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May 13, 2010 – The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Los Angeles, CA

Setlist: Paparazzi

Notes: Greyson made his television debut after being invited to perform on The Ellen DeGeneres Show as a part of Ellen’s “Wonderful Web of Wonderment” where she invited talent people whose videos were found on the internet to perform on the show and compete for the $10,000 grand prize. During his interview Greyson spoke about being inspired by seeing Lady Gaga’s performance at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards and about his admiration for her talent. He also explained the meaning behind the two original compositions that he had also uploaded on his greyson97 YouTube channel, “Broken Hearts” and “Stars.” Ellen then surprised Greyson by having Lady Gaga call into the show to speak to him. After being advised by Lady Gaga to “not be nervous,” Greyson performed his rendition of “Paparazzi” for the studio audience.

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May 26, 2010 – The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Los Angeles, CA

Setlist: Broken Hearts

Notes: Two weeks after his initial appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres show, Greyson was invited back. During the interview, Greyson discussed the last few weeks of his sixth grade year at Cheyenne Middle School and how his life had changed following his new-found fame. For his performance, he chose to perform his original song “Broken Hearts” for the studio audience. After his performance, Ellen surprised Greyson by announcing that he was the winner of the “Wonderful Web of Wonderment” contest and he was presented with a $10,000 check and as an additional prize, a new Yamaha piano. Ellen then announced that Greyson had inspired her to start her own record label called eleveneleven and that he would be her first signed artist.

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August 6, 2010 – The Hilton Hotel, New York, NY

Setlist: Paparazzi / Past / Broken Hearts

Notes: Greyson’s first performance after having been signed to a recording contract occurred at the 2010 BlogHer Convention in New York City. During the show, Greyson spoke about his excitement to be on stage and to be performing for all women. This performance marked the debut of the song “Past.” The setlist may be both incomplete and out of order.

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August 20, 2010 – YouTube Headquarters, San Francisco, CA

Setlist: Paparazzi / Within the Lights / Broken Hearts

Notes: For his second public performance after having been signed to a recording contract, Greyson traveled to the headquarters of YouTube to perform a small set. This performance marked the debut of “Within the Lights.” The setlist for this show might be both incomplete and out of order.

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September 30, 2010 – Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON

Setlist: Fire

Notes: Greyson performed to his largest audience to date when he traveled to Toronto to take part in the 2010 WeDay events. WeDay is an annual event organized by the Canadian charity Free The Children that, according to founder Craig Kielburger, is designed to “motivate young people to help fight injustice by convincing them that fighting injustice can be hip.” In front of a sold out arena, Greyson performed his cover of Augustana’s “Fire” for the first time. One event organizer who witnessed the performance said of Greyson, “he is truly special. The response to his performance was unreal. I was right beside the stage he was performing on, and I was all tears the entire performance. The media were blown away too, and some said it was the most real and inspiring live performance they’d ever seen!”

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October 8, 2010 – The Chance Family Home, Edmond, OK

Setlist: Fire

Notes: During a trip back home, Greyson sat down with a George Lang, a reporter from The Oklahoman, to discuss his sudden rise to fame, recording his debut album and his new life in California. The interview was published on October 24, 2010. During the interview, Greyson also took the time to perform a version of “Fire” on his new Yamaha piano that he received as a a gift from the company after having won Ellen’s “Wonderfrul Web of Wonderment” contest.

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October 11, 2010 – The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Setlist: Within the Lights / Paparazzi

Notes: For Greyson’s first public performance back in his home state of Oklahoma, he traveled to The University of Oklahoma where he played at the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house. His older brother, Tanner, was a member of the fraternity and Greyson performed as part of its efforts to raise money for childhood cancer. Setlist for this show may be incomplete and out of order.

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October 26, 2010 – The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Los Angeles, CA

Setlist: Waiting Outside the Lines

Notes: Greyson returned to the set of The Ellen DeGeneres Show to perform his debut single “Waiting Outside the Lines.” During the interview, Greyson discussed his work in the studio and the meaning behind one of his new songs, “Purple Sky.” This performance marked the first time that Greyson had performed with a live band.

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November 8, 2010 – Radio Disney, New York, NY

Setlist: Waiting Outside the Lines

Notes: Greyson stopped by Radio Disney for the first time where he was interviewed and played the very first public acoustic version of “Waiting Outside the Lines.”

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November 18, 2010 – Joe’s Pub, New York, NY

Setlist: Paparazzi / Fire / Empire State of Mind / Waiting Outside the Lines

Notes: Greyson’s first showcase took place at Joe’s Pub in New York City. He first performed his covers of “Paparazzi” and “Fire” and then debuted his cover of Alicia Keys’s “Empire State of Mind.” A band joined him on stage for his final song, the new single “Waiting Outside the Lines.” For the first time in his blossoming career Greyson got rave reviews from critics. Popeater said of Greyson, “the just-turned-teenage singer came out with the air of a natural artist, then proved himself a virtuoso born for a stage and a grand piano.” Rolling Stone also praised Greyson, calling him a “perfectly calibrated blend of Justin Timberlake and Tori Amos, with his pop-heartthrob charm balanced almost equally by his intensity.”

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November 19, 2010 – PS22, Staten Island, NY

Setlist: Paparazzi / Waiting Outside the Lines

Notes: The day after getting rave reviews at his first showcase, Greyson followed in the footsteps of many other notable artists by visiting the famous PS22 Chorus in Graniteville, Staten Island. The chorus is made up of 60-70 fifth-graders, and is directed by Gregg Breinberg. Breinberg described Greyson’s visit on the YouTube video of the performance: “Here is the young phenomenon Greyson Chance making a surprise entrance inside the auditorium of the PS22 Chorus!! We have him pose as “Brian,” the son of Ms. Laurie when he comes in, and I quickly break into a version of Paparazzi before the (majority of) group knows what I’m up to! Midway through the song, Greyson pushes me off the piano and breaks into his brilliant version of the song! Needless to say, the kids go duly berzerk when they finally realize what’s going on!!” Greyson performed the rest of “Paparazzi” on his own and then was backed by the chorus on an acoustic version of “Waiting Outside the Lines.”

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December 4, 2010 – LA Live Tree Lighting, Los Angeles, CA

Setlist: Waiting Outside the Lines

Notes: Greyson was invited to perform at the annual Los Angeles tree lighting event along with other notable performers such as Willow Smith and Stevie Wonder.

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December 9, 2010 – GOOM Radio France, Paris, FR

Setlist: Waiting Outside the Lines / Paparazzi

Notes: Greyson was interviewed and performed on the show.

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December 2010 – Off TV, Paris, FR

Setlist: Paparazzi

Notes: Sometime during his stay in Paris, Greyson stopped by Off TV to perform “Paparazzi.”

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December 10, 2010 – Nikos Show (NRJ Radio), Paris, FR

Setlist: Waiting Outside the Lines / Paparazzi

Notes: Greyson was interviewed and performed on the show.

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December 10, 2010 – L’Aquarium De Paris, Paris, FR

Setlist: Paparazzi / Fire / Empire State of Mind / Waiting Outside the Lines

Notes: Greyson’s first overseas showcase took place at an aquarium in Pairs, France, where he played a set for a small group of fans. The setlist for this show might be out of order.

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December 10, 2010 – Le Grand Journal, Paris, FR

Setlist: Paparazzi

Notes: As his final stop during a very busy couple of days in Paris, Greyson dropped by the French nightly news and talk show, Le Grand Journal. He was interviewed extensively and then performed “Paparazzi” for the studio audience.

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December 14, 2010 – Unknown Location, London, UK

Setlist: Paparazzi / Fire / Empire State of Mind / Waiting Outside the Lines

Notes: After conducting an interview with BBC Radio, Greyson performed his only show in London to a group of lucky fans who had won tickets. He also did a brief Q&A.

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December 18, 2010 – The Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

Setlist: Unknown

Notes: A few weeks after meeting Stevie Wonder at the LA Live Tree Lighting, Greyson was invited by Wonder to perform at the 15th annual House Full of Toys benefit concert. This annual event hosted by Wonder raises money for children’s charities. No information is known about Greyson’s set at this event.

December 20, 2010 – Good Day LA, Los Angeles, CA

Setlist: Waiting Outside the Lines

Notes: Greyson stopped by the local FOX morning show a few days after returning from his first international promo run in Paris and London. The morning anchors interviewed Greyson about his rise to fame and then he performed “Waiting Outside the Lines” acoustically.

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December 22, 2010 – Various Sites, Oklahoma City, OK

Setlist: Deck the Halls / We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Notes: Greyson returned home for the Christmas holidays and took some time out from relaxing to film a promotional video for Google. He and a bunch of other teens performed at the Epworth Villa Retirement Community (where his mother, Lisa Chance, used to work), Quail Springs Mall, Devon Ice Rink and at the Bricktown Christmas Tree on the Bricktown Canal. The songs that the carolers sang are unknown except for the two listed above.

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December 31, 2010 – Times Square, New York, NY

Setlist: Paparazzi

Notes: Greyson was asked to perform his cover of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” as a part of NBC’s “New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly.” His performance was shown on the Times Square video boards to the thousands of people waiting to see the ball drop.

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