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Alicia Keys Announces a Can’t-Miss 2020 Tour

Alicia Keys doesn’t have the voice of an angel, she has the voice angels wish they had. For almost 20 years now, Keys has been such a beautiful and tangible voice in the world of music. She’s one of those talents that’s just a reminder of the beauty of creativity and the powerful effect an artist can achieve with their voice alone. It’s a good week for Keys’ fans because she’s announced new tour dates and is returning to host The Grammy Awards. 

A New Album

Keys made her debut in 2001 with “Seduction.” Ever since then, her voice and songwriting have only strengthened and continue to stun. She’s released six albums in total and a variety of hits, including “Girl on Fire” and “No One.” Most recently, she announced a new album titled “ALICIA,” due out on March 25th. To promote the album, Keys & Company released a music video for “Underdog”: 

In addition to a new album, Keys has an autobiography coming out in March we should all pre-order as soon as humanly possible, titled “More Myself: A Journey.” It’s about a time in her life when she wholeheartedly embraced her voice and stopped censoring herself. Keys co-wrote the book with Michelle Burford. 

The Grammy Awards

Keys hosted and delivered one of the most entertaining Grammy Awards in recent memory last year. The Awards show was wise enough not to fix what’s not broken and have Keys back to lighten up the event. Even though The Grammy Awards is defined by baffling upsets, questionable taste, and a staggering lack of diversity in voters, at least Keys will help make it all more than watchable with her presence. She’s the reason to watch this year, as this video from last year’s show reminds us: 

That Time Alicia Keys Made Nick Offerman Cry 

Do you know who had one of the best takes on the experience of hearing Alicia Keys’ singing? The great Nick Offerman, best known for playing man’s man Ron Swanson. Men’s Health asked him about manliness. In response, Offerman said one of the manliest acts is to cry when moved or touched. The actor’s example? An inspiring night at an Alicia Keys concert. It’s a story always worth sharing:

We’ve been sold this weird John Wayne mentality that fistfights and violence are vital to being a man. I’d rather hug than punch. Crying at something that moves you to joy or sadness is just as manly as chopping down a tree or punching out a bad guy. To answer your question, I recently saw Alicia Keys perform live. I’d never seen her before and the sheer golden, heavenly talent issuing from her and her singing instrument had both my wife and me in tears. What a gorgeous gift she has. Her voice is so great. And I had no shame [about crying] If you live your life openly with your emotions, that’s a more manly stance than burying them.”

Full Tour Dates

Per usual for event concerts, tickets aren’t easily affordable to see Keys’ live. Even the cheap seats aren’t cheap. But then again, it’s Alicia Keys and her voice live is worth every penny. Here are the full tour dates: 

06/05 – Dublin, IE @ 3Arena

06/07 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester

06/08 – Birmingham, UK @ Birmingham Arena

06/10 – London, UK @ The O2

06/12 – Antwerp, BE @ Sportpaleis

06/14 – Hamburg, DE @ Barclaycard Arena

06/16 – Stockholm, SE @ Ericsson Globe

06/17 – Oslo, NO @ Spektrum

06/19 – Berlin, DE @ Mercedes-Benz Arena

06/20 – Munich, DE @ Olympiahalle

06/25 – Prague, CZ @ O2 Arena

07/01 – Paris, FR @ Accorhotels arena

07/04 – Madrid, ES @ WiZink Center

07/07 – Barcelona, ES @ Palau Sant Jordi

07/09 – Bordeaux, FR @ Arkea Arena

07/11 – Esch-sur-Alzette, LU @ Rockhal

07/14 – Cologne, DE @ Lanxess Arena

07/17 – Mannheim, DE @ SAP Arena

07/18 – Zurich, CH @ Hallenstadion

07/20 – Krakow, PL @ Tauron Arena

07/28 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place

07/30 – Atlanta, GA @ Cadence Bank Amphitheatre

08/02 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater

08/04 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre

08/05 – Baltimore, MD @ MECU Pavilion

08/07 – Washington, DC @ The Theater at MGM Nacional Harbor

08/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia

08/11 – Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion

08/14 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall

08/16 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage

08/18 – Detroit, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre

08/19 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion

08/21 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion

08/25 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion

08/26 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre

08/27 – Denver, CO @ Bellco Theatre

08/30 – Seattle, WA @ WAMU Theater

08/31 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

09/02 – Portland, OR @ Theatre of the Clouds at Moda Center

09/04 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic

09/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre

09/11 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

09/12 – Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre

09/15 – Houston, TX @ Smart Financial Center

09/16 – Dallas, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

09/19 – Orlando, FL @ Dr. Phillips Center

09/20 – Tampa, FL @ Hard Rock Event Center

09/22 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Live Arena