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Alicia Keys to perform at Manchester Cathedral

Alicia Keys Photo: Press Association

Grammy award-winning singer Alicia Keys will perform an intimate concert for 1000 people at Manchester Cathedral this evening.

To celebrate Manchester's long musical heritage and contribution to UK youth culture, MTV Crashes Manchester is hosting the free, ticketed live music event, created in collaboration with Manchester City Council.

The show will be Alicia Keys' first UK performance of songs from her highly anticipated new album 'Girl On Fire', which is set for release on 26th November.

"I'm so excited to be a part of MTV Crashes Manchester and to celebrate music in such an inspiring and historic setting."

– Alicia Keys

Cllr Rosa Battle, Manchester City Council's Executive Member for Culture and Leisure, said: "It is with great excitement that we will welcome Alicia Keys to Manchester Cathedral."

Manchester Cathedral Credit: Press Association

She added: "She is one of the world's most talented singers and the marriage between her remarkable voice and the wonderful venue will be up there in the history of Manchester's many musical highlights."

Since releasing her critically acclaimed debut album 'Songs in A-minor' in 2001, Alicia Keys has gone on to sell over 30 million albums worldwide, win 14 Grammy Awards and become an international superstar.

She is also an acclaimed, best-selling author, actress, entrepreneur and philanthropist serving as a Global Ambassador for the Keep a Child Alive charity.

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