Fantasia is hitting the road. The Grammy-winning singer has announced show dates that extend from the fall through winter.
The tour begins on Nov. 10 at New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey.
From there, Fantasia will play in various cities across the U.S., including Brooklyn, New York; Columbia, South Carolina; Oxon Hill, Maryland and more.
She even has shows lined up in 2023, with more to be announced at a later date.
Tickets are on sale now.
It’s been three years since Fantasia last released an album. Sketchbook, which she released independently on Rock Soul/BMG, debuted at No. 5 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart. It sold 10,000 equivalent units in the first week of sales.
Sketchbook included Fantasia’s radio hit “Enough,” which peaked at No. 2 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay chart. It spent 25 weeks on the chart.
The album also featured an appearance from T-Pain (“PTSD“) and Mama Diane. The former track was reissued with a remix featuring Tank and the Bonfyre. Both artists, along with Robin Thicke, supported Fantasia on her headlining Sketchbook Tour.
Music aside, Fantasia is keeping herself busy. She will star in the upcoming musical film The Color Purple as Celie. She previously portrayed the character in the Broadway musical.
“As I sit tonight and reflect on the journey my has taken, I believe I now understand what Redemption truly feels like,” said Fantasia.
“The last time I stepped into this character, the similarities between what I portrayed on stage and what I experienced in my own reality were too close for comfort. I’ve learned since then that my pain was only an introduction to a great purpose of meaning and assignment.”
She added, “I hope that every little black girl who is fighting to be heard and recognized also promises to never give up in spite of the costs. Now everyone who has been wondering why I’ve been missing and so quiet can see that I’ve been dedicating all of my time to All Things Purple! (Matthew 20:16).”
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Fantasia will be joined by Halle Bailey (as young Nettie), Ciara (as adult Nettie), H.E.R. (as Squeak), Taraji P. Henson (as Shug Avery), Danielle Brooks (as Sofia) and others.
The Color Purple will hit theaters Dec. 20, 2023.
Fantasia Winter 2022-2023 Tour Dates
Nov 10, 2022 — Newark, NJ @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Nov 11, 2022 — Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
Nov 19, 2022 — Wetumpka, AL @ Wind Creek Casino & Hotel
Dec 2, 2022 — Columbia, SC @ Township Auditorium
Dec 3, 2022 — Petersburg, VA @ VSU Multi-Purpose Center
Dec 4, 2022 — Norfolk, VA @ Chartway Arena
Dec 21, 2022 — Greenville, SC @ The Peace Center
Dec 22, 2022 — Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center
Dec 23, 2022 — Oxon Hill, MD @ The Theater at MGM National Harbor
Jan 13, 2023 — San Antonio, TX @ Tech Port Center + Arena
Mar 25, 2023 — Orlando, FL @ Central Florida Fairgrounds
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Get tickets on Fantasia’s official website.