Alicia’s vocals have often cracked on many an occasion. Some days, she will sound like a cat being tortured by lit cigarettes and other days, she has her pleasant moments. This was one of her more pleasant moments I’m pleased to say. Last year I reported how Prince Phillip put his fingers inside his ears during Alicia’s set at the Royal Variety Performance. Audiences did not need the ear plugs at the ready but this is only the first day so she’s fresh and liberated.
When the tour takes its toll and she starts to get tired, we shall soon see if this is just a one-off. AK kicked off her ‘Set The World On Fire’ tour last night at the WaMu Theater in Seattle. Some of the hit records she belted out included ‘Girl On Fire’, ‘Fallin’, ‘Not Even the King’ and ‘Empire State of Mind’. The 24-city North American trek will run on until through April 18th before she takes the tour to Europe in May. Check out some live video and rehearsal footage below.