6. The crowd surfing video and the video of when Kris first comes out to greet the people at the autograph session are just amazing. Jive and 19 need to get on the ball and promote Kris here in the states, as well as everywhere else, so that more people can experience his live performances.

  7. They said Kris is the first AI winner to come to Malaysia. Maybe seeing the reception he got, more AI people will go there now!

  8. They said Kris is the first AI winner to come to Malaysia. Maybe seeing the reception he got, more AI people will go there now!

    Jason Castro tweeted that he will be there in a few weeks.

  9. omg omg omg

    Kris did a bit of crowd body surfing…. LOL

    Thanks for sharing that, that was awesome! Seeing this whole awesome video reminds me of a comment someone made a few weeks ago that Kris needs to learn to interact with the audience more. Haha!

  10. Mtlfan,

    That runwitme guy is hilarious! He owes me a new keyboard. His takes on the pictures are spot. You don’t tell Kris not to hug people because you make him a sad panda. He’s a huggle master.
    I was following the twitter list made for the event and from the tweets that were runnijg in, I knew it was insane there. I saved a couple that were hilarious.
    It seems the above teens that were there were a bit embarrassed by the number of teens.Kris’ demographic is mostly teensI can confidently say that now. Make sure you place your drinks in propperplaces before you read. Here we go……

    samwwn: In the line 4 @krisallenshowcase and am hearing waaaay too many high pitched squeals.

    klubbkiddikl: http://twitpic.com/121o4z Holy s**t! Teenage girls scare me! Screaming stampede after @krisallen

    yingying_bo: I skipped tuition for @krisallen

    omg! 14yr old gigglyschool girls in skinny jeans everywhere !!!!! Ahhhh…..Get me outta here!

    GlamGirlxoxo: I’m giggling with acouple of schoogirls outside the @krisallen concert venue here in KL. All was good till they called me Auntie.

    LOL! It’s sometimes embarrassing to find yourself amidst a sea of teens at a concert.

  11. Kris Allen crowd surfed?! I don’t think I can contain my jealousy of the people who were at the concert. D:
    He sounded flawless in the videos.
    Today is #krisstorm!!!!!!

  12. Kris’ demographic is mostly teens. I can confidently say that now.

    I think it’s broader than that.

  13. klubbkiddikl: http://twitpic.com/121o4z Holy s**t! Teenage girls scare me! Screaming stampede after @krisallen

    OK – maybe I am bad at judging age, but the people in this pic look like guys in their 30’s/40’s?????

  14. ross ,
    I know because I’mnot a teen but my point was the teens outnumber the rest and it’s a very good thing. They are the ones that will follow him through for so many years to come. It’s not a bad thing at all.
    It’s very promising for him especially when he’s not a teen himself. I know he has a lot of guys too, massive, I’d say and my group the above 35’s and the 20’s. But we are no where near the number of teens.
    A married artist having a huge teenage following is rare. Many will do anything for that.

  15. OK – maybe I am bad at judging age, but the people in this pic look like guys in their 30’s/40’s?????

    Aren’t they security people?

  16. Yeah Ross there the security guards. Tweeters were saying Kris was getting chased after and they had to do a human-change around him. They also said some girl wasn’t leaving fast enough and the guards basically had to throw her of the area.

  17. vanjess38,

    when i looked at the runwitme guy blog, there was not yet caption for the pic. Ha ha thanks for telling. Yes he’s very funny!!

  18. The blog guy’s captions were funny … plus really nice pics. I loved the one that said ‘Kris Allen is a Security nightmare’

    I think Kris’ fans are a pretty nice mix of age and gender. We’re probably seeing more teens at these particular events since they’re the ones who usually enter radio contests and also hang at the mall … or would be able to show up hours early for an autograph session.

    Come Together and the crowd surfing just had me grinning from ear to ear. He and the band seem to be having a fantastic time in Asia. I have no doubt he’ll try to get back there as soon as he can.

  19. I’d bet that if they had organised it as a full concert, it would have sold out. Lots of folks were tweeting about not having the opportunity to attend because they couldn’t win the contest.
    Kris being the first idol winner to go there would have been a good chance to takebut he could still go back later. This was kind of a rush too since it was scheduled after even Singapore.

    Kris said something in the part 3 interview with YONG Chavez that was quite strikingto me. He said they (him and his management) are still working on his tour schedule and they know once a couple of dates come many would follow. I believe they want him to do these gigs and do the radio promo at the same time for this single.
    I think it’s better to have a flexible schedule so he can do the radio thing too.
    This makes me believe they are going the new artist way with him.
    What time are the college tours done?

  20. That Come Together vid just makes me so happy! He really needed this mini-tour to let loose and get really comfortable out there on stage in front of huge crowds.

    I’m just so dang happy for him! That was so much fun to watch! Lucky peeps :)

  21. Kris did a bit of crowd body surfing…

    Whoa! That has to be at least as scary/exhilarating as sky-diving.

  22. Kris has a lot of younger fans, but from what I’ve observed from the concerts and online, the largest part of his fan base is in its early 20s-early 30’s.

  23. Kris body surfing – and the whole Come Together – was absolutely amazing – and to think the first time we heard he was told he was trying to hard and it was like eating ice for lunch.

  24. Kris’ demographic is mostly teens. I can confidently say that now.

    The best thing about Kris is that his audience spans a wide range of ages, and he appeals to both men and women. This is evident based on the crowds that he’s drawn to his concerts. It’s also one of the reasons why he is so marketable.

  25. I haven’t had time to watch all of them but Come Together was great – love seeing Kris having such a good time and rocking out.

  26. I’m afraid with the kind of love Asia is showing Kris, he’ll never want to come back to perform for us here in the States :) Come Together was so much fun to watch!

  27. Kris has a lot of younger fans, but from what I’ve observed from the concerts and online, the largest part of his fan base is in its early 20s-early 30’s.

    During his concert here in Manila, that’s what I observed too. Most of the people I saw in my section was in that age demographic.

  28. Kris is definitely getting loved on in Asia. He deserves it. You’re right, mzbet. He may never want to come back the way he is treated here by our mainstream media in the US. They continue to ignore him and his success there as well as here (other than Jim & Michael). Would it kill them to report on the crowds he’s bringing in or his body surfing escapades? I need to be more like Kris and take it in stride but that is difficult. The media bias here is embarassing. I never used to believe all of those allegations about who controls our media – people with their own social agenda – until I started following AI in Season 8. The reporters are now actually hiding Kris’ success with LLWD by using nondescript language. We’ll see what the reviews say after the NYC concert, but I’m not holding my breath that there will be any attitude change. I am a writer and too old to start another career but I’m seriously considering going into journalism just so Kris can get a fair shake. At any rate, awesome Asian videos. Thank you, everyone there who is showing him the love he deserves.

  29. Masieta, I love you!! :lol: If you start writing again, I’ll be your first fan! It is indeed frustrating. I’ve seen that Kris had something special from early on, and I just don’t know why our media cannot see it. They’re so blinded by the sparkles or glitter I guess! JK!, but they’re blinded by something.

    Kudos to Kris. After his Manila performance, I didn’t think I could love him any more. Then he goes and does the Come Together performance with the little crowd surf. (I know I wouldn’t fall backwards into a crowd!) And the balut!!! Man, he’s got guts!! (Yeah, I wouldn’t do that either!)

    If there are any Asian fans reading this, I’m so happy and thankful for the love your people are showing Kris. He definitely deserves it, and you Pinoy and Malay (etc.!) fans are all amazing!

  30. Kris is awake! (it’s what, 10 a.m. where he is?)

    KrisAllen

    Thanks to Malaysia for a great show last night. 2 minutes ago from Echofon

  31. Okay, my reaction to the following rumor (and it is just a rumor), is this: F*** no!

    JonasDomination
    #A rumored tour openers include : Joey Page, Steve Rushton, Kris Allen, and 78violet ( Aly and AJ ) . about 2 hours ago from web

    Why in god’s name would Kris tour with the JoBros? How many of Kris’s fans over the age of 18 would go anywhere NEAR a JoBros concert??? BAD IDEA BAD BAD BAD

  32. Wow! Look at all the Kris videos pouring in from Asia! Thanks to all for taking, finding and posting them here. I haven’t watched everything yet, but I loved, loved, loved Kris falling back into the audience toward the end of Come Together. I bet it was a pretty cool feeling for Kris too! So glad he is getting lots of love on this trip. Kinda gives me hope that he might tour near me someday soon!

  33. Why in god’s name would Kris tour with the JoBros?

    Well, if he, say, joined them for a leg of their tour, like in some other countries (since I think they tour overseas), that might give him some good exposure.

    I agree, though. Jonas Bros. + Kris = WTF?

  34. Wow, I am just getting a chance to watch all of the goodies from today. He was awesome and the crowd loved him. I love the Come Together Video and him crowd surfing. Come Together was actually one of my favorite performances of his during AI. Time to go back to the AOL sessions.

  35. DNW Jonas Bros + Kris… However, that demographic sure does have major buying power, so it might not be bad for him to join a leg of their tour and then play smaller venues (house of blue’s Orlando…)/state Fairs, etc. as well.

  36. @calevis24 tweeted this answer to a question asked about the tour during a Twitter party a week or so ago:

    tour date info? constantly working on that. i can say that it will be us supporting a huge band, or rockin it solo, b there

    Make of that what you will.

  37. Would it kill them to report on the crowds he’s bringing in or his body surfing escapades? I need to be more like Kris and take it in stride but that is difficult. The media bias here is embarassing.

    YES Masieta. I was googling news on Kris and as you said there was NOTHING reported of his Asia adventure (first mini international tour of the AI winner – i think it deserves a few lines sometimes..) but there’s tons on Adam’s Mexico vacation and his gig in THREE weeks. I’m really starting to think that he’s getting ostracised for having beaten Adam last May. I’m big times PISSED OFF

  38. The US press doesn’t care about musicians touring overseas. They never report on that unless something amazing (good or bad) happens. And only the gossip people care about Adam vacationing in Mexico. And aside from the AI-related blogs and the casino itself, no one is reporting on Adam’s upcoming gig

    If the media refuses to cover Kris when he goes on tour in the US, then that’s a problem. But I didn’t expect any of them to care about what he’s doing in Asia.

  39. Jonas Brothers fans are just as cray cray as some of the more BSC Idol fans — and what’s worse, they are all little girls. This is NOT the audience that Kris wants to attract. Not a good idea to get associated with being a tween act.

  40. I agree, though. Jonas Bros. + Kris = WTF?

    I totallly agree but wouldn’t it be interesting to see the JoBros try to out jam Andrew, Ryland/Drew, Chris T, Cale and outsing Kris?

    Sorry to hear that Drew was not feeling well at the autograph session and from the reaction of the band when Andrew announced it, he may have drunk the water.

  41. One thing I have noticed since he has been in Asia is that he says “I love you” a lot during his concerts.. I don’t remember him saying that too much during the other video’s that I have watched from the U.S. LOL.. I wonder if Archie & Cook gave him some pointers before he left. :}

  42. The US press doesn’t care about musicians touring overseas. They never report on that unless something amazing (good or bad) happens.

    Exactly.

    While of course it would be nice, I don’t really think it’s important for the US media to cover Kris’s trip. He’s where he is in order to get exposure there, not to get it here. He has fans there, as well as here. They also buy music. It’s not necessarily all about the US.

    By the way, I’m not really worried about the media and Kris. I can’t say why, I guess it’s just a feeling. Some people become instant celebrities, getting all kinds of attention, but he will earn his attention and it won’t be fleeting when it happens.

  43. carmine2008
    02/08/2010 at 7:58 pm

    Kris has a lot of younger fans, but from what I’ve observed from the concerts and online, the largest part of his fan base is in its early 20s-early 30’s.

    During his concert here in Manila, that’s what I observed too. Most of the people I saw in my section was in that age demographic.

    One thing I also noticed in my area during the MNL concert: Kris has some gay following. Hee! Love it!

  44. Why in god’s name would Kris tour with the JoBros?

    Ewww! I really want to see Kris Allen Band in concert, esp. after these videos and the AOL sessions. But I do NOT want to have to buy a ticket to the JoBros or anyone else sucky to do it.

    By the way, I’m not really worried about the media and Kris.

    I agree. I don’t think you have to appear in the gossip rags or on the red carpets to be a successful musician.

  45. One thing I have noticed since he has been in Asia is that he says “I love you” a lot during his concerts.. I don’t remember him saying that too much during the other video’s that I have watched from the U.S. LOL.. I wonder if Archie & Cook gave him some pointers before he left. :}

    I noticed it. I don’t know if he even talks with the Davids. But look at the words he’s singing over and over …. How come we don’t say I love you enough?

    I think he’s practicing what he’s preaching. Plus I think he is totally overwhelmed with the outpouring of love they are getting over there and he’s giving it back.

    On the JonasBros rumor. Man, I hope not.

  46. thanks girlygirl and ross. that makes sense. I guess i still have residual angst over the u.s media coverage when Kris is IN the u.s…
    Anyway..

  47. girlygirl
    02/08/2010 at 10:13 pm

    Jonas Brothers fans are just as cray cray as some of the more BSC Idol fans — and what’s worse, they are all little girls. This is NOT the audience that Kris wants to attract. Not a good idea to get associated with being a tween act.

    I don’t think it would be as bad as it seems girlygirl. For example, my daughter would love to go to a JoBro concert and as a parent I would take her. Yes, adults attend those concerts with their younger girls, so adults would get exposed to Kris and if they have any musical sense at all, would realize how amazing he is! In fact, my husband would take her as well and I’m sure he’s not the only father out there that would do so. I don’t think it’s the ideal choice or even the best one, but all would not be lost.

    ETA: btw, I’m pretty impressed with young Nick Jonas myself. He’s quite the musician and song writer, imho.

  48. Did you know that they make boxes of Jonas Brothers valentines for the classroom? Yes, 32 in a box with sayings like: “Valentine, you rock!” and “Have a jammin’ Valentine’s Day!” I know this because I bought a box of them today for my daughter to give to her 15 yr. old friends as a joke!! Then I come on here and see this rumor and now these Valentines don’t seem as funny.

    ITA with you girlygirl. I would rather see Kris tour with someone whose music and fans are more mature. What’s The Fray doing this spring?

  49. For example, my daughter would love to go to a JoBro concert and as a parent I would take her. Yes, adults attend those concerts with their younger girls, so adults would get exposed to Kris and if they have any musical sense at all, would realize how amazing he is!

    My husband and I have taken my daughter to see the Jonas Brothers twice. What’s one more time? My only problems with it would be that Jonas Brothers tickets have gotten to be really expensive, and I wouldn’t want Kris to spend the whole year touring with them. But, for something like 6 weeks- what the heck. Jordin toured with them for a while last year, and Archuleta toured with Demi Lovato. That’s 2 Idol/Jive artists who’ve been paired with 2 Disney acts, so it wouldn’t really be that strange. Kris will have time to open for multiple artists if he wants to this year, and headline some shows too.

    And, I agree, Cookcricket. Nick Jonas is a real musician.

  50. Kris with the JoBros? DO NOT WAAAAAAANT…

    Apologies to the parents out there but Hubs and I have an aversion to other people’s kids (Walmart on a Saturday afternoon=best birth control in the world). I don’t think my ears could take the shrieking. And yes, I’ve been to two Cook concerts with squeeing a-plenty, and trust me, it couldn’t compare.

  51. CathyMK, I agree a whole year would be too much, six weeks sounds about right if it were to happen. At least at this point it’s simply a rumor. Opening for Daughtry was rumored as well and we see that’s not what happened.

    BTW, is anyone else feeling happy and spoiled by all of this Kris greatness posted here at mj’s over the past few days? :D The best part about it all is that it involves music!!! Yay!

  52. I LOVE all the videos from Malaysia.

    -The acapella at the autograph session. wow. Just a couple lines of LLWD and he has another version of that too. He really is bored singing that song I guess. Great for us .

    -I hope that (I’m sure) there are more videos from the night concert. I need to reaffirm what I was hearing.
    I can NOT believe that his voice is THAT impeccable after all the travel, singing, press, etc. Especially Red Guitar and LLWD. I think somebody behind the screen just put on Kris’ cd and he was just moving his lips to it.

    -The screams and chants before Heartless. The fun of Come Together.
    The emotion of The Truth. Alright With Me always a fail in terms of audience participation because when Kris starts singing his part again, people stop the yeah, yeah part to be able to hear Kris’ voice. And I don’t blame them.

    -I wish that there is a real video footage of this. This is a perfect concert footage.

    -I don’t think I want to compare the audience reception in NY. It’s going to be a major let down for me I think. I hope not. We’ll see.

  53. MJ, do you know that the video of Red Guitar appears twice.

    The “Heartless” video is also Red Guitar.

    Heartless was the best one with the Kris chants at the beginning.

  54. calevis24
    tour date info? constantly working on that. i can say that it will be us supporting a huge band, or rockin it solo, b there

    Make of that what you will.

    Huge as in not gonna tour with the Jonas Brothers. :wink: Seriously, I think Cale is saying they’re not gonna tour with just anybody. If they can’t have the best (well, you know), they’ll do it alone.

  55. Who started the “rumor” about touring w/ Jonas Bros ?
    Was that just a tweet ?

    I hope it is not true. The media will be brutal I think . I can just imagine.

  56. Not into the Jonas Brothers, but hell if i have to go to see Kris, I will. This also goes for Allison and Adam too, don’t care who they are touring with, want to see them. It is one of my goals for the year to see these 3. If it gets closer to the end of the year… might even fly out of state to see them. It is true, Kris does have the added stigma of winning over Adam. Winning should be a good thing, but the AI fans seem to be vicious, obsessive and angry [from an outsiders perspective]. Read some random article that accused Katy of rigging the votes. It is sad, really. It is American Idol, not a presidential election, stop with the conspiracy theories. People should be over it by now. Take your chosen idols, be nice to them, support them, and move forward please.

    There is the saying: Any press, is good press.
    At least they will not be-forgotten next week. TBO, I had no idea who had won in the past years until I got into the awesome season 8 Kradison.

    Random Observation:
    I have read comments on Kris, Adam, and Allison posts.
    they all have one thing in common:
    concern that they are not being treated fairly.
    Is this an Idol stigma?

  57. The US press doesn’t care about musicians touring overseas. They never report on that unless something amazing (good or bad) happens. And only the gossip people care about Adam vacationing in Mexico. And aside from the AI-related blogs and the casino itself, no one is reporting on Adam’s upcoming gig

    Unless it’s about Britney lipsyncing in Australia!

  58. Is John Mayor touring soon? That would be an awesome gig for Kris. Or maybe with Rob Thomas? Which labels are those on?

  59. Maroon 5 is gearing up for a new album and a new tour, first in 2 years… just sayin’…

  60. I like the sound of touring with John Mayor, Rob Thomas, Maroon 5, much better than Jo Bro’s. However, I will be happy with any touring he does. I just want him to get out there and continue making new fans.

  61. Maroon 5 is gearing up for a new album and a new tour, first in 2 years… just sayin’…

    OHHH, that would be perfect, though it’s not sure yet they’ll hit big with the album.

  62. The press conference videos have been taken down by the user. Boo!

    However, I just found a bunch of new ones (both press and concert) that were put up within the last hour. I can’t tell where these are from, maybe Singapore? It appears to be a radio station DJ who uploaded them.

    Go to this user channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/dezmondj

    If you look at the videos of the crowd, you can see that they are mostly college age and a fairly even male to female ratio.

  63. thanks for that video Izzieq. i love it!

    i’m overwhelmed by all this awesome material, I don’t know where to start. “The Truth” is one of my favorite tracks on the album and it’s sounding better and better every time.

    ok, and as for JoBros and all that…let’s hope it’s a rumor. Which I really believe it is. demographics, parents, etc., whatever, it just doesn’t gell. The band will keep playing smaller venues on their own, or will support a rock outfit, that’s my feeling.

  64. Thanks Izzieq for the video! He’s a light weight, isn’t it?

    for the JoBros thing, no, it’s definitly not a good match for touring i think

  65. download links to 2 radio interviews in Singapore Kris did today. He again tries out the local cuisine — in this case durin — with some funny results!

    JeanDanker
    #Kris Allen is very laidback and had durian breath! Haha! Catch the encore broadcast of the chat we had – today (wed) @ 7:35am on Class 95! 18 minutes ago from web

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/nzmakn

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/mqgkjo

    in case you don’t know what durian is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durian

  66. the radio interview where Kris is talked into eating the durian is a partial recording, missing the beginning of the interview. He reportedly also does his own version of “pants on the ground” and responds to a comment about a gay couple who are friends of the female dj — one of whom loves Kris and the other Adam (or some such thing). Maybe someone else managed to record the whole thing and it will show up online later…

  67. thx for the link to the press conference videos, TwigLA.

    Kris is so great. I love seeing interviews with him. Love his sense of humor and he’s just so stinkin’ good looking.

    (Not a bad singer either, eh?)

    Wonder what his next single will be. Once LLWD crests, the next one should be coming out. I’m hoping for Alright with Me, but Can’t Stay Away would be good too.

  68. kris tried out durian? its one of those fruits which you either love or hate, and i personally hate it while my family loves it. but brave of kris to try it out!

    i’m finally getting to check some of the kris posts after weeks of not being here. kris AOL sessions, manila vids and upcoming KL vids are gonna keep me happy all week long :)

  69. OMG! There are so many videos and links to look at this week between the tour and the AOL sessions I am way behind. Dang job is gettin in the way. (I am sneaking a much needed KA break now!)

    As far as the SE Asian tour, Kris got better with each show. (At least to my ears.) Malaysia was the best yet. Can’t wait for Singapore tonight. The Come Together surfing gave me giggles (like a teen for sure).

    A bit unrelated, I am not crazy about Kris touring with JoBros or M5. I would have to wear dark glasses and a hoodie to be seen at a JoBro concert. I would go (in my disguise)just to see Kris and then I would have to slink out. I don’t much like M5 either which is weird because people have said CSA sounds like M5. I don’t hear that at all.

    Thanks for all the posts!!!!! Love me some Kris Allen!

  70. Wow that’s amazing that Kris dare to try durian… Andrew Zimmern from Bizarre Foods said it’s one of the worst things he had tried… But for me durian is my all time favorite fruit… lol Like SarahP said, it’s one fruit that you either love or hate. No in between. Most american friends I know have stayed away from it after smelling it from a mile away.

  71. However, I just found a bunch of new ones (both press and concert) that were put up within the last hour. I can’t tell where these are from, maybe Singapore? It appears to be a radio station DJ who uploaded them.

    Go to this user channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/dezmondj

    If you look at the videos of the crowd, you can see that they are mostly college age and a fairly even male to female ratio.

    These videos are from Monday’s event in Malaysia.

  72. A Pinoy friend of mine in Cebu went to see Jabbawockeez, the dance crew Kris is appearing with in the Philippines. She said most of the people she talked to were there to see Jabbawockeez and didn’t know who Kris was. Apparently several of the Jabbawockeez are Fillip-Am, and since this is their second tour of the Philippines, and they’ve had a lot of press, media attention and television appearances, they’ve developed a huge fan base there. That was smart of Jive to have Kris appear with such a popular group and hopefully it will help him get more international attention. Anyway, my friend said Kris was pretty good and she enjoyed him. Jabbawockeez killed it.

  73. A bit unrelated, I am not crazy about Kris touring with JoBros or M5. I would have to wear dark glasses and a hoodie to be seen at a JoBro concert. I would go (in my disguise)just to see Kris and then I would have to slink out.

    You would not be the only one incognito. :-)

    And yes, John Mayer will be touring, but iirc he already announced his opening act (don’t remember who it was, tho). I think Rob Thomas is touring overseas this spring.

  74. Funny tweet from Daniel Allen

    DA4Real
    #You know you’re proud when your former College Cheer Coach calls & says he heard “Live Like We’re Dying” at cheer comp (in a cheer routine). about 4 hours ago from web

  75. Going along with the who to tour with bent, Train has an upcoming tour.

    Kris has an amazing song on his album called the “The Truth” wirtten by none other than Grammy winner “Soul Sister” singer, Pat Monahan (lead singer of Train), and also Toby Gad.

    Which by the way, wow, the performance of that song for the KL showcase is amazing, gets better every time he sings it live, he puts so much emotion into it!

    Perhaps this would be an interesting transition if they use “The Truth” as the next single. And the demo of that crowd would be great (YMMV – my opinion of course), and I think it would be good for Train as well (this is not a slam against Train by any means, huge Meet Virginia fan here, plus that record was awesome!) just he might help attract a somewhat younger crowd to the already mixed crowd that would be ecstatic and not at all embarrassed to see Kris and Train.

  76. Going along with the who to tour with bent, Train has an upcoming tour.

    Kris has an amazing song on his album called the “The Truth” wirtten by none other than Grammy winner “Soul Sister” singer, Pat Monahan (lead singer of Train), and also Toby Gad.

    Which by the way, wow, the performance of that song for the KL showcase is amazing, gets better every time he sings it live, he puts so much emotion into it!

    Perhaps this would be an interesting transition if they use “The Truth” as the next single. And the demo of that crowd would be great (YMMV – my opinion of course), and I think it would be good for Train as well (this is not a slam against Train by any means, huge Meet Virginia fan here, plus that record was awesome!) just he might help attract a somewhat younger crowd to the already mixed crowd that would be ecstatic and not at all embarrassed to see Kris and Train.

    Then again, for all I know, Train probably has an opener that has already been announced.

  77. I would be thrilled if “The Truth” is the 2nd single as it might help Kris connect with those AI fans who he hasn’t connected with LLWD. I used to love AWM but I’m beginning to get sick of it and it’s the only songs in his album that I’m actually starting to get sick of and I don’t know why. :( So I’ll be worried if AWM is the 2nd single… as I really want Kris to have another big hit to move his album sales.

  78. thanks gg for the airport vid! yeah Kris does love his beanie :)
    those girls were LOUD!

  79. Oh my God! Kris playing with fire!! I think that’s the first time I have ever literally LOLed while sitting at the computer with my headphones on. My husband was all like “what?” It’s hysterical.

  80. That was just something else. People on tweeter are just having a good old time with those two vids. What is going on with Kris over there. And people say Kris is boring.

  81. OMG, Kris !! Diane, thank you for the link.

    I’m sooo disappointed that he did not respect the dance enough to take off his shirt. :)

    He is sooo funny, adorable, not afraid of taking chances (I’m talking about eating Balut), etc,etc.

    And after watching the eating Balut one a couple days ago, I totally posted here for Kris to try to eat Durian fruit next. I know that one is a challenge for most Americans. I personally love durian in small doses, but of course I grew up eating it.

    This Asia mini tour turns out to be epic. I love this.

  82. In the fire dance video, I thought I heard someone shouted “Krissy”.
    Did I just imagine this ? Because sometimes I saw people posted Krissy , I don’t know if that is a joke or a real nick name for him.
    Anybody know ?

    I want Kris to go to China next. There is a zoo there that you can pay about $100 I think and enter and hug / cradle a Panda.
    Of course probably he can go to an Australian zoo and hug a Koala.

  83. omg… goodies goodies…. thanks Diane for the videos of Kris adventures.. funny!!! geez that Cale has a long tongue ..haha

    thanks girlygirl for the link to the interview. wow Idol people does their check on the contestant!! Kris in jail… haha who knew!
    I’m sure here and there we will learn some other adventures he had especially that he spent a lot of time overseas

    haha… from Jim C.:
    I say @KrisAllen needs his own Travel Channel show. http://tinyurl.com/ykhenc2 Call it “No Reservations, No Boundaries!” Eh, @calevis24?
    about 2 hours ago from web

  84. Whew , I am struggling to keep up with all these wonderful videos & comments about Kris’s time in South East Asia . Not complaining though- this gives me plenty to watch in the lean times when Kris is back in the US before he goes “touring’!!
    Loved the crowd surfing one- he was so close to the crowd – he seemed to feed off their energy!!
    Also loved the fire- dancing video- so funny!!

    I’ve noticed that Kris is singing without his guitar for a lot more songs fior these performances & also is much closer to the crowd as well. He seems to be thriving on this close connection!!

    “Of course probably he can go to an Australian zoo and hug a Koala.”

    Ratna – I would love Kris to come here & do that- only koala’s aren’t that soft to cuddle !!

  85. haha… from Jim C.:
    I say @KrisAllen needs his own Travel Channel show. http://tinyurl.com/ykhenc2 Call it “No Reservations, No Boundaries!” Eh, @calevis24?

    Well now that we know Jim has seen the fire video you know that he will have to do something with it when Kris comes to town later this week! Looking forward to it.

    Thanks, Diane, for posting both the vids. *waves*

  86. Hello hoosiermama! You’re welcome to everybody on the vids. I agree Ratna, it was horribly rude of Kris to not remove his shirt. :wink:

  87. How can I have an mp3 of Falling Slowly mashup from Manila concert from melvel video ? I’m still stuck on that awesome performance. Can someone help me ?

    jude – I would love Kris to come here & do that- only koala’s aren’t that soft to cuddle !!

    I was in that China zoo, but I missed the Panda experience because at the time there was not enough zoo keeper to allow that. Somebody got sick I think. I was petting a dolphin somewhere in Singapore. Somehow, in the US, they are more strict with this kind of thing. Too many lawyers here maybe.
    I would love to hug a Panda in San Diego zoo, which never will happen.

  88. I’m from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia…. And many were going crazy to know Kris was coming to KL…:) But too bad i couldn’t go…

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