Kris Allen Performed Acoustic Set at Celebration of Dreams Benefit

Kris Allen performed at the 8th Annual Celebration of Dreams benefit in Santa Barbara, CA last night. The benefit raised funds for the Dream Foundation, a non-profit wish-granting organization for adults with life-threatening illnesses.

Kris tweeted from the gig, “Jeff Bridges offered me $10 to do the moonwalk!”   Kris, did you do it?   And a twit from this morning, “You really can’t go wrong when k loggins, m macdonald, and Taylor dayne rock the stage.”

That’s Cale Mills, band guitarist and keyboardist,   in the photo with Kris. Looks like they served up a sweet acoustic set!

photo:   jenniferguesspr

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  1. Dang you’re right – Cale is smokin’!

    Kris on the same stage with Taylor Dane? Wow…

  2. Yup, hope we get some vids of last night’s performance. Hope we get some vids of the Napa gig today as well.

    After watching David Foster & Friends concert in San Jose and seeing Ruben killed a great set and Clay Aiken singing an impromptu performance of Unchained Melody, I finally heard LLWD last night on XM The Pulse (HAC station) on the way home. Hope it gets played on the Top 40 station XM 20 on 20 soon. Yesterday was epic – with the MV and the spin at XM The Pulse.

  3. I hope so too, mtlfan!!! Nice picture of Kris and Cale. He looks great in the glasses! Is Cale’s beard new?

    That’s funny(interesting), the web page thingy for this benefit only listed Kris as the entertainment. Sounds like there were others too.

  4. I had no idea he wore glasses. He looks cute, but very young in them.

  5. Maybe he’ll put out his own glasses line, like Danny when he expands into merchandizing his brand in the future …

  6. Maybe he’ll put out his own glasses line, like Danny when he expands into merchandizing his brand in the future ‘ ¦

    Nah, musical instruments are more his style. ;)

  7. jenniferguessPR @krisallen performing MJ’s Man in the Mirror, killing it acoustic style… Wow!!!

    He dedinitely sang MIM so the request for the moonwalk wasn’t totally irrelevant. Yes, Mj, did he do it? He has said that he is not very good at saying ‘no’ but also that his efforts to do the moonwalk in front of his mirror when he was 13 made his dad laugh so we have to wait and see if he had the guts to make fun of himself again. Videos please…!!

    During Hollywood week or top 36 he wore his glasses ( ). There are also many pre-Idol photos in which he wears them and it seems that he has the same pair for many years so he won’t be good at promoting a glasses line. Instruments, plaid shirts or tom shoes are more his thing ;-)

  8. Hehe, I love Kris in his glasses, so cute! I also hope some videos turn up.

  9. It looks like the music video may have given LLWD a boost on the iTunes charts:

    7:30 a.m. (Pacific Coast time) #101 overall, #38 pop
    10:30 a.m. #97 overall, #36 pop
    11:30 a.m. #91 overall, #35 pop

    That’s good movement for a Saturday…

  10. Yesss… back in the top 100 :)

    the other good thing today would be a video of last night performance :)

  11. Nice to see Kris dressed up a bit! Since he borrowed the shirt and tie from the Elle shoot, do you think he also wore the boots? Hope so! :-)

    I’ve seen the glasses before and remember him saying during the tour that he doesn’t see really well (when looking out over the audience). I’m thinking maybe that boy needs some contacts! Or at least a cooler pair of glasses that he could wear all the time.

    Actually, changed my mind: he doesn’t need anything…he’s perfect as is!

  12. Kris wears glasses? He really needs to wear them more. He actually looks attractive with them on. I know, I’m weird. I don’t really find any Idol contestants that attractive…mmmm, Cale…

    Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald performed? Did they perform together? It’s like Yacht Rock Nirvana! I’m so jealous. (Seriously)

  13. Is the video being sold on itunes, too? I only saw a few minutes of the VH1 video countdown this morning (#11 is Rob Thomas in a big parade video), so I don’t know if LLWD was featured there or not. Anybody see it? If it’s going to help promote the single, peeps need to know where to find it (and I just checked–it’s no longer on the thread here). You tube only?

  14. ^^^How did this end up in this thread?! Sorry, it was supposed to be in the video thread. I must have jumped threads too soon and it ended up here. Wierd.

  15. That Cale is a good looking guy.

    Well, he ain’t Mr. Arkansas for nothing. Hahaha.

  16. I have a feeling this was a really exclusive type thing and we’re not going to get video. :( I hope I’m wrong.

  17. I have a feeling this was a really exclusive type thing and we’re not going to get video.

    Sometimes when the Idols do these charity/one-off shows, the event organizers eventually post videos. They can even show up weeks later, so hopefully some will eventually turn up, though I’m not sure I need another version of MITM. Hope he starts performing the new stuff more soon.

  18. LOL that’s funny CathyMK, I just searched out their website to see if anything was posted, but no, not yet anyway. I personally love his acoustic MiTM and actually wish this was on his album in place of the Heartless they put on there. I do wonder though if he performed more than this one song at the benefit.

    Well, hopefully we’ll get something from the Vineyard event.

  19. cookcricket
    11/08/2009 at 12:23 am
    LOL that’s funny CathyMK, I just searched out their website to see if anything was posted, but no, not yet anyway.

    I checked this afternoon…we’re pathetic, huh?!!! :lol: Maybe I should speak for myself. *makes note to self…need to get a life*

  20. just checking in… still no video? good thing we now have the LLWD mv to watch while waiting for more kris news. (yay!)

    maybe the vids will arrive after 86 400 seconds… almost there. heh.

  21. It would be very nice if we could get video of this event, but in viewing their site and the videos it is all about the people they help and the work they do. I happen to like that fact.

    Eventually Kris may be featured in a pictoral video of this year’s event, but I wouldn’t have any hope of seeing a performance or audio of it.

    It is an excellent organization and there aren’t many out there who concentrate on adults suffering through terminal conditions. Make a donation while you’re searching for your Kris news. Live Like We’re Dying too.

  22. I’d love to see an acoustic set from Kris. I’m thinking we’ll get one eventually. I’m ok with waiting.

  23. Here’s a pic of Kris touring the vineyards:

    @liveinvineyard Kris Allen at Miner fricken fantastic! On the way to Cliff Lede!

    I’m hoping we get some vids from tonight, which is also going to be an acoustic set I’m pretty sure.

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