The Alicia Keys Australian Tour 2013 has been announced with the 14-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer and global superstar,
set to bring her Set the World on Fire tour to Australia this December, joined by special guest John Legend.
Both Grammy Award winning artists will bring their full bands to perform arena shows in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, and winery shows at Hope Estate in the Hunter Valley (presented by Live Nation) and Rochford Wines in Victoria’s Yarra Valley (presented by A Day on the Green). Australia marks the final leg of Keys’ Set the World on Fire world tour.
Tickets for all shows go on sale at 9am, Friday September 20. My Live Nation members can be among the first to secure tickets in the exclusive pre-sale beginning 2pm,
Friday 13th September. Sign up at www.livenation.com.au. A day on the green members can also secure tickets from this time via www.adayonthegreen.com.au.
American Express Cardmembers have the opportunity to purchase tickets first during an exclusive pre-sale beginning midday, Tuesday 10th September.
Keys has been performing on a global stage since the international spotlight locked onto a 20-year-old Alicia Keys with the 2001 release of her debut album Songs In A Minor. Lead by the massive #1 hit single ‘Fallin’’, the album debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts, going on to sell in excess of ten millions copies worldwide and garner five Grammy Awards.
This success was further cemented by subsequent album releases The Diary of Alicia Keys, As I Am, The Element of Freedom, and hit singles ‘No One’, ‘If I Ain’t Got You’, ‘Superwoman’, ‘You Don’t Know My Name’, ‘Empire State of Mind’ and more. Alicia Keys has sold more than 1.7 million units in Australia and in excess of 30 million albums worldwide.
Keys’ fifth studio album, Girl on Fire, 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 including Australia. The title track is a global top ten smash accumulating sales of three-times platinum locally and more than three million units worldwide since its September 2012 release. The album features powerful anthems and intimate ballads driven by Keys’ signature soulful voice and personal, relatable lyrics. The album sees big name collaborators joining Keys: Grammy-winning artists Bruno Mars, Babyface, Maxwell and John Legend, acclaimed guitarist Gary Clark Jr., Jamie “xx” Smith, Frank Ocean and Emeli Sandé among others.
Special guest at all shows will be the soulful and sensual, nine-time Grammy Award winner, JOHN LEGEND and his band.
Since releasing his 2004 debut album, the critically acclaimed Billboard #1 ‘Get Lifted’, which featured the hit single ‘Ordinary People’, singer-songwriter Legend has sold more than seven million albums worldwide, won three Soul Train Awards, the BET Award for Best New Artist and the special Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame, in addition to his multiple Grammy wins.
Legend followed up in 2006 with the platinum-selling album Once Again, featuring collaborations with Kanye West, will.i.am and Raphael Saadiq; 2008 brought Evolver, led by the hit single ‘Green Light’ featuring Andre 3000, and 2010 delivered a collaboration with The Roots, Wake Up!, which won the Grammy for Best R&B Album.
Last week John Legend gave us his highly anticipated fourth studio album, Love In The Future. Debuting in the top 5 of the iTunes chart, the album features stand out singles ‘Who Do We Think We Are’ and ‘Made To Love’.
Alicia Keys Australian Tour 2013
Set The World On Fire Tour
w/ Special Guest John Legend