Alicia Keys announces new album, ‘Alicia,’ and world tour, including San Diego date
The singer, who hosts the Grammy Awards on Sunday, will hit the road in July for an extensive concert tour. Here are all the dates
Alicia Keys is wasting no time promoting her upcoming seventh studio album, “Alicia,” which will be released March 20. On Tuesday morning, the 15-time Grammy Award-winner announced her “Alicia — The World Tour” 2020 concert trek, which opens June 5 in Dublin, Ireland.
The announcement comes just five days before Keys is set to host Sunday’s 62nd annual Grammy Awards telecast on CBS for the second consecutive year.
The North American leg of her tour opens July 28 in Florida at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville. It concludes Sept. 22, also in Florida, at Hard Rock Live Arena in Miami. All the North American dates and cities appear below, along with ticket information.
The West Coast leg will include a Sept. 11 San Diego concert at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at San Diego State University. The only two other California dates on Keys’ itinerary are Sept. 4 at The Masonic in San Francisco and Sept. 8 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.
Keys gave a one-song preview of her upcoming album with the Jan. 9 release of the video for her new single, “Underdog,” which she co-wrote with Ed Sheeran.
“Some people may think of the word ‘underdog’ as a negative word, but I see it as a powerful word representing people who may be underestimated and yet still rise to the challenge and exceed expectations,” Keys said in a statement.
“I love this song so much because it’s about real life and real people and our experiences. We’ve all been in a place in our lives where we’ve had to defy the odds. It’s never easy. One of my favorite lyrics in the song is: They say I would never make it, but I was built to break the mold. I don’t think there’s a person on the planet that hasn’t felt that way.”
Two days later, Keys will follow her Grammy hosting duties with a performance on the CBS TV special, “Let’s Go Crazy — The Grammy Salute to Prince.” The other artists booked to appear on the special, which will not be televised live and is set to air later in the year, range from Foo Fighters, John Legend and Juanes to Beck, Gary Clark Jr. and members of the late Prince’s former band, The Revolution.
Tickets for Keys’ 2020 North American concert tour go on sale to the general public next Monday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m. at ticketmaster.com and livenation.com. A pre-sale for American Express card members begins Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Ticket prices for Keys’ San Diego concert range from $49.50 to $139.50 each, plus service fees. Her San Diego date may qualify as an adopted hometown show for Keys, who last year purchased the $21 million Razor House mansion in La Jolla with her husband, record producer Swiss Beatz.
Alicia Keys 2020 summer tour dates
Tuesday, July 28, Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place
Thursday, July 30, Atlanta, GA Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
Sunday, Aug. 2, Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater
Tuesday, Aug. 4, Charlotte, NC Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Wednesday, Aug. 5, Baltimore, MD MECU Pavilion
Friday, Aug. 7, Washington, DC The Theater at MGM National Harbor
Sunday, Aug. 9, Philadelphia, PA The Met Philadelphia
Tuesday, Aug. 11, Boston, MA Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
Friday, Aug. 14, New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
Sunday, Aug. 16, Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
Tuesday, Aug. 18, Detroit, MI Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
Wednesday, Aug. 19, Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
Friday, Aug. 21, Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
Tuesday, Aug. 25, Chicago, IL Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Wednesday, Aug. 26, Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
Thursday, Aug. 27, Denver, CO Bellco Theatre
Sunday, Aug. 30, Seattle, WA WAMU Theater
Monday, Aug. 31, Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Wednesday, Sept. 2, Portland, OR Theatre of the Clouds at Moda Center
Friday, Sept. 4, San Francisco, CA The Masonic
Tuesday, Sept. 8, Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
Friday, Sept. 11, San Diego, CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Saturday, Sept. 12, Phoenix, AZ Arizona Federal Theatre (Comerica Theater)
Tuesday, Sept. 15, Houston, TX Smart Financial Center at Sugar Land
Wednesday, Sept. 16, Dallas, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Saturday, Sept. 19, Orlando, FL Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, Sept. 20, Tampa, FL Hard Rock Center
Tuesday, Sept 20, Miami, FL. Hard Rock Live Arena
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