American Idol winner Kris Allen plays The Palms on Friday, Oct. 18

There will be tickets for an earlier VIP meet-and-great event attached to this show.
American Idol’s season eight winner Kris Allen will bring his “Ten Years One Night” tour to The Palms Playhouse in Winters on Friday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $23 general/$12 students. A VIP meet-and-greet is $50. Courtesy photo

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Singer and songwriter Kris Allen rocketed to fame when he appeared on, and won, the eighth season of American Idol.  Allen recently released his fourth full-length album and a new single, and is embarking on a nationwide tour dubbed “Ten Years One Night.” The tour includes a show at The Palms Playhouse on Friday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m.  Tickets for the show are $23 general/$12 students. Tickets for an earlier VIP meet-and-greet are an additional $50. American Idol Winner Kris Allen first picked up the guitar at age 13, after spending much of his childhood singing in church in his hometown of Jacksonville, Ark.  Writing his first song in his late teens, he self-released an album at age 22. The following year, he auditioned for, and won, the eighth season of American Idol.  Several months after his Idol victory, Allen put out his self-titled major label debut, with lead single “Live Like We’re Dying” climbing to the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. He spent the next several years sharing stages with such artists as Maroon 5 and Keith Urban, as well as landing Billboard, Teen Choice and People’s Choice Awards nominations. After a serious car accident in 2013, Allen retreated from the whirlwind and immersed himself in relearning to play the guitar, culminating in a songwriting spell that yielded more than 70 new tracks. Culled from the collection of songs, Allen’s fourth full-length album, “Letting You In,” finds the Nashville-based artist delivering his most intimate and dynamic work to date. Allen’s latest release is an anthemic single about the love outlasting life, called “When All the Stars Have Died.” This fall’s nationwide, solo “Ten Years One Night” tour, which includes the date at The Palms, celebrates the first decade of his career.  Join Allen for a special VIP pre-show meet-and-greet by selecting the add-on option when purchasing your ticket (admission to the show is not included in the price of the meet-and-greet). The meet-and-greet includes a photo op, a Q&A session, a chance to hear new songs performed acoustically, a signed VIP poster and a crowd-free merchandise opportunity.  Tickets are available online via The Palms’ website and through Eventbrite, as well as at Pacific Ace Hardware in Winters, Armadillo Music in Davis, Davids’ Broken Note in Woodland and at the door if the show is not sold out.  For more information, visit and]]>

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