Get ready to have a fantastic holiday with FANTASIA.
Last month, the Grammy Award-winning songstress announced her first-ever holiday album, Christmas After Midnight, which is due out this Friday (Oct. 6). Now, fans of the rock-soul vocalist will get to experience the Christmas spirit live with her at the just announced “Christmas After Midnight – A Holiday Concert” tour.
Taking to Instagram to announce the first dates of the U.S. tour, Tasia captioned her post with: “More gifts for you 🎁.” The trek will currently open Nov. 19 in Dallas, TX and land in major cities including Atlanta, Chicago, New York and more, with additional dates to be announced soon.
The Christmas After Midnight album features 12 unique renditions of Fantasia’s favorite holiday classics, including “This Christmas,” “Silent Night,” “Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” a duet with CeeLo Green.
“I’m so excited for my first Christmas album,” said Fantasia. “My grandmother Addie Collins’ birthday was on Christmas Day. I will never forget how she would put up the prettiest Christmas trees and lights. But more importantly, I’ll never forget the impact she had on me and everyone else around her this time of year. She was a loving woman who helped all her grandchildren understand the true meaning of the holiday, its impact on our spirituality and character as well as the importance of recognizing the value of family and significant relationships. This album is dedicated to her. So as she would always say, ‘Keep giving the Gift of Giving!’”
Recorded at Los Angeles’ iconic Capitol Studios and Nashville’s famed Blackbird Studios, Christmas After Midnight is a festive mix of rock, soul, jazz, funk, and blues.
According to Fantasia, the album is an ode to legendary singers who have influenced her work. “This album pays homage to my grandmother and is a gift from me to all of those who remember their grandparents or parents putting up Christmas trees and being a blessing into people’s lives,” she explained. “I’d also like to pay homage to the great singers like Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles who stood strong in what they believed in—the music. I hope that it blesses you guys. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.”
Additionally, Fantasia has shared a preview of her CeeLo Green collaboration on “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”
See the current tour itinerary and ticket info below.
Fantasia – “Christmas After Midnight – A Holiday Concert” Tour Dates:
Nov. 19 – Dallas, TX – Music Hall
Nov. 24 – Houston, TX – Arena Theatre
Nov. 25 – Nashville, TN – Shermerhorn Symphony
Nov. 26 – Atlanta, GA – Cobb Energy
Nov. 28 – Chicago, IL – Symphony Hall
Dec. 01 – St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House
Dec. 02 – Detroit, MI – Music Hall
Dec. 06 – Durham, NC – DPAC
Dec. 09 – Washington, D.C. – The Anthem
Dec. 10 – Baltimore, MD – Lyric Theater
Dec. 13 – New York, NY – Apollo Theater
Dec. 14 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
*More dates to be announced shortly.*
Tickets for “Christmas After Midnight – A Holiday Concert” are on sale at www.fantasiaofficial.com.