Keys celebrated the Nov. 27 release of Girl On Fire by getting the honor of flipping on the switch to light up NYC’s Empire State Building Monday evening (Nov. 26) with a light show synced to the beat of the album’s title track. The tune was followed by a light show that went along with Keys’ 2010 hit “Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down.”
The Grammy award-winner wrote and produced Girl On Fire in collaboration with Jeff Bhasker, Salaam Remi, Frank Ocean, Emeli Sande and Jamie xx.
Keys has a few more dates to do in 2012. Tune in to “The X Factor” to see her perform on the reality show tomorrow, Nov. 29 with season one alumni Josh Krajcik. On Dec. 4 she’ll be in Hollywood to play “A Celebration Of Carole King And Her Music.”
Following a few TV appearances in Europe, Keys will take the stage at “12-12-12” (A Concert For Sandy Relief) Dec. 12 at NYC’s Madison Square Garden Arena.
The 2013 European tour features shows at more than 20 arenas. The excursion begins May 18 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Here’s the schedule:
May 18 – Liverpool, United Kingdom, Liverpool Echo Arena
May 19 – Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, Metro Radio A
May 21 – Belfast, United Kingdom, Odyssey Arena
May 22 – Dublin, Ireland, The O2 Dublin
May 24 – Manchester, United Kingdom, Manchester Arena
May 25 – Birmingham, United Kingdom, The NIA
May 28 – Nottingham, United Kingdom, The Capital FM Arena Nottingham
May 30 – London, United Kingdom, The O2 - London
June 2 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Rockhal
June 4 – Frankfurt, Germany, Festhalle – Messe Frankfurt
June 5 – Cologne, Germany, Lanxess Arena
June 7 – Amsterdam, Netherlands, Ziggo Dome
June 8 – Merksem, Belgium, Sportpaleis Antwerpen
June 10 – Hamburg, Germany, O2 World Hamburg
June 12 – Prague, Czech Republic, O2 Arena
June 13 – Vienna, Austria, Wiener Stadthalle
June 15 – Zurich, Switzerland, Hallenstadion Zurich
June 16 – Munich, Germany, Olympiahalle
June 21 – Monte Carlo, Monaco, Salle Des Etoiles
June 24 – Paris, France, Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
June 28 – Lisbon, Portugal, Pavilhao Atlantico
Presales tickets for most dates are on sale now, with the exception of the June 21 gig in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
For more information visit AliciaKeys.com.