Twelve-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter Alicia Keys, named one of Billboard’s Artists of the Decade, will bring her Freedom Tour to the Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, April 9. The concert is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. and also will feature special guests Robin Thicke and Melanie Fiona.
Tickets priced at $130, $90 and $50, not including applicable service charges, go on sale tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. and will be available at all Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Mandalay Bay at (877) 632-7400 or Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also will be available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
Keys’ latest album, The Element of Freedom, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B Albums and Digital Albums charts and No. 2 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart. Keys’ newest release in 2009 sold more than 417,000 albums in only one week, marking the largest first-week sales debut for a female R&B singer last year. This is the popular musician’s fifth consecutive chart-topping debut.
Over the course of the past few months, radio stations nationwide have frequently been playing five of the more popular songs from The Element of Freedom. These include “Doesn’t Mean Anything,” “Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart,” “Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down,” “Un-thinkable” (with background vocals provided by Drake) and “Put It In A Love Song” featuring Beyoncé.