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. 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 – Jobing.com 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.
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