What Was Dakota Fanning's First Concert? Ask Alicia Keys!

The 'Runaways' star rocks the stage in her new girl-band biopic, but only went to her first concert a couple years ago

Dakota Fanning is rapidly making the transition to more mature material as an actress, but not long ago, the 16-year-old was still a sheltered kid. She revealed in an MTV News interview that she saw her first concert less than two years ago, when she was 14. And it wasn't exactly the rebellious punk music that Fanning belts out in The Runaways (opening in limited release today).

"I was doing a movie with Alicia Keys so I went to her concert," says Fanning, who was a castmate of Keys' in the 2008 film The Secret Life of Bees.

MTV News asked Keys to corroborate. "Yes, that's true!" said the Grammy winner. "She came to my L.A. show for my last tour." At the time, Keys was touring to promote her triple-platinum album As I Am.

Keys, 29, said she was honored to introduce Fanning to the live music experience. "She's an amazing person," the singer-songwriter gushed. "She's someone who we're absolutely going to watch flourish for many years. And I'm glad she will always say her first concert was me!"

So far, Fanning has traded a typical teen social life for a prolific and varied film career (although she was a cheerleader for her school in her down time). But she lives vicariously through her characters, and now that we know her first concert was a performance by Alicia Keys, we have to say -- that is a fine choice!


 

Plus: Kristen Stewart Dishes About Her Kiss with Dakota!

What was your first concert? Chime in below!

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