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Taking Inspiration from John Mayer and Jason Mraz, Rising Star, Kris Allen, Hits the Stage Again

Kris Allen is best known as the season 8 winner of American Idol, beating out renowned vocalist Adam Lambert in the show’s finale. He is an accomplished singer-songwriter and since his American Idol victory he has gone on to release numerous successful singles and several highly notarized full-length albums.

Allen’s musical endeavors were fueled by influences such as Michael Jackson, the Beatles, John Mayer, Matchbox Twenty, and Jason Mraz, and at an early age he landed a few gigs around town. His stint on American Idol was a major turning point in Allen’s career.

Allen’s diverse taste in music was also evident in his performance. He expressed his versatility as a performer by playing songs ranging from an acoustic version of Kanye West’s “Heartless” to an elaborate cover of Queen’s “We are the Champions”. He played songs of all different styles such as Disco classics “She Works Hard for the Money”, honky tonk standards “A Song for You”, and classic pop standards “The Way You Look Tonight”.

After American Idol, Allen was a certified star and within a short period of time he had 5 songs make their way into the Billboard Hot 100. Allen released his 2009 self-titled album through the label Jive,19. This was a follow up to his very limited 2007 album “Brand New Shoes” (only 600 copies were made). Now he is returning to the stage to perform at American Idol Live on Wednesday, August 9!

If you feel like escaping Silver Creek Apartments in Tulsa, Oklahoma for the day, this event is a perfect opportunity to do just that!

Event Time/Date:
Wednesday, August 8, 2018—7:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Club Brady
105 West Brady Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103

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