Alicia Keys will headline something called MTV Crashes Manchester on September 24, it's been announced.
According to a press release the free event is a "celebration of Manchester’s long musical heritage and contribution to UK youth culture" and will take place at Manchester Cathedral.
As well as an opportunity for Alicia to see the sights of Manchester, it also serves as a nice launchpad for her new album.
"All of the love and work I’ve poured into 'Girl On Fire' has been for moments like this—when I’m able to travel the world and share the experience of performing my favorite songs with my family across the globe," she said.
Cllr Rosa Battle, Manchester City Council’s Executive Member for Culture and Leisure (!), had this to say about it all: "It is with great excitement that we will welcome Alicia Keys to Manchester Cathedral this month. 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."
There's more information on it all here.