The AOL Huffington Post Media Group today announced the launch of AOL Music’s new “Sessions” format, “Sessions +1,” debuting on June 30th with a live stream performance of Alicia Keys from the Beacon Theatre in New York City. The special event, "Piano & I: A One Night Only Event With Alicia Keys," will feature the 14-time Grammy winner performing in celebration of the 10 th anniversary of her debut album, Songs in A Minor. The intimate concert will feature many of Alicia’s hit songs, as well as stories and special moments from the past decade. Fans that cannot attend the landmark show in person can enjoy her set live from anywhere via http://music.aol/sessions/ and as an archived on-demand performance at AOL Music and VEVO. The live stream begins at 9:30 PM EDT on Thursday, June 30 th.
AOL Music’s “Sessions +1” will feature live performances from AOL’s studios and various unique destinations -- from universities to city streets to world-renowned venues – and include surprise performance elements like never-before-performed songs, acoustic sets, special guest performers, cover songs, or live premieres of entire albums.
“This is a really special moment for me,” said Keys. “This concert celebrates the album which started it all for me, and shares the songs and stories of the last ten years in a very personal way. I’m honored to be the first artist to take part in ‘Sessions +1,’ and so grateful to be partnering with AOL, giving all my fans, regardless of where they live, the opportunity to come to New York and be a part of our celebration at the Beacon.”
“ AOL Music has had a long and wonderful history with Alicia Keys and we’re excited to welcome her back for this momentous anniversary show and launch of the new ‘Sessions +1’ experience,” said Jeff Bronikowski, General Manager, AOL Music. “While we build on our legacy of helping fans discover new artists and creating unique experiences with incredible artists such as Alicia, our partnership with VEVO allows us to continue delivering premium content on a truly massive scale.”“’Sessions’ is one of the most well-known brands in music, so we’re excited to partner with AOL Music on their new series, ‘Sessions +1,’” said Fred Santarpia. General Manager, VEVO. “Bringing fans the very best music programming experiences wherever and whenever they want them is what VEVO is all about. This new AOL series offers the best in live music from the hottest artists – we know our fans will love it.”