Alicia Keys surprises London commuters with piano performance at St Pancras train station

By Alma Fabiani

Updated Jan 5, 2024 at 03:24 PM

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On Monday 11 December 2023, American singer Alicia Keys surprised commuters in London with an impromptu performance of some of her biggest hits inside St Pancras International.

Playing on a public piano donated by Sir Elton John, the Grammy-winner had the crowd singing along and cheering to her songs, including ‘If I Ain’t Got You’, ‘Empire State of Mind’ and her recently released single, ‘Lifeline’.

@felicityirv

Just @Alicia Keys on the piano at kings Cross St Pancras, your usual monday morning 🫨 #fyp #foryou #viral #trending #aliciakeys #noone #london

♬ original sound - Felicity Irvine

Cheers rang out as she changed the lyrics of ‘Empire State Of Mind’ from “now you’re in New York” to “now you’re in London.”

@whitinthecity

This morning at Kings Cross! #london #aliciakeys #tfl #fyp #piano @Alicia Keys @Transport for London #londonlife #londontiktok

♬ Lifeline (From the Original Motion Picture “The Color Purple”) - Alicia Keys
@london.live.news

Alicia Keys played a surprise set on Sir Elton John's piano at St Pancras International station today. There was a large crowd as she played several songs, including Empire State of Mind and NoOne. Video Credit: @V1nesh #AliciaKeys #Music #London #KingsCross #Piano #StPancras

♬ original sound - London Live

The surprise gig followed Key’s performance at Capital FM’s Jingle Bell Ball, which took place last weekend at the London O2 Arena.

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