ALICIA KEYS AT ROCHFORD WINES8th September, 2013
With Special Guest John Legend
Saturday December 7 at Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley
Fourteen-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer and global superstar Alicia Keys will bring her ‘Set The World On Fire’ tour to Australia this December, joined by special guest John Legend.
Both Grammy Award winning artists will bring their full bands to perform arena shows nationally and one very special a day on the green at Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley on Saturday December 7. Australia marks the final leg of Keys’ ‘Set The World On Fire’ world tour.
Keys, whose prominent profile piece aired Sunday night on ’60 Minutes’ has been performing on a global stage since the international spotlight locked on to the 20-year-old’s 2001 release of her debut album ‘Songs In A Minor’. Led by the massive #1 hit ‘Fallin’, the album debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts, going on to sell in excess of 10 million copies worldwide and garner five Grammy awards.
This success was further cemented by subsequent album releases ‘The Diary Of Alicia Keys’, ‘As I Am’, ‘The Element Of Freedom’ and hit singles ‘No One’, ‘If I Ain’t Got You’, ‘Superwoman’, ‘You Don’t Know My Name’, ‘Empire State Of Mind’ and more.
Keys’ fifth studio album ‘Girl On Fire’ debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and #1 on the Top Digital albums chart. In addition to being the best-selling R&B album in the U.S., ‘Girl On Fire’ reached #1 on the iTunes album chart in 19 countries. The title track is a global top ten smash which has sold more than three million units in single sales worldwide since its September 2012 release. The album features powerful anthems and intimate ballads driven by Keys’ signature soulful voice and personal, relatable lyrics.
The album sees big name collaborators joining Keys, Grammy-winning artists Bruno Mars, Babyface, Maxwell, John Legend, acclaimed guitarist Gary Clark Jr., Jamie “xx” Smith, Frank Ocean and Emeli Sande among others.
Lifted from the album, the release of the single ‘Fire We Make’, a duet with Maxwell, allowed Alicia to become the first artist to top Billboard’s Adult R&B chart ten times, tallying a collective 80 weeks spent at #1 since her first chart-topper in 2001. Alicia Keys also holds the record as the first female R&B artist to have three consecutive #1 album debuts on the Billboard 200 Album Chart.
Special guest on the tour will be the soulful and sensual sounds of nine-time Grammy award-winner John Legend, and his band.
Since releasing his 2004 debut album, the critically acclaimed Billboard #1 ‘Get Lifted’ featuring the hit single ‘Ordinary People’, singer/songwriter Legend has sold more than seven million albums worldwide, won three Soul Train Awards, the BET Award for Best New Artist and the special Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame, in addition to his multiple Grammy wins.
Legend followed up in 2006 with the platinum-selling ‘Once Again’, featuring collaborations with Kanye West, will.i.am and Raphael Saadiq; 2008 brough ‘Evolver’ led by the hit single ‘Green Light’ featuring Andre 3000; and 2010 delivered a collaboration with The Roots, ‘Wake Up!’ which won the Grammy for Best R&B Album.
Last week Legend gave us his highly anticipated fourth studio album ‘Love In The Future’ (Sony Music) featuring stand-out singles ‘Who Do We Think We Are’ and ‘Made To Love’.
The opening act will be announced soon.
For full national tour dates, visit livenation.com.au
SATURDAY DECEMBER 7 – ROCHFORD WINES, YARRA VALLEY
a day on the green is a fully licensed event. Strictly no BYO alcohol. Food will be available on site or BYO picnic. Deck chairs and picnic rugs are recommended. For all event information, click here.
Platinum Reserved Seat: $299*
Gold Reserved Seat: $199*
Silver Reserved Seat: $149*
General Admission (BYO chairs & rugs): $125*
*Transaction fees, processing fees and other charges may apply. All tickets are strictly subject to availability.
TRANSPORT & ACCOM INFORMATION:
For coach enquiries, contact Melbourne On The Move 1300 558 686
Accommodation enquiries to the Yarra Valley Information Centre on (03) 5962 2600.
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