9. Mai. 2010, 16:00
Sat 8 May – Alicia Keys
Well, what can I say? This concert was absolutely amazing from beginning to end. And it (surprisingly) sounded really well, in contrary to some other concert I saw in the Gelredome before - so kudos to the technicians for that. My favourite song of the evening was Pray for Forgiveness
, which sounded really intense and sincere with Alicia playing on the piano. She continued on piano with two other great songs, "Diary" and "Like You'll Never See Me Again". And obviously the last part of the concert really was a blast, with 6 of her hits in a row (see the setlist below). Simply stunnishing.
Other highlights for me were "Another Way to Die" (I don't really like the single, but somehow it kinda catched me out of nowhere), "Go Ahead" (the guitar solo was simply great), "Wait Til You See My Smile" (we couldn't get it out of her heads after the concert) and the beautiful new song "Un-thinkable (I'm Ready)". Alicia most of the time (or all the time?) only sang the first verse, chorus and then skipped to the bridge, but that actually was a good thing (so she could put more songs in the setlist).
Great setlist, really balanced. Songs from all her albums, all of her recent hits were included and she played a lot The Element of Freedom
-songs. I also really liked the balance between ballads and up-tempo songs.
"Love Is Blind"
"You Don't Know My Name"
"Another Way to Die"
"Like the Sea"
"I Need You"
"Pray for Forgiveness"
"Like You'll Never See Me Again"
"Wait Til You See My Smile"
"Put It in a Love Song"
"Un-thinkable (I'm Ready)"
"Try Sleeping With a Broken Heart"
"If I Ain't Got You"
"Doesn't Mean Anything"
"Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down" (Reprise)