Fourteen-time Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, and producer Alicia Keys will tour the UK next year to showcase her highly anticipated fifth studio album, Girl on Fire.

Keys will set the UK alight with arena dates including the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle on Sunday 19th May 2013 with her new album set to be released on 26 November 2012.

“I’m in love with this album!! It is 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 Love it here and 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 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.

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.

Tour Dates
May 18 – Liverpool, Echo Arena
May 19 – Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
May 24 – Manchester, Manchester Arena
May 25 – Birmingham, NIA
May 28 – Nottingham, Capital FM Arena
May 30 – London, O2 Arena


Tickets costing from £39.50 & £45.00 will go on sale at 9.00am Friday 23rd November 2012 and are available online, from the booking hotline number 0844 493 6666 and in person at the Metro Radio Arena Box Office.

Tickets costing £39.50 & £45.00 are available from:-
•    Credit Card Booking and Information Line 0844 493 6666 (24 hour 7days)
•    The Metro Radio Arena Newcastle Box Office (Mon – Fri: 9.30am – 4pm, Sat: 9.30am – 12.30pm)
•    Internet Site:- (click on the Ticketmaster icon in Box Office)
•    Postal applications: Metro Radio Arena Newcastle, PO Box 304, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE99 4YJ
•    Group Bookers should call (0191) 260 6006
•    Special Needs bookings should call (0191) 260 6066 for further details