DUBAI, 26 November 2021 – Alicia Keys will be the first international artist to perform as part of Expo 2020 Dubai’s illustrious Infinite Nights series, performing from the heart of Al Wasl Plaza on 10 December as she unlocks her new double album, Keys.
Created by the 15-time Grammy Award-winner, the global live-streamed show, held under the world’s largest 360-degree projection dome, celebrates 20 years of outstanding musical success for one exclusive night only. Guests can expect dazzling new arrangements of Keys’ biggest hits, as well as new material from her highly anticipated new double album.
Aligned with Expo’s subtheme of Opportunity, which strives to unlock the potential of individuals and communities to shape the future, Keys’ concert promises to deliver uplifting messages with a human touch. The mesmerising ‘phygital’ show experience will benefit from state-of-the-art entertainment technology at Al Wasl Plaza and a stunning sound system, to be experienced live by millions around the world.
Alicia Keys said: “Performing in Expo 2020 Dubai’s Infinite Nights series is going to be such an incredible experience! I’m so excited to share such a beautifully unique and special performance on the eve of the release of my new album ‘Keys’ with the world. ‘Keys’ is all about letting go of anything that holds you back and breaking through the invisible ceilings above us! It perfectly reflects Expo’s values. I cannot wait to unlock this new universe with you.”
Audiences can look forward to an exciting live show featuring Alicia’s classic songs as well as a glimpse into the Keys double album. Side A’s ‘Originals’ features Alicia’s much-loved piano sound, while side B’s ‘Unlocked’ creates a whole new perspective, turning it up a notch with more intense, upbeat sounds in what promises to be an unforgettable celebration of love and life.
Lubna Haroun, Vice President, Moment-Makers, Expo 2020 Dubai, said: “After the incredible success of our Arab artists in October and November, we are excited to bring Alicia Keys to Expo 2020 to headline our Infinite Nights series. Expo 2020 and Alicia share the belief that people’s creativity and diversity should be celebrated, that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their dreams and shine. We are looking forward to a show that inspires and delights our audiences.”
Alicia Keys will perform from 2200 UAE time on 10 December at Al Wasl Plaza. Visitors wishing to attend the concert are advised to arrive early.