Monday, February 18, 2008

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

Jordin Sparks

15 Feb 2008 12:00 Africa/Lagos

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

NEW YORK, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.

Alicia Keys

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:

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

CONTACT: Wendy Washington, +1-212-833-6886,; or Tice Merriweather, +1-212-833-6479,, both of 19 Entertainment/Jive Records

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