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Tickets go on sale today Alicia Keys ‘Set The World On Fire Tour’ heads to Macau
Fourteen-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Alicia Keys has announced that her “Set The World On Fire Tour” will head to Macau Nov. 22.
The tour, featuring music from Keys’ album “Girl on Fire,” will take the Venetian Theatre stage at The Venetian Macao on November 22. The newly announced concert date follows Keys’ North American and European legs of the tour and will feature music from her latest album, as well as songs from her repertoire of hit releases.
“I love touring and being able to share my music with fans around the world,” said Keys in a press release issued by The Venetian Macao. “It is truly an incredible feeling to see how my songs bring people together and translate across borders, oceans and language barriers. I love connecting with my fans and can’t wait to bring this tour to Asia.”
A biography published by the Rolling Stone magazine mentions that singer, songwriter and classically trained pianist Alicia Keys “stormed the pop charts in the early 2000s with a mature-beyond-her-age mix of soul, jazz and hip-hop.”
Born Alicia Augello-Cook on January 25th, 1981, in Manhattan, New York, to a Irish-Italian mother and a Jamaican father, Alicia Keys studied music from an early age and graduated from Manhattan’s Professional Performing Arts School at 16.
The artist’s first hit was with her debut album “Songs in A Minor,” launched in June 2001. Several other hits and prizes followed and she is one of the few mentioned in a Bob Dylan song: “I was thinkin’ ‘bout Alicia Keys, couldn’t help from cryin’/ When she was born in Hell’s Kitchen, I was living down the line.” [in “Thunder on the Mountain,” 2006]
Keys’ album “As I Am” sold 742,000 copies in its first week, marking the artist’s fourth consecutive Number One debut on the Billboard 200. Keys has also taken up a career as an actress, having sporadically appeared in series like “Charmed,” in 2001, and “American Dreams,” in 2003. She made her film debut in 2007 with “Smokin’ Aces,” followed by “The Nanny Diaries” later that year and “The Secret Life of Bees.”
Her participation in the film industry also includes the theme song of James Bond’s “Quantum of Solace,” when she teamed up with Jack White to record “Another Way to Die.”
Keys’ fourth studio album, “The Element of Freedom,” was launched in December 2009 and her fifth album, “Girl On Fire,” was released on November 22, 2012 and got good reviews by music critics, being considered on of the best R&B records of the year.
Tickets go on sale today at all Cotai Ticketing box offices for Keys’ “Set the World on Fire tour”. The entrance tickets can be purchased in one of three categories: HKD/MOP1,580 (A Reserve), 980 (B Reserve) and 480 (C Reserve).
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