Concert Review: iTunes Festival
Artist: Alicia Keys
Date: September 28th 2012
Location: The Roundhouse, Camden
Main Act: Alicia Keys
As a result of my networking abilities i was able to get tickets to this selection only concert and see one of my favourite musicians on this planet. This in total was my 7th time seeing Alicia Keys in the UK and she was just as good as ever.
Her set was on time which was a good sign for the rest of the night as she graced the stage, she looked good!! Rockin that new haircut as well. I loved her rendition of ‘You Don’t Know My Name’ which had a classic old skool reggae beat to it, keep everybody swayin hard up in there!!
The highlights of the show for me were ‘Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart’ which she partly did in a beautiful acapella and ‘Empire State Of Mind’ where she had everyone everyone with their lighters, phones and fingers in the air air bouncing the beat along with her.
She ‘closed’ the show with a passionate version of ‘No-One’ which provoked many couples around me to remember they were there and engage in an eternal hug kiss dance combo……. (I held onto my Blackberry with the same emotion!!)
Then a few minutes later she showed up for an encore of ‘Not Even The King’ and finally actually closing the show with ‘If I Ain’t Got You’ sending shivers down our spines and raising goosebumps all over that place!!
Whatever critics said about this New York Girl that played the piano and didn’t have the faith she would fit in should sell their tongues to the devil because Alicia Keys was, is and always will be a true artist and i would see her a thousand times over.
Support Act: Lianne La Havas
Firstly i would like to apologize as i didn’t arrive in time to see the support act Lianne La Havas but here is some information about her and a link to her latest hit ‘Is Your Love Big Enough?’
Lianne La Havas is a musician/singer from South London. Of Greek and Jamaican Heritage, she successfully mixes electronic folk and soul influences into her music. With her debut album released July 2012 we certainly will be hearing more from this talented lady….
Review and Setlist Image by Aic3la
Image of Alicia Keys courtesy of Entertainmentwise.com
Image of Lianne La Havas courtesy of Lmagazine.com