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Alicia Keys tour fills in more 'Freedom' concerts for spring 2010

By Allison Reitz

Fans of R&B musician Alicia Keys have a little something extra to celebrate this holiday season. The singer-songwriter and pianist added more than a dozen new dates to her previously announced 2010 spring tour itinerary, which supports her most recent release, "The Element of Freedom."

Dates for the North American trek were originally blocked from February 28 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, QC, through April 6 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. The itinerary is now extended through an April 9 engagement at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV.

Gaps in the nearly seven-week itinerary have also been filled in with new stops on March 5-6 at Fox Theater in Detroit, MI; March 25 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC; and April 3 at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX, among other dates.

Ticket sales have already started for select markets on Keys' tour, while onsale dates for the newer additions to her calendar will be announced at a future date.

Keys will be touring behind her fourth studio album, "The Element of Freedom," released in the U.S. on December 15. The record was blocked from the top spot on the Billboard 200 by overnight phenomenon Susan Boyle, but had a strong hold on No. 2 with better than projected sales of 417,000 copies.

The No. 2 debut broke Keys' long-running streak of chart-topping records. The songstress' four previous records, including a live "unplugged" effort, snagged the top spot. Her 2007 effort "As I Am" entered the No. 1 position over Thanksgiving week with sales of 742,000.

 
 
 

Alicia Keys itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

February 28 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
March 1 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
March 3 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
March 5 - 6 Detroit, MI Fox Theater
March 8 London, ON John Labatt Centre
March 10 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
March 11 Quebec City, QC Colisee Pepsi
March 13 Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand at Foxwoods
March 17 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
March 19 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
March 20 Atlantic City, NJ Mark Estess Arena
March 22 Boston, MA Agganis Arena
March 24 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
March 25 Washington, DC Verizon Center
March 27 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
March 28 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
March 30 Atlanta, GA Phillips Arena
April 2 Grand Prairie, TX Nokia Theater
April 3 Houston, TX Toyota Center
April 6 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
April 7 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
April 9 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay

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