Back to Me Tour

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Back to Me Tour
Tour by Fantasia Barrino
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Promotional poster for 2010 tour
Associated album Back to Me
Start date November 5, 2010 (2010-11-05)
End date January 1, 2011 (2011-01-01)
Legs 1
No. of shows 26 in North America
Fantasia Barrino concert chronology

The Back to Me Tour was the first headlining concert tour by American recording artist Fantasia Barrino. Primarily visiting North America, the tour supported her third studio album, Back to Me. Previously, Barrino toured with Kanye West on his "Touch The Sky Tour" in 2005. Barrino also toured alongside Jamie Foxx on his "Unpredictable Tour" in 2006 and the "American Idols LIVE! Tour 2004" in 2004.

Background[edit]

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After the success of Barrino's third album, she embarked on a promotional tour of England to promote the record. The tour was announced September 28, 2010, on Barrino's official website.[1] The tour followed the turbulent events of the summer, when she attempted suicide[2] (documented on her television series Fantasia for Real), and an abortion.[3] Despite the events, Barrino remarked her excitement for touring, as a way to focus on her music and connect with her fans. To introduce the tour, Barrino stated, "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. This tour is going to be a real special, intimate experience for them and for me."[4] Barrino mentioned that videos posted on YouTube inspired the concept behind the tour. She said that after her personal ordeals, she watched the music performances of Cab Calloway, Ann Peebles, Tina Turner, James Brown, Stevie Wonder and Freddie Mercury.[5]

Opening acts[edit]

Setlist[edit]

  1. "Minnie the Moocher" (Scat Introduction)
  2. Medley: "Truth Is" / "Ain't Gon' Beg You" / "Selfish (I Want U 2 Myself)"
  3. "Free Yourself"
  4. "Man of the House"
  5. "I'm Doin' Me"
  6. "Trust Him"
  7. "Untitled I" (Video Interlude)
  8. "Collard Greens & Cornbread"
  9. "I Can't Stand the Rain"
  10. "I Don't Know Why"
  11. "Kiss"
  12. "Untitled II" (Video Interlude)
  13. "The Thrill Is Gone"
  14. "Come Together"
  15. "Move on Me"
  16. "Untitled III" (Video Interlude)
  17. "Teach Me"
  18. "Who's Been Lovin’ You"
  19. "When I See U"
  20. "Untitled IV" (Video Interlude)
  21. "Bittersweet"
  22. Medley: "Even Angels" / "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)"
  23. "I'm Here"
  24. "Untitled V" (Video Interlude)
  25. "Falling in Love Tonight"
  26. "Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)"

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America[4][6][7][8]
November 5, 2010 Norfolk United States Chrysler Hall
November 6, 2010 Upper Darby Tower Theater
November 7, 2010 Baltimore Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
November 10, 2010 Savannah Mercer Theatre
November 11, 2010 Atlanta Fox Theatre
November 12, 2010 Tampa Morsani Hall
November 13, 2010 Jacksonville Moran Theater
November 14, 2010 Miami Knight International Center
November 17, 2010 Charlotte Ovens Auditorium
November 18, 2010 Greensboro War Memorial Auditorium
November 19, 2010 Columbia Township Auditorium
November 20, 2010 Birmingham BJCC Concert Hall
November 24, 2010 Los Angeles Club Nokia L.A. Live
November 26, 2010 San Diego Copley Symphony Hall
November 27, 2010 San Francisco Warfield Theater
December 1, 2010 Southaven DeSoto Civic Center
December 2, 2010 Grand Prairie Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
December 3, 2010 Mobile MCC Theater
December 4, 2010 New Orleans Lakefront Arena
December 5, 2010 Houston Reliant Arena
December 27, 2010 New York City Beacon Theatre
December 28, 2010 Washington, D.C. DAR Constitution Hall
December 29, 2010 Cleveland State Theatre
December 30, 2010 Chicago Auditorium Theatre
December 31, 2010 Detroit Fox Theatre
January 1, 2011 St. Louis Fox Theatre
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
November 4, 2010 Richmond Landmark Theater This event is cancelled[9]
November 27, 2010 Oakland Paramount Theatre This event was moved to the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, California
December 3, 2010 Southaven DeSoto Civic Center This date was rescheduled to December 1, 2010
December 8, 2010 Indianapolis Murat Theatre This event is cancelled
December 9, 2010 Louisville Palace Theatre This event is cancelled
December 10, 2010 Detroit Fox Theatre This date was rescheduled to December 31, 2010[10]
December 11, 2010 Cincinnati Procter & Gamble Hall This event is cancelled
December 12, 2010 Augusta Bell Auditorium This event is cancelled

Box Office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets sold / available Gross revenue
Ovens Auditorium Charlotte 1,434 / 2,447 (57%) $91,490[11]
Fox Theatre Atlanta 2,536 / 4,666 (54%) $167,202[12]
Morsani Hall Tampa 2,089 / 2,610 (80%) $109,122[13]
Club Nokia L.A. Live Los Angeles 1,565 / 1,800 (87%) $98,817[13]
Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie Grand Prairie 3,812 / 3,867 (98%) $184,186[14]
TOTAL 11,436 / 15,390 (74%) $732,267

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fantasia Announces Back To Me Tour". Fantasia Barrino's Official Website. Sony Music Entertainment. 2010-09-28. Archived from the original on 31 December 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-08. 
  2. ^ Bierly, Mandy (2010-09-29). "Fantasia Barrino to tour this fall". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2010-12-08. 
  3. ^ New York Post Staff Writer (2010-11-23). "Fantasia abortion shocker". New York Post. News Corporation. Archived from the original on 26 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-08. 
  4. ^ a b Kaufman, Gil (2010-09-28). "Fantasia Announces Back To Me Tour". MTV News. Retrieved 2010-12-08. 
  5. ^ Staff Reporter (2010-11-11). "Fantasia keeps it real". Winston-Salem Journal. Media General, Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-08. 
  6. ^ a b c "Fantasia's 'Back To Me' Tour". American Idol Official Website=. FremantleMedia. 2010-09-30. Retrieved 2010-12-08. 
  7. ^ "Past Tour Dates (Archive)". Fantasia Barrino's Official Website. Sony Music Entertainment. Retrieved 2010-12-08. 
  8. ^ "Tour Dates". Fantasia Barrino's Official Website. Sony Music Entertainment. Archived from the original on 30 December 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-08. 
  9. ^ "Fantasia Concert has been canceled". Landmark Theater Official Website. 2010-10-27. Retrieved 2010-12-08. 
  10. ^ "Fantasia – Back To Me Tour". The Detroit News. MediaNews Group. Retrieved 2010-12-08. 
  11. ^ "Billboard Boxscore". Billboard. 12 March 2011. Archived from the original on 8 April 2011. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  12. ^ "Billboard Boxscore". Billboard Magazine. New York City. 2010-12-04. Retrieved 2010-11-29. 
  13. ^ a b "Billboard Boxscore". Billboard. 2010-12-18. Archived from the original on December 16, 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  14. ^ "Billboard Boxscore – Current Scores". Billboard. 26 November 2011. Archived from the original on 16 November 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2011.