Multiple GRAMMY Nominee Fantasia Announces First Headlining Tour

by laliveinsider on Tue., Oct 19 at 09:00 AM

Including Wednesday, November 24 Performance at Los Angeles' Club Nokia Special Guests Eric Benet and Kandi

Los Angeles' CLUB NOKIA will host a Wednesday, November 24 performance by R&B superstar Fantasia as part of her nationwide \"Back To Me\" tour. Tickets for this Club Nokia show go on sale Friday, October 15 at 10AM.

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. 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 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 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,\" which reached gold status. 

In addition to being an eight-time Grammy-nominated singer, Fantasia also penned 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 when her talents even caught the eye of Oprah Winfrey who cast her in the Broadway play The Color Purple, and received rave reviews for her portrayal of \"Celie\".  Now, Fantasia is hitting the road this winter on her \"Back To Me\" nationwide tour with Kandi and Eric Benet.

General admission tickets range from $39.50 to $75. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets or online at and from 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri at the STAPLES Center Box Office located at 1111 S. Figueroa St. No fees are charged at the STAPLES Center box office or at the Club Nokia box office on show days (open after 5 PM).

About Club Nokia

Club Nokia, a multi-use music, entertainment and concert venue--located in the heart of the acclaimed L.A. LIVE sports, residential and entertainment district--accommodates over 2,300 guests. Featuring state-of-the-art acoustics designed for live entertainment, Club Nokia is the perfect venue for emerging music acts and cultural shows while also providing excellent space for corporate events and private parties. The theatre brings the latest technology to music enthusiasts including an innovative interactive experience embedded in foot-controlled floor interfaces, touchscreens, and a large LED installation within the lobby of the Club Nokia space. This interactive experience allows users to scroll through the history and the future of Club Nokia events and interact with pictures, video and text messages submitted by fellow concert fans. Club Nokia was awarded \"Best New Major Concert Venue\" in 2009 at the 20th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards and won \"Nightclub of the Year\" at the 2010 Pollstar Concert Industry Awards.

For further information on Club Nokia, contact:
Marcee Rondan
[email protected]

Todd Brodginski
[email protected]

Aaron Feterl
[email protected]

For more information regarding Fantasia, review tickets and interviews, please contact:
Theola Borden at RCA Music Group
212.833.5592 or [email protected]
Brittney Dunn at RCA Music Group
212.833.5594 or [email protected]

For more information regarding Eric Benet, please contact:
Kate Cafaro at Warner Bros Records
212-707-3257 or [email protected]

For more information regarding Kandi, please contact:
Tresa Sanders at TreMedia
404-963-8119 or [email protected]

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