Alicia Keys to set the NIA alight

It has been announced that Fourteen-time Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, and producer Alicia Keys will hit Birmingham’s NIA for ‘Girl on Fire – The Tour’. Her hotly anticipated album ‘Girl on Fire’ will be released in the UK by RCA Records on 26 November 2012.

“This album has been a labour of love and full of new beginnings, new perspectives and fresh starts,” said Keys. “I’m so excited to be touring again and it’s great to be back in the UK. I’m looking forward to performing and feeling the energy of the crowd—there’s nothing like it.”

Since the 2001 release of her monumental debut album, songs in A minor, Keys has built an unparalleled repertoire of hits and accomplishments with more than 30 million albums and 30 million singles sold worldwide, and over one hundred award wins, including fourteen Grammy Awards, eleven Billboard Music Awards and three MTV Europe Awards.

Keys’ most recently released, multi-platinum fourth studio album, Element of Freedom, sold one million copies in the UK alone and was one of Britain’s top 10 best selling albums of 2010.

The first single off the upcoming album of the same name, “Girl On Fire” featuring Nicki Minaj, is currently on high rotation on Radio 1, Capital FM and Heart FM and will be released in the UK by RCA records on 18th November. The album was written and produced by Alicia alongside collaborators Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Bruno Mars), Salaam Remi (Amy Winehouse, Nas), Frank Ocean, Emile Sande, and Jamie XX among others.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 23 November 2012 priced at £39.50 & £45.00 (plus booking and transaction fees). They are available from The Ticket Factory: www.theticketfactory.com or 0844 338 8000.

To find out more about the show, and for everything else that’s coming up at the NIA, visit www.thenia.co.uk.