Alicia Keys announces NZ tour

01:43, Jan 31 2009
DOWN UNDER: Soul singer Alicia Keys will perform two dates in New Zealand in December.

Soul singer Alicia Keys has announced a two-date New Zealand tour in December.

Keys, who has won 11 Grammy Awards, will perform at Auckland's Vector Arena on December 6, and Wellington's TSB Arena on December 7.

American Idol winner Jordin Sparks will open for both shows.

The American singer has sold more than 30 million albums and has had four No. 1 albums in America.

Her latest album, As I Am, includes the hit singles Superwoman, Like You'll Never See Me Again and No One.

She is currently recording the theme song for the new James Bond film, Quantam of Solace, with Jack White from The White Stripes.

Tickets for Alicia Keys' New Zealand tour go on sale on August 22.

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