"American Idol" season eight champ Kris Allen threw a surprise concert the other day on the Santa Monica Pier in California but he got shut down by police because he didn't have a permit.
Kris decided to promote his upcoming album, "Thank You Camellia" by Tweeting the message: "Who wants to go the beach and watch some guy play some tunes? Hear he's ok."
He then got more specific with a follow up tweet: "How bout the pier in Santa Monica? 8 pm. You...me...couple tunes...ocean breeze...birds pooping on us. It's gonna be great."
He was midway through his set when he attracted attention from a pier police officer. The officer gave Allen the hook in the middle of his new ballad, "Should I."
Fortunately, nobody got arrested.
Later on, Kris tweeted: "Well I wasn't expecting anything from tonight but that's not what I expected. Getting stopped by the cops never crossed my mind. Thanks to everyone that came out. Had a good time. And to the people that just stopped, thanks for stopping. Btw I didn't mean any disrespect to other street performers out there. I respect them so much for what they do."