“American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks, who recently performed the national anthem to an audience of nearly 100 million viewers at Super Bowl XLII, will...

“American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks, who recently performed the national anthem to an audience of nearly 100 million viewers at Super Bowl XLII, will be the opening act on the upcoming Alicia Keys “As I Am” tour. The 18-year old Sparks, who just won the Outstanding New Artist award at the 39th NAACP Image Awards, will help kick-off the tour on April 19 in Hampton, VA. The 30-date tour wraps June 18 at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

Since the release of her critically acclaimed eponymous debut, Spark’s first single, “Tattoo,” shot up the charts and has resided in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Pop 100 Airplay singles chart for close to two months; currently the single is holding on to the number seven slot for it’s second week in a row. Her second single “No Air,” a smash duet with label mate Chris Brown, is getting major radio support across the country and is already in the Top 20 on Billboard’s Pop 100, Pop 100 Airplay and Hot Digital singles charts.

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Alicia Keys/Jordin Sparks itinerary:

April-19 Hampton, VA Hampton Coliseum
April-20 Philadelphia,PA Liacouras Center
April-22 Pittsburgh, PA Petersen Events Center
April-24 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
April-26 Columbus, OH Value City Arena at Schottenstein Ctr
April-27 St Louis, MO Scottrade Center
April-30 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
May-1 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
May-5 Los Angeles, CA TBA
May-7 San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena
May-9 Las Vegas, NV MGM Garden Arena
May-10 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion at San Jose
May-12 Phoenix, AZ Jobing.com Arena
May-14 Dallas, TX Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie
May-18 Houston, TX Toyota Center
May-22 New Orleans New Orleans Arena
May-24 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
May-25 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
May-28 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
May-30 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
May-31 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
Jun-3 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
Jun-5 Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center at Cleveland State
Jun-6 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Jun-8 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Jun-11 Boston, MA TD Bank North Garden
Jun-13 Washington D.C. Verizon Center
Jun-15 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
Jun-17 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Jun-18 New York, NY Madison Square Garden

(The image accompanying this story is from AOLCDn.com)