Today, Alicia Keys, a fourteen-time Grammy®-winning singer, songwriter and producer, announced her upcoming 24-city North American tour in support of her new album GIRL ON FIRE. The “Set The World On Fire Tour” is slated to kick off March 7th in Seattle, WA and will see Keys perform at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Friday, March 15.
Tickets will go on sale on Friday, January 18th at 10:00AM. Joining Keys on tour is rising R&B star Miguel who was recently nominated for five Grammy® Awards including Song of the Year, Best R&B Performance and Best Urban Contemporary Album for Kaleidoscope Dream (ByStorm/RCA). Miguel’s ubiquitous Grammy® nominated single, “Adorn,” which retained the #1 spot for 11 weeks at Urban Mainstream and 10 weeks and counting at Urban Adult Contemporary, recently reached #1 at Rhythmic radio.
Citi is the official credit card of the “Set The World On Fire Tour” in the United States. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Monday, January 14th at 10:00AM through Citi’s Private Pass Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
GIRL ON FIRE (RCA Records) debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and #1 on the Top Digital albums chart. In addition to being the best-selling R&B album in the U.S,GIRL ON FIRE reached #1 on the iTunes album chart in 19 countries.The album also made its way back into the top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 this week charting at #9. The album’s first single and title track, “Girl On Fire,” is rapidly ascending the top 40 radio airwaves. It has also sold over 1.5 million in track downloads. Keys recently debuted her second single from the new album, the empowering “Brand New Me,” which is currently rising up the Urban Charts. To see the video for the powerful new track, visit HERE.
Since the album’s debut, Keys has made a number of high-profile appearances including a stunning performance “lighting up” the EmpireStateBuilding’s iconic skyline as well as a truly moving performance at the 12.12.12 Concert for Sandy Relief at New York’s MadisonSquareGarden. Keys has also appeared on Katie Couric, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Letterman, The View, CBS’ Person to Person, ABC’s Good Morning America, Nightline, FOX’s The X-Factor as well as a recent performance on The People’s Choice Awards.
“I can feel the energy of this upcoming year building and I couldn’t be more excited to go on tour with the new album and I’m thrilled to have the insanely talented Miguel join me,” said Alicia Keys. “‘Girl On Fire’ has been such an empowering and freeing experience for me as an artist. I can’t wait to discover how the new and familiar faces I see on tour embrace the music and the journey I’ve taken.”
“This tour is definitely going to be on fire! I love Alicia because whether it’s 5 or 500,000 people she’s performing for, she exudes this hypnotic honesty and a transparent artistry,” says Miguel. “I think that’s what this tour will be remembered for the most.”
GIRL ON FIRE speaks to a new era in Keys’ personal and professional life, and opens a door into the multi-platinum selling artist’s evolution. The album features powerful anthems and intimate ballads, led by Keys’ signature soulful voice, with personable and relatable lyrics. Keys collaborated with acclaimed and emerging talent, including longtime song writing partner, Krucial, Grammy® Award-winners Babyface, Maxwell and Bruno Mars, renowned writer and vocalist Jeff Bhasker, critically-acclaimed artists Gary Clarke Jr., and Frank Ocean, as well as emerging talent from the U.K., Emeli Sandé and Jamie XX. The album is colored richly by Keys’ travels including time spent in London and Jamaica, as well as the city where she was born and raised and continues to call home, New York City.
Since her 2001 release of her monumental debut album, songs in A minor, Keys has built an unparalleled repertoire of hits and accomplishments with more than 30 million albums and 25 million singles sold worldwide. Keys became the first female R&B artist to have three consecutive #1 album debuts on the Billboard 200 album chart. Keys is also an accomplished actress, a New York Times best-selling author, an entrepreneur and a powerful force in the world of philanthropy and in the global fight against HIV and AIDS.
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ABOUT ALICIA KEYS
Alicia Keys is a 14 time Grammy Award® winning singer/songwriter/producer, actress, New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur and humanitarian. Since releasing her debut album, songs in A minor, Keys has built an unparalleled repertoire of hits with over 30 million albums sold worldwide.
As an actress, she’s had buzz worthy performances in Smokin’ Aces’, The Nanny Diaries and The Secret Life of Bees. In 2011, Keys made her directorial debut with Lili, for Lifetime’s Five, an anthology of five short films on the topic of breast cancer, as well as her producing debut with Lydia R. Diamond’s play, Stick Fly, for the Cort Theater, which she also composed the original music for. Her first published work, Tears for Water: Songbook of Poems & Lyrics by Alicia Keys, made her a New York Times Bestselling author. As a philanthropist, Keys co-founded Keep a Child Alive (KCA) and serves as Global Ambassador.
Singer/songwriter Miguel’s progressive critically acclaimed 2010 debut album All I Want Is You, usheredin a new sound in R&B music and spawned two #1 hit singles – “Quickie” and “Sure Thing.” While his debut album earned him unanimous praise, his 2012 sophomore album,Kaleidoscope Dream, takes him down a new path of musical exploration with ground breaking, cutting edge precision.
The genre-bending album debuted at #1 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart and #3 on both the Billboard 200 and Top Digital Albums charts, The album’s breakout hit single “Adorn,” written and produced by Miguel, holds 2012’s record for maintaining the #1 spot on Billboard’s R&B/Hip Chart for 11 consecutive weeks!
Topping several “best of 2012” lists, the 2012 Soul Train Music Awards’ Best R&B/Soul Male Artist winner, was recently nominated for two NAACP Image Awards and five Grammy® Awards including the coveted Song of The Year, Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song for “Adorn;” Best Urban Contemporary Album for Kaleidoscope Dream and Best Rap Song for Wale’s Lotus Flower Bomb feat. Miguel.