Alicia + Keys World Tour

The Alicia + Keys World Tour was the sixth concert tour by American singer and songwriter Alicia Keys in support of her seventh and eighth studio albums Alicia (2020) and Keys (2021).[1][2] This is Keys' first global tour since her 2013 Set the World on Fire Tour.[3] The tour started on June 9, 2022, at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham, England, and is set to conclude on May 19, 2023, at the Telmex Auditorium in Mexico, South America, after 59 concerts in 20 countries and 3 continents.[a] Recordings from the concerts in São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Bogotá and Mexico City were released as digital live albums. The tour earned nearly $35 million dollars from 51/59 shows in 2022. Keys performed 8 shows as part of the Latin American leg in 2023.

Alicia + Keys World Tour
Tour by Alicia Keys
Associated album
Start dateJune 9, 2022
End dateMay 19, 2023
No. of shows
  • 19 in Europe
  • 32 in North America
  • 8 in Latin America
  • 59 total
Alicia Keys concert chronology

Background Edit

Keys announced the tour on January 21, 2020 along with the release date of her seventh studio album Alicia.[4][5] The tour is Alicia Keys’ first world concert tour in seven years, with her last world tour being her Set the World on Fire Tour in 2013.[3] American Express card holders in select markets in Europe and North America were able to purchase tickets on pre-sale.[7] Tickets for several engagements sold out, prompting additional dates to be added to the tour.

Critical reception Edit

For the concert at the AO Arena in Manchester, Louisa Gregson from Manchester Evening News wrote that Keys "deliver[ed] a slick but highly charged performance" and her "range and tone was as soulful as ever, enough to give goose bumps, enough to transport you mentally to her part of the world".[8] Adam Davidson from Clash, who reviewed The O2 Arena concert in London, wrote that the concert “encapsulated why she is one of the great talents of modern music” and without many brakes in the concert, Keys “managed to hit all the difficult notes right to the end and was on top form throughout".[9] He further commented that Keys “can do it all: sing, play piano, DJ and most importantly put on an incredible spectacle for her fans”.[9]

Gary Graff from The Oakland Press wrote that Keys “deftly blended musical substance with visual style and just a bit of schtick, but with a grounded earthiness and intimacy that’s often missing from the spectacles of her pop and soul peers”.[10] In her review of the Jacobs Pavilion concert in Cleveland, Annie Nickoloff from noted that “Keys instantly commanded the crowd before she sang a note or struck a single piano key” and further commented that Keys “regularly sat at the piano, showing off her prowess of the instrument, meshing her performance with her talented backing band to create soulful, jazz-tinged textures”.[11] For the concert at the Huntington Bank Pavilion, Eloise Marie Valadez from The Times of Northwest Indiana wrote that "Keys kept the audience's attention with her impeccable vocals and exceptional keyboard playing" and performed a "fascinating segment" of original and unlocked versions of songs.[12] In his review of the Smart Financial Centre concert, Douglas Devaughn from Houston Press noted that "Her show is almost two hours of hits" and concluded that "while Alicia has been gone from the major tour circuit for almost a decade, she hasn’t lost a step".[13] Reviewing Keys’ concert at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Event Center in Tampa, Maggie Duffy from Tampa Bay Times wrote that Keys “connected with the audience throughout her intimate concert” and “went on to deliver an outstanding live performance that cemented her as one of the greatest musicians and singers of all time”.[14]

Set list Edit

European set list Edit

  1. "Nat King Cole"
  2. "Truth Without Love"
  3. "You Don't Know My Name"
  4. "Wasted Energy"
  5. "Time Machine"
  6. "Karma"
  7. "Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)"
  8. "So Done"
  9. "3 Hour Drive"
  10. "Show Me Love"
  11. "Diary"
  12. "The Gospel" / "Plentiful" / "Nobody"
  13. "Skydive"
  14. "Is It Insane"
  15. "Only You"
  16. "Authors of Forever"
  17. "Unbreakable"
  18. "My Boo"
  19. "City of Gods (Part II)"
  20. "Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down"
  21. "Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart"
  22. "Girl on Fire"
  23. "Superwoman"
  24. "Dead End Road"
  25. "Fallin'"
  26. "In Common" (Black Coffee Remix)
  27. "Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)"
  28. "Underdog"
  29. "No One"
  30. "Like You'll Never See Me Again"
  31. "If I Ain't Got You"

North American set list Edit

This set list is representative of the concert in Tampa on September 18, 2022.[15] It does not represent all concerts for the tour.

Notes Edit

  • In Manchester, Keys performed "This Charming Man" by The Smiths with Johnny Marr.[8]
  • During the show in London, Keys invited Mahalia on stage to perform "Show Me Love", Sampha to perform "3 Hour Drive" and Jorja Smith to perform "On My Mind".[9]
  • In Paris, Keys performed "Djadja" with Aya Nakamura.[16]
  • In Nashville, Keys performed "Jill Scott" and "The Way" with Jill Scott.[17]
  • In Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Keys invited Iza on stage to perform "Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)" and "Dona de Mim".[18]
  • In Santiago, Keys was joined on stage by Chilean singer and MC Ana Tijoux to perform a mash-up of her song "1977" and "Girl on Fire".[19]
  • In Bogotá, Keys invited Karol G on stage to perform "Mientras Me Curo del Cora" and "No One".[20]

Tour dates Edit

Date City Country Venue Attendance Revenue
June 9, 2022 Birmingham England Utilita Arena
June 11, 2022 Manchester AO Arena
June 13, 2022 London The O2 Arena
June 15, 2022 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
June 17, 2022 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
June 21, 2022 Berlin Germany Mercedes-Benz Arena
June 23, 2022 Mannheim SAP Arena
June 26, 2022 Kraków Poland Tauron Arena
June 28, 2022 Milan Italy Mediolanum Forum
June 30, 2022 Barcelona Spain Palau Sant Jordi
July 4, 2022 Madrid WiZink Center
July 5, 2022 Bordeaux France Arkéa Arena
July 7, 2022 Paris Accor Arena
July 8, 2022 Cologne Germany Lanxess Arena
July 10, 2022 Rotterdam Netherlands Rotterdam Ahoy
July 12, 2022 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
July 13, 2022 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
July 15, 2022 Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg Rockhal
July 18, 2022 Monte Carlo Monaco Monte Carlo Casino
North America[4][5][6][3][7][24][25]
August 2, 2022 Charlotte United States Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
August 3, 2022 Baltimore Pier Six Pavilion
August 5, 2022 Oxon Hill MGM National Harbor Theater
August 6, 2022 Atlantic City Hard Rock Live
August 7, 2022 Philadelphia The Met Philadelphia
August 9, 2022 Boston Leader Bank Pavilion
August 11, 2022 New York City Radio City Music Hall
August 12, 2022
August 14, 2022 Toronto Canada Budweiser Stage
August 16, 2022 Sterling Heights United States Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre
August 18, 2022 Cincinnati PNC Pavilion
August 19, 2022 Cleveland Jacobs Pavilion
August 21, 2022 Maryland Heights St. Louis Music Park
August 23, 2022 Chicago Huntington Bank Pavilion
August 24, 2022 Kansas City Starlight Theatre
August 25, 2022 Denver Bellco Theatre
August 28, 2022 Seattle WaMu Theater
August 29, 2022 Vancouver Canada Rogers Arena
August 31, 2022 Portland United States Theater of the Clouds
September 3, 2022 San Francisco Chase Center[26]
September 5, 2022 Inglewood YouTube Theater
September 6, 2022 Los Angeles Greek Theatre
September 7, 2022
September 10, 2022 Phoenix Arizona Financial Theatre
September 13, 2022 Sugar Land Smart Financial Centre
September 14, 2022 Irving The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
September 16, 2022 Hollywood Hard Rock Live
September 17, 2022 Orlando Walt Disney Theater
September 18, 2022 Tampa Hard Rock Event Center
September 23, 2022 Atlanta Cadence Bank Amphitheatre
September 24, 2022 Nashville Ascend Amphitheater
November 5, 2022[b] San Diego Viejas Arena
Latin America[29][30][31]
May 3, 2023 Rio de Janeiro Brazil Jeunesse Arena
May 5, 2023 São Paulo Allianz Parque
May 7, 2023 Buenos Aires Argentina Movistar Arena
May 9, 2023 Santiago Chile Movistar Arena
May 11, 2023 Bogotá Colombia Movistar Arena
May 14, 2023 Monterrey Mexico Auditorio Citibanamex
May 17, 2023 Mexico City Auditorio Nacional
May 19, 2023 Zapopan Telmex Auditorium

Cancellations Edit

Date City Country Venue
June 18, 2022[32] Stockholm Sweden Avicii Arena
June 20, 2022[33] Hamburg Germany Barclays Arena
June 25, 2022[34] Prague Czech Republic O2 Arena
  1. ^ The tour was announced before the COVID-19 pandemic. The European leg of the tour was supposed to begin on June 5, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland and conclude on July 20, 2020 in Krakow, Poland.[4] The North American leg was supposed to run from July 28 through September 22, 2020, concluding in Miami, Florida.[5][6]
  2. ^ The concert in San Diego on November 5, 2022, was originally scheduled on September 9, 2022, at CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, before being postponed due to weather conditions.[27][28]

References Edit

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