Jordin Sparks Tapped as the Opening Act for the Alicia Keys 'As I Am' Tour

Sparks Wins Outstanding New Artist at the NAACP Image Awards


19 Entertainment/Jive Records artist, Jordin Sparks, who recently performed the national anthem to an audience of nearly 100 million viewers at Super Bowl XLII, announces that she will be the opening act on the upcoming and highly anticipated Alicia Keys "As I Am" tour. The 18-year old star, who just won the Outstanding New Artist award at the 39th NAACP Image Awards, will help kick-off the tour on April 19th in Hampton, VA.

Since the release of her critically-acclaimed eponymous debut, Jordin's first single, "Tattoo," shot up the charts and has resided in the Top 10 of Billboard's Pop 100 Airplay singles chart for close to two months; currently the single is holding on to the #7 slot for it's second week in a row. Her second single "No Air" a smash duet with label mate Chris Brown is getting major radio support across the country and is already in the Top 20 on Billboard's Pop 100, Pop 100 Airplay and Hot Digital singles charts. The video for "No Air" recently wrapped and was shot by famed director Chris Robinson.

In support of her self-titled debut Jordin will open for Alicia Keys through-out the entire 30-date tour, which is scheduled to wrap in New York on June 18th.

On-sale dates will be announced locally in each market and show dates are as follows:

  DATE      CITY                VENUE
  April-19  Hampton, VA         Hampton Coliseum
  April-20  Philadelphia,PA     Liacouras Center
  April-22  Pittsburgh, PA      Petersen Events Center
  April-24  Chicago, IL         Allstate Arena
  April-26  Columbus, OH        Value City Arena at Schottenstein Ctr
  April-27  St Louis, MO        Scottrade Center
  April-30  Minneapolis, MN     Target Center
  May-1     Kansas City, MO     Sprint Center
  May-5     Los Angeles, CA     TBA
  May-7     San Diego, CA       San Diego Sports Arena
  May-9     Las Vegas, NV       MGM Garden Arena
  May-10    San Jose, CA        HP Pavilion at San Jose
  May-12    Phoenix, AZ Arena
  May-14    Dallas, TX          Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie
  May-18    Houston, TX         Toyota Center
  May-22    New Orleans         New Orleans Arena
  May-24    Tampa, FL           St. Pete Times Forum
  May-25    Miami, FL           American Airlines Arena
  May-28    Atlanta, GA         Philips Arena
  May-30    Greensboro, NC      Greensboro Coliseum
  May-31    Cincinnati, OH      U.S. Bank Arena
  Jun-3     Detroit, MI         Joe Louis Arena
  Jun-5     Cleveland, OH       Wolstein Center at Cleveland State
  Jun-6     Toronto, ON         Air Canada Centre
  Jun-8     Montreal, QC        Bell Centre
  Jun-11    Boston, MA          TD Bank North Garden
  Jun-13    Washington D.C.     Verizon Center
  Jun-15    Baltimore, MD       1st Mariner Arena
  Jun-17    Newark, NJ          Prudential Center
  Jun-18    New York, NY        Madison Square Garden

Currently, Jordin Sparks is scheduled to perform at the upcoming NBA All-Star Game on February 15th.

SOURCE: 19 Entertainment/Jive Records

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