Today global music icon and 15-time GRAMMY Award winner Alicia Keys announced Alicia - The World Tour, her highly anticipated return to the stage. The celebrated singer/songwriter/producer will be headed to Arena Birmingham (soon to be Utilita Arena Birmingham) on 8 June 2020.

The tour announcement comes fresh off Keys’ exciting news to fans last night that her forthcoming seventh studio album ALICIA is set to be released worldwide on March 20, via RCA Records. Keys also gave fans a first-look at the album’s stunning artwork. Pre-sale for the album is set for Friday, January 24, in celebration of Alicia’s birthday on January 25.

Keys released the anthemic “Underdog,” the album’s new single, earlier this month to critical acclaim (“A be-jeweled slice of pop-soul with a gently euphoric feel” – Clash).  The track became the most added song at US top 40 radio upon its release. Previously released singles include “Time Machine” and “Show Me Love,” which earned Keys a record-extending 11th number 1 on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs airplay chart.

In addition to new music, Keys will be bringing her classics - from “No One” to “If I Ain’t Got You” to “Girl on Fire” - to life in a special multi-media, artistic experience on the Alicia - The World Tour stage each night. A meditation on love and life, the show will be a true celebration, filled with the magnetic energy that only live music can create.

Tickets go on sale 9am on 27 January via www.theticketfactory.com or by calling 0844 33 88 222 *Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.