Alicia Keys is making a return visit to Australia and New Zealand this December, performing her biggest shows Down Under to date. Keys will...

Alicia Keys is making a return visit to Australia and New Zealand this December, performing her biggest shows Down Under to date. Keys will also play a series of winery shows. Her last Australian and New Zealand tour in 2004 was a sellout.

Keys’ nine-city tour in support of “As I Am” begins on December 6 in Auckland, NZ, and wraps on December 20 with a winery show in Swan Valley, AUS. Special guests will be 2007 American Idol winner Jordin Sparks, who will perform her first live shows Down Under, and hip-hop funk group Lowrider (for the Australia dates only).

Lowrider drew major attention after opening Christina Aguilera’s 2007 Australian tour. The Aussie band combines a variety of genres and draw influence from performers such as Marvin Gaye, Erykah Badu, The Roots, and Mos Def.

Keys’ single “No One” received two Grammy Awards and peaked at No. 2 in both Australia and New Zealand.

Alicia Keys itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

December 6 Auckland, NZ Vector Arena
December 7 Wellington, NZ TSB Arena
December 10 Brisbane, AUS Entertainment Centre
December 12 Sydney, AUS Acer Arena
December 13 Hunger Valley, AUS Bimbadgen Estate
December 14 Bowral, AUS Centennial Vineyards
December 17 Melbourne, AUS Rod Laver Arena
December 18 Adelaide, UAS Entertainment Centre
December 20 Swan Valley, AUS Sandalford Wines