Alicia Keys played some of her biggest hits on Sir Elton John’s piano at St. Pancras Station.
Travelers got the surprise of their lives on Monday when they discovered Alicia Keys performing a surprise concert at St Pancras International Station in London. The singer sat on the black Yamaha piano, donated by Sir Elton John in 2016, after performing at Capital’s Jingle Ball in London on Sunday evening.
The native New Yorker performed her 2009 hit, “ Empire State of Mind “, and the crowd started cheering when she changed the lyrics to ” now you’re in New York ” has ” now you’re in London “. The singer then performed her hits “ If I Aint’ Got You ” And ” No One “. She also sang her latest single, “ Lifeline “.
Footage from the impromptu concert shows Keys encouraging everyone to sing along to her new song.
Alicia Keys played a surprise set on Sir Elton John’s piano at St Pancras International station today.
There was a large crowd as she played several songs, including Empire State of Mind and NoOne.
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Hell’s Kitchen, the musical loosely based on the life of Alicia Keys, will be presented on Broadway this spring. The show, with music written by Keys with a libretto by Kristoffer Diaz, had its world premiere at the Public Theater on November 19. The show will transfer to the Shubert Theater on Broadway starting March 28, with a premiere on April 20.
The singer recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of The Diary of Alicia Keys with a reissue of 24 titles entitled The Diary of Alicia Keys 20, in which the song “ Golden Child », hitherto unpublished. She gave a special performance of the record at Webster Hall in New York.