Fantasia is going out on the road. The Grammy winner has announced tour dates, with the first stop on May 12 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, at Total Mortgage Arena.
From there, Fantasia will play in Los Angeles, Cleveland, New Orleans, Chicago, and Tampa.
A handful of Fantasia’s upcoming shows are festival dates, including the Mother’s Day Music Festival, Capital Jazz Fest and the Hampton Jazz Festival.
Additionally, R&B veteran Joe will support Fantasia on select dates where she headlines.
“Hey Fam – I’m coming to a city near you and can’t wait to vibe & have a good time with y’all,” Fantasia wrote in an Instagram caption.
Speaking of concerts, Fantasia was recently announced to headline Louisville Funk Fest on Sunday, June 17, at Waterfront Park in Louisville, Kentucky.
Jagged Edge, Ginuwine, Case, Sunshine Anderson and Cameo are also set to perform that evening.
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Earlier this week, Fantasia appeared at CinemaCon in support of the press run for The Color Purple, the Warner Bros. musical adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1982 novel. She reprises her award-winning role as Celie for the production directed Blitz Bazawule.
The Color Purple is set to debut on Dec. 25, Christmas Day.
In music-related news, Fantasia’s fourth album, Side Effects of You, celebrated its 10th anniversary this month.
Harmony Samuels, who co-wrote and produced all but one track on the album, spoke exclusively to Rated R&B about the creation of the Grammy-nominated release.
“It was a magical moment in that period of time of us working. It was even magical when it came out because I watched someone who, behind closed doors, was met by defeat, met by criticism, met by blame, her trauma. And by the time we got through it, she was glorious. She was righteous. She was victorious. She was blessed. And then she rode off into the night on a white horse,” Samuels said of how he views Side Effects of You a decade later.
Fantasia hasn’t released a proper full-length album since 2019’s Sketchbook. The album, named one of Rated R&B’s 30 Best R&B Albums of 2019, included the hit single “Enough” and “PTSD” featuring T-Pain.
Fantasia’s 2023 Tour Dates
May 12 – Bridgeport, CT @ Total Mortgage Arena
May 13 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall (Mother’s Day Music Festival)
May 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Microsoft Theater
May 27 – Ontario, CA @ Toyota Arena
May 28 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
Jun 2 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion (Capital Jazz Fest)
Jun 16 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
Jun 17 – Louisville, KY @ Waterfront Park (Louisville Funk Fest)
Jun 18 – Southaven, MS @ Landers Center
Jun 23 – Fayetteville, NC @ Crown Coliseum
Jun 24 – Florence, SC @ Florence Center
Jun 25 – Hampton, VA @ Hampton Coliseum (Hampton Jazz Festival)
Jul 14 – New Orleans, LA @ UNO Lakefront Arena
Jul 15 – Stockbridge, GA @ Stockbridge Amphitheater
Aug 31 – Xpu Há, Mexico @ Barceló Maya Riviera (Caribbean Fest)
Sep 15 – Milwaukee, WI @ TBA
Sep 16 – Chicago, IL @ TBA
Sep 22 – Indianapolis, IN @ Indiana Farmers Coliseum
Sep 23 – Cincinnati, OH @ Heritage Bank Center
Nov 3 – Tampa, FL @ TBA
Nov 4 – Jacksonville, FL @ TBA
Tickets are on sale now at Fantasia’s official website.