Alicia Keys has announced plans for a 21-city tour that will see the twelve-time Grammy Award winning singer hitting the road with Robin Thicke and newcomer Melanie Fiona. Keys’ “The Freedom Tour” kicks off March 3rd at Chicago are Allstate Arena and is scheduled to roll through New York, Boston, and Los Angeles before ending in Oakland on April 10th.
Before she hits the road for the tour, Keys will head to Brazil to shoot a video with Beyonce for their duet “Put It In A Love Song” – which is featured on Keys’ new studio album ‘The Element of Freedom.’ The video will be directed by Melina Matsoukas.
On February 14, Keys is scheduled to perform at the Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, TX for the 2010 NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show. Keys is expected to perform her hits “Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart,” “Empire State of Mind (Broken Down Part II),” and “No One.” The NBA All-Star Game will air live at 8 p.m. ET on TNT.
‘The Element Of Freedom,’ released December 15th, 2009 on J Records/MBK Entertainment, was the #1 new release on the Billboard Top 200 chart the week of its debut, #1 in Japan and Switzerland, and this week lands at #1 on the UK album chart marking Keys’ first ever #1 album in the UK. In only 8 weeks, the album has sold over 1.8 million copies worldwide.
Alicia Keys’ “The Freedom Tour” U.S. dates are as follows:
March 03 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
March 05 Detroit, MI Fox Theater
March 06 Detroit, MI Fox Theater
March 11 Syracuse, NY Turning Stone
March 13 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods Casino
March 14 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods Casino
March 17 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
March 19 Newark, NJ Prudential Centre
March 20 Atlantic City, NJ Mark Estess Arena
March 22 Boston, MA Agganis Arena
March 24 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
March 25 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
March 27 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
March 28 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times-Forum
March 30 Atlanta, GA Phillips Arena
April 02 Dallas, TX Nokia Theater (Grand Prairie)
April 03 Houston, TX Toyota Centre
April 06 Los Angeles, CA Staples Centre
April 07 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
April 09 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay
April 10 Oakland, CA Oracle Coliseum