SEP 28 2010
30-CITY “BACK TO ME” TOUR BEGINS NOVEMBER 4th WITH SPECIAL GUESTS ERIC BENET AND KANDI
(New York, NY - September 28, 2010) J Records recording artist Fantasia has announced details regarding her very first headlining tour entitled “Back To Me.” The 30-city tour will begin on November 4th in Richmond, VA and will conclude by bringing in the New Year on January 1st in St. Louis, MO (full tour schedule below). The “Back To Me” tour will also include three-time Grammy Award nominee Eric Benet and Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter/producer Kandi. Subscribers of Fantasia’s newsletter can take advantage of concert tickets pre-sales one day prior to general public on sale dates. The first round of pre-sales for selected dates will begin on September 30th from 10:00am-10:00pm. Fans can signup for the newsletter at FantasiaOfficial.com for up-to-date tour information and future pre-sale opportunities.
The eight-time Grammy nominee begins this tour after the critically acclaimed release of her third studio album, Back To Me which debuted at #1 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart and #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Back To Me also marks Fantasia’s first #1 R&B album and her highest Billboard Top 200 chart ranking. While Fantasia’s first single “Bittersweet” maintained its #1 position for five weeks on the Urban Adult Radio R&B Airplay chart, her new single “I’m Doin’ Me,” was one of the most added singles to Urban radio last week. Along with the success of Back To Me, Fantasia’s second season of her VH1 reality show “Fantasia for Real” premiered on September 19th with over 1 million viewers according to Nielsen ratings.
After beautifully performed appearances on Good Morning America, Lopez Tonight, Live! With Regis and Kelly, 106 & Park and The Wendy Williams Show, Fantasia will continue to mesmerize audiences with her supreme vocal talents and engaging live performances. “I’m so excited about this tour and having the chance to connect with my fans, the people that love me and have been supporting me through everything. This tour is going to be a real special, intimate experience for them and for me” states Fantasia.
In 2004, the High Point, North Carolina native became the season three winner of Fox’s American Idol. Later that year, Fantasia released her platinum-selling debut album Free Yourself on J Records and became the first artist in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 chart to debut at #1 with her first single, “I Believe.” Fantasia’s second single, “Truth Is,” spent 14 weeks at #1, thus making her the first singer to simultaneously have two of the top three songs on the Billboard chart. Fantasia’s 2006 eponymous second album featured the #1 R&B single, “When I See U,” and reached gold status.
In addition to being an eight-time Grammy-nominated singer, in 2005 Fantasia authored her first memoir, Life is Not a Fairytale and made her acting debut starring as herself in the Lifetime television movie based on the book. In 2007, Fantasia continued her acting career and received rave reviews for her portrayal of “Celie” in the Broadway play The Color Purple.
The “Back To Me” tour dates are as follows:
Thur - Nov 4 - Richmond, VA - Landmark Theater
Fri - Nov 5 - Norfolk, VA - Chrysler Hall
Sat - Nov 6 - Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theatre
Sun - Nov 7 - Baltimore, MD - eyerhoff Symphony Hall
Wed - Nov 10 - Savannah, GA - Johnny Mercer Theatre
Thur - Nov 11 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theater
Fri - Nov 12 - Tampa, FL - Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center
Sat - Nov 13 - Jacksonville, FL - Moran Theatre
Sun - Nov14 - Miami, FL - James L. Knight Center
Wed - Nov17 - Charlotte, NC - Ovens Auditorium
Thur - Nov18 - Greensboro, NC - War Memorial Auditorium
Fri - Nov 19 - Columbia, SC - Township Auditorium
Sat - Nov 20 - Birmingham, AL - BJCC Concert Hall
Wed - Nov 24 - Los Angeles, CA - Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
Fri - Nov 26 - San Diego, CA - Copley Symphony Hall
Sat - Nov 27 - Oakland, CA - Paramount Theatre
Thur - Dec 2 - Dallas, TX - Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Fri - Dec 3 - Southaven, MS - DeSoto Civic Center
Sat - Dec 4 - New Orleans, LA - Kiefer Uno Lakefront Arena
Sun - Dec 5 - Houston, TX - Reliant Arena
Wed - Dec 8 - Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
Thur - Dec 9 - Louisville, KY - Louisville Palace Theatre
Fri - Dec 10 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
Sat - Dec 11 - Cincinnati, OH - Procter and Gamble at Aronoff Centre
Sun - Dec 12 - Augusta, GA - Bell Auditorium
Mon - Dec 27 - New York City, NY - Beacon Theatre
Tue - Dec 28 - Washington, D.C. - DAR Constitution Hall
Wed - Dec 29 - Cleveland, OH - State Theatre
Thu - Dec 30 - Chicago, IL - Auditorium Theatre
Sat - Jan 1 - St. Louis, MO - Fox Theatre