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Alicia Keys is preparing to tour her most recent album Girl on Fire; Keys is feeling better than ever and making music to back it up.
Alicia Keys Girl On Fire Album – Alicia Keys Lyrics Indicate Change
Since her last studio release The Element of Freedom (2009), Keys married super-producer Swiss Beatz and they had a child together. Songs on her new album like “New Day” and “Brand New Me” indicate that Keys has changed since the last we heard from her. This is evidenced by the first lyrics from Girl on Fire “It’s been a while, I’m not who I was before.” Fans who think this change might affect her music have nothing to worry about. Keys claims to have grown through her experiences and is feeling stronger and more empowered than ever (“I never been this good, not ever,” she sings to start off the albums 3rd track). She is still making songs about love lost (“One Thing”) which she balances with others about the new love she’s found (“That’s When I Knew”). And her songs that haven’t been playing on the radio, like “Tears Always Win”, are just as strong (if not stronger) than the ones that have been.
Keys performed the album’s lead single “Girl on Fire” for the first time at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards on September 6, 2012. Golden Girl, Gabrielle Douglas was invited by Alicia Keys and Nicki Minaj to tumble on stage while they sang.
Alicia Keys, ‘Girl On Fire': Track-By-Track Review Billboard, November 26, 2012
Album Review: Alicia Keys Returns With Fifth Album ‘Girl on Fire’ ABC News, November 27, 2012
Alicia Keys Concert 2013 – Set the World on Fire Tour
Alicia Keys recently announced her Set the World on Fire Tour in North America via the video below. Keys will be joined by R&B star Miguel who she refers to as “one of the flyest songwriters.” The two have collaborated before on “What’s the Fun in Forever” off Miguel’s sophomore album Kaleidoscope Dream.
Alicia Keys Tickets On-Sale – Set the World on Fire Tour
Alicia Keys tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Feb. 1, 2013. See below for on sale dates.
Alicia Keys Tickets – Set the World on Fire Tour Dates
Cheap Alicia Keys concert tickets are noted in the below chart as the get-in price. Set the World on Fire tour tickets are averaging between $137 and $416.
Alicia Keys in the News
Alicia Keys will perform in the All-Star Game “Entertainment Series presented by Sean John at Macy’s.” NE-YO will welcome the All-Star participants to the court with a performance of some of his hits, which will then be followed by nine-time Grammy Award-winning artist John Legend singing the U.S. National Anthem.
Alicia Keys added to Grammy Lineup
Rolling Stone announced that Maroon 5 and Alicia Keys will team up for a special performance at this year’s Grammy Awards. The lineup already includes performance by Justin Timberlake, Jack White, Taylor Swift, Mumford & Sons, fun., Rihanna, Carrie Underwood, the Lumineers and the Black Keys.
First it was Beyonce and Pepsi in a creative partnership opportunity; now Alicia and BlackBerry. According to her website, “Alicia will work closely with app developers, content creators, retailers, carriers and the entertainment community to further shape and enhance the BlackBerry 10 platform, and inspire creative use through its remarkable capabilities and functionality. From music to books, to film, to apps, Keys will lead the charge of enhancing entertainment consumption and distribution, through the power of BlackBerry 10.”
Alicia Keys at Obama’s Inaugural Celebration
Alicia has been an active Obama supporter; last July, she was in Philadelphia to support Obama in the past election and rallied women voters while she pushed for health-care reform, educational funding and equal pay. Keys was given the honor to perform at President Barack Obama’s inaugural celebration on January 21 alongside Katy Perry and Stevie Wonder.
Alicia Keys to Sing National Anthem at the Super Bowl
The question is no longer will Alicia Keys sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl in New Orleans, it’s how long will it take Alicia Keys to sing the national anthem before kickoff? TIP: The Wall Street Journal claims History Says Bet the Under for Alicia Keys.
Alicia Keys Sells Out O2
Alicia Keys London show slated for May 30th went on sale November 30th and sold out shortly after. As a result, Alicia added a second show at the O2 Arena on May 31st.