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Alicia Keys announces intimate concert at the Hard Rock in Tampa

The Grammy-winning superstar is scaling down from the arenas she’s used to.
Alicia Keys will perform at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa on Sept. 20. [Milan Zrnic]
Alicia Keys will perform at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa on Sept. 20. [Milan Zrnic]
Published Jan. 22
Updated Jan. 22

Alicia Keys is in a stripped-down state of mind.

The Grammy-winning singer typically plays arenas all over the world, but for her upcoming summer and fall tour, she’ll simplify things by booking more intimate venues, including a relatively new spot in Tampa: the new performance space at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, which opened last fall.

It’s the most intimate local venue Keys has played since a David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts show in 2005, but it comes at a cost. Tickets go on presale Wednesday starting at a princely $200, which exceeds even the prices for tickets to the venue’s grand opening concert by Keith Urban in October. That’s if you can get them — a lot of the tickets will no doubt go to casino VIPs and high rollers.

Related: Keith Urban opens Tampa Hard Rock's new venue with VIP-friendly bash

But if you do get in, it should be a grand show. In addition to hits like Fallin’, No One, Girl on Fire and Empire State of Mind, she’ll be touring behind a new album, Alicia, due in March. And she’s hosting the Grammys this weekend on CBS.

Click here for details on the show.

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