Hot Shots: Alicia Keys Launches ‘Freedom’ Tour

Published: Saturday 27th Feb 2010 by Sam

R&B star Alicia Keys kicked off the first night of her ‘Freedom’ tour last night in Ontario, Canada at Scotiabank Place. The Grammy award winner put on quite the spectacle while journeying through her past hits, as well as the newer gems from her ‘Element of Freedom’ LP – and at one point emerged from a cage. Who said, she could only sit at that piano, ay? More power to her.

Check out more pics from the show, which proceeds on to to the US and then Europe, below:

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  1. IRONY February 27, 2010

    HUH? SHAKIRA??? NEXT.

  2. denise February 27, 2010

    her show looks HOT…she gonna be killin’ it

  3. Blasian February 27, 2010

    Beyonce has really Changed the game she got Alicia Keys doing more in shows now

  4. Jack Whittaker February 27, 2010

    Not Being Funny. Cage. Circus Tour- Piece Of Me, Metal Bar Thing In Cage- Circus Tour- Do Somethin And Slave 4 U! MUCH MUCH :/

  5. February 27, 2010

    britney spears did not originate a damn thing.
    madonna did it before britney and i’m sure somebody did it before madonna.

  6. hking February 27, 2010

    Good for her

  7. NICKY February 27, 2010

    YAWNNNN LOOKS SO BOREING

  8. IRONY February 27, 2010

    ALICIA IS BORING. HER PROMO APPEARANCES ARE BORING. SCOTIABANK PLACE IS LOCATED OUTSIDE OF KANATA, ONTARIO BESIDE OTTAWA, CANADA’S CAPITAL. ACCORDING TO THE VENUE WEBSITE THE CONCERT SETTING HOLDS MAX 7400 PEEPS. I WONDER HOW MANY SEATS SHE SOLD. HONESTLY ALICIA ACT DOESNT SELL OUT ANYTHING NEAR ARENAS OR STADIUMS, LOL. MY BET IT WAS MAYBE 3-4K MAX.

  9. I miss Mariah Carey February 27, 2010

    At the two above me, please SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP! She still has more talent and money than you’ll ever have. Just because you don’t like her doesn’t mean anything. She’s not losing money nor sleep because of you.

  10. NICKY February 27, 2010

    YOU SHUT THE F*** UP AND SIT YOUR ASS DOWN, DO YOU THINK I GIVE 2 F**** IF SHE EARNS MORE KONEY THEN ME NOOO, ALICIA IS BOREING AND THE PERSON THAT POSTED BELOW ME SAID THE TRUTH, SHES JUST TURNED INTO A FLOP,YOUR DEAR OLD ALICIA COULDNT EVEN SELL MORE THEN SUSAN BOYLE AND IT WAS SUSANS 5TH WEEK IN SALES LMAO, NOW YOU GO AND SIT YOUR ASS DOWN, I WOULDNT PAY A DOLLAR TO SEE THIS GIRL BECAQUSE I WOULD JUST END UP GOING SLEEP IN HER SMALL CONCERT. FACTS ARE FACTS.

  11. Bahamas February 27, 2010

    NICKY CARRY YA F****** STUPID MINAG’in ass…… so F***** STUPID. Alicia Keys is a f***** 12 time grammy award winner and your stupid ass want talk f*** about her. SHES TRYING TO MARKET HER TOUR thats good f****** business

  12. dontazz February 27, 2010

    A twelve time grammy winner five of those from her DEBUT album..billboard woman and ARTIST of the year twice! Billboard Female Rand b artist of the DECADE AND….one of the biggest songs of Jay-z career is hugely due to her being featured…25 million solo records sold and counting..the element of freedom is stillllll doing well on the charts despite her singles not doing well ON THE POP charts..MS.Keys has a diverse fanbase in almost EVERY age bracket……so please stop saying flop…she is far from that!She is in no danger of being dropped from her label..and honestly Alicia has made her place in history if she never sings or PLAYS another note..DID I MENTION COLLEGE GRADUATE??STFU and check ur facts..not saying u have to like her,but dont lie just because u dont..peace

  13. IRONY February 27, 2010

    STFU ABOUT GRAMMYS. WE ALL KNOW HOW GRAMMYS ARE PUSHED OUT LIKE BUCKETS OF WATER AFTER 2001 WHEN THE CATEGORIES WERE REVAMPED AND MADE IT EASIER FOR YOUNGER ARTISTS TO WIN. BACK IN THE DAY THEY WERE LIKE THE OSCARS, VERY HARD TO WIN. IF YOU HAD 4-5 FOR SOLO WORK IT MEANT THE S***!! NOWADAYS FAT BEY AND BORING ALICIA CAN GET 4-6 GRAMMYS A NITE DONT REALLY MEAN SQUAT. THIS YEARS GRAMMYS LIKE THE F****** MTV VIDEO AWARDS. SMFH. ALICIA’S VOICE IS ALREADY LOSING IT AT 30 AND FAT BEY BETTER UP HER GAME TO MORE MATURE MUSIC IF SHE WANTS A CAREER AFTER KIDDIE STUFF LIKE SASHA FIERCE. GTF BACK INTO REALITY. SHIZ FOR REAL.

  14. koko February 27, 2010

    Attendance was over 6,000. She came out the cage singing Love Is Blind. Alicia-keys.net has the link to the Ottawa paper review and they said she put on an impressive show.

  15. RANDOM February 27, 2010

    just because she got a million awards dont means s***

  16. MS.CLAY February 27, 2010

    Did someone on this post really say that Alicia Keys is a flop?????? Smh! Seriously idiotic!

  17. dontazz February 27, 2010

    YES SOMEBODY SAID ALICIA WAS A FLOP..LOL..THATS FUNNY..AND I DIDNT SAY BECAUSE SHE HAD NUMEROUS AWARDS THAT MEANT U HAD TO LIKE HER..BUT SHE IS FAR FROM A FLOP!! PEOPLE ARE KRAZY JUST BECAUSE THEY DONT LIKE AN ARTIST THEY TRY TO MAKE THEM A FAILURE JUST BECAUSE..GROW UP! ITS CALLED VARIETY..I ACTUALLY AGREE THAT GRAMMYS ARE SOOOOO MUCH EASIER TO COME BY THESE DAYS! THE ICONS AND DIVAS LIKE JANET, WHITNEY,MADONNA,PRINCE, EVEN MICHAEL DONT HAVE AS MANY GRAMMYS AS THEY ARE HANDING OUT THESE DAYS!!WITH THAT BEING SAID… BEYONCE- ALICIA-JOHN LEGEND-MAXWELL ARE SOME OF THE ARTISTS THAT HAVE COME ALONG IN THE LAST DECADE THAT HAVE GENUINE TALENT AND DESERVE THE RECOGNITION!

  18. Bahamas February 28, 2010

    STUPID PEOPLE….VERY STUPID PEOPLE. They complain about her being behind the piano much they complain that she always singing some sort of classical music. BLA BLA BLA. SHES ORIGINAL. And to the stupid person who says she loosing her voice tell them not every ARTIST is PERFECT!…… Cold Conditions interferes with a artist voice plus singing FAST PACE MUSIC is not in Alicia’s comfort ZONE but she still handled herself good. Im sick of people indulging in BOOTY POPPING SONG what does sound good today but FORGETFUL NEXT YEAR. You will never forget Superwoman, You dont know my name, If I aint got you, No one, Empire state of mind, diary, karma, my boo and Fallin. They are all MASTERPIECES her vocals might not be as STRONG as JENNIFER HUDSON, her songs might not be catchy and fun like Beyonce but NO ONE CANT SAY HER SONGS DONT BE DEEP. SHES A TRUE ARTIST………… A Artist who writes her own MATERIAL not a artist who tries to MIMIC other people styles and mix it all in one.

  19. 12345 February 28, 2010

    why dont you post about beyonce being in court ONCE AGAIN? Last week she was acused by a bulgarian designer that she stole his ideas for her HOUSE OF DIARRHEA and this week a musician acused her of stealing ideas for her “Bootylicious” song, she said she created the word ROFL, WHY DONT YOU POST THE TRUTH ABOUT THE THIEF? DIVA MY ASS, TALENTED MY ASS, LEGEND MY ASS!!!

  20. Keesha February 28, 2010

    I’m being honest, Alicia Keys is one of the most talented artists in this generation. All of these other female artists wish they could be like her and it’s so funny when Rihanna and Beyonce stans come on here talking about how boring and unorigninal she is when Rih and Bey are the queens of unoriginality. AND they both CANNOT sing. I mean you wanna talk about how album sales and awards don’t matter, but everytime I go on a post talking about Rihanna or Beyonce, here come the stans talking about how many albums they’ve sold, how high their songs have charted, and how many awards they’ve won. I wish that you stans could stop being so hypocritical. Alicia Keys is amazing and she will continue to be amazing. End of story!

  21. AalexisR (The Bahamas) February 28, 2010

    Looks good. Will be good as usual.

  22. Jolie February 28, 2010

    @DONTAZZ…Alicia did nt graduate from college…she dropped out after only four weeks to concentrate on her music career

  23. algie February 28, 2010

    this tour looks hot.i wanna go

  24. REALLY?! February 28, 2010

    @DONTAZZ
    I wouldn’t go so far as to say ESOM sold mainly because of Alicia considering her version kind of sucked. #Justsaying They BOTH made the song and the fact that it was an NY themed song made it even bigger.

  25. dontazz March 1, 2010

    i agree that empire state of mind was so successful because of both JAY AND ALICIA..but when that hook comes on..u cannot deny that A keys did her thing…her version isnt as good because she shouldnt have touched the original…as far as her being a college graduate i saw where she went back to columbia university(maybe online)and actually got her degree.I dont have a problem with BEE OR RI RI ..i guess my problem is people not embracing VARIETY..i do not want clones of BEYONCES, GAGAS or anyone else i love all music..and like the fact that i can be entertained by Ciara ..be absolutely in awe of Bee..and appreciate that Alicia stays true to the music..whats wrong with that?Album sales and awards do play a HUGE role in being successful in this industry,which is why i did post some of Alicias..shes successful..without a doubt-dont hate lol

  26. dontazz March 1, 2010

    OH AND A TRUE SONGWRITER SHE IS..ACTUALLY A COMPOSER..

  27. Liberal March 1, 2010

    Alicia DID make ESOM hot. That’s all people talk about is the hook and how it really brings out the song.
    You Beyonce stans are pathetic thinking she invented and influenced everyone. She did not invent stage presence. Alicia was crawling on the piano, playing it on her back during the Ladies First tour years ago.

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