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FANTASIA ANNOUNCES FIRST HEADLINING TOUR! 30-CITY “BACK TO ME” TOUR BEGINS NOVEMBER 4

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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 , 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 Kand i. 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:

ThurNov 4Richmond, VALand mark Theater
FriNov 5Norfolk, VAChrysler Hall
SatNov 6Philadelphia, PATower Theatre
SunNov 7Baltimore, MDMeyerhoff Symphony Hall
WedNov 10Savannah, GAJohnny Mercer Theatre
ThurNov 11Atlanta, GAFox Theater
FriNov 12Tampa, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center
SatNov 13Jacksonville, FLMoran Theatre
SunNov14Miami, FLJames L. Knight Center
WedNov17Charlotte, Ovens Auditorium
ThurNov18Greensboro, NCWar Memorial Auditorium
FriNov 19Columbia, SCTownship Auditorium
SatNov 20Birmingham, ALBJCC Concert Hall
WedNov 24Los Angeles, Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
FriNov 26San Diego, CACopley Symphony Hall
SatNov 27Oakland , CAParamount Theatre
ThurDec 2Dallas, TXVerizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
FriDec 3Southaven, MSDeSoto Civic Center
SatDec 4New Orleans, LAKiefer Uno Lakefront Arena
SunDec 5Houston, TXReliant Arena
WedDec 8Indianapolis, INMurat Theatre at Old National Centre
ThurDec 9Louisville, KYLouisville Palace Theatre
FriDec 10Detroit, MIFox Theatre
SatDec 11Cincinnati, Procter and Gamble at Aronoff Centre
SunDec 12Augusta, GABell Auditorium
MonDec 27New York City, NYBeacon Theatre
TueDec 28Washington, D.C.DAR Constitution Hall
WedDec 29Cleveland , OHState Theatre
ThuDec 30Chicago, ILAuditorium Theatre
SatJan 1St. Louis, MOFox Theatre