Multiple Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys has announced a run of four U.K. arena dates to take place next year.

The tour commences May 19 at Birmingham NIA and includes shows at Glasgow SECC (May 23) and Manchester MEN Arena (May 29). The singer will also play London's 23,000-capacity O2 Arena on May 25 as part of the tour. The promoter is AEG Live.

The U.K. dates will form part of a planned European tour in support of Keys' fourth studio set "The Element of Freedom" (RCA/Sony), which drops Dec. 14 in the U.K. and a day later in the States via MBK Entertainment/J Records.

'"The Element of Freedom" is the follow up to the artist's multi-platinum selling 2007 album "As I Am," which featured the Grammy Award winning song "No One".