Alicia Keys announces first batch of 2010 tour dates

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Alicia Keys already had us won over when the tour dates in support of her new album The Element of Freedom were announced. But after watching (and re-watching) her “Empire State of Mind” remix with Steven Colbert playing the part of a WASPy Jay-Z, we’re even more excited for said outing.

The tour kicks off February 28th in Montreal. There’s a total of nine other shows across parts of Canada, the east coast and California, with the last day scheduled for April 6th in Los Angeles. If the singer-songwriter doesn’t make her way to your city, fear not as their will be plenty of more dates announced shortly.

Keys’ latest album has already spawned three singles, including the recent “Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart”. The album also includes a duet with Beyonce entitled “Put It In A Love Song”. Earlier this month, on World AIDS Day, Keys performed a live concert that streamed to her YouTube channel. You can watch that performance here. Keys is also the spokeswoman and co-founder of Keep A Child Alive, a non-profit group that offers health care and various services for people and families suffering from HIV/AIDS in Africa and India.

The tour dates are below. And we’d be totally bummed if you didn’t watch the best remix ever below.  Tickets are on sale at

Alicia Keys 2010 Tour Dates:
02/28 – Montreal, Quebec @ Bell Centre
03/01 – Kanata, Ontario @ Scotiabank Place
03/03 – Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
03/08 – London, Ontario @ John Labatt Centre
03/10 – Toronto, Ontario @ Air Canada Centre
03/11 – Quebec City, Quebec @ Colisee Pepsi
03/17 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
03/19 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
03/22 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
04/06 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center