Alicia Keys to play Nottingham’s Capital FM Arena

Fourteen-time Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, and producer Alicia Keys will hit British shores next May when she showcases her highly anticipated fifth studio album, Girl On Fire - starting her tour at the Capital FM Arena Nottingham on 28th May.

Girl On Fire will be released in the UK by RCA Records on 26th November.

“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. I plan to bring you something Emotional and exciting! I’m a brand new me”

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 was released in the UK yesterday. 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.

The announcement of Alicia Keys’ forthcoming GIRL ON FIRE – THE TOUR comes hot off the heels of Keys’ show-stopping performances at the MTV EMA’s 2012 in Frankfurt, Radio 1 Xtra Live in Birmingham and on The X Factor.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 23rd November priced at £39.50 and £45 (plus booking fee).

Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 9am on Thursday 22nd November with the code ‘NEWYORK’. Pre-sale tickets are subject to availability and are on a first come first served basis. If you wish to receive exclusive pre-sale news simply create an account and register your details on www.capitalfmarena.com ticking the box that mentions the Mailing List at the end of the form.

Tickets can be booked online at www.capitalfmarena.com, via the ticket hotline on 0843 373 3000, or in person at Ticketing & Customer Services, Bolero Square, The Lace Market, Nottingham.