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It will be a busy year for singer and songwriter Alicia Keys.
The New Yorker hosted the Grammy Awards on Jan. 26 in Los Angeles and will embark on a European tour in June before returning to the U.S. in July in Atlanta. The tour ends in Florida a couple months later.
Keys has scheduled concerts for Sept. 19 at the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts in downtown Orlando; Seminole Hard Rock Live in Tampa on Sept. 20; and Sept. 22 at the new Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida.
The Tampa show is sold-out but plenty of tickets remain especially for the concert at the new Hard Rock Live, at the new Guitar Hotel. Some tickets also remain for the Orlando concert.
Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com.
Keys has recorded numerous hits, including "No One,""Girl on Fire," "Fallin,' " and "You Don't Know My Name." She's received 15 Grammys and Time magazine in 2005 and in 2017 named Keys one of the 100 most influential people.
TORTUGA MUSIC FESTIVAL
Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw headline the annual Tortuga Music Festival in South Florida.
This year's event is April 17-19 at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, with tickets starting at $239 (excluding fees) for a general admission three-day pass.
Other musicians in the festival lineup include Pitbull, Barenaked Ladies, Cole Swindell, Vanilla Ice and Tracy Lawrence.
The festival began in 2013 to raise awareness and support ocean conservation. Since its inception, $1.2 million has been raised for ocean conservation.
Thousands descend on Fort Lauderdale to attend the ocean-side festival.
Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters has two concerts in Florida this year on his "This Is Not A Drill" tour.
The concerts are Aug. 13 at Amway Center in Orlando and Aug. 15 at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. A presale that requires a code began at 10 a.m. Jan. 29, with tickets on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Jan. 31.
Waters, 76, originally served as bassist for Pink Floyd when it formed in London in 1965 but later became more involved as songwriter, co-lead vocalist and helped develop the band's successful albums and stage shows.
Pink Floyd became a major force in rock music beginning in 1973 with its concept albums, beginning in 1973 with "The Dark Side of the Moon" and followed up with "Wish You Were Here" (1975), "Animals" (1977) and "The Wall" (1979).
Two of the biggest hits he's written are "Money" and "Another Brick in the Wall."
Waters left the band in 1985 and embarked on a solo career but has played with former Pink Floyd bandmates at various shows since then.
This story originally published to naplesnews.com, and was shared to other Florida newspapers in the new Gannett Media network.