New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Having one of the most revered voices in music, co-signed by music icons Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan, Fantasia
makes quite the return as she announces a stellar 29-city, North American tour she headlines with Robin
Thicke, and The Bonfyre. Fans will hear their favorite Fantasia
hits along with a first-live-listen of songs from her soon-to-be-released 7th studio album, Sketchbook - set for an October release via Rock Soul/BMG.
You won't want to miss this star-studded group as they touch most of the major cities around the country. Tickets begin to go on sale Friday, August 23 for the general public with an October 17 kick-off date that runs through the remainder of the year.
For more information on tour details including special VIP packages, visit www.FantasiaOfficial.com.
The announcements do not cease, with the exuberating release of her second single "PTSD" featuring T-Pain. While remaining sexy and provocative with its infectious, laid-back beat, "PTSD" speaks to good riddance of a love that is far from conducive to your mental-health stability.
"PTSD" serves as the sophomore single after the release of "Enough," which peaked at number two on the Billboard Adult R&B charts, was featured on both Spotify's New Music
Friday and Apple Music's R&B Hot Tracks playlists, and garnered a hail of praise after Fantasia's invigorating performance of the single at the 2019 BET Awards. Acclaimed as doing "Anita and Whitney proud," and giving "real rhythm and blues, old soul power love R&B feel" "Enough" grabbed the ear of the masses. "PTSD" is set to do the same with its sultry, potent feel that everyone can connect to. Both tracks give a gratifying glimpse into the direction Fantasia
is taking for the highly-anticipated album Sketchbook.
Upcoming Tour Dates
Thu, OCT 17 Township Auditorium Columbia, SC
Fri, OCT 18 Fox Theatre Atlanta, GA
Sat, OCT 19 Landers Center Southaven, MS
Sun, OCT 20 Chaifetz Arena
St Louis, MO
Thu, OCT 24 Shea's Performing Arts Center Buffalo, NY
Fri, OCT 25 Hulu Theater at Madison Square
Garden New York, NY
Sat, OCT 26 The Liacouras Center Philadelphia, PA
Sun, OCT 27 EagleBank Arena
Fri, NOV 1 UMBC Stadium Complex Baltimore, MD
Sat, NOV 2 Ted Constant Convocation Center Norfolk, VA
Sun, NOV 3 Altria Theater Richmond, VA
Thu, NOV 7 Palace Theatre Columbus, OH
Fri, NOV 8 KeyBank State
Theatre Cleveland, OH
Sat, NOV 9 Wintrust Arena
Sun, NOV 10 Fox Theatre Detroit
Thu, NOV 14 Verizon Theatre Grand Prairie, TX
Fri, NOV 15 Mississippi Coliseum Jackson, MS
Sat, NOV 16 Kiefer University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena
New Orleans, LA
Sun, NOV 17 Shreveport Municipal Auditorium Shreveport, LA
Thu, NOV 21 James
Fri, NOV 22 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hollywood, FL Fort Lauderdale, FL
Sat, NOV 23 Yuengling Center Tampa, FL
Sun, NOV 24 Columbus Civic Center Columbus, GA
Wed, NOV 27 Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land Sugar Land, TX
Fri, NOV 29 Bojangles' Coliseum Charlotte, NC
Sat, NOV 30 Savannah Civic Center Savannah, GA
Sun, DEC 1 PNC Arena
Thu, DEC 5 Paramount Theatre-Oakland Oakland, CA
Fri, DEC 6 Microsoft Theater Los Angeles, CA
North Carolina native Fantasia
broke onto the scene in 2004 as the season three winner of Fox's American Idol. Later that year, she 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." The singer's eponymous sophomore effort, released in 2006, featured the #1 R&B single "When I See U," and reached gold status. In 2010, Fantasia
earned her first ever Grammy Award for the hit single "Bittersweet," off her critically acclaimed third album Back to Me. Side Effects of You followed in 2013, debuting at #1 on the Billboard R&B Albums Chart and #2 on the Billboard Top 200. On July 29, 2016, Fantasia
released her fifth studio album, The Definition Of...., which became her third consecutive #1 R&B album debut, her fourth top ten debut on the Billboard 200, and earned her another Grammy nomination for Best Traditional R&B Performance.
In addition to being a mainstay in music, Fantasia
adds author and actress, to her growing list of accomplishments. In 2006, she released her New York Times best-selling memoir, Life Is Not a Fairytale, and starred as herself in the Lifetime movie of the same name. In 2007, Fantasia
landed the coveted role of Celie in Broadway's "The Color
Purple" for which she won a Theater World Award. Fantasia
returned to Broadway in 2013 as the first celebrity engagement in After Midnight, a dance-focused musical that celebrated Harlem's iconic Cotton Club during the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and'30s. After receiving rave reviews, Fantasia
joined the cast of After Midnight for a second run in May 2014.