Kris Allen to Perform at Miami Dolpins Game Sunday, Rehearsing With his New Band

Kris Allen will be the main act at the Dolphins’ tailgate stage on the Grand Plaza on Sunday, October 25th prior to the Dolphins-Saints game at 4:15 p.m.

“As a HUGE football fan I’m thrilled that the first gig for my band and me is at the Miami/New Orleans tailgate party for this Sunday’s game, ” says Kris.

Speaking of Kris’s band, he tweeted yesterday, “Done with first day of band rehearsal. Sounds sick! Seriously you will throw up.

Um. OK. I’ll bring my barf bag. Ha.

Kris shot the music video for his single “Live Like We’re Dying” over the weekend.   He’s only spilled a couple of deets: The story revolves about “time” and takes place in the desert. Hm.

According to a recent radio interview, the track list for the album, Kris Allen, was decided yesterday.

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61 Comments

  1. He’s only spilled a couple of deets: The story revolves about ‘time’  and takes place in the desert. Hm.

    When I first read this I had a Days of Our Lives soap opera flashback with the “Like sands through the hourglass”.

    I sure hope it’s more Dali melting clocks than Days of Our Lives.

  2. yay! I love Kris. I wish him all the success in the world =)

  3. Sure hope we get a look at that new band ;) Love this pic of Kris, btw.

  4. Yeah I saw that picture earlier boy he sure can take some awesome pictures. I can’t wait for his music video. And to see what the rest of the band well look like.

  5. Loving that Kris pic at the top. Wow. Does he ever have any bad pics taken of him?

  6. Question: what happened with the flannel shirts? Not complaining about the leather look, just wondering …
    Suggestion: don’t try to hard to make the tweets exciting (previously he was told that they were not exciting enough and I think he is overcompensating). Specifically, throwing up is not a desirable effect of music.
    Comment: Pic is good; thought initially it was album art.

  7. Really nice pic as usual. I think it’s the same outfit than the one he’s wearing on his album cover; i guess it was taken that same day. I prefer this outfit to his regular plaid; it makes him looked more mature (and sexy should i say!)
    Can’t wait to see him performing with his band in 5 days. I’m curious to see who are the members and if it’s a definite formation.

  8. I’m guessing that this pic is taken at the same time and place as the album cover pic since he is wearing the same outfit. Love it!

  9. Great picture. I am looking forward to seeing Kris perform with his new band.

  10. That picture reminds me of Daughtry (the jacket and the shirt) for some reason. I am looking forward to Kris’ music too. I remember being upset when the judges on AI would discount his talent, I always thought he, Adam, and Allison were the best talent on that show.

  11. OOH, Kris is starting to look sexy (to wit: skin showing). Leather jacket? Necklaces (is that what guys call them)? Sweet. Starting to look like a rock star, Kris. Very nice.

  12. Very nice! I see Kris Allen has a storm of his own brewing, and me likey. I’m a diehard Dolphins fan, so this is all good in my book! :-)

  13. ^^No hurry, he doesn’t have to name his band yet! Cook JUST named his and they were together almost a year!

  14. It’s nice to see 19 hasn’t forgotten about Kris. He gets to play at a tailgate party. Woo hoo.

    When they don’t want you to win, they really treat you like crap when you do.
    (Jive is coming through on the radio end though. Kris, seek new management immedately.)

  15. Sounds like Kris is looking forward to this gig being a big football fan. When I read his tweets, I laugh. He’s a married man, but really he’s still young and has a lot of responsibilities. Most teen guys and college guys are pretty gross about bodily functions and all that. Pretty normal stuff. Allison’s tweets are a bit harder to decipher — she makes up her own language. lol It’s all good.

  16. Anyone know more about this event? “Dolphins’ tailgate stage on the Grand Plaza”. Where is it relative to the stadium and how many people attend?

  17. HELP !!! please

    I bought llwd when it was available so I have the old ugly album artwork.can u switch to the newer album artwork,??!!’ thnx…

  18. “When they don’t want you to win, they really treat you like crap when you do.
    (Jive is coming through on the radio end though. Kris, seek new management immedately.)” — jpfan

    To be perfectly honest, I believe they did want Kris to win. Simon Cowell placed Kris 6th or 7th vocally. Nevertheless, it had nothing to do with being successful. Simon Cowell likes big voices. End of story. Kris Allen is very contemporary and radio-friendly. He’s taking advantage of the AI opportunities, but he’s also “working” for it like any other new artist. I like that and Kris, himself, might very well be more comfortable with that approach.

    I really don’t think Kris would have been comfortable at all announcing the AMAs. I wouldn’t want him doing it either. He hasn’t paid his dues.
    I won’t even get into the whole Details’ photoshoot. They all have their opportunities and they have to be “right” for each of them.

    I’ve got no problems with Kris Allen’s management. I have no clue how Chris Daughtry was promoted or Carrie Underwood. I think Kris is going to do very, very well.

    Just a thought: Simon Cowell is mentoring two men right now on X Factor who are not very strong vocally, in my opinion. Maybe Simon Cowell is no longer stuck in the Diva Age. One can only hope.

  19. I bought llwd when it was available so I have the old ugly album artwork.can u switch to the newer album artwork

    Yes, but you would have to tell us what you bought? iTunes download? MP3 from Amazon? Do you use iTunes?

  20. Kris Allen to Play Miami Dolpins Game Sunday

    Which team is he suiting up for??? ;-)

    I bought llwd when it was available so I have the old ugly album artwork.can u switch to the newer album artwork

    It doesn’t matter how you bought the single if you have iTunes. Just go into iTunes music, right-click on the song, pull down “Get info,” click on “Artwork” and paste the new cover in. It’s no big deal; I do it all the time.

  21. Thanks BootStar… I didn’t know how to do this..getting the new art work now!

  22. Kris Allen’s live performance on the Grand Plaza

    The Grand Plaza (Gate G – south side), an open-air but covered Plaza ideal for pre-event entertainment and hospitality. On the opposite side of the stadium.

    From what I can tell from other performaces like this, other activities include attending a reception hosted by the wife of the team owner and the “celebrity orange carpet” walk’ prior to the game and a video presentation. Since Kris is a new artist and just finished his video, I doubt there will be much to the video presentation if they do one. In other words no first look at the LLWD video.

  23. Evanjane: ITA on all counts. I also do not have a problem with how things are unfolding for Kris – seems to suit him just fine, IMO.

    Sounds to me like he’s going to be doing a lot of radio promos (Jingle Balls, etc.) and he’s doing lots of radio interviews. They (Jive) appear to be pushing radio strongly, and so far, it’s looking like a steady build. I’m certainly no expert, but Kris is getting adds like crazy, and for the number of stations he’s on, a lot of spins per station. I’m pretty comfortable the adds/spins will continue to pick up. I don’t see anything wrong with being at the top of the “Taking Off” charts each morning. I’m going to defer to Jive and not second-guess their strategy at this point; they are working the single on its merits, just like they would for any young, new artist, and I like that approach.

    I’m still puzzled by the slow start on the West Coast, but maybe that’s typical, don’t know. I see a Top 40 station in Sacramento added LLWD today, so maybe that’s the start.

    Agreed on the mag shoot – I don’t think we’ll see Kris posing with anyone but his wife anytime soon, and boy would that be headlines if he did. Just no.

    I am smirking on the inside re: the Simon comment.

  24. Kris is extremely photogenic. And, on an unrelated note, although I hate the Dolphins much, I need Ronnie Brown to get a few touchdowns on Sunday so I can continue my Fantasy Football domination.

  25. He’s taking advantage of the AI opportunities, but he’s also ‘working’  for it like any other new artist. I like that and Kris, himself, might very well be more comfortable with that approach.

    He seems to be building his fanbase from the ground up. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

  26. It’s nice to see 19 hasn’t forgotten about Kris. He gets to play at a tailgate party. Woo hoo.

    I check the football site and if you bought tickets to the game, you’ll see Kris performing too. So I guess he’ll play in the stadium which is quite a nice exposure. I might be wrong but this is how I understood this.

    When they don’t want you to win, they really treat you like crap when you do..)

    hmm, maybe but I think they don’t dislike Kris. Who can dislike this guy? I do think though that they did goof with the reease of the single (no banner on the release day, no decent photo until 2-3 weeks later). I guess it’s being on the rigth track now

  27. KRIS SAY’S “Seriously you will throw up.’  I BELIEVE HIM

  28. Kris Allen’s live performance on the Grand Plaza

    The Grand Plaza (Gate G ‘“ south side), an open-air but covered Plaza ideal for pre-event entertainment and hospitality. On the opposite side of the stadium.

    Thanks tripp_ncwy for the info. It’s a cool appearance nevertheless. I guess we’ll have to wait to his album release for more important exposure

  29. Glad to hear he’s putting together a band- that’s absolutely the best way to develop a cohesive sound, esp. for a new artist. I’d like to see Allison and Adam do that, too.

  30. Does he ever have any bad pics taken of him?

    Not often, but yes he does. Don’t make me break out the pictures that broke my heart and proved he does have pores (and sometimes they’re naughty) afterall.

    But this picture is great. Excellent composition and Kris looks great.

    Really nice pic as usual. I think it’s the same outfit than the one he’s wearing on his album cover; i guess it was taken that same day.

    I thought his album cover leather jacket was green? Maybe that was just from the radioactive monster coming to get Kris? Thanks to Kirsten, I can’t get that out of my head when I look at that shot.

    Anyhew, I don’t see this as his management treating Kris badly, this is usually how winners are rolled out, yes? Or Jive peeps, at least. And yes, he’s getting great radio play and a little late, but support with banners and great pictures. I agree that who Kris is being rolled out is really appropriate for Kris and not doing badly at all! Not that I can see thus far.

    Oh and looking forward to the band and Kris rocking out. Finally! Kris with his own band playing these gigs…so cool!

  31. It’s nice to see 19 hasn’t forgotten about Kris. He gets to play at a tailgate party. Woo hoo.

    When they don’t want you to win, they really treat you like crap when you do.

    This is a perfect gig in which Kris and his new band can get a feel for performing together. This will give them some experience before the shows they’ll be doing in the coming months.

    I’d hardly consider this gig being treated like crap! (Kris is also going to be on air with the announcers at one point during the game.) Some of my favorite bands do tailgate parties, free shows, etc. Nothing wrong with it.

  32. @jpfan

    It’s nice to see 19 hasn’t forgotten about Kris. He gets to play at a tailgate party. Woo hoo.

    When they don’t want you to win, they really treat you like crap when you do.

    So you’re saying that 19 is treating Allen badly? They’re making him the poor man’s alt-rock singer? I agree that they are. But IMHO they’re treating all of them badly. Look at poor Iraheta. They made her release a kindergarden song for first single. Days of the week song. It is not fit for anyone over the age of 7. Lambert? They used him to promote that sorry excuse of a movie, made him release generic crap as his first single and boxed him in the Broadway/string orchestra/background music singer box. We’ll see what they have in their toolbox for Gokey. Heh. Say what you say, but they are equal opportunity exploiters.

  33. Cool. You know I’ll be watching. Dolphins goin’ down! You saw what the Saints did to the Giants right? You’ve been warned Miami, you’ve been warned.

  34. So you’re saying that 19 is treating Allen badly? They’re making him the poor man’s alt-rock singer? I agree that they are. But IMHO they’re treating all of them badly. Look at poor Iraheta. They made her release a kindergarden song for first single. Days of the week song. It is not fit for anyone over the age of 7. Lambert? They used him to promote that sorry excuse of a movie, made him release generic crap as his first single and boxed him in the Broadway/string orchestra/background music singer box. We’ll see what they have in their toolbox for Gokey. Heh. Say what you say, but they are equal opportunity exploiters.

    Nice buzz kill! Thx.

  35. Really nice pic! I downloaded and listened to the radio interview announcing that he’ll be performing at the Kissmas event in Buffalo, NY. The DJs seemed really excited to be talking to him and feel that LLWD is going to be a #1 hit.

    The Miami Dolphins ‘Tailgate Party’ gig is a big (and classy) deal and he’ll be hitting a huge audience of a lucrative target market. Maybe people in other countries don’t get how big football is in the US and maybe some female music fans don’t get it either. But come Super Bowl Sunday everyone is watching the game, the ads, and the musical performances.

    Check out the FANTASTIC writeup and bio announcing Kris’ being there.

    http://www.miamidolphins.com/news/american-idol-season-eight-winner-kris-allen-perform-dolphins-tailgate-stage-oct-25

    This is going to be great for Kris and his band. But, oh Kris!!!! Don’t ever make a joke like that again … though whenever someone uses the trite ‘sick’ description for everything, I DO want to throw up :)

    P.S. Thanks for the tip on getting rid of the old cover art. I deleted it and had iTunes download the latest greatest version.

  36. Strange tweet. I’m not understanding the “sounds sick” “you will throw up” comment. Is this code for something? Loved the picture. Can’t wait to see the video and to hear Kris with his band. The 17th of November can’t come soon enough.

  37. This is a perfect gig in which Kris and his new band can get a feel for performing together. This will give them some experience before the shows they’ll be doing in the coming months.

    I agree. Can’t wait to hear him and the band.

    And shitfire, Kris is lookin’ damn fine in that pic.

  38. Eileen99. What is that website where you can go to see what radio stations are playing Live Like Your Dying? I have yet to hear it in Chicago and it ticks me off since he is going to be starring with the Fray in the Mix Holiday concert series here in Chicago. You would think at least the song would play on that station.

  39. ShariG; I got the information from someone here or at ONTD_AI, can’t remember which. But, it’s http://www.allaccess.com – you need to sign up for a free account, then you have access to airplay/adds charts for various formats. Once you get a chart, you can click on the specific song you want detail for – then you can find which stations are playing it, and at what times, etc. It’s pretty cool, and you’ll see the pretty Kris banner up top when you go to the website ….

  40. On the topic of promotion, I found it interesting that Kris Allen and David Cook entered the HAC charts #40 on the same date 10/19 give or take a day. Also Kris is close to Top 50 on the POP/Top 40 chart, similar to David Cook at this time last year. One major difference is Kris Allen’s Audience Impressions are higher than DC’s had been. 3.543 a.i. compared to 5.483. I was surprised by Kris’s progress on the charts compared to DC’s due to the fact DC had sold 155,084 digital downloads in the first three weeks of his single’s release.

    With that in mind, I think Jive is on the right track here with Kris Allen. I see them going the same route with Allison. They are two young artists with “legs” for a very lucrative and long-lasting music future.

    Disclaimer: I am a huge fan of David Cook. CD buying, Video buying, single buying, concert-going DC fan here. He has surpassed my expectations in sales. He is hard-working and deserving of his continued success. This is instructional, not fan-warring. I merely wanted to show that Kris Allen is on-track and hopefully his sales will soon be comparable to DC’s with continued radio play.

  41. Kris looks great. Kris always looks great. Having his own band … yes … playing gigs that excite him … yes … I’m looking forward to everything that he does next.

    It’s funny. I never get a worried sense about Kris, no matter what. I just have a feeling that he’s always going to land on his feet, do great and have a great life as well. Can’t figure out why I feel this … I just do.

  42. evanjane could the fact that Cookie’s debut was on Popeater and not Z100 accounted for the difference in AI? Just asking.

  43. It’s funny. I never get a worried sense about Kris, no matter what. I just have a feeling that he’s always going to land on his feet, do great and have a great life as well

    newfan, I’ve never been worried a bit too regarding Kris. His passion and talent will give him a successful career

  44. “could the fact that Cookie’s debut was on Popeater and not Z100 accounted for the difference in AI? Just asking.” — ksgirlfordc

    Kris is fortunate that Z100 got behind LLWD. At first, I wasn’t sure if they were going to give it spins at all. Many naysayers downplayed the whole z100 promotion, but it did work out for Kris. DC had many more promotional advantages than Kris, TOML had established DC in HAC and AC. People were hearing DC on the radio. I believe DC had a far more rabid fanbase, giving him that stellar first week sales total. Six of one, I suppose. DC became HAC’s golden boy and unfortunately not POP/Top 40 which has a higher AI. Kris got NY’s WPLJ #1 HAC add today. Hopefully, LLWD gains spins there as well.

    I certainly am a novice here, learning as I go along. I think Kris will be just fine. As far as, David Cook, I’m hoping for some kick-ass rock next CD.

  45. NewFan “It’s funny. I never get a worried sense about Kris, no matter what. I just have a feeling that he’s always going to land on his feet, do great and have a great life as well. Can’t figure out why I feel this ‘ ¦ I just do.”

    Thank you NewFan for saying that as you make me feel a lot better as I have been worried about Kris… I don’t know why… esp. after seeing his sale numbers on LLWD… But you’re right, no need to worry as he did win afterall.. even after being put down so much throughout of the season 8 and without much media attention, he still won in the end… So hopefully same thing will happen again and his album will sell well enough for him to get the chance to do more future albums. I can’t wait for his album!

  46. wooo hooo! cant wait to see the new band? will it be as super as the DC Band? hope so….

  47. does anyone know if we get to see any of this concert if we aren’t in Miami? (Is any of it broadcast? ) When watching football games on TV, I’ve never seen any of the “tailgate party.” do you think that the broadcast cuts to the tailgate party concert during the pre-game show? (I’d like to see Kris get some national exposure to a wide audience. There’d be a lot of people watching the game who have probably never seen Kris.)

  48. from KrisAllen4Real

    You guys know what I miss…..the show Doug. So good. Oh btw……..done with the album!
    about 6 hours ago from Echofon

    So Kris and Alli are both done with their albums?

  49. Thanks TwigLA for the link to the Dolphins press release. Very nice. And much better than a bio I saw yesterday written for Kris at StubHub (I was looking for tickets for the Chicago Fray concert). It described Kris as being “born and raised in the backwoods of Arkansas”!! What? Is he, Davy Crockett? Too funny. It also went on to say that Kris “…has been a bonafide popstar, rising from his hometown in Arkansas to start a nationwide takeover thanks to songs like “No Boundaries”. His AI fame has been eclipsed by a successful solo career…” I’m all for a nationwide takeover, but it’s still a bit premature to pronounce his solo career successful. He’s on his way, though, slow and steady. Yeah.

    (And darn, those tickets are out of my price range, with two kids in college. Wish I’d jumped on them sooner. Kris will just have to come back to the area on his “successful” tour!)

  50. So suburban Little Rock is now “the backwoods of Arkansas”? Haha! Nationwide takeover due to “No Boundaries”? Those bio writers at least get points for creativity.
    I love this picture, Kris is just SO pretty! I would love to see all the pics from that photo shoot, as I’ve loved everything I’ve seen so far. I can’t wait to hear his album, especially the songs he wrote himself. I hope they show some of his concert on TV this Sunday. At least some vids should show up this weekend.

  51. hosiermama, you make me start my day with a big laugh… thanks :)

    so the album is all done!!! that’s great.. ready for any leaks..

  52. They finally changed Kris’s picture on his official website to his album cover and not that tired old AI photo. Now if they would just get rid of the LLWD photo art with the actual single cover.

  53. I check the football site and if you bought tickets to the game, you’ll see Kris performing too. So I guess he’ll play in the stadium which is quite a nice exposure. I might be wrong but this is how I understood this.

    Kris is scheduled to play on the Grand Plaza stage — that is on the south side of the Stadium and open to general ticket holders. They open it 4 hours before the game, it has a sports bar and the Tailgate stage. But he is not performing in the stadium.

    There are two big tailgate shows before the Dophins game — the one that Kris is performing at and a second one on the northside of the Stadium for Season Ticketholders. There are also over 1,000 tailgates in the Dolphins tallgate parking lot which is designed for tallgates.

    I have season tickets for the Dolphins (I used to live in South Florida) but I am not feeling well so I may have to pass on this one. Too bad particurly because Kris is premiering some of his new songs.

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