Hard to believe, but it’s been a full decade since a (then barely 20-year-old) Alicia Keys burst onto the scene with “Fallin’” and the rest of the Songs in A Minor album, which went on to sell 12 million copies, showered her with Grammys (her first five, out of 14 total so far), and launched one of the more impressive female recording careers in music.
To fête the occasion, Keys – born and raised in Hell’s Kitchen – is releasing Deluxe and Collector’s editions of the album on J Records, replete with previously-unreleased goodies and extras such as a documentary featuring new interviews with the artist and collaborators about the making of the album.
Best part: Keys is capping off the whole shebang with two very intimate concerts—just her and her piano—in New York and London. (That sound you hear is other cities weeping with jealousy.)
“Piano & I: A One Night Only Event With Alicia Keys” goes down at the Beacon Theatre on June 30, and is being billed as “a night of songs and storytelling” where she’ll take audiences through the entire album live, plus plenty of hits hits that followed. No word as yet on an opener.
The only on-sale for tickets to this event—which start at a reasonable $29.50—is today, Friday, May 6 at 12PM via Ticketmaster.
Piano & I: A One Night Only Event With Alicia Keys, Thursday, June 30 2011 at 8:30 p.m. at the Beacon Theater. Tickets: $29.50 to $150, available at Ticketmaster.com.
Check out J Records' official video on the reissue below, and also he surprise cameo at a Prince show in Los Angeles, where she sang his song “How Come You Don’t Call Me Anymore,” one of the standout tracks off Songs in A Minor.