Kris Allen To Perform in the Philippines in February?

The peeps who booked David Cook and David Archuleta in Manila last year, are announcing via twitter, that Kris Allen will be performing two dates in the Philippines in February.

According to the Music Management Intl. twitter, Kris Allen and the dance group Jabbawockeez will perform in Cebu on February 5, 2010 and McKinley Hill Concert Grounds in Manila on February 6.

David Cook, David Archuleta, Michael Johns, Taylor Hicks and Elliott Yamin are some of the Idols who have headed to the Philippines to perform after their Idol runs.

I don’t know if this gig is set in stone, but I’ll post more news when it’s available.

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66 Comments

  1. Kris Allen: Global Superstar. Heh.

    FWIW, peeps on ONTD_AI who live in the Philippines say the twitterer this came from is legit.

  2. Wonderful news for Kris. These shows supposedly pay very well as it was reported that the Davids pocketed 6 figures each from their appearance last year.

  3. People are saying this lady is legit and is somehow connected to Jasmine Trias (Manager or something?)

    Anyways, how cool! I know Kris has loads of fans in the Philippines and I’m so happy for the fans that will get to see him!

  4. Sounds like a great gig! Will KAB go, too? And where is Cebu? Need an atlas…

  5. Is this the ‘secret’  show Andrew tweeted about

    I thought he might have been alluding to the Vegas show tomorrow at The Mirage.

    Whatever it is, it won’t be a secret. There’s too many ninjas out there. Haha

  6. I think Kris’ promotion overseas will mainly be in Asia.The countries listed on his site are Asian and during the competition, he had lots of fans who wer on the KRISALLENATION site so I’m NOT SUPRISED.
    To be honest, Phillipinos are lucky benches. They get to see Kris before live in concert befor we see him on tour.

  7. im frm the philippines and hearing kris is coming hir, well, ol i can say is d ako interisado. natuwa ako nung si david cook and pumunta, si kris d masyado so moving on…..

  8. Whatever it is, it won’t be a secret. There’s too many ninjas krinjas out there.

    There. Fixed it for you.

  9. cebu is a city hir in the philipiines, on emajor cityu but its in Visayas the smallest frm the three major island hir, so dats it….

  10. This is awesome. So happy for Kris. I bet his fans over there are beside themselves. :D

  11. I hope they have good cameras in the Phillipines. *hint hint* :smile:

    mayang, thank you for the geography lesson. :wink:

  12. davids concert hir was successful dnt know kris… well sana, gudlak sa kanya……

  13. Posting for the first time because of this exciting news! Hopefully this pushes through *fingers crossed*

    Yep, as mayang mentioned, Cebu is down south. I reckon the Feb 6 gig will be in Manila though (The Fort?)

    (Bootnote: couple more other idol alums who visited here before: constantine maroulis and daughtry. we Pinoys sure love ’em Idols. :P)

  14. Is anybody besides me hoping Kris will leave the guitar in the box on CSA?!

    I agree!

  15. Is anybody besides me hoping Kris will leave the guitar in the box on CSA?!

    SERIOUSLY!!!! Cale better hide it from him!!! I’m still in Florida on vacation but found a computer. I just saw that performance from Charlotte. – SEXY SQUAT THING – *wipes mouth* Love seeing him get so into it.
    Oh, and the beard? I think I’m diggin’ it. Once again, he’s just showing us he CAN. He so freakin’ hilarious.

  16. just in Cebu? Why not in manila?

    Says Wikipedia: McKinley Hill is in Metro Manila. Fort Benifacio.

    Metro Manila is the general term for the metropolitan area that contains the city of Manila, as well as sixteen surrounding cities and municipalities. The name “Metro Manila” came about and was generally adapted in the 1980s as previously, cities which are now part of the MM area were part of the neighbouring provinces.

  17. There was a thing tonite on TV guide channel. Top 25 (i think) sexiest idols. Kris was 14 I think. Maybe it’s old, but I never saw it before. Cook was 5, Daughtry 3, and Carrie 1.

  18. (Bootnote: couple more other idol alums who visited here before: constantine maroulis and daughtry. we Pinoys sure love ’em Idols. )

    Phil Stacey visited Makati City back in July, on a Christian youth event. He sang some of his songs off his cd, which at that time was not yet released; plus he also sang “Mangarap Ka,” in Tagalog, much to the delight of those present.:-) Yes, I, too, look forward to pictures and videos.

  19. jammbasich
    12/30/2009 at 12:19 am
    There was a thing tonite on TV guide channel. Top 25 (i think) sexiest idols. Kris was 15 I think. Maybe it’s old, but I never saw it before. Cook was 5, Daughtry 3, and Carrie 1.

    I just saw that a few days ago. I was thinking Kris was #14 but whatever. I thought he should have been higher up for sure but I’m a little prejudiced.

    If anybody finds out there is a live feed tomorrow night, please post it on the last ‘Kris thread.’  I’m hoping for some good videos. But if we don’t get anything tomorrow night, we know we’ll get LIVE TV of Kris Thursday night! Yipee!

  20. Diane
    I just saw that a few days ago. I was thinking Kris was #14 but whatever. I thought he should have been higher up for sure but I’m a little prejudiced.

    You’re right, I fixed it. I had four kids jumping around, so it was hard to pay attention. Plus, I’m trying to prove to my older girls that I’m not obsessed. Failing miserably though. My 3 year old kept telling my mother-in-law all about “Kris Allen” during Christmas dinner. YIKES
    Sorry off topic, I’ve been away.
    So excited about the Mirage (BB King gig). He must be off his rocker about that.

  21. Yes, I think the Philippinos(sp?) are going to love them some Kris!!!! I’m happy for Kris and those who are going to see him live!!!

    Kris was 15 I think.

    Whaaaa? Only 15? Just wait, he’s going to go up as the years go by. JMO! ;) IMO, he gets sexier as the days pass, and even though he was my fave this yr. I never, ever thought I’d say such a thing about him!

    Yes, Kris keep the guitar far from you on CSA and then jam out on IIO!!!

  22. Manila is big, Mc kinley has a certain part wer u can have a concert, it can be open ground or not…nowadays if it b a big concert it wud b in sm open ground or the fort opne groun or araneta coliseum, those venue can hold lots of pipol…

  23. I think that TV Guide thing is almost a year old . As at that time, he was being decribed as the ” CUTE SOUTHERN BOY” though they laid emphasis on the jaw line, Oh Lord! what am I doing? Errrr…….but I bet if they are doing it now, he’ll be in the top5 LOL!
    They had not seen the guns,pecs and the sexy hot performances that send some people a-kissing after shows so I understand.

  24. IMO, he gets sexier as the days pass, and even though he was my fave this yr. I never, ever thought I’d say such a thing about him!

    You and me both, cookcricket! I just loved the sound of his voice, especially that lower register, and of course he was a little cutie, and suddenly we’re getting all this icing on the cake! Yum. :wink:

    Yes, Kris keep the guitar far from you on CSA and then jam out on IIO!!!

    :lol: But ITA! I think live IIO is probably equal to live CSA for me now. :shock:

  25. That sexiest idol show was taped earlier this year, before Kris even won. I think Adam was on the list as well. I’m sure if they ever update the list, both would rank higher.

  26. I hope this is true- while I’m looking forward to seeing Kris live ASAP, I think it would be nice for some of the international fans to have a chance to see an Idol before most of the rest of us. The Filipino Idol fans are such a devoted, enthusiastic group that they deserve a special show or 2! Can’t wait to watch the Youtubes and read the recaps. It was a lot of fun following the Davids’ and their fans’ adventures in Manila last May.

  27. CathyMK, you’re too nice!! :wink: I guess we should share him with the pinoys, but I haven’t gotten to see him yet!! :eek: Hopefully the KAB will be back in NC soon. Night everybody!

    Ooohhh!!! Thanks girlygirl. Now if we could just find a video. KRIS!!!!! If you’re reading this, please get us a vid of you and Alli-son!

  28. I wonder how much the tickets will cost, though, if ever. If I remember last year, the Davids’ concert went as high as PHP12,000 (approx USD 250)… Hopefully it’d be much more affordable. I want front row seats. :P

    ETA: “Phil Stacey visited Makati City back in July, on a Christian youth event.”

    Ooh. Didn’t know that. :) Thanks!

  29. IMO, he gets sexier as the days pass, and even though he was my fave this yr. I never, ever thought I’d say such a thing about him!

    You and me both, cookcricket! I just loved the sound of his voice, especially that lower register, and of course he was a little cutie, and suddenly we’re getting all this icing on the cake! Yum.

    This is why I love being on these threads!!! My exact thoughts.
    I wonder if there’s a 12-step meeting for Kris Allen Addicts? Hmmm……….
    Nitey nite.

  30. Cool news! Definitely legit. The twitter account is from the same company that was the US liason of the local promoter for the David/David concert.

    McKinley Hill is in Taguig City which is inside Metro Manila. It’s near The Fort which is one of the nicest areas of the Metro, IMO. The developments in the McKinley Hill are fairly recent so there’s not been big concerts there before. I have no idea how many people the grounds there will hold but from what I’ve seen of the area, I don’t see open spaces that would hold more than 20,000 standing but I might be wrong on that. The location is here http://themckinleyhill.com/

    Cebu is a city in the middle part of the country. I don’t know where the concert Cebu would be but they have a vibrant nightlife and many places where they could hold the concert. I’m guessing Waterfront Hotel and Casino. But if they’re holding it in an open space similar to Manila, then they’ll probably have it in the Ayala IT Park which is just opposite Waterfront or in the Ayala Center which has a nice open space. All of this is just conjecture btw.

    Kris has had airplay with Heartless, No Boundaries and Live Like We’re Dying in local radio stations.

  31. I’m from the Philippines and I’m not interested if kris is coming here .

  32. Mfab , that’s okay but I know there are many in your country who will be interested in this. That’s great for Kris- hope it all happens for him!!

    Heck I just want Kris’s album for sale here in Australia- there has been a limited release [ not official] of Adams available – but there is hope, as his status is being updated on the Sony music [ Bandit Fm] website – so hopefully after New Year’s Eve , it will be available officially!!

    I remember seeing Michael Johns concerts from the Philippines & they gave him a rousing welcome. The filippinos really love their music!!

  33. Well I, for one, am very interested if (and when) is Kris is coming here. :) I would flove to see Kris do CSA sans guitar!

    But wow, with the events these peeps are bringing in in Q1 (Boys Like Girls, The Killers, Paramore, Owl City), plus the opening of RENT and Cats in Manila, I’d be broke. LOL.

    Small update from the person who first announced the event:

    @rhizap kris allen and jabbawockeez fans – more info will be posted on their websites after the holidays…. sorry! i just had to announce today! about 4 hours ago from web

  34. Someone from ONTD-AI said that there was a television ad for this already. So it really seems legit.

    Oh and re idols coming here, aside from the ones already mentioned, I know Constantine and Chris Daughtry also visited the Philippines.

  35. OMFG. Aaaaaaahhhhh. I didn’t expect this to happen so soon. But, I am SO THERE. I don’t care how much the tickets cost, I have to watch/hear him live.

  36. m frm the philippines and hearing kris is coming hir, well, ol i can say is d ako interisado. natuwa ako nung si david cook and pumunta, si kris d masyado so moving on’ ¦..

    Eh di wag kang manood. Wala naman pumipilit sayo. Moving on…

  37. Mfab , that’s okay but I know there are many in your country who will be interested in this. That’s great for Kris- hope it all happens for him!!

    Yep. Count me in on those. And I’m going to force some of my non-fan friends to come. Possibly convert some of them. Nyahaha. I really hope this is true.

  38. Kris has a lot of Filipino fans ( a lot Filipinos watch American Idol ) . I’m sure they’re all thrilled that Kris is visiting the Philippines. :)

    When the Davids’ visited the Philippines, they were really well received. Perhaps this will hold true for Kris as well.

  39. Hello one and all. I have come across this site a few months ago and have been enjoying all your comments. All such a happy bunch of dedicated and Kris loving fans. Am very happy to hear the great news!

    If the dates were confirmed then I will have to fly from Hongkong (China) for the night (Manila concert). Fly back to Hongkong on the Sunday night then fly back to the Philippines again on the 12th. A few days early for Chinese New Year holiday. OMG!! But if you’re a KRIS ALLEN fan, you have to do what you have to do.

  40. If the dates were confirmed then I will have to fly from Hongkong (China) for the night (Manila concert). Fly back to Hongkong on the Sunday night then fly back to the Philippines again on the 12th. A few days early for Chinese New Year holiday. OMG!! But if you’re a KRIS ALLEN fan, you have to do what you have to do.

    Now THATS dedication. Hahaha.

  41. If the dates were confirmed then I will have to fly from Hongkong (China) for the night (Manila concert). Fly back to Hongkong on the Sunday night then fly back to the Philippines again on the 12th. A few days early for Chinese New Year holiday. OMG!! But if you’re a KRIS ALLEN fan, you have to do what you have to do.

    I know of several fans from Singapore who did that for the Davids. Some even stayed in the same hotel as the guys.

    The pairing of Kris and the Jabbawockeez is sort of weird though.

  42. This is terrific for adorable Kris. I’m thrilled for him. Although, I do hope this occurs for him. But, I have one question. Why the Philippines? ???? If there was an global location to go in Asia, it would be Japan, IMO.

  43. Yes in deed!
    It’s likely that I will probably see him live before I can get hold of his Authographed CD that I bought from Amazon. There’s not much AI advert here in Hongkong. SuBo has big posters ads though with her debut CD.
    I have not heard Kris on the radio here, but I heard ‘No Boundaries’ on the radio during my last visit to Malaysia. I think he is popular there too and Singapore.

    Inspite of not having much publicity, Kris is doing better than just fine!

    MJ’s doing a great job for all of Kris’ fans. I wish and hope that all the other fans support their fellow countryman and support such an exceptionally talented young lad like Kris. It’s so sad to read all the bashing in some other site. (excuse my sentiments)!

  44. Great gigs for Kris. I hope he gets to do TV guestings with either ABS-CBN or GMA (although personally, I like ABS-CBN more). GMA got exclusive coverage of the Davids this year. But I watch TFC shows here in the U.S. esp. ASAP (popular variety show in the Philippines) and would live to see Kris perform there.

    OMFG. Aaaaaaahhhhh. I didn’t expect this to happen so soon. But, I am SO THERE. I don’t care how much the tickets cost, I have to watch/hear him live

    Good for you. You will finally get to see Kris perform all those great ballads from the album. I’ve always thought that Kris’ debut album will do well in the Philippines as Filipinos love ballads and pop/rock type of music. I mean Journey’s new lead singer Arnel Pineda is Pinoy.

  45. This is terrific for adorable Kris. I’m thrilled for him. Although, I do hope this occurs for him. But, I have one question. Why the Philippines? ???? If there was an global location to go in Asia, it would be Japan, IMO.

    I don’t know about Japan, but I do know that American Idol is popular here in the Philippines. So, there you go.

  46. Nice to hear from folks in the Phillipines, Hong Kong, etc.!

    When I read how some of you are willing to travel great distances, at some inconvenience, to see and hear Kris, I felt weird that, a few weeks ago, I had been thinking, “Why did I ever get these tickets? Now I have to drive an hour both ways and I don’t feel like it.” Haha. Drive an hour!

    Of course, after I saw Kris and his band live, I was thinking, “Sooo glad I got those tickets!!!” Don’t miss the chance to see him if you can.

  47. So excited for those of you in the Phillipines who get to go! Kris is doing so well right now, I’m so proud of him. <3

    Kris would definitely be in the top 5 sexiest idols now, haha. He doesn't even look like the same person as he did when he first started AI. It's weird.

    mrsdarcy – Don't let it make you sad, sweetie, there will always be haters no matter who the artist.

  48. The pairing of Kris and the Jabbawockeez is sort of weird though.

    It is kinda weird although perhaps it’s a marketing strategy to draw more people? Jabbawockeez have been here before and are somewhat considered sentimental faves because its members are Filipino-Americans…

    Regardless, I can’t wait! Maybe the Jabbawockeez will do some dance interpretation of LLWD :P

  49. We have to subscribe ‘Starworld’ from NOW TV (Cable Networks) to watch AI here in Hongkong and so with the GMA Pinoy channel.

    AI is popular amongst the expats community here. SuBo has more publicity because Hongkong then was one of the UK’s commnwealth country …Simon Cowell is British you see.
    It’s probably about time for Mr. Seacrest to help and do more on the publicity management for the American idols.

    (Nite to all.. have to go back to writing School Reports to pay for those tickets!! Haha)

  50. The Davids went to this gig. I guess they won’t book Adam for this gig because Adam will get all of the attention and will outshine Kris performance wise.

  51. I think Kris deserves his own gig here, it is good the producers did not do a back-to-back concert like the Davids. Both Adam and Kris have good fanbases here in the Philippines and both should have their own time with their idols. It’s more epic that way =)
    Very happy for Kris fans here, it is wonderful that they are seeing him live this soon! It’s very “astig” (cool)!!!

  52. I think the Kradison concert should be the last of back-to-back concerts. These guysareall talented in their own way and should be allowed to shine and gain their individual fans.

  53. mrsdarcy, I love your name! P&P is one of my favorite movies. And you are one dedicated Kris fan!! :grin:

  54. I think the Kradison concert should be the last of back-to-back concerts. These guysareall talented in their own way and should be allowed to shine and gain their individual fans.

    I agree. I hate this idea when I first heard it. I’m already dreading the stupid comparisons that will eventually occur.
    But in my opinion, nobody can outshine Kris.

  55. I guess they won’t book Adam for this gig because Adam will get all of the attention and will outshine Kris performance wise.

    While Adam IS more popular here, Filipinos generally love musicians with an acoustic sound like Kris. Plus, we’re too polite to not cheer for everyone performing on stage.

  56. I’ll be there – Manila or Cebu!!! (I hope the office don’t send me somewhere else on those days. What do i say to my boss? i want to see Kris Allen first, it is important!:) )

    If they are playing in Singapore or HK or Malaysia, then I may suddenly visit my friends there too! Woohoo! :)

    AI S8 Hollywood Week started rerun in Star World (cable channel). Just saw HW round 1 last night and, of course, no signs of Kris there. Heh. Group numbers tonite so hope to see White Chocolate with Matt & Kris.

    Happy New Year everyone! :)

  57. The company that’s organizing the event twitted:

    musicmgmtintl

    more artists will be joining the febfest :-)

    So, the format might be similar to those jingle balls Kris has been attending with him and jabawockeez being the headliners. I hope he does more than just 7 songs. But, Ill take whatever I can get. Hehehe.

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