After personal struggles earlier this year that included a suicide attempt last month, former [article id="1645511"]"American Idol" champ Fantasia[/article] is getting her career all the way back on track with her first headlining tour. The Grammy-nominated singer will kick off her 30-city Back to Me tour on November 4 with a date in Richmond, Virginia, and stay on the road through January 1.
Joining her on the outing will be singers Eric Benet and Kandi. Fans who subscribe to Fantasia's newsletter at FantasiaOfficial.com can get information on concert pre-sales for selected dates, which begin on September 30.
[article id="1646970"]Fantasia's third album, Back to Me[/article], debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart last month, and in addition to landing the highest debut of her career, it also gave the singer her first #1 album on the Billboard R&B chart thanks to the first single, "Bittersweet." While her new single, "I'm Doin' Me," climbs on radio, Fantasia is also in the public eye thanks to the recently launched second season of her VH1 reality series, "Fantasia for Real."
"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," Fantasia said in a statement announcing the tour. "This tour is going to be a real special, intimate experience for them and for me."
The single mom discussed the personal problems that led to her suicide attempt on VH1's [article id="1646300"]"Behind the Music,"[/article] telling the show, "I didn't have any fight in me ... I didn't care about anything. I just wanted out. At that moment, I wanted out. I wanted it to be over with — all of it, all of that sh--."
Here are the dates for Fantasia's 30-city U.S. tour:
» November 4 - Richmond, VA @ Landmark Theater
» November 5 - Norfolk, VA @ Chrysler Hall
» November 6 - Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre
» November 7 - Baltimore, MD @ Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
» November 10 - Savannah, GA @ Johnny Mercer Theatre
» November 11 - Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theater
» November 12 - Tampa, FL @ Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center
» November 13 - Jacksonville, FL @ Moran Theatre
» November 14 - Miami, FL @ James L. Knight Center
» November 17 - Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium
» November 18 - Greensboro, NC @ War Memorial Auditorium
» November 19 - Columbia, SC @ Township Auditorium
» November 20 - Birmingham, AL @ BJCC Concert Hall
» November 24 - Los Angeles, CA @ Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
» November 26 - San Diego, CA @ Copley Symphony Hall
» November 27 - Oakland, CA @ Paramount Theatre
» December 2 - Dallas, TX @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
» December 3 - Southaven, MS @ DeSoto Civic Center
» December 4 - New Orleans, LA @ Kiefer Uno Lakefront Arena
» December 5 - Houston, TX @ Reliant Arena
» December 8 - Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
» December 9 - Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace Theatre
» December 10 - Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
» December 11 - Cincinnati, OH @ Procter and Gamble Hall at Aronoff Centre
» December 12 - Augusta, GA @ Bell Auditorium
» December 27 - New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
» December 28 - Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall
» December 29 - Cleveland, OH @ State Theatre
» December 30 - Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theatre
» January 1 - St. Louis, MO @ Fox Theatre