R&B star Alicia Keys is set to pay tribute to volunteers aiding the recovery effort in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy by performing a special concert for them in New York.

The Empire State of Mind hitmaker's native Big Apple was one of the areas worst hit by last month's (Oct12) superstorm, which wreaked havoc across America's East Coast, leaving hundreds of residents homeless and millions without power.

A number of aid organisations have been set up in the wake of the post-tropical cyclone and now Keys is inviting charity supporters to join her at the iHeartRadio Theater on 27 November (12) for an intimate Thank You show, which will also mark next week's (begs26Nov12) release of the singer's new album, Girl on Fire.

However, fans can only gain entrance to the gig by entering competitions online on iheartradio.com and similar outlets.

Keys, whose own Manhattan apartment lost power during the storm, has also been booked to play alongside Bruce Springsteen, Paul MCCartney, Billy Joel, The Who, Roger Waters, Jon Bon Jovi and Kanye West at the all-star 12.12.12 The Concert For Sandy Relief at the fabled Madison Square Garden on 12 December (12).