ALICIA KEYS' PERFORMANCE LAST NIGHT AT HARD ROCK LIVE LEFT THE AUDIENCE WANTING MORE OF THIS STELLAR LIVE CONCERT
Last night, Alicia Keys brought her Alicia+Keys 2022 World Tour to Hard Rock Live to a packed house in support of two albums that were recorded during the pandemic. Keys took to the stage through a backlit portal that highlighted her silhouetted body. Emerging into the light, the audience could see Keys wearing a black and white sequined outfit adorned with a see-through cover-up. Approaching the piano, Keys kicks off the show with the song "Nat King Cole" This was a concert that people here in South Florida have been waiting for, since before the pandemic. For just over two hours, Alicia Keys performed many of her biggest hits to this sold-out crowd and put great smiles on those in attendance. It is easy to see why this multi-talented, Grammy-winning hit songwriter has such a grateful following.
Keys spent a majority of the time behind a few pianos on stage but would come off the bench to dance and allow the audience to sing along. So many great song selections appeared at this show. Songs such as "Karma", "Unbreakable", " Empire State Of Mind", " Girl On Fire", " Fallin'", and "My Boo" (Usher cover) made it into the setlist. Mid-performance, Keys' unexpectedly made her way through the audience to give a more personal, up-close performance that put so many smiles on the faces of those that got to experience this legendary singer/songwriter/producer up-front and personal. Keys' performance gives us a reminder that music is here to bring all of us together. During the Covid-19 lockdowns, many people credit music as a saving grace that kept them positive, hopeful, and from going out of their minds. The fact that Covid is pretty much behind us is a miracle in itself and we are so grateful that musicians such as Alicia Keys have taken it upon themselves to come out and entertain us again is amazing.
Keys' ended the night with the powerful "If I Ain't Got You". Throughout this performance, Keys' maintained a consistent flow of pure artistry and vocal pleasure. It was a night of amazing music that surely will not be soon forgotten.
ROCKBANDREVIEWS.COM / 2022